For Sue Suitcase, even when she is simply dreaming of a trip, certain ways of travelling and destinations are excluded. For Ted Traveller it is important to consider the choice of company and route and to be able to compare … Continued
Today Finnair has launched, on global terms, an extremely advanced emissions calculator. The calculator is the only one in the world to be based on actual quarterly cargo, passenger and fuel consumption figures, not averages or assumptions.
When choosing an air trip, the cheapest option is often also the most polluting. This is because the cheaper option is often the one that, for example, consumes more or because it is operated by airlines using fleets of different standards. Because new technology is expensive, it means that the least polluting and better quality flights often cost a little more. The consumer is free to choose an air trip that might be as much as three times more polluting to the environment – and pay offset charges of as little as a couple of euros. The real costs of carbon dioxide and the effects on the environment are not reflected in the final bill.