Posted February 22, 2008 by Carl Unger
Here at the BookingBuddy blog we like to poke fun, generally at the expense of airlines and other aspects of the circus-like air travel industry. So while the idea of a round-the-world flight on a plane fueled by canola oil seems ripe for the picking, it’s important to first take a step back and appreciate the undeniable significance of this undertaking.
Air travel, as most people are aware, is a major source of air pollution. I haven’t the time nor the mental capacity to figure out just how much greenhouse gas is emitted by the average cross-country flight, but I can tell you it’s a lot. Any steps, and I repeat any steps that can be taken to mitigate pollution from air travel is a good thing. A single grease plane doesn’t hold a candle to the grandiosity of Richard Branson’s $25 million challenge, but a grease plane is, on a smaller scale, a potentially workable solution. Hey, if Pearl Jam can tour on biodiesel, who’s to say short-range flights can’t also run on the stuff?
Now back to the sarcasm. Can someone say Flyalator?
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