JetBlue will start offsetting carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) from jet fuel for all of its domestic flights beginning in July 2020.
The airline has been covering carbon offsets for flyers during specific promotions.
But with this new announcement JetBlue says it will become the first major U.S. airline to move towards covering carbon offsets fulltime.
currently works with Carbonfund.org, a U.S. based nonprofit carbon reduction
and climate solutions organization, on offsets. And with this expansion, JetBlue
expects to offset an additional 15-17 billion pounds (7 to 8 million metric
tons) of emissions per year.
That, says JetBlue, is the annual equivalent of removing more than 1.5 million passenger vehicles from the road.
JetBlue also announced plans to start flying with sustainable aviation fuel in mid-2020 on flights from San Francisco International Airport.
BWI shows its support for the Baltimore Ravens playoff run
Great airport amenity: loaner books!
And check out this great amenity from Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) in Madison, WI.
The airport not only has short story dispensers in the terminal, it has loaner books for kids.
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At Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI) Airport (Concourse A), Maryland gourmet chocolatier SPAGnVOLA now offers an array of handcrafted chocolate bars, bonbons and truffles made with cacao beans from a single-estate farm in the Dominican Republic that are roasted in Gaithersburg, Md. SPAGnVOLA was named one of the top 10 chocolate shops in the world by National Geographic.
Renting a bike via the Zagster app is $5 for up to 12 hours of use.
Why rent a bike at BWI?
So you don’t have to just hang out during a long wait for your flight and because BWI has a 12.5 mile scenic outdoor trail encircles the airport property that has a children’s playground and an observation area.
First opened in 1995 and closed since 2012 to make way for some terminal enhancements, the renewed Observation Deck has new exhibits and a new food outlet called Sky Azure.
New exhibits include a 28-foottall sounding rocket from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a half-sized model of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s Solar Probe Plus spacecraft and some new interpretive information about the large sections of a Boeing 737-200 aircraft that were originally on site.
There’s also a new photo mural near the aircraft cockpit that displays a pilot’s view when landing on Runway 33L at BWI Marshall, charging stations, a display case filled with aircraft models, new children’s play equipment and new binocular viewers so you can get a better view of airport operations.
Sound like someplace you’d like to hang out? The BWI Marshall Observation Gallery is located pre-security, on the upper level of BWI between Concourse B and Concourse C.