Six or seven hours each way, a few hundred dollars maybe you paid in miles?
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A small price to pay to cross an ocean, see the sights, and then head back home again. Your economy class seat on that one return flight put an extra 1. The connection between our jet-setting lifestyles, and a planet going up in smoke, is getting harder for many people to ignore. Some Europeans are skipping flying altogether in favor of less harmful overland travel: buses, trains, cars.
The Swedish national train company SJ last year reported a record But in countries such as the US, with more land to traverse and less reliable public transport connections, avoiding flying is a bit harder.
Overland rail travel, where it exists, may be unreliable, expensive, and slow, while driving such long distances is often simply unfeasible. There is no quicker way to reduce your emissions than by not flying. Opting out of that return flight from New York to London, for instance, would reduce your emissions by significantly more than giving up beef for a year. One surefire way to limit your emissions is to opt out of having kids. Facebook Twitter Instagram. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. More Videos Flights resume after Gatwick drone chaos See baby Archie's christening photos.
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Problems continued throughout the day on Thursday with hundreds of thousands of passengers' travel plans being disrupted. There was another drone sighting on Friday evening.
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Gatwick is one of the UK's busiest airports, with this a particularly busy week for travel in the run up to Christmas. Crowds of passengers have been waiting inside Gatwick's terminal for updates, with many complaining of "freezing" temperatures in the south terminal. Some people even stayed in the airport overnight, sleeping on the floor while they waited for information. Dozens of passengers say they've now abandoned their festive travel plans because of the uncertainty over whether flights would get back up and running.
Among these is Teddy who had been due to fly to Lapland with his family to visit Father Christmas. Others have spent extra money on new flights and hotel stays, and some passengers have been stuck abroad after flights to the UK were either cancelled or diverted. Gatwick staff are said to be working on plans in case flights are grounded again.
On Thursday Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the government was doing "everything we can to make arrangements with other airports".
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