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Old 11-19-2008, 08:40 PM
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gas is $1.70 a gallon here in Ok. They say oil may drop to $40 a barrel by the first of the year, how come the Airlines are still sticking it to us. My flight to San Juan is more than the 7 day cruise

I need to find a 2 day cruise from Galveston to San Juan to catch my 7 day.... this is an untapped market, who's in
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:41 AM
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I believe Avgas is still more expensive than the stuff at the pumps, but I'm not sure what the differential is. I read on another thread that NCL has taken away the fuel surcharge for 2010 sailings but they raised their price. There's no getting ahead in this world.
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:45 AM
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100LL is $4.15 at KDCU (Decatur Alabama Aero Services).
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Old 11-22-2008, 09:30 PM
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We're spending about $1000 to fly from Virginia to Fort Laud.! I told my wife we need to start choosing cruises that port within driving distance.We usually fly in a day early to allow for any airport issues and spend the entire day traveling anyway. Unfortunately that really limits the itineraries.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:52 AM
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We drive down from north Alabama to Ft. Lauderdale or Miami. It does add a day to each end of the cruise, but it sure is less expensive. Even with hotels and food. In my younger days, I could have driven straight through. Now, I have to stop and spend the night. Usually around the Gainesville/Ocala area. The next day, you don't sail until 4 or 5, so you can drive into town that morning. You still have time if something would happen (besides a bad wreck).
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I am still relatively young and I can drive to Ft.L. and Miami with only stops for fuel. Of course, if I bring my wife, I have to stop at every rest area, Cracker Barrel, and any other area she can convince me to stop at on the way.
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:08 PM
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You should try it with a couple of kids!
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:54 PM
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Gasoline was $1.72 this afternoon at the I-65 Raceway station. It was $1.63 at the Kangaroo across from the Target on University Drive in Huntsville. How long will it last? Frankly I expected prices to jump overnight since oil jumped $5 yesterday. Not that I am complaining!
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:02 AM
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I'm with u2jt1, we could start a cruise line cruising to departure ports. I'd much rather do that than fly anyway. We could shuttle Galveston/Houston to San Juan, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale. Mobile/New Orleans to Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, San Diego, Los Angeles, New York/New Jersey. Round trips to the Med I just know they're going to raise the gas prices. I don't want consumers relaxing so demand goes up as well as prices.
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I would do a short cruise from Wilmington,NC or Charleston,SC to get to Fort Lauderdale.

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