Written by the lovely and wise Misty Foster of Green Suitcase Travel.
The business of flying is inherently not “eco-friendly.”
Besides emitting particulates and gasses, air carriers are notorious for producing high amounts of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and are considered one of the greatest culprits of climate change and global dimming. Top it off water vapors, contrails, hydrocarbons and a long list of oxides and black carbon, and you have a toxic cocktail of chemicals zooming through the sky.
In summary, flying receives a low score as a way to travel sustainably.