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If airplanes routinely fly with empty seats, that means they need more airplanes flying to move the passengers. This isn't very environmentally friendly.

People should support airplanes flying full.

Full-ish, yes. But optimising for efficiency always comes at a cost to resilience, and bumping passengers at the last minute has real environmental and wellbeing costs, too.

> wellbeing

Ok, so environmentalism doesn't matter if it's inconvenient.

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