How will rising fuel costs affect travel?

Higher fuel costs could make flying more expensive.

(Rachel Rydalch | The Salt Lake Tribune) Travelers using moving walkways in the A terminal at the Salt Lake International Airport in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. The rise of fuel prices in March 2022 could mean more expensive airplane tickets.

With fuel prices on the rise, a lot of travelers are wondering if now is the right time to buy flights if costs continue to soar.

“I have some upcoming trips I’ve already purchased tickets. Don’t want to do that last-second,” said Joseph Daily, who is no stranger to flying.

“Almost two million miles with Delta, so I spend a lot of time on airplanes,” he said.

Traveler Russ Schumacher said he’s already noticed an uptick in prices and expects passengers won’t want to work with the costs.

“They’re not going to travel. They’re not going to drive either,” he said.

“Unless prices were to go up 50 percent, then people are going to start thinking twice whether they’re willing to travel or not,” said Brad Clawson with Clawson Travel.

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