Are the rising gas prices effecting your travel plans?

United States
April 3, 2008 10:11am CST
The gas prices have started to make a huge impact in the traveling community. Its making it harder for airlines and cruiselines to make a profit and of course that trickles down to the consumer. Our cruise has went up $200 per person since we booked last month which many people attribute to the rising gas price. Airfare has went up $200 a person also. Add that to the $70 fuel surcharge from the cruise line and $25 for a second bag and our vacation has went up $920!!! That doesnt even include driving 8 hours to drop off our daughter with grandparents before heading to the airport. If things get much worse we may have to cancel all together. Have your travel plans been effected? Are you going to suck up the extra cost or skip vacation this year?
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• Canada
3 Apr 08
Has anybody heard of "Peak Oil"? Peak Oil is the point in time where oil production world wide has hit its peak after which oil production will decline more and more year after year. This is a serious problem as our economy is fuel with fossil fuels which are declining in production. And it simple supply vs demand economics which will continue to raise fossil fuel energy prices. So if you can't afford to go on vacation at these energy prices I would not hold my breath for cheaper energy price any time in the future. Reality does suck doesn't it.
• United States
4 Apr 08
Youre very right as long as so many people are so dependant on oil the prices will continue to increase. Its is a horrible situation to economically and enviornmentaly. Hopefully with the release of the smart car and hybrids and alternative fuel methods we will start to see change soon. Im not holding my breath unfortunately.
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@sunkissed (4333)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I will not be traveling very much because of the price of gas. A few trips to see my sister that lives 5 hours away and one to visit my mom a 1,000 miles away I will drive. Other than that, We just go to the local amusment park/water park every other week.
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@djmarion (4907)
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
few months ago, me and my partner planned to spend some days in Baguio, that will be the first vacation we'll have within our 3 year old relationship. its a great plan and we are both excited but due to some circumstances mixed with the increasing gas prices we were not able to put that plan into action. i really don't understand the economy especially in our country, they say that dollar value is declining and our economy is getting better but how come the price of everything is rising continuously.
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@jstaubin (423)
• United States
3 Apr 08
Heck I have no travel plans and am no trying to figure out how to get our errands done all at once to limit our driving. You see we live in a very small town so in order to get groceries, tae the ids to the doctor, or basically buy anything we have to drive a half an hour before we are able to do so. So yeah it has affect my travel plans because right now I can't even afford to do the normal day to day activities.
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