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A complicated Memorial Day weekend they have faced Southern California travelers due to flight cancellations, high airline fees and record gas prices.
In just 24 hours, dozens of flights canceled at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) this holiday weekendalong with thousands more across the country.
Among the airlines, Delta is the one that has had the most canceled flights since Friday, with 240 just this Saturday.
The airline blamed bad weather and what it called “air traffic control actions.”
And while bad weather could keep those planes grounded, flight prices are skyrocketing.
airfare prices they have risen 45% more than a year agoaccording to Hopper.
“Over the last few weeks I have been saving more money and have been looking online every day. I hope you take the best flight,” said one traveler.
But not everyone travels by plane on Memorial Day weekend. According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), more than 2.5 million Southern California residents hit the road in their vehicles.but gasoline prices are at record levels.
“Gasoline prices are crazy. And I know my dad moved to Georgia and he’s paying $2 less per gallon than we’re paying here. So I know gas prices are high across the country, but he’s paying $4 and something near his home outside of Atlanta,” said Randy Montgomery, a resident who rode in his car during the holiday weekend.
This Saturday, the price of a gallon of regular gasoline in Los Angeles County reached a record of $6.13 dollarswhich is already 3 cents higher than last week’s average cost.
“Someone with a typical midsize sedan with a 14-gallon fuel tank is paying more than $26 to fill up that same tank of gas today as it was last Memorial Day weekend,” AAA spokesman Doug Shupe said.
According to AAA, car travel during this year they increased by 5%.
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