Sucking It Down Like Water

I hate being right about this shit. The AP:

Americans packed up and headed to airports and train stations hours ahead of time Wednesday to get a jump on what was predicted to be the largest Thanksgiving pilgrimage ever — despite rising gas prices and fears of air delays.

A record 38.7 million U.S. residents were expected to travel 50 miles or more for the holiday.


About 4.7 million U.S. residents were expected to fly for the holiday, according to AAA, and about 31.2 million travelers were expected to drive in spite of gas prices that were nearly 85 cents more per gallon than they were a year earlier. The national average for regular gasoline on Nov. 16 was $3.09 a gallon, up from $2.23 on Nov. 17, 2006.

"The question becomes 'Is $10 or $15 more for gas enough to change travel plans?' and obviously most Americans said 'no,'" said AAA Mid-Atlantic spokesman Lon Anderson at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport.

Yeah, but... $15 more x 31.2 million drivers = $468,000,000 in additional revenue for Big Oil this week alone.