Electric Planes, Britain’s Duty-freexit & Ho-Ho-Home for the Holidays (#75)

In the final weekly news roundup for season 3, #nerdbirds Jeremy & Kai discuss United’s pledge to go 100% carbon neutral by 2050, and about how Nordic countries have also set up their timelines to go fossil-free faster than you might think! On the ground, they talk about Aptera’s new solar-powered electric vehicle that can go up to 1,000 miles between charges! In jobs news, London Heathrow could potential lose 2,000 retail jobs as a result of impending taxation changes in the UK after the Brexit transition period ends on December 31, 2020.

In Part Two, they take an in-depth look at how to travel virtually for the holidays, including Finnair’s virtual flights to visit Santa Claus, Christmas light displays & parades in both the US and Europe, and a new virtual travel company called Beeyonder, aiming to make travel accessible to all, especially those that are restricted from travelling.

Story Links:

United Makes Bold Environmental Commitment Unmatched by Any Airline
(United Airlines Hub)

Nordic States Set Electric-Planes Pace After Green-Cars Push

See the World’s First Electric Car That’s Powered by the Sun
(Travel + Leisure)

London Heathrow Could Lose 2,000 Retail Jobs Due to “Tourist Tax”
(Airways Magazine)

First-ever Finnair virtual reality flight to see Santa delivers some magic this festive season
(Finnair – Cision)

The Most Beautiful Virtual Christmas Light Displays In The U.S.
(Travel Awaits)

The Most Beautiful Christmas Light Displays In Europe
(Travel Awaits)

Beeyonder launches virtual travel platform for the holidays