Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Airports, airlines at odds over raising PFCs

PFCs are those fees, taxes, whatever you want to call them, currently up to $4.50 per flight, clipped to the air fares we pay. PFC stands for "passenger facilities charge" and they are collected by airports to pay for improvements such as terminals and gates. A blogger for the consumer Web site WalletPop.com is complaining about Congress's contemplation of raising the fee to $7.50, an idea airports favor and airlines don't . The commentary is based on a good story with both sides --airlines and airports -- quoted in USA Today.

Airports, airlines at odds over raising PFCs

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PFCs are those fees, taxes, whatever you want to call them, currently up to $4.50 per flight, clipped to the air fares we pay. PFC stands for "passenger facilities charge"  and they are collected by airports to pay for improvements such as terminals and gates. A blogger for the consumer Web site WalletPop.com is complaining about Congress's contemplation of raising the fee to $7.50, an idea airports favor and airlines don't . The commentary is based on a good story with both sides --airlines and airports -- quoted in USA Today. 

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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