Sweden's air travel declines as 'flight shaming' takes off

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There are talks underway now to end tax concessions for European aviation and put a blanket pollution tax on all flights in & out of European airports. Nine EU countries have so far signed the pact.

I don't know how that will affect countries like Spain which rely heavily on tourism via flights.
 

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There are talks underway now to end tax concessions for European aviation and put a blanket pollution tax on all flights in & out of European airports. Nine EU countries have so far signed the pact.

I don't know how that will affect countries like Spain which rely heavily on tourism via flights.
My guess is that it's going to bankrupt a few big industries within the EU. But, it will be a shared misery, so take solace in your virtue.

Or...Brexit as your countrymen prefer, and continue to survive in the 21st century.
 

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My guess is that it's going to bankrupt a few big industries within the EU. But, it will be a shared misery, so take solace in your virtue.

Or...Brexit as your countrymen prefer, and continue to survive in the 21st century.
Yeah it's going to get worse before it gets better, Brexitannia :thumb: will have to mirror all the European emission stuff too.
 

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In many European countries intra-country travel by train has always been more popular than flying. Flying there (as here) is a hassle. Seating is uncomfortable and cramped (unless you shell out for first or business class). In many countries in Europe trains have more routes and are faster and more comfortable than those in the US, and less expensive to take than intra country air. But it is obviously impossible to take a train from the US to Europe!
 

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My guess is that it's going to bankrupt a few big industries within the EU. But, it will be a shared misery, so take solace in your virtue.

Or...Brexit as your countrymen prefer, and continue to survive in the 21st century.
There is a LOT of wisdom in that post.
 

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Just read about Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline is close to collapse & even airlines such as KLM are now encouraging passengers to use trains on shorter journeys to reduce the environmental impact from flying. The term Flygskam, which translates to “flight shame” and encourages individuals to take the train over a plane, has seemingly gained popularity with rail operators such as Deutsche Bahn reporting strong growth in passenger numbers. :wow:
 




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