Gas Prices May Boost LAX Traffic For Memorial Day Getaway

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — More travelers will be taking to the skies this Memorial Day weekend as high gas prices continue to weigh down wallets in the Southland.

KNX 1070’s John Brooks reports total travel volume is likley to be unchanged from 2010, but fewer people are getting there by car and more are flying.

Air travel is estimated to jump as much as 5.5 percent over a year ago at LAX, while car trips should dip by slightly less than half of 1 percent, primarily due to gas prices lingering above $4 a gallon.

And if one survey is correct, the majority travelers could be hoping to turn the cash they saved on gas into a windfall in Sin City.

According to the Auto Club, the top three destinations by plane or car for this weekend are Las Vegas, San Diego
and San Francisco.

  • David Starr

    I was getting absolutely sick of paying over $3 at the pump. I decided
    to do some serious Googling in my quest for lower prices, I came
    across this unique buying club called, I immediately
    joined them and then when I fill up, I keep
    the receipt and enter it in to the website and get a 10% rebate on the amount I spent for gas.
    However, there is an upper limit that you can do each month I think it is
    $200 or something like that — but believe me an extra couple of hundred
    bucks a month savings gives my family our weekly trip to the movies
    again… or you can always buy more gas.. LOL. Here’s the link

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