Attention-grabbing as it might be, the flight shame movement to persuade people to not fly is misinformed and misguided. Airlines and the global air transport system are an incredible force for good. They connect people and businesses, deliver tons of goods and critical supplies, and—most important—stimulate and grow economies so that more people can live richer lives with greater opportunities. People who can now afford to fly for the first time, thanks to the worldwide boom ...

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