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11-26-2008, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Davidhye View Post
Good point.

I am Americanized enough to drink Starbucks and say "hella" - what else do you want from me???
Hard to figure if its representative of the trends this year. Gas prices have crashed back to 2003 levels and car travel would seem to be a good option, but analysts expect travel way down and from this sampling it seems like a hella' lot of people are not flying. Quick count I think there were 4 flyers this year.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27924622/

Roads, skies to be less crowded over holiday

AP - Chicago - Wed Nov 26th
CHICAGO - Despite plummeting gas prices and unusual last-minute holiday deals on airplane tickets, more people are expected to stick close to home this Thanksgiving.In fact, the Automobile Association of America says the 41 million Americans expected to take trips at least 50 miles for Thanksgiving is about 600,000 less than traveled last Thanksgiving.
The reason, as a surly economist might say? It's the economy, stupid.

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