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1/13/2014 10:43:00 AM
Forget the airport
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Writer says lower gas prices make driving the way to go.
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Writer says lower gas prices make driving the way to go.

To the Catholic Sentinel:

The cost of airfares has taken off and the price of gas is steadily declining, making travel by car the way to go.

According to the a recent Wall Street Journal story, airfares on tickets sold for Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks have risen 9.4 and 7.3 percent, respectively, compared with last year. On the other hand, CNN Money reports that gas prices are falling with nearly 20 percent of gas stations nationwide charging less than $3 per gallon.

Going by car offers a number of practical advantages. You can come and go as you please, pack as much as you want, avoid long ticket counter and security lines, and better enjoy the ride. Because a family of four can travel 1,000 miles round-trip by car for about the cost of one airline ticket, driving is the sensible economic option.

Rick White
Bethesda, Md.







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