In 1995 I went on a flying binge to the USA with my immediate family: husband and 2 young daughters. The main purpose of the holiday was to repatriate my mother’s ashes to join those of my father and my aunt in an L.A. cemetery. We also visited several relatives and friends on the Eastern seaboard and the West coast. After that, no flying for me until September 2017. I went on holiday to Sicily with my daughter and her partner – and as they couldn’t spare the extra time off work necessitated by rail travel, I reluctantly agreed to fly.
I researched and published the Calendar of Climate Change (2007,2008,2009) where flying always had a prominent place.