Sadly, airlines are not fuel efficient and just one transatlantic flight can have a larger carbon footprint than all the energy you use at home for a year. While the percentages and amount of fuel used vary greatly based on the aircraft, the size and weight of the carrier, and the length of the flight - the general consensus is that takeoff consumes most of the fuel. If you’re like me and you love to travel (and live oceans away from family), avoiding flights completely may not be an option. If you are going to fly, here are some things you can do to help reduce your carbon footprint:
Here are a list of transatlantic airlines that have the best fuel efficiency:
And this list of domestic airlines:
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