Even if gas prices hit $1.50/litre or more this summer, the traditional family summer vacation by vehicle costs less, is more convenient and less stressful than flying, says the Car Care Council.

A family of four travelling by car costs the same as one person travelling by air, the council says.
Rising ticket prices, fuel surcharges, fewer daily flights, fuller planes, limited baggage, fewer non-stops and longer layovers between connecting flights doesn’t paint a pretty picture for this summer’s vacationing families thinking about flying.

However, even with gas prices considerably higher than last year, the cost of driving is a much better deal compared with going by air.