Fuel Prices across the Pond

  peter99co 09:28 23 May 2008
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We are not alone with rising fuel costs.
Will our Airlines do the same?

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  spuds 11:05 23 May 2008

There's nothing new about these 'extra' charges, its been in the airline industry for ages. I recall in the 1960's plus, when I was hammered due to excess baggage and certain restrictions.

What I have noticed is the increase of failures in 'low budget' airlines, so the squeeze must be taking effect. The big boys (whoever they are) always seems to win and benefit in the long term. Look at the recent T5 saga, yet some people and companies seem to have weathered that storm.

Not being a major airline traveller nowadays, my main concern is the daily increase of fuel prices for householders a vehicle users.

  mrwoowoo 16:30 23 May 2008

Diesel at our local BP garage has gone up 17p in
2 weeks.
Now £1.31 a litre.

  WhiteTruckMan 21:25 23 May 2008

-here's hoping you don't use it at the same rate I do!

WTM

  Jollyjohn 21:25 23 May 2008

Going up almost 1p per day here in Perth.

  mrwoowoo 00:12 24 May 2008

With a Mazda bongo 2.5ltr,that only does 25 to the gallon i,m not far off.
Probably not the mileage that you do though.

  WhiteTruckMan 00:28 24 May 2008

My truck burned 2180 litres this week. Granted, its double shifted (at this time its either on its way to glasgow or basingstoke).

WTM

  Quickbeam 11:01 26 May 2008

"My truck burned 2180 litres this week", but you also transport it, do you not?.

Pretty soon you will start having to have someone ride 'shotgun'...

  Bingalau 11:06 26 May 2008

Anybody know how much a gallon of unleaded is across the pond, compared to here in U.K.?

  GANDALF <|:-)> 11:20 26 May 2008

They are around $3.70/gall in Fort Worth.

G

  Forum Editor 11:30 26 May 2008

I was driven around New York by a client, and he was paying around $3.95 a gallon. He said he could get fuel a few cents cheaper by shopping around, but that it wasn't an issue, and at under £2 a gallon I could see his point.

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