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Old Nov 13, 19, 9:20 am
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Originally Posted by j2simpso View Post
Itís debatable whether there would be much if any of an environmental concern since its scheduled passenger service. The carbon costs of adding another pax to an already fuelled jetliner is marginal at best. Heck, Iíve even flown between continents to get cheaper international airfares (I.e flying Germany to the US to get a cheaper flight to Japan).
This is a very lazy way of thinking. Without the demand from you (and others who have purchased tickets on the flight) the flight would not exist. You are indisputably responsible for 1/n (adjust slightly either direction based on class of service) of the emissions generated by a passenger jet when you purchase a ticket.
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