Gas Prices Leading to Less Travel

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Your daily commute may be getting more expensive with higher gas prices, but it may also be getting less crowded on the roads.

For the first time in decades, traffic is down, with 45 states seeing a drop from last year.

"People are driving less for a whole host of reasons," said Jim Ray of the Federal Highway Commission. "It has to be tied to the gas prices, has to be tied to grocery prices."

More people are also taking public transportation, which is up more than 3 percent.

Will rising fuel prices make it too expensive for Americans to fly?

Prices are up this summer nearly $50 for the average domestic ticket.

Some airlines have started charging for the first checked bag and $2 for bottled water. You may even have to pay an extra $10-15 to guarantee an aisle or window seat.

"It's definitely the question to be asking, whether or not the masses can continue to use flying as their main mode of transport," explained Travelocity representative Amy Ziff.

The airline industry expects to lose $10 billion this year.

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