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Airlines Get Break Under U.S. Budget Deal, Not Passengers

U.S. airlines won a repeal of $380 million in fees they pay for aviation security each year as part of a congressional budget deal that raised related charges on their passengers.

The Aviation Security Infrastructure Fee is to be repealed on Oct. 1, 2014, according to a summary of the deal released by the House Rules Committee today. The Sept. 11 Security Fee paid by passengers on airline tickets will more than double, over the objection of lawmakers who set aviation policy.