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Fuel costs to have minimal impact on spring break plans

It is too soon to tell the impact the higher gas prices could have on your spring break travel plans Among the blowback caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have been companies like BP and Shell pulling its oil interests out of the country. That has sent crude oil prices to over $130 a barrel and gas prices to over four dollars a gallon. According to Reuters, domestic flight schedules in the United States were on track to be on par with pre-pandemic levels. Austin Straubel Airport Director Marty Piette expects people who booked their trips pre-Ukraine conflict will still be traveling and it will still be a little bit before you see the impact on the higher jet fuel prices.

The rapid price increase on gas also makes it a little premature to guess on what travel habits may be in store for Door County this spring. Gas prices locally have not been this high since the George W. Bush Administration, which was the last time the average price of gas national was over the four-dollar mark. Jon Jarosh from Destination Door County says people may stick closer to home, but they just want to travel.

The Los Angeles Times reports that nearly 40 percent of Americans are planning to travel for spring break, up from 29 percent last year. The increase is paired with the Centers for Disease Control no longer recommending masking where the majority of Americans live.

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