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SHORT TRIP

Air travel is a challenging category to carbon footprint, as airlines use a variety of aircraft, the passenger occupancy changes from time of year, the airplane may be circling the airport, or have a tailwind and get there quicker. Nonetheless, by averaging out annual passenger load factors, matching aircraft type with typical distances flown, and analyzing industry fuel consumption datasets, the approximation of a per passenger carbon impact has become a lot clearer lately. For the purposes of this Carbon Footprint Calculator, 3 frequent Tallahassee based round trip distances were assumed and translated into CO2 impact.

Short trip is a return flight to Orlando or Atlanta, a total distance of around 450 miles. The CO2 impact for one passenger in coach is 330 lbs, or 150 kgCO2 per trip.

For more information on the methodology for calculating air travel ghg emissions follow this link..

MEDIUM TRIP

For the purposes of this Carbon Footprint Calculator, a medium trip is a return flight to Boston, a total distance of around 2,200 miles.

The CO2 impact for one passenger in coach is 880 lbs, or 400 kgCO2 per trip. Medium trip destinations from Tallahassee include: Chicago IL, Wichita KS, Madison WI, and anywhere in Texas.

LONG TRIP

For the purposes of this Carbon Footprint Calculator, a long trip is a return flight to Seattle, a total distance of around 4,790 miles.

The CO2 impact for one passenger in coach is 1,790 lbs, or 785 kgCO2 per trip. Long trip destinations from Tallahassee include: Los Angeles CA, Calgary AB, Quito Ecuador, Trinidad and Tobago, and anywhere in Central America and the lower Caribbean.



Europe

For the purposes of this Carbon Footprint Calculator, a Europe trip is a return flight to Paris, a total distance of around 9,209 miles.

The CO2 impact for one passenger in coach is 2,410 lbs, or 1,093 kgCO2 per trip. Europe destinations from Tallahassee include: London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Madrid.



Asia

For the purposes of this Carbon Footprint Calculator, an Asia trip is a return flight to Singapore, a total distance of around 20,783 miles.

The CO2 impact for one passenger in coach is 5,775 lbs, or 2,619 kgCO2 per trip. Asia destinations from Tallahassee include: Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Bangkok, Manila, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney and Auckland.




 

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