The next time you fly Alaska Airlines – you can say goodbye to plastic cups and straws.
In the latest push to go “green” – Alaska Airlines is now the first U.S. airline to finally eliminate plastic cups – along with straws and other “wasteful” accommodations.
So what should travelers expect on their next flight?
A whole lot of obnoxious “green” propaganda.
Most travelers don’t care how “green” their airplane or hotel room is…
… they just want their flight to be on time and have a place to rest their head that’s bed-bug free.
But in the travel industry, the left is obsessed with forcing their “values” onto the masses.
So Alaska Airlines is replacing plastic water bottles with “boxed water” and plastic straws with “bamboo” options.
Travel and Leisure reports:
“As a West Coast-based airline, we fly to some of the most beautiful places on earth. Protecting these habitats is critical for our collective future, and reducing plastic waste is a key step,” Diana Birkett Rakow, the vice president of public affairs and sustainability for Alaska Airlines, said in a statement shared with T+L.
“We’re proud to partner with Boxed Water on our most impactful plastic-reduction initiative yet, on a continued journey to minimize inflight waste.”
How about instead of obsessing over being “eco-friendly” – airlines focus on getting travelers to their destination on time?
And who do you think will be paying the increase in cost for these “green” options?
That’s right – likely you, the traveler.
… now they’re continuing their crusade by becoming the “most green” airline in the country.
One thing is certain – airlines have their priorities mixed up.
Instead of spending their time making sure they’re employing enough people or training staff to do their jobs…
… they waste efforts on needless things like “going green.”
And don’t think Alaska intends to stop at just plastic cups.
According to an Alaska Airlines flier – their “long-term” goal is to achieve “net zero” by 2040.
Alaska Airlines reported:
“At Alaska, we are committed to taking care of all who depend on us, including being responsible for our impact on the environment. Our long-term goal is to achieve net zero by 2040, with nearer-term goals to improve our impact in areas of carbon, waste and water.
We’re inviting our Corporate Partners on this journey toward sustainability. If you’re looking to reduce your corporate emissions and reach your company’s climate goals, consider investing in sustainable aviation fuel(SAF) in partnership with Alaska Airlines.”
Of course, they’ll tweet this out while they fly across the world on their private jets.
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