Delayed Flights Consumed 740 Million Additional Gallons Of Jet Fuel In 2007
Delayed flights in 2007 consumed about 740 million additional gallons of jet fuel totaling $1.6 billion extra in fuel bills and emitted 7.07 million metric tons of CO2, according to a new report from the U.S. Joint Economic Committee.
The report (PDF), entitled “Your Flight Has Been Delayed Again: Flight Delays Cost Passengers, Airlines, and the U.S. Economy Billions in 2007,” finds that flight delays in 2007 cost the economy a total of $41 billion.
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