Le vol, c’est mal

Le secteur de l’aviation est critiqué en permanence par des acteurs politiques et des activistes environnementaux. En Suède, le secteur a même annoncé des difficultés financières en raison du “flygskam” ou du “smygflyga”. Les mots décrivent le phénomène d’humiliation des consommateurs qui se décident de prendre l’avion, et que par conséquent, s’ils le font, ils […]

Allow Europe to go supersonic

When France built its high-speed rail network, it revolutionised the way we looked at train travel. What takes 4-5 hours by long-distance bus from Brussels to Paris can now be completed in just over an hour with a Thalys train. Dumping slow regional trains for fast and futuristic new models has brought more comfort and […]

Democratising travel

This blog post was published on the website of the Consumer Choice Center, and is part of the CCC’s #HandsOffMyCheapFlights crowd-funding campaign. The CCC asks individuals to donate €7 to the campaign, to fight the air travel departure tax, currently suggested by the Netherlands in the European Council. Recent news: the European Commissioned has been […]

Europe is not an example for the Green New Deal in practice

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” suggests replacing air travel with high-speed rail connections. But the comparisons drawn with Europe ignore that despite massive investments on the Old Continent, prices remain non-competitive with air travel and that state-run rail crumbles under its own inefficiency.

[Video] Rewatch the latest CCC live chat

I moderated a Consumer Choice Center live chat titled “For Mother Nature: Should We Stop Flying?”, hosting Gary Leff, who created the frequent flyer blog “View from the Wing”, as well as CCC’s very own Managing Director Fred Roeder. Click down below to rewatch the entire exchange.

Taxing the sky hurts consumers

As the back and forth on Brexit dominates political debate in the UK, the European Union, as ever, is working on new ways to make everyday life more irksome, intrusive, and overpriced.