Fees for trees...Vote in our poll! Would you pay a little extra on your fare to offset the carbon footprint? Budget Travel Tuesday, Apr 24, 2007, 4:09 PM Budget Travel LLC, 2016

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apr 24 2007

Fees for trees...Vote in our poll!

We all know that flying isn't good for the environment. On June 1, Delta Air Lines will become the first U.S. carrier to give passengers the option of doing something to counterbalance the global-warming effects of flying.

Every time someone buys a flight at delta.com, he or she will be given the option of donating an additional $5.50 per domestic round-trip as a "carbon offset." The money goes directly to The Conservation Fund, which plants trees to offset carbon emissions from flights. We applaud the initiative but wonder if it's enough.

We're curious what you think. Should airlines add a $5.50 fee to the price of every domestic round-trip flight and then hand that money over to organizations that plant trees? Vote in our poll by clicking here.

Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.


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