Posted December 24, 2008 by BookingBuddy
Right now, instead of competing with each other to be the biggest or fastest, most airlines are attempting to be the greenest carrier around. Short of actually attaching solar panels to their aircraft and carrying trees instead of passengers, what can most airlines do to earn their green credentials?
Emirates may not be one of those companies you associate with ‘green-ness’ right away, but it’s been doing a surprising amount recently in an attempt to earn its eco-badge. The carrier recently attempted what it billed as the ‘world’s longest green flight’, which travelled from Dubai to San Francisco, a journey of more than 8000 miles. The airline had spent months on planning, trying to minimise fuel usage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Find cheap flights to Dubai or cheap flights to San Francisco
And now, you’re probably wondering what sort of sophisticated methods Emirates used for this historic trip. Well, they washed the aircraft to reduce friction, and removed unnecessary weight from the inside of the plane. That’s right. And these efforts allowed the airline to cut the flight time down from 16 hours to … a little over 15 hours.
So, I’m guessing the point is, if you want to arrive at your destination 50 minutes earlier, try to go on a clean plane that isn’t carrying too many passengers.
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