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Should frequent flyers pay more?

Climate advisers are calling for the elimination of airline loyalty programs, claiming they "reward environmentally damaging behavior." The U.K.'s Committee on Climate Change argues the programs incentivize frequent flyers, who should instead be slugged with a tax, a report suggests. Opponents say most miles are "issued through non-flying means," like reward credit cards, and points often aren't redeemed for flights. Others question whether flying's environmental footprint is significantly worse than other modes of transit.