Some Airline will fly further to avoid higher fees as some flight routes have congestion charges…
Planes will fly an extra 100-mile (extra 3 tonnes CO2) for an average saving of £99 per flight!!!
Story bellow if you want to know more:
** Extra fuel burnt in air fee dodge **
< http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/1/hi/england/7124021.stm >
If we (the west) do not lead by example – flying 100 miles more just to save less than £1 per passenger how can we ever convince countries like China and India to curb their emissions?
I know airlines have to make money – but the Polluter also should to pay – it is the only way companies can internalise their pollution externalities
And not taxing airline fuel and then letting them pollute more to save money – that is a twisted logic and the crux of the world’s problem.