American Airlines flies 5 passengers 4000 miles Chicago to London

March 5, 2008 at 7:55 am | Posted in Aviation, Bureaucracy, Business sense, Carbon emissions, Climate change, Economics, GHG emissions, Inefficiencies, Logistics, Networks, Operations, Pricing, Systems | Leave a comment

Transatlantic flight arrives in London with just FIVE passengers on board

This story highlights the need for people in both camps of the energy and environment debate to understand more about the other side’s point of view. Until climate campaigners appreciate business operating requirements and corporations pay more attention to climate concerns, stories like this should continue to make headlines.

Commercial examples such as this probably pale into insignificance compared with the waste associated with military transport movements.

P.S. There’s a classic aviation rule absurdity in:
The Man Who Pays His Way: A bureaucratic hangover from the dark old days of aviation…


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