Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Plane flies five passengers from US to London

Yes, the solution to the airlines having to run an almost empty plane to pick up a full load is to tax the fuel higher. At least if you want to stop air travel. Which might actually be the case. I think that all Leftist who protest about the use of fuel should be banned from using the fuels - just to set an example for the rest of us.

Think about how much money can be saved in fuel if all the environmentalists took a year off of using carbon based fuels! Since it is now estimated that a third of the population uses petroleum products and hates it, make them all pledge to stop using them! That would save the planet right there! No driving or flying, no plastic bags or plastic products, no products brought to them by flying or driving, no... Well, no modern anything. I think Al Gore and his cult would love to force the rest of us to live that way, so we should force them to sign a pledge to do that themselves and set the example. Or they can piss up a rope. Or piss off. Or I can piss on them... Just for kicks. Stupid hippies.

Plane flies five passengers from US to London - Telegraph: "Operating the near empty flight is estimated as having cost American about £30,000. But a spokesman said it had no alternative.

'With such a small passenger load we did consider whether we could cancel the flight and re-accommodate the five remaining passengers on other flights.

'However, this would have left a plane load of west-bound passengers stranded in London Heathrow who were due to fly back to the US on the same aircraft.

'We sought alternative flights for the west-bound passengers but heavy loads out of London that day meant that this was not possible.'

Richard Dyer, Friends of the Earth's transport campaigner said: 'Flying virtually empty planes is an obscene waste of fuel. Through no fault of their own , each passenger's carbon footprint for this flight is about 45 times what it would have been if the plane had been full.

'Governments must stop granting the aviation industry the unfair privileges that allow this to happen by taxing aviation fuel and including emissions from aviation in international agreements to tackle climate change.'"

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