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.

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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.”

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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.”

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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.

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