Articles tagged “flight shaming”

JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S.

JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S.

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

It may have started as a fringe movement in Sweden, but flight shaming is coming to the U.S. JetBlue plans to head it off at the pass by investing in offsetting programs and biofuels. But its real green deal may be in its new aircraft.

9 months ago

Amsterdam’s Second Airport Project Meets Fierce Resistance in the Era of Flight Shaming

Amsterdam’s Second Airport Project Meets Fierce Resistance in the Era of Flight Shaming

John Hermse, Ellen Proper, and Fred Pals, Bloomberg

The Dutch government is learning that getting buy-in for a second airport may be harder than they realized when climate concerns are taken into account.

10 months ago

Is Flight Shaming to Blame for Falling Domestic Air Travel in Germany?

Is Flight Shaming to Blame for Falling Domestic Air Travel in Germany?

William Wilkes and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

With flight shaming, it's pretty difficult to show causation when it comes to falling passenger numbers. But there's no denying the fact that it has become a part of the public discourse in much of northern Europe.

10 months ago

Etihad Responds to Flight Shaming Movement With ‘Greenliner’

Etihad Responds to Flight Shaming Movement With ‘Greenliner’

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press

A pared back Airbus order from Emirates and a focus on sustainability from Etihad hints at a new, subdued era of Middle Eastern aviation at this week's Dubai Airshow.

11 months ago

Ensemble Travel Group Adds Carbon Offset Tool for Agencies

Ensemble Travel Group Adds Carbon Offset Tool for Agencies

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Ensemble Travel's partnership with Cool Effect enables travel advisors to help clients offset their carbon footprint by donating to sustainability projects. It's a step that other travel agency groups should take as well.

12 months ago

Airlines Care Less About the Environment Than They Lead You to Believe

Airlines Care Less About the Environment Than They Lead You to Believe

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airlines know passengers care about the environment, so they're all ready with talking points to provide their sustainability bonafides. But many are changing little about their strategies.

12 months ago

Airlines Dismiss Flight Shaming Movement at Their Own Peril: Citigroup Report

Airlines Dismiss Flight Shaming Movement at Their Own Peril: Citigroup Report

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

It might be easy for airlines to dismiss the flight shaming movement as a niche trend that won't spread to most consumers who just want a cheap flight. But analysts indicate that may be a huge mistake.

12 months ago

Finnair Sees No Impact From Flight Shame Movement

Finnair Sees No Impact From Flight Shame Movement

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Flight shaming as a concept is now well established, and airlines are certainly under much more pressure to showcase their green credentials. The impact on passenger numbers, however, is so far limited.

12 months ago

Who Is Next on the Flight-Shaming Agenda?

Who Is Next on the Flight-Shaming Agenda?

Laura Powell, Skift

Greta Thunberg's climate activism is a thing of beauty. The fact that a teenager from the small country of Sweden can have such a powerful impact on world opinion is inspiring. But another Swedish environmental sensation, known as flygskam (flight shaming), might need a bit of tinkering.

1 year ago

Businesses in Sweden Want Their Employees to Fly Less

Businesses in Sweden Want Their Employees to Fly Less

Hanna Hoikkala, Niklas Magnusson and Niclas Rolander, Bloomberg

Trends like this take time to play out, but that doesn't mean things aren't changing. Even if it's only a few people, in a few countries, the backlash against flying is real.

1 year ago

Carbon Offset Sales Are Soaring Thanks to Teenage Climate Activist

Carbon Offset Sales Are Soaring Thanks to Teenage Climate Activist

Timothy Abington, Mathew Carr, and William Wilkes, Bloomberg

Thanks in part to the "flight shaming" movement, the purchase of carbon offsets is on the rise. However, whether offered by airlines or third parties, the sale of offsets is still an industry that's beset with complications.

1 year ago

The Anti-Flying Movement Is Slowly Starting to Hurt European Airlines

The Anti-Flying Movement Is Slowly Starting to Hurt European Airlines

Patrick Whyte, Skift

A lot of people feel guilty about flying, but the number prepared to give it up is still pretty small. That's not to say it can't grow, especially as climate change becomes more of a priority. Should we all have the right to cheap flights, even if they are helping to destroy the planet?

1 year ago