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With fuel prices falling, will airlines lose incentive to fly efficiently?
With fuel prices falling, will airlines lose incentive to fly efficiently?

As fuel costs drop for the nation’s airlines, so too will the incentive to fly more efficiently. That was the warning from a nonprofit environmental group that tracks fuel efficiency and air pollution among the world’s airlines. The Washington-based group, the International Council on Clean Transportation, issued a report last week noting that fuel efficiency among U.S. airlines remained flat from 2012 to 2013, largely because the delivery of new planes has dropped off and the percentage of seats filled on planes has flattened out. Air travel generated 3% of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions in 2013, the report said. Jet fuel costs have dropped 20% over the last year, according...

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