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Old 03-13-2011, 09:01 PM   #1
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Pilot/Flying J Pricing

Before Flying J was purchased by Pilot, their fuel prices were deemed one of the lowest. Now that Pilot owns them, the prices jumped up to match the high Pilot prices. No longer a bargain.

For example, here in FL, diesel is $3.79 except for the Pilot which is $3.99. And we're hearing that the Flying J prices are the same.

Is this everywhere or just here in FL?
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:18 PM   #2
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Been travelling from Wash state down west coast and across to Louisana during the last six months. Pilot/Flying J prices have been the same. Lower than Love's but about .15 to .20 cents more than most independents. As you said, not nearly as good a bargain as it once was. Valero seems to be the lowest price consistently but are often hard or impossible to ingress and egress.
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:48 PM   #3
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Not Just in Fla.... Here in MS the prices are almost always higher at Pilot and Flying J. I used to always go straight to a Flying J when i traveled never looked at the price really. Felt that the Flying J provided the best price at the time and moved enough fuel to not have problems, also the pumps were easy to get to. Always spent a little money in the store. Not any more, I will drive futher off the hwy to get to an independent station. They have lost me as a customer. The last time I used them was a night mare over thier rewards card. Will only use them now if the only other option is pushing my Rig. Although... if I'm situated on a hill I might just push.
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If you have the internet connection I'd suggest try searching a website such as Gas Buddy for locations with lower fuel prices. I recently took a 3000 mile trip and before heading out each morning I ran a fuel price search and was very surprised at the difference in fuel prices in the same town. Unfortunatley, the internet price was not allways accurate but most often it was - they list the telephone number and it would be easy to call to confirm the price before going to the "best price" location. Stations directly accross the street would vary 15 to 20 cents a gallon and I usually take on 50 to 70 gallons so that does make a significant difference in the little funds I have.
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We drove through Parker, AZ on our way to I 10 today. Regular was $3.49 in town, filled up at Flying J in Ehrenberg, AZ and paid $3.59 for regular, diesel was $3.99. 1 mile away on the other side of the river in Blythe CA reg $3.99 diesel $4.49
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Pilots & FJ's in OH are, for the most part, running the same pricing. On I-70 east of Columbus, there's a Pilot 1 exit away from a FJ &, occasionally, the Pilot will be a few cents lower than the FJ. Go figure.

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The 2 J's we have used over the winter are 2 cents cheaper than the surrounding stations in Fl.
1. Lazy Days Exit 10 on I-4
2. San Antonio Exit 285 on I-75
plus 2 cent discount at both. I also have pay at pump at the J's.
Back in Oct. when we came south, we agree Pilot was higher than most other truck stops and the J was not to far behind.
Why do we still use the J, we have room to move in and out of the fueling area, dump our tanks, get propane, overnight, use their showers, go into Denny's [some still don't a Denny's]. Yes we pay to dump, but still cheaper than a Camp ground for the night.
IMHO I feel the J still is a good stop for our RVers.
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In my travels around Florida this winter, ALL the truck stops (TA, Loves, FJ, Pilot) have been 15-20 cents higher on diesel than local "gas" stations, regardless of brand. Conversely, the two FJ/Pilots I use have been lower on unleaded gas.

Not sure why "auto diesel" would be less expensive. Just more competition among independent outlets?
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