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24 recommended articles and videos in the "Stay Grounded: Air Travel" category.
1.  Featured: How Airlines Quietly Became Banks  

A revealing video about how flight ticket sales are a loss-leader for airlines, because the real profits are in the loyalty rewards program. One consequence not mentioned in this video is how the artificially low prices of the airline tickets encourage more people to fly and therefore pollute and worsen global warming. wrote @BeingErnest@Discord.com

2.  Featured: Mice and elephants – what really matters in the decarbonisation of transport  

2021-11-20

Bright Green
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There is talk about banning short term flights, and discouraging short drives, but it is the long distance flights and drives which contribute the most climate change gases. Worse yet, banning short term flights would open airport slots for worse long term flights. By Twitter.com/StevenMelia

3.  McKinsey survey: Germans feel bad when they are flying  

2023-08-16

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Concern about climate change continues to grow among travelers: According to the McKinsey study, more than a third of the respondents want to reduce their air travel. 58% are "very concerned" about the future. This represents an increase of four percentage points compared to 2019

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4.  Peak travel hit by peak weather pain as holidays arrive  

2022-12-23

Yale Universities Climate Connections
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Unusually mild weather expected to return in 2022’s final week. The post Peak travel hit by peak weather pain as holidays arrive appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

5.  European Airlines Must Remove Qatari Jet Fuel From Supply Chains  

2022-12-18

Stay Grounded
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Amidst worldwide scrutiny of Qatar’s poor human rights record during the football World Cup, a Stay Grounded briefing paper exposes European airlines’ deep financial connections to Qatar and other jet fuel exporting countries that still criminalise homosexuality, alongside other human rights violation...

6.  Richest people in UK ‘use more energy flying’ than poorest do overall  

2022-12-14

Carbon Brief
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The wealthiest people in the UK burn through more energy flying than the poorest use... The post Richest people in UK ‘use more energy flying’ than poorest do overall appeared first on Carbon Brief.

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