By Michelle Durham
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Planning to fly soon? You better book those flights this week because tickets purchased next Monday will cost you more.
TSA Spokesperson Mike McCarthy says the bi-partisan budget agreement in 2013 restructured the passenger fee:
“Right now the fee is $2.50 per leg of a connecting flight. Capped at $5 per one way trip, $10 per round trip. Now it will be a a flat rate of $5.60 per one way trip, $11.20 per round trip.”
McCarthy says these fees go to cover the enormous cost of aviation security.
Christine Novelli of Just To Travel in King of Prussia says travelers will take it in stride:
“Today the consumer is so educated…so no one is really surprised.”
Novelli says business is booming and more Delaware Valley travelers are moving out of their comfort zones to select vacation spots in the South Pacific.
- Police: 3 ‘Grinches’ Stole Dozens Of Gifts From ‘Toys For Tots’ Bin
- Old Parking Tickets Could Be Forgiven In Philadelphia
- City Investigating After Sanitation Worker Caught On Camera Appearing To Steal Someone’s Package
- ‘Toyota Haul Away Hunger Food Drive’ Will Help Feed Roughly 350,000 People
- Cooper Merger With Our Lady Of Lourdes, 2 Other Hospitals Canceled
- Why Are Children Scared Of Santa? Experts Weigh In
- Will Smith Officially Joins Instagram And Already Racks Up Over 1 Million Followers
- Delaware Valley Dealing With Third Snowfall In A Week
- ‘Horrified By A Failure Of A System’: DA Releases Scathing Grand Jury Report About Fraternity Culture At Penn State
- Delaware To Pay $7.5M To Settle Suit Over Deadly Prison Riot