It now costs a bit more to fly.

WIOD Travel Editor Peter Greenberg says the fee increase, which was approved by Congress and went into effect this morning, won't likely be the last.  He feels it will bump up yearly.

The Transportation Security Administration expects this hike will raise nearly $17-billion.

The money will go to fund agents training and equipment.

Yesterday the TSA fee was just $2.50 each way for non-stop flights and $5 for connecting flights... today it's $5.60.

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