As a strong advocate for alternative energy (I think I am the only one here), I hope that either the hydro-aircraft or the 'solar' one will be developed once... or what about CNG
?? This has proved to be in some extent effective in the DEL urban traffic!
- I am open to any new technique, put money in education, R&D now!!
I mean, we have to say: using an aircraft has become too cheap... that's why I so strongly oppose the LCC concept (they 'create demand' where there would have been no demand). Some environmental regulation needs to be introduced. I know that a majority of you will shout at me again (some neo-liberalism arguments of fair competition etc. might follow - probably from an american user, and I will be called a stalinist), but if nothing happens now, then we will have great problems in the future! Better start now than regretting later - if the energy and oil lobby - supported by corrupt governments in particular in the West, the current powers - had not been that strong, alternative energies would have been much further already (my father worked very long in the latter branch, so I have a little insider knowledge)!
Referred to the recent fare hike due to oil. Of course, BA
uses this only to justify another hike in fares (the british modell of business is to rip off everyone). They always use this methodology to rip off people. Now, as usual, others follow (QF...)
DIJKKIJK, I appreciate you bring up the issue... it is important and strongly aviation related!
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