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Old 06-05-2008, 04:19 PM
 
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Airline prices have more than doubled in many destinations and we all know about gas prices. Has this caused anybody to rethink their summer vacation plans? I have tentative plans to go to Atlanta and South Carolina for 2 weeks this summer. When I first began looking at airfare, tickets cost $240. Now that same ticket is $637, yikes. Now I have no idea if I will be able to afford this trip. Is anybody else in the same boat?
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:59 PM
 
Location: South
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I was planning on my usual trip to NYC for a Yankees game and often I also add a couple days in Boston as well. Even trying to use frequent flyer miles this year was basically impossible. It is on the back burner for a while. I am driving to Atlanta (closest metro city to me) next week for a few days there spending some stimulus $$$. So, yes, I am rethinking my plans.
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Old 06-05-2008, 07:02 PM
 
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I cant beleive the prices of tickets. I just heard continental is cutting flights increaseing ticjet prices and laying off more people. a $150 ticket is now $600. tou are screwed either way, wither gas prices or airline prices.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I was hoping to visit some family in Boston and Philly, but I don't think I could afford plane tickets (though last time I checked Kayak, it looked like it was less than $350 for a RT to Boston. but I'm sure that rate will skyrocket by July)

I think I'm going to be daring and either take the Amtrak or look for a rideshare out east (I'm not daring enough to do Greyhound...yet)

last year I was lucky, took 3 RT trips and 1 OW in 2007, on average, the RTs cost me $150-$200, and the OW was barely $100 before taxes. I miss those days
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Old 06-06-2008, 03:02 AM
 
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Not really because I didnt have any, anyway. My only plans are seeing my new grandson when hes born, and work as much as possible.
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Old 06-06-2008, 06:18 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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Not really because I didnt have any, anyway.
Ditto.
I sure am glad I did so much traveling the past ten years, because without a doubt I will be doing less of it in the near future.
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Old 06-06-2008, 06:31 AM
 
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I had planned to flight to Vallarta next winter for the "vacations of a lifetime" with my wife (actually, we want to marry in PV). So I bought the tickets preventively 10 months in advance, anticipating a massive soaring of flight prices.
It's still expensive, but I guess that if I had waited I couldn't have afforded it.
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:11 AM
 
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I actually wanted to go back to Wisconsin this summer for a few days, but with this new job, dont dare to ask for time off. Besides, I need all the hours possible, too.
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Old 06-06-2008, 06:10 PM
 
Location: SD
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We were going to go home and then we were going to go to Canada. Plane tickets were in the neighborhood of $8000. So now we're going to drive ten hours to San Francisco and Napa Valley for a week. Although gas is outrageous right now -- driving is still cheaper than flying.
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Old 06-06-2008, 06:49 PM
 
Location: In a delirium
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My plans are unchanged. A couple months ago, we purchased tickets to visit my mother in Florida. We also plan on some overseas trips, but will use air miles for those. If it weren't for those, we wouldn't go. This is what makes me want to go live in Europe. It's nothing personal against the US, but it would be nice to hop on a train to go to another country - for the weekend. Even the east coast would give us a shorter flight across the pond and hopefully for less. Wonder if that's even true. Guess I'll wait for retirement to plop myself in the Mediterranean.
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