Memorial Day weekend’s gas prices are at a seven-year high and will likely impact the 34 million Americans the AAA says will travel by vehicles this weekend.
According to AAA, the current average gas price nationally is $3.04 compared to $1.97 last year during the holiday weekend.
In Florida, average prices are $2.87 per gallon, in Osceola we’re seeing prices a bit less at $2.80 per gallon.
Although the prices were beginning to steady the week after the attack, analysts predicted prices would fluctuate during Memorial Day weekend.
However, gas prices are not the only travel prices going up this weekend.
Airfares, Airbnb bookings and car rentals are all expected to spike over the weekend.
The number of people traveling by car this year is way up 53 percent from last year, AAA reported.
On the positive side, prices are the only ones to seem unaffected by the surge in travel as their prices are below levels seen before the pandemic.