Here are some great tips on sustainable ways to go about the check-in process for your next flight. As responsible travelers the things in this blog post are easy to follow and make you feel like a better human. After the tips, you will find a list of airlines, contact details, and links.
- Check-in online. This will save you paper and reduce your carbon footprint by eliminating the need to drive to the airport and print your boarding pass. These days having your boarding pass on your phone works as well.
- Use a digital passport. Many airports now accept digital passports, which can save you time and hassle. Digital passports are also more sustainable than paper passports.
- Bring a reusable water bottle. This is key to avoid buying single-use plastic bottles.
- Bring a reusable coffee mug. This helps to avoid buying single-use coffee cups at the airport and throughout your trip.
- Pack carry-on luggage only. Save money on baggage fees and reduce your carbon footprint by reducing the weight of the plane.
- Choose a sustainable airline. Some airlines are more sustainable than others. When choosing an airline, look for one that is committed to reducing its environmental impact. If a company is implementing sustainable elements to their business, check their website for more info.
There is more we can be doing as responsible travelers:
- Offset your carbon emissions. You can offset your carbon emissions by donating to organizations that plant trees or invest in renewable energy projects.
- Choose sustainable accommodation. There are many hotels and guesthouses that are committed to sustainable practices. Look for accommodation that uses renewable energy, recycles and composts, and sources local food.
- Eat local food. Eating local food is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and support the local economy.
- Use public transportation. Whenever possible, use public transportation to get around. This will help to reduce your carbon footprint and traffic congestion.
- Walk or bike. Walking and biking are great ways to get around and reduce your carbon footprint.
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