That includes taxiing, which is the largest source of emissions in the landing-takeoff cycle. Some research suggests that flying in warmer temperatures is less efficient, since hot air is thinner and makes it harder for planes to get enough lift to take off. When you buy carbon offsets, you pay to take planet-warming carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere in exchange for the greenhouse gases you put in. For example, you can put money toward replanting trees, which absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
You can buy offsets through some airlines — Delta , United and JetBlue , among others.
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You can also buy offsets through other organizations. To offset the almost 0. Extremely hot days are expected to be much more frequent in the coming decades, potentially disrupting our everyday lives.
To make sure that an offset program really does what it says, it has to meet several criteria, including that it be verified by an independent third party. All of the programs used by the major airlines are verified by such groups to make sure they provide the carbon reduction effects that the companies claim. According to a study from the World Bank, the emissions associated with flying in business class are about three times as great as flying in coach.
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In business class and first class, seats are bigger, so fewer people are being moved by the same amount of fuel. The study estimates that a first-class seat could have a carbon footprint as much as nine times as big as an economy one. At last, coach passengers have something to be happy about: smaller carbon footprints.
Apparently, some of the rules about lowering and raising your window shades could help cut emissions. When you land at a warm destination, flight attendants might ask you to shut your window shades, said Christine Boucher, a director of global environmental sustainability for Delta Air Lines.
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Not sold on reclining your plane seat? Taller travelers tend to knock knees with their tray tables, and passengers using laptops run out of tray-table surface area quickly. Both problems be solved by choosing the window seat and using a handy spAIRTray , a window-attached shelf roomy enough for your phone, drinks, or other small items.
Need a packable airplane seat hack for those airplane seat-induced muscle knots? Supporting your head on the wall can be more comfortable than using a neck pillow. Simply tuck a rolled-up blanket or spare sweater atop your shoulder, or add an airline pillow to the armrest to cushion a sleepy lean.
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