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.