After hearing that EVA Airlines is launching “Love Is in the Air” flights to nowhere, PETA has made the airline a forward-thinking proposal: offer travel-hungry single flyers exclusively vegan meals to help their hearts and offset the flights’ carbon emissions.
In a letter to the airline’s CEO, PETA points out, “Offering vegan dining could prompt a connection with single lovebirds, not only with each other but also with the message that ditching meat and dairy is one of the most effective things anyone can do to reduce their carbon footprint.”
The Impact Is Considerable
Animal agriculture is responsible for producing more greenhouse-gas emissions than is the entire worldwide transportation sector, and a lead researcher from the University of Oxford noted that, in terms of reducing one’s environmental impact on the planet, the effect of going vegan “is far bigger than cutting down on your flights.”
Research also shows that widespread vegan dining could cut global greenhouse-gas emissions from food by 70% by 2050. It’s well documented that animal agriculture uses massive amounts of water, land, and food resources.
These flights may take romance to new heights, but serving vegan food would also shed some of EVA Airlines’ environmental baggage.
How to Request Vegan Meals for Your Next Flight
If you’re making plans to jet across international waters, rest assured that all major airlines offer vegan meals on request. If you don’t submit a request for vegan food when you purchase your ticket, be sure to call the airline at least 72 hours before your flight in order to make the necessary arrangements and then confirm your meal again while checking in at the airport.
Finding vegan food in places all over the world is easier than ever, too. The helpful HappyCow app locates nearby vegan and vegan-friendly establishments and supplies all the necessary details about menu offerings and location. The future is here, and it’s vegan.