WestJet’s Aircraft Weight Reduction Plan

Canadian airline WestJet released this video in early April, outlining their extraordinarily sensible plan for reducing aircraft weight, thereby reducing fuel burn and carbon emissions. These guys are geniuses!

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I can’t see any reason that wouldn’t work. Can you?

There were several April Fools jokes played by airlines this year, but I think this WestJet video was the best.


Author: Thursten Master

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