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Why flying keeps getting worse

NERVOUS fliers don’t like boarding planes at the best of times, but unfortunately, uncomfortable, delayed and canceled flights are becoming more common.

Rising temperatures due to climate change are having a major impact on aircraft and their ability to fly.

Rising temperatures due to climate change are having a major impact on aircraft and their ability to fly

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Rising temperatures due to climate change are having a major impact on aircraft and their ability to flyPhoto credit: Getty

Extreme heat is becoming more common at some airports around the world and has resulted in flight cancellations and disruptions.

Airplanes can find it difficult to take off and fly in extreme heat because the hotter the air gets, the thinner it gets.

When that happens, it takes more power to achieve the lift that allows an airplane to take off, which requires more fuel but makes the airplane heavier and more difficult to fly.

2018, London City Airport recorded temperatures of 35.3C, and some passengers were removed from planes because they were too heavy to take off in the heat.

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Accordingly United States todaytemperatures at Oregon’s Portland International Airport hit an all-time high of 46.7C in June last year, with meteorologists calling it a “once-in-a-1,000-year event.”

Erica Fleishman, director of Oregon State University’s Climate Change Research Institute, said, “Given current levels of greenhouse gas emissions, this will be an event every five to 10 years by the end of the century.”

To avoid flying during the hottest times of the day, airlines may be forced to schedule their flights early in the morning or late at night – a move that may not go down well with passengers who don’t want to fly at inconvenient times.

Alternatively, planes could carry fewer passengers to allow the plane to take off more easily, but that could result in competition for a seat and higher ticket prices.

And in addition, Rising temperatures are likely to increase turbulence Passenger experience on a flight.

Turbulence is essentially a change in air that can shake an airplane, and it’s usually harmless.

Pilots try to avoid turbulence by flying in the lower troposphere — the layer of atmosphere closest to Earth.

But the climate crisis is causing changes in Earth’s atmosphere that are affecting it.

New research published in scientific advances discovered that as the planet warms, the atmosphere closest to Earth rises.

That means pilots have to fly higher to avoid turbulence, and it’s likely that passengers will have a much bumpier ride in the future.

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A pilot shared some tips to help passengers Avoid nausea while flying through turbulence.

A former pilot has revealed the area around Britain where You’ll always get turbulence and it’s on a specific flight.

Airplanes can find it difficult to take off and fly in extreme heat because the hotter the air gets, the thinner it gets

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Airplanes can find it difficult to take off and fly in extreme heat because the hotter the air gets, the thinner it getsCredit: Alamy

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