In honor of Earth Day, which was officially yesterday, April 22, this is a good time to link to FlyerTalk threads which discuss carbon offset programs.
- Wouldn’t it be great if you could redeem miles and points to offset carbon emissions?
- Carbon Offsets Email
- Delta becomes first US airline with carbon offset program
- Aeroplan ‘Greens it Up’ with Go Carbon Neutral Contest
- THOUGHTS?? – Charge by Weight & Mileage Carbon Offset Program
- Offsetting Carbon Emissions…something for AC to consider?
- Will all airlines go carbon neutral like Silverjet?
- Globe and Mail query: carbon offsets
- OT: You like Fuel Surcharges… then look forward to Carbon surcharges…
- United Airlines to Save on Fuel and Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions
- Fuel surcharge and “fly carbon neutral” charge
- The carbon footprint of flying (good/bad)?
- Offsetting carbon emissions
- UK Govt Wants Airlines In Carbon Trading Scheme
- Offsetting carbon emissions
- How is AC’s carbon footprint program doing?
- CO Announces Carbon Offsetting Program With Sustainable Travel International
- Are you purchasing your dispensation? [CO’s new carbon offset offering]
- Carbon Offsetting: Anyone signing up?
- Do you care about your CO carbon footprint?
- As a Frequent Flyer, what are you doing to be Carbon Neutral?
- OT- ” Air pax should pay £40 Carbon Offset fee for flights” (Scotsman)
- Buying carbon offsets for travel
- Spanair: Offset your CO2 emissions by purchasing carbon credits
- Warning over ‘carbon neutral’ schemes for flyers
- OT Thoughts on BA Carbon Trust Scheme
- Are your flights carbon neutral?
- Would you pay to ofset your flight carbon emissions?
- Only in SFO… assuage flying guilt at carbon offset airport kiosk
- Air Travel with negligible carbon footprint…
- The Google carbon footprint calculator above
- Fly Carbon Neutral
- Carbon Offsets “R” Us
- OTish – Article about IATA and their views on Carbon Emissions
- Expedia to sell carbon credits with tickets
- FT Investments Clinic: How do I invest in carbon credits
Why would an investor be exploring the Return of Eastern Airlines?
Eastern Air Lines — which went out of business in 1991 — was once one of the four largest airlines in the United States. Currently in the midst of the worst worldwide economy in years where it is difficult enough to maintain the operations of a commercial airline, what would possess someone with the idea of re-launching a once-storied commercial airline?
Do you really want to know How Airline Meals Are Made? Are you sure you could digest the truth? Might you be biting off more than you can chew, fearing you might get a taste of what is really in that meal you are eating on your next flight, or will you actually unwrap something interesting and realize that the long-term negative reputation of airline food is merely peanuts?
Then again, if you are a passenger in the economy class cabin on most domestic flights in the United States, this does not really pertain to you after all, does it?!?
Passengers on Ryanair flights may very well be asking this question soon, as there is a possibility for Ryanair to charge for use of toilets, as coined by FlyerTalk member SmilingBoy and other FlyerTalk members.
Will other airlines be so flushed with envy that they will also take the plunge and cash in, or will they simply take a dump on this idea because of the possibility that it will tank?
Whether one speculates on number 1 or number 2, it is clear that some FlyerTalk members are quite drained about the idea and are willing to pipe up in protest because they believe that this idea simply will not float. One FlyerTalk member, MileageAddict, posts that he will just bring an empty Coke bottle on board with him, but then that would predicate to a public admission that he uses Coke…
Your flight is cancelled and you’ve been rebooked on the next available flight … which is in 24 hours time. Due to visa rules you are unable to enter the country. Kuwait airport is not a great place to spend a lot of time, I almost got stuck there myself in 2007 when I nearly misconnected. So what do you do? Log onto FT of course. Can we help?
If you paid US$25.00 to check a second piece of luggage on a Delta Air Lines flight, you may be entitled to a rebate of that fee through the Second Bag Fee Rebate Program. Find out if you qualify, as well as the details of the terms and restrictions regarding this newly-announced rebate program — that is, if recovering some of your hard-earned money is your bag…
Yes, you can travel to Antarctica for as little as US$3,390.00, including the fuel surcharge.
However, you must hurry if you want to take advantage of this offer.
For more details, please refer to the 50% off quark expeditions bookings Nov 30 – Dec 11, 2008 thread.
I wish I could take advantage of this offer, as Antarctica is the only continent on Earth to which I have not yet been…
The Bangkok Eating thread is a classic thread listing not only restaurant recommendations in the largest city in Thailand, but it also contains links to other Internet web sites and what types of dishes one can expect to eat, such as Tandoori Chicken, Mee Krob, Chole Bhature, Tom Yum Nam Khon, Reshimi Kebab, Pad Pak Boong Fai Daeng/Moo Grob, Masasa-Dosa and even Pizza!
Also, please try some of the following threads as well for dining in Bangkok:
In what appears to be a disturbing trend, yet another airline was forced to declare bankruptcy.
This time, the airline is XL Leisure, based in the United Kingdom.
Find out more about what this means to passengers who have flights booked on XL Leisure in the XL Airways about to go… thread.
According to the At least 50 European airlines at financial risk and The next airline to go bust threads, it appears that this trend of airlines declaring bankruptcy and going out of business will continue and not end anytime soon…