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Would you forgo air travel for the sake of the climate and instead find alternative transport or not travel at all?

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AB Editor | 11:28 Tue 28th Jan 2020 | Travel
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  • No - 105 votes
  • 37%
  • I never travel by plane - 61 votes
  • 22%
  • I would cut back a bit on air travel but not completely - 51 votes
  • 18%
  • Yes - 38 votes
  • 13%
  • I have no option but to travel by plane - 19 votes
  • 7%
  • Other, I will say below - 8 votes
  • 3%

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I would never say never but I haven't flown anywhere for around 25 years now and have no plans to do so.
It's a no from me. I only fly 2 or 3 times a year anyway.
Depending on your destination and time limitations, alternative means of travel are not always a viable option. Fine to hop on the train to Paris - but Australia would present a bit of a problem.
Even going to Ireland is a problem in a car.
//// It's a no from me. I only fly 2 or 3 times a year anyway. ////

..... same here. What's the alternative if I want to go to the Canaries for example?? It's a 4 1/2 hour flight as it is - if you can teleport me there, then yea, I'll take it :)
Sorry, I forgot to say it's a 'no' from me too.
definatly no we travel 5 or 6 times a year,
It's three years since I went on a plane - nothing to do with 'climate', just that the whole airport experience is now so oppressive that I will avoid if at all possible.

In 2018 we drove to The Algarve and The Sud Tirol - both were infinitely better holidays than the equivalent trip by air - relaxed, calm and with all our 'stuff' - and the ability to bring back souvenirs (and wine !).

Now as a Kerry resident I hope/expect to be exploring Ireland in 2020, and then using the continental ferries if I need some sun in susbsequent years.

Over the last few decades I've so rarely traveled by plane (probably zero times in the last two) that I see no reason to deny myself if I opt to take a vacation or two in the future. I feel I'm owed the opportunity to do so having not been adding to the problem in the past.
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I never fly short haul and these days can't afford to fly much at all. Actually I much prefer trains short haul (I don't drive partly for eco reasons; I've been a bit of a tree hugger since the 70s), not least because the security gates at Edinburgh Airport are a nightmare and the time gained is not worth it. But if I was going beyond the channel, I'd almost certainly fly (from Scotland; when I was a Londoner, Eurostar was preferable as far as Paree).
At the moment I'd forego airtravel due to this Coronovirus. Certainly long haul. It'll be a while before we return to Japan.
No, I can’t think of any other form of transport to take me on holiday ( I don’t do cruises)
holiday in the UK?
Can’t guarantee the sun here Woof but we do take breaks here as well
Having just flown over USA & seen some of this massive continent of snow, arid desert, huge barren mountains, forests & volcanos occupying 25% of land surrounded by oceans, fuel/plastics/unfriendly EVs are miniscule pollutants.
no, I would not forego air travel but am in awe of mans engineering of conquering flight.
I think my answer would have to be yes. I'm afraid this problem is not going away until we take some serious action. We tend not to act to a problem until it smacks us in the face, when that happens it will be far to late to reverse. At a certain age it would be easy no, who cares, I do, I want young children including my grandchildren to have a life that I've had.
//Even going to Ireland is a problem in a car.//

They have ferries now, ummmm.
No, when travelling abroad being able to fly is essential.

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