With gas prices at an all time high and airlines freaking out over escalating jet fuel costs, I find my world is starting to shrink. I sold my car because I’m lucky enough to live in a city with great transportation. We have buses, trolleys, cable cars, BART and even my feet when time allows. I don’t mind taking a little longer to make my way around the city because, hey, I’m not paying $100 to fill my gas tank.
Today though United announced that it’s cutting flights. 100 of them to be exact. Mostly in their major hubs: Chicago, San Francisco, Denver and L.A. That means fewer flights out of my home base and higher fares. Wow, that really makes me want to travel. With train trips almost as expensive, and long drives unattractive as well, I find that my world is shrinking every day. Soon I’ll be loathe to leave the city at all.