Sometimes you read something that really puts things in perspective. That's the case with a story this week coming from the Associated Press:
"The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics said U.S. airlines with scheduled service paid an average of $2.22 per gallon in August. That compares with an average price of $2.21 in July, and $2.02 in August of 2009....A decade ago, airlines paid an average of 80 cents per gallon."
We added the emphasis. Read the rest of the story via Bloomberg.