Security and political issues determine flight paths and ticket prices far more than considerations about an airline’s carbon footprint.

What determines flight paths? Fares, airspace and jet streams

  • Getting from A to B doesn’t start with plotting the most direct path between two places
  • Countries with large territories and strategic locations can use their airspace to earn revenue and strong-arm negotiations
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Security and political issues determine flight paths and ticket prices far more than considerations about an airline’s carbon footprint.
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