That price is six cents more than last week and is 58 cents more per gallon compared to this day past year. AAA pointed out that even though gas prices are higher, airfare, rental cars, and hotels will cost less this year than they did last year. That's up 25 percent from the year-ago average of $2.37. Once travelers overcome these bumps in the road, they are likely heading to Las Vegas, San Diego and Santa Barbara, according to AAA, with San Francisco and Yosemite rounding out the list of most popular destinations.
JENNINGS: We attribute this growth to the accessibility and the affordability of air travel today as airfares continue to decline for the third consecutive year.
If you're on the road this holiday weekend, you'll notice - or maybe you already have - that gasoline prices are up.
If you're traveling this Memorial Day weekend, there are some things you can do to essentially get the most from your gas tank. A price of $2.66 per gallon was available at Valero, 1000 W. Stan Schlueter Loop, and CEFCO, 3309 S. Fort Hood St.
The average price for unleaded gas in Bay County is $2.89. And DeHaan said US oil inventories are about 17 percent lower than past year.
Perhaps the biggest reason for the recent increase are oil prices that have hit a 41-month high after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries extended production cuts and the strong global economy stoked demand. If they're under-inflated, it creates more friction between the rubber and the road, so it puts more drag on your auto and you're losing those miles per gallon.
Irvine, Los Angeles high on U.S. cities' population growth list
In fact, for the second consecutive year, Seattle added more people in 2017 than all the King County suburbs combined. L.A., by the way, was the nation's No. 2 city for overall population behind New York City.
According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, these prices are the highest for Memorial Day since 2014.
Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to the summer, and it's also one of the busiest travel times of the year.
If you're hitting the road for Memorial Day weekend, expect to be joined by more than 36 million other drivers.
"Right now airplanes are making money, so it's not like this will put them under the line", he said, adding that smaller airplanes, which spread fuel costs among fewer passengers, will feel the effects first.
So many, in fact, they were let in three hours before the official 12 p.m. opening.