Many of us who plan to book airfare for the holiday season are in for a rude awakening. Prices for travel seem to be astronomically high – so high that many of us might be reconsidering that long distance relationship!
There is some good news for 2015; thanks to plummeting oil prices, airlines say they’ll be passing the savings onto passengers. The average ticket price is expected to drop by about 5 percent, excluding taxes and surcharges.
Critics don’t love the fact that crude oil prices began falling back in June and airline tickets still haven’t gone down in price. Airlines say that this is because their fuel contracts pre-date the price slump.
If you’re planning air travel in 2015, at least you know the prices are expected to drop. That means that instead of rethinking that long distance relationship, you can pack your bags!
Surviving a long distance relationship
Traveling to see your significant other on a regular basis can take its toll on your bank account as well as your emotions. However, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Here are some ways you push through and go the distance with your special someone:
- Don’t listen to other people. Lots of people will probably tell you that a long distance relationship isn’t worth the effort. We say that’s a crock! It doesn’t matter what other people say; if you’re happy, then stick to it!
- Know when long distance will turn local. A long distance relationship is doable for a while, but it isn’t for everyone. It is important to have an idea of when the distance will come to an end and you two will be much closer.
- Schedule communication. This might not sound romantic, but it is important to schedule communication. You have to stay in touch, so make sure you schedule a regular time to talk every day. You don’t have to stay on the phone or Skype forever; just a few minutes each evening to say “good night” before bed is a good start.
- Plan to visit regularly. Going a long time without seeing each other is going to be hard, so it is important to plan your visits. This gives both of you something to look forward to and also allows for a sense of commitment. It’s also a good idea to alternate travel.
How far away do you live from your significant other? How has it affected your relationship?