Sure air travel is here to stay and the world cannot do without it. How else would you be able to breakfast in New York, attend a lunch meeting in London and dine in Paris, all within a span of 24 hours? Airlines on their part are going all out to woo passengers with the best business and first class amenities and are literally rolling out the red carpet for their hi-flying passengers. They are proffering lie-back sets, free drinks, on board kits and a slew of irresistible perks to their loyal frequent fliers.
All of this seems good till the time you look at it from the perspective of the environment. New research has proved that 1st class air passengers do much more damage on the environment than the average traveler. The carbon footprint of 1st class travelers is 9 times larger than that of coach class travelers. So…
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Author: David Pflieger
David Pflieger is working as the CEO of Island Air, located in Hawaii. David received his pilot training in the United States Air Force, and has since held multiple positions with different airlines, for over 20 years! View all posts by David Pflieger