FAIR MILES: the case for a frequent flyer tax



In this episode:

With 15% population taking 70% flights in the UK, is a frequent flyer tax the fairest way to tackle the contribution of aviation to the climate crisis? We talk to Professor Alice Larkin about the problem of aviation emissions and why technology isn’t coming to the rescue any time soon. Then Leo Murray makes the argument for a frequent flyer tax and explains how it would work in practice.

And filmmakers Ken Loach and Paul Laverty talk about their latest collaboration on ‘I’m Sorry We Missed You’. They discuss the problems of the gig economy, their approach to filmmaking and why they remain optimists despite the issues their films depict.


Alice Larkin (@AliceClimate), professor of climate science and energy policy at the University of Manchester

Leo Murray (@crisortunity), founder of A Free Ride – the campaign for a frequent flyer tax

Ken Loach (@KenLoachSixteen), director

Paul Laverty, screenwriter

More info

Flying and the climate crisis


Frequent flyer tax

Joel Pearce