Gas hikes impact spring break plans

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Climbing gas prices that are up 15.5 cents since last week are putting a stop to many Oregonian's spring break plans.

 

"National average could be in the neighborhood of $3.75 to $4.25, that would put the Oregon average a bit higher at possibly maxing out at $4.35" noted Marie Dodds, spokesperson for AAA Oregon/Idaho.
"The prices [to Hawaii] are very expensive. Most people have already booked," said Paula Hobble, owner of Focus On Travel in Beaverton. "Where it was $400 to $450 last year,this year it's more $500, $550 or $600. That's a great difference."
Fuel surcharges are responsible for much of the increase. For trips to Asia and Europe, the fees are even higher, in many cases higher than the base fare.

Read more at KGW.

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