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Airlines, Airports Battle Over Passenger Fees

An ongoing battle over passenger fees to pay for airport improvements and maintenance landed before the Senate aviation subcommittee as Congress considers a bill that will fund the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the next five years.

The fight is over raising the cap on the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC), a fee of up to $4.50 paid by travelers at U.S. public commercial airports. The funds are used by airports to pay for FAA-approved projects or to boost air carrier competition. Read more.

Enroll in TSA Pre Check May 4-8 at Fort Wayne International

Passengers and airport visitors will have the opportunity to enroll in the Transportation Security Administation (TSA) Pre✓® program Monday, May 4 through Friday, May 8, 2015 at Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA). Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm.

Travelers wishing to enroll must visit to fill out an online application by providing fingerprints for a background check. Proof of identify and citizenship status is required at time of enrollment - a U.S. passport meets both requirements. Enrollment will take place pre-security near baggage claim and does not require the applicant to be a ticketd passenger. Walk-ins will be accepted but appointments will take precendence over them.

Delta plans to add nonstop service between Los Angeles and Shanghai
Delta says it will launch a daily round-trip flight between the ities starting July 9, pending regulatory approvals. Delta would fly the route with 291 seat Boeing 777-200LR wide-body jets. The aircraft are configured with 37 full flat-bed BusinessElite seats, 36 Economy Comfort seats and 218 standard coach seats.

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