Flying to see friends and family makes up a quarter of flights from the UK. We speak to three people with family overseas to explore some of the considerations.
Flight Free UK explores the findings from the 2020 survey to see what inspired people to take the flight free pledge.
Dance scenes around the world involve a lot of flying. Teacher and swing dance enthusiast Alan Lorcan asks if there are more sustainable options.
Sel from Grow Heathrow, Ian from GALBA and Alice from Sky Rebellion talk to us about their experiences as aviation activists.
It’s hard to talk to your friends about climate change. But it’s really important that we all try. Our top tip? Be nice!
Toni Vernelli from the Veganuary campaign shares her insights into how behaviour change works.
Maxwell Ayamba, co-founder of 100 Black Men Walk, shares his philosophy of how health, community and nature are interconnected.
The aviation industry is keen to emphasise the importance of flying for international business. But just how important is business flying? We talk to Cait Hewitt of the Aviation Environment Federation to find out.
Can we draw parallels between dieting and reducing carbon emissions? Maggie Robertson takes a look.
Photographer Jack Lowe, on a mission to photograph each of the UK’s 238 lifeboat stations, shares with us his love for our fascinating coastline.
When Eddie decided to stop flying, it had a knock-on effect at work. He shares how taking a stand can be awkward, but can also shift people’s perspectives.
Can we re-discover the climate momentum that emerged in 2019?
To ring in the New Year we talk to Lenny, Jo, Gope, Dominick and Lizzie about why they have made the Flight Free 2021 pledge.
The climate crisis is the greatest emergency facing humanity today. Ex-pilot Dan Tipney shares how this can be a difficult pill to swallow, but also why it's vital that we do.
Not flying is our gift to the children of the future. So why can’t they be more grateful? asks Maggie Robertson.
2020 was the year we stayed grounded because of the pandemic. Could 2021 be the year we stay grounded through choice?
Could going flight free in 2021 be your New Year’s Resolution?
After spending a year living at the off-grid protest community of Grow Heathrow, Kirsty shares her experiences of activism and an unconventional way of life.
When classical singer Nina Vinther boycotted her choir's overseas tour, it was relocated to the UK. She explores the difficulty in changing a culture.
Flight Free 2020 didn't work out at all the way we thought it would. Here, the whole team discusses what the year meant to them.
Use your Christmas cards to spread the flight free message!
Maggie Robertson asks, is demand for flights rising? And what do we really demand when it comes to flying?
Tips on staying grounded for twelve months
Air travel is accessed by a tiny proportion of the global population – yet the negative effects are felt by us all.
What can we as individuals do when the government doesn't act on the climate?
Awareness of climate change is rising, but our behaviour doesn't always reflect that. What can we do to change this? We speak to Steve Westlake from Cardiff University about the psychology of behaviour change.
How should the response to the current health crises inform our thinking on climate and flights?
Tom Smallwood asks if the French bailout condition of Air France-KLM could be viable in the UK: that the airline does not compete with rail on journeys achievable in 2.5 hours by train.
Anna Hughes asks, are we missing out by not travelling long haul?
Is it up to individuals to take action or will it take system change to solve the climate crisis?
Flight Free UK Director Anna Hughes reflects on what effect the global pandemic has had on the campaign
Rici Lake from Flight Free Perú explains the challenges and benefits of reducing aviation in a country that relies so heavily on tourism.
An analysis of the impact of the coronavirus lockdown on people, planet and the future of the aviation industry.
Flight free 2020 pledger Sophia Cheng attended the ChangeNOW Summit in Paris, and shares what she learned about a sustainable future for aviation.
The coronavirus outbreak has caused an unprecedented drop in demand for flights. What can the government do to ensure that climate targets are met once travel restrictions are lifted?
A global society means ‘love miles’ are common. But to avoid the emissions, Claire Wordley took a drastic approach: quitting her job and moving countries to be with her man.
Flight Free UK comments on what the current Coronavirus outbreak means for our campaign and for aviation in general
Emma Palmer spent 18 years living beneath the flight path at Bristol airport, and reflects on what the rejection of its expansion plan might mean for the climate and the future of aviation
Ellen Petry Leanse asks what impact our travel ambitions have on the places we visit and on the planet
The Wuhan Coronavirus has brought air traffic across China to a standstill. It's time to now see the climate crisis for what it is: a global carbon epidemic.
Cancelling one flight won’t save the planet. But what effect do our actions have, and can once person really make a difference?
The first episode of our new podcast series features an interview with Maja Rosén, whose New Year's Resolution two years ago to talk about flying and the climate crisis led to the creation of Flight Free campaigns around the world
We know that air travel facilitates global tourism, and if we were to stop flying, communities who rely on our visits would suffer. But is that really the full story?
Wildlife photographer Iain Green tells us what led to his decision to stop flying 14 years ago, and how he found the wildlife experience of his career in his own back garden.
Jamie Andrews, co-founder of train booking website Loco2, shares the story of the company and looks forward to a low-carbon future
Helena Ritter explains why she made the decision to quit flying
We all know there are some eye-catchingly cheap air fares out there, but do the alternatives really cost that much more? And is there really any such thing as a cheap flight?
Easyjet has announced that from March 2020 it will be flying twice a day from Birmingham to Edinburgh. Is there a place for short domestic routes in our transport infrastructure?
Maggie Robertson explores how journalists have the power to influence people's travel decisions – and why they should use it wisely
Flight Free UK responds to Heathrow expansion consultation.
The team at Flight Free UK urges Harry and Meghan to consider the climate impact of their flights
A proposed carbon tax has hit the headlines this week. Anna Hughes looks at what this really means.
Flight Free Canada director Nathalie Laplante explains her motivations to keep her and her fellow countrymen's feet firmly on the ground
Claire Thompson's sons live half a world away, in New Zealand. In over a decade she has only seen them twice. This is her moving testimonial.
It can be difficult to speak to your friends and family about not flying when it challenges people’s thoughts and behaviours. Here are some tips that might help engage those around you.
In June 2017, Viviana Jiménez took a year off flying. With family scattered across a few countries, it would mean not seeing them for more than a year. But she took on the challenge – with surprising results.
Flight Free Director Anna Hughes explains the importance of living to our values
Flight Free UK Director Anna Hughes takes a look at whether our flying habits really are beneficial to us or the world.
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