Lufthansa To Give Warmists A Chance To Pay For Their World Killing Fossil Fueled Flights Habit

How many climate cultists will voluntarily pay? How many will decide to fly a different airline? Because they sure aren’t willing to give up their own fossil fueled flights

Lufthansa to Charge Customers to Flaunt Green Credentials

climate cowAirlines have long found innovative ways to charge passengers for services like seat selection, priority boarding, checked bags and even carry-ons.

Deutsche Lufthansa AG is taking it to the next level: the German airline group is working on a new rewards plan to coax customers into paying for its effort to clean up greenhouse-gas emissions, tapping into their desire to be seen as environmentally conscious.

For a price, travelers will be able to demonstrate support for alternative jet fuels or carbon-offset purchases. The effectiveness of these measures has been challenged, but for now airlines have few other options to show passengers they’re trying to make a start on lowering carbon output.

Lufthansa is considering everything from marking seats green to creating digital badges that can be shown on a phone.

“We do think the eco-conscious traveler wants people to know that they’re an eco-conscious traveler,” Chief Customer Officer Christina Foerster said in an interview. “It needs to be chic to show off you’re flying green.”

If they want to be “green” they should not fly in an airplane. Period.

Airlines face a challenge in shifting onto travelers a bigger share of the potential $2 trillion industrywide cost of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. Lufthansa and other carriers already offer customers ways to pay extra for emissions, but just 1% pitch in.

So, it really won’t work. I saw the value in up-paying for my Frontier flight at Christmas. For not a lot more than checking one bag (I hate lugging around a big carry on, and Frontier charges more for a carryon than for checked) and picking my seat, I got 1 checked bag, one carry on, picked a seat in row 4, and priority boarding. That last is great at Christmas time. Will people see any value in paying extra to pretend they are “green”? How many of those 1% did it by accident?

Delta boss says climate change means flying will cost more

The boss of the world’s second biggest airline has said that tackling climate change will make flying more expensive.

“Over time, it’s going to cost us all more, but it’s the right approach that we must take,” Delta Air Lines chief executive Ed Bastian told the BBC. (snip)

Andreas Schafer, professor of energy and transport at University College London, says it will “cost trillions rather than billions of dollars” to move the global aviation sector to net zero carbon emissions.

Preliminary results from his team’s research suggest airfares would need to increase by 10%-20% to cover the costs.

So, because, really, due to government regs, rules, and laws, you will pay more.

Delta aims to be using 10% sustainable aviation fuel by the end of 2030.

Many airlines and fuel companies are investing in SAFs. Other technologies being developed involve turning food waste into jet fuel and using carbon dioxide pulled out of the air.

However, these still cost more than traditional jet fuels and the quantities needed are also seen as problematic.

Will they be as inefficient as ethanol? Just what you want, underpowered and unreliable jet fuel as you’re cruising 30,000 feet in the air.

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3 Responses to “Lufthansa To Give Warmists A Chance To Pay For Their World Killing Fossil Fueled Flights Habit”

  1. Hairy says:

    Generally carbon offsets for air travel run about 2 or 3%
    Would most flyers even notice ?

    • Jl says:

      Generally the plane still goes anyway, putting the same amount of CO2 in the air as if there were no “carbon offsets”.
      Did you even notice?

  2. alanstorm says:

    “We do think the eco-conscious traveler wants people to know that they’re an eco-conscious traveler,” Chief Customer Officer Christina Foerster said in an interview. “It needs to be chic to show off you’re flying green.”

    Yes, we are aware of “virtue-signaling, and aware that it accomplishes nothing.

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