The last time I was on a plane, the pilot announced that we had travelled 800 km, used up 3500 litres of kerosene.
If you do the maths, he said, considering the number of people on this plane, it amounts to 2.5 litres per person per 100 km.
And what did I do before writing this article? I checked and yes, he was not lying.
This means that, somehow, we consumed less oil on this plane than I do with my car on the motorway. Something evades me: why on earth don’t air companies communicate more on this if it’s so drastically economical, oil-wise?
Or maybe they don’t want to be reminded of the sound and gas pollution, or something. Really, I’m at a loss to understand this.