Those of us living in developed nations often have a lot of resources at our disposal to avoid flying. I now almost never take the plane except when I have to go to Lebanon, as there are no other alternatives.
While in Europe, I try my best to only use the train to go from place to place, even if it means spending several more hours than I would on the plane. People living in Europe are especially well-placed to significantly reduce their dependency on flights, given the availability of buses and trains.
I am currently doing a PhD in philosophy at the University of Zurich, looking at temporality in postwar Lebanon. I have a BS in Environmental Health from the American University of Beirut and an MA in Cultural Studies from SOAS, University of London. I also host a podcast called The Fire These Times and am a regular contributor to various websites on a variety of topics.