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TSA Begins Device 'Power Up' Checks on U.S. Bound Flights

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Some air travelers headed to the U.S. airports, including JFK and LaGuardia, will soon have to pass another security inspection before boarding as the federal government tries to prevent a potential new terror threat.

The Transportation Security Administration wants passengers at some overseas airports to power up their electronic devices during security checks.

The TSA says devices that don't turn on won't be allowed on the plane and their owners might be subject to additional screening.

This news follows intelligence reports saying al-Qaeda is trying to make a bomb that would go undetected by airport security.

So far, there is no indication that such a bomb has even been created.

The TSA does not conduct screening abroad, but it does have the ability to set screening criteria for U.S. bound flights.

Meanwhile, the increased cost of security at the airport has airline prices taking off.

The Transportation Security Administration is more than doubling its fees on individual tickets.

A fee of $5.60 will now be tacked on to every one way ticket you purchase or $11.20 for round trip tickets.

Passed by congress in December, the new fees take affect July 21.

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