Filed under: Wings
You are rushing through the airport trying to make your flight. You've paid extra to check your bags, you'll pay extra for a meal and you're contemplating buying a book for the flight when you see it, the carbon credits kiosk. Will you buy a little guilt free flying? The San Francisco Chronicle reports that travelers flying out of San Francisco International Airport will soon have that option, being able to buy credits at from carbon offset company, 3 Degrees at a kiosk resembling the self-service check-in stations used by airlines. The computer would calculate the carbon footprint based on your flight and print out a total which can be paid immediately. Prices could run anywhere from under $5 for a short flight to over $35 for an international one. The program at the San Francisco International Airport calls for kiosks will be placed throughout the airport. 3Degrees will get 30 percent of each purchase, with the rest going to carbon-reduction projects.