Road or air travel this summer

Road or Air Travel This Summer

The rising cost of fuel is not only affecting consumers at the pumps but it’s also starting to affect the airlines and recently there has been a huge decline in the airline industry. The decline comes mainly from American airlines that had too many employees and planes running during these times of high fuel. Recently there were massive layoffs and also many planes landed for good due to jet fuel increasing over 80% in the past year. Now we thought that we had it bad at the pumps seems to me the airlines are being hit just as bad and there isn’t much anyone can do.

Airlines are being forced to hit all consumers with a fuel surcharge which is completely unheard of, but with costs it’s needed now. If you were planning on going on a trip this summer then you might want to consider driving rather then flying depending on where you want to go. If you want to go overseas then driving isn’t an option but if you’re staying somewhere that is not across a body of water then you can drive there for a lot cheaper.

Many American and Canadian travelers will be traveling over the border in vehicles this summer due to the high airline costs. Most of the popular tourist areas aren’t too far of a drive from each other when dealing with Canada and the US so it’s obvious people will drive if it saves them $500-$1000.

Driving to your destination is also ideal because then you don’t need to deal with the airports at all which can be a hassle in itself. Often you wait for hours in airports before even catching your flight, and then once you’re on it you can’t move or stretch. If you take a car then you’ll be able to stop as you please to stop and stretch and to eat. There aren’t going to be any strangers who sit next to you when driving which is another plus and you’ll also have more legroom driving in your own vehicle.

With past plane attacks that shook the US many people still don’t like flying either so for these people driving would also offer the security and safety that they needed. Lots of people haven’t flown since the tragic attacks on the WTC and instead they drive now. Driving can also be relaxing and peaceful. You need to ensure that when driving though you don’t feel rushed to get to you destination and instead just take your time and enjoy the scenery. Often there will be very nice scenery when driving through Canada and the US.

There are many benefits from driving rather the flying this year and the only negative is that it’s more time consuming to drive. With the savings you’ll be getting from driving though you can enjoy a longer and more fun-packed trip. Typically people are saving roughly $1000 from driving over flying when it’s a family of four so if you plan on traveling this summer think about driving so you can spend more money once on vacation.

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