We were on a trans-continental flight (NYC to Seattle) and got delayed on the runway because of something-or-other, so the pilot thought he would entertain us with an interesting factoid.
That flight would burn 7,000 gallons of gas, which cost the airline $24,500 (just for that flight!). He figured it out per customer, and it was $150 in gas just for each person on the plane (one-way).
No wonder the airlines are going bankrupt, no wonder the world is running out of gas, and no wonder we're having a climate crisis.
At $24,500 per transatlantic flight, wouldn't it be in the best interest of the airlines to find a way to fly on solar power?