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French Lawmakers Vote to Ban Short-Haul Domestic Flights

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I read that “ French lawmakers have voted in favour of a bill to ban short-haul internal flights where train alternatives exist, in a bid to reduce carbon emissions”.

Do you think this is a good thing? Can you see this happening in the UK?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-56716708

BlueEyesX
25 days ago
What do you think of this?
HappyTravels
HappyTravels25 days ago

BlueEyesX oh, I’m not sure if it’s a good thing. Putting the covid and social distancing issue aside, are trains more eco friendly than planes? Are they trying to force their citizens to use public transport and using the carbon emissions as a reason?

Tbh if it happened in the UK, I’d probably think about driving as I still can’t see myself sitting in a plane or train like a sardine with other commuters, particularly if it is deemed short-haul. I realise driving defeats the purpose re carbon emissions but (covid) safety comes first imho.

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kikogpe
kikogpe
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25 days ago

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HappyTravels
HappyTravels25 days ago

kikogpe car it is then 😬 That’s if Boris considers doing something similar 🤷‍♀️

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2525 days ago

It is a good plan in theory provided that the infrastructure is sufficient to provide a reliable alternative. Pricing would also need to be reasonable.

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ACR
ACR25 days ago

I can't imagine already struggling airline carriers will be thrilled with this type of move. Internal flights are already down due to COVID. The French government should wait until airlines have recovered before implementing something like this.

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