I have already booked and bought my ticket almost two months ago for my next month’s vacation. I paid for it last May so I have the printed e-ticket with me now and all that’s left to do is count the days and pack my bags.
M has not decided the date to fly out of Dubai yet because of his work schedule and while he was procrastinating, the gas prices are rising steadily everywhere in the world, breaking recorded highs. Well, except of course in oil producing countries like the UAE. We are thankful to still enjoy the price of gas that has remained unchanged since the last 18 months.
He called me this morning to tell me that he has finally decided a date. We both checked online fares and shocked to see how the prices have gone up! If he flies exactly on the same date that I do, same destination, and purchase the ticket now, his ticket will cost 1,300 dirhams (US$360) more than what I paid last May!!
The plane leaves from Dubai and will be filled up with ultra cheap gas. Why doesn’t that exempt us from the price increase? 😉