Re: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:21 pm
LAX772LR wrote:spinotter wrote:Just for the health of the planet, I hope that every airline keeps their planes as long as possible.
That doesn't make much sense.
Getting rid of older planes for new tech, sends metal back into industrial sections where it's needed, thus decreasing the need for new mining; while allowing modern aircraft (that consume far less fossil fuels and create far less air pollution) made primarily from synthetic materials on more energy-efficient production lines, to take their place.
If there were no new planes, there would be no mining for that purpose, right? Yes, new technology can help reduce the burden on the environment, but the best solution is for all of us to travel much less and to do most of our traveling by foot and by bicycle.