13 Apr '11, 12pm

If Flying Isn't Green, Can the Airport Wait Be?

Peter DaSilva for The New York Times Recycling bins are one of the environment-friendly features of Terminal 2 in San Francisco. In Tuesday’s Times, I wrote about San Francisco International Airport’s renovated Terminal 2 and efforts to make flying a less carbon-intensive and stressful experience. The art-filled terminal, known as T2, features Danish modern furniture, organic chow, 350 power outlets, free Wi-Fi and other creature comforts and innovations designed to cut the building’s energy footprint while making air travel, dare we say it, more fun. The terminal reflects the techno-cool sensibility of Virgin America, which shares the space with American Airlines. Virgin has attracted a youngish hip clientele with a fleet of Airbuses that have neon mood lighting, a nightclub soundtrack and seatback touch screens that enable passengers to order food and entertainment. Airp...

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