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Tue Jan 22, 2019, 10:47 AM

Never mind climate change, Davos prefers private jets

Do as I say, not as I do!

https://www.france24.com/en/20190122-never-mind-climate-change-davos-prefers-private-jets


The Davos elite say they are more worried than ever about climate change. But that isn't stopping them chartering private jets in record numbers.

The convenience and comfort of flying privately rather than commercially appears to outweigh any concerns about the outsized carbon footprint it involves, judging by a number-crunching exercise by the company Air Charter Service (ACS).

It forecast nearly 1,500 private jet flights over the week of the World Economic Forum (WEF) to airports near Davos in the Swiss Alps.

That would be up from the more than 1,300 aircraft movements seen at last year's forum, despite climate change registering as the top risk factor identified for the global economy in a survey of WEF movers and shakers last week.

In a blog post, the website privatefly.com forecast an even higher number of private flight movements related to Davos this week, of around 2,000 in and out of local airports.

And while most people reach Davos by car or train after alighting from airports such as Zurich, two to three hours' away, a select few CEOs and government leaders hire helicopters to save time.

Demand for private jets in the week of Davos far outstrips other events that also loom large on the private aviation calendar, such as the Super Bowl or Champions' League final, according to Andy Christie, private jets director at ACS

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Response to EagleKeeper (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 11:03 AM

1. The Marxist elite always exempt themselves.

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Response to EagleKeeper (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 11:40 AM

2. Yeah, but it makes the doomers feel good about themselves, so it's all cool, man.

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Response to EagleKeeper (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 12:58 PM

3. What counts is where your heart is

So Fly, Baby, FLY

Right, Algore?

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