October 21: Google Flights and Carbon-emissions

Google has launched a feature that shows a carbon-emissions estimate for almost every flight in its search results, helping users find more sustainable travel options.

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Source: Washington Post
Published: October 2021

Google Flights and Carbon-emissions

To help users find more sustainable travel options, Google launched a feature that shows a carbon-emissions estimate for almost every flight in its search results. Now, along with price and duration, travelers can use environmental footprints to compare and choose flights.

The emissions estimates are based on a combination of factors, such as the distance of a trip, the number of stops, the number and class of seats on board, and the type of aircraft.

Here’s an example of a search for flights from Seattle to Honolulu:

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