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Airlines raise ticket prices because of fuel costs

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1. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 11y

An article from the Globe and Mail in Canada....the same is reflected in American airline companies....yikes!

2. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

$59.37 now? Gosh! I thought yesterday was $59.32 and 2 days ago was $59.18!

What can we do to stop the raise?

I suggest all TP members go and find a place and there we have our own company digging oils and natural gas...

wWhat a silly thought!
Lee

3. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

If only we could really do it Lee:)
It hit $60 today :(
Right now it costs me about $10 in gas to go to town and back (yes I live in the middle of no-where, but if I run out of milk or toilet paper...it is going to cost me:( )

4. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Really, we should find a renewable resource to use that is both environmentally friendly and inexpensive. Like Solar powered planes, or figure out how to extract hydrogen from H2O effieciently and use that as a fuel.

Greg

5. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

or figure out how to extract hydrogen from H2O effieciently and use that as a fuel.

Greg, and how many countries especially the Third World would soon get into this trap that those developed countries would utilize this 'ever-hard-to-find' chance to squeeze their economies and even monopolise them? Normally this scenario is extraordinaryly distinct that everyone of us KNOWS about it

Just like my country, we want to tackle the problem of recyclable items but ended up with landfills and bought some super-expensive incinerators from 'inventors' and now it's only at the experimental stage; what about those even poorer countries? Would they go and get 1 incinerator like we do?

Haha...Tpers, some 'authorities' are 'over-getting' too much oil and stored 'not-to-be-used' oils in the country and they are the one who control the price of the oil and these patriotic 'authorities' are well-protected by their own country...nothing we can do about that UNLESS those country leaders are 'scrupulous' and people's benefits - orientated (is that possible in the world of capitalism and the world of power and money...)

YOU AND I KNOW THE ANSWER

6. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

Perhaps we should be flying less. I say that the higher the fuel prices the better. Oil is used for so much more in our world other than fuels. Many of the those things would not be possible with out oil. (Plastics, etcetera)

Instead of wasting it so we can drive to the store and fly home for christmas we should really be looking at other fuels or at least using less.

Here are some other ways to travel that don't use 10,000 litres of fuel every hour (based on a 747).

  • Sailing
  • Cycling
  • Walking

You see a lot more when you are not 14,000 meters above it.