To cut carbon emissions, France bans short flights when a perfectly good train can get you there

I took something like fourteen short-haul flights last year because of the way airline hubs are set up. My mid-sized city is 600km away from a very large city, so I can’t go anywhere without at least one short hop. We do have an occasionally reliable train, though, and it only takes 6-8 hours to get me to the hub airport.

I wish North America did just about everything better.


Nice to see Boebert reads foreign media - though she probably gets worked up by the spelling.

SNCF’s branding is incredibly strong. I’ve always liked the little tune that plays before announcements - so much classier than the usual bing-bong or ‘Your attention please’

Though they haven’t gone quite as far as DB and developed their own fragrance.


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