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Terror of the skies: what should travelling look like after Covid?

Post-Covid travel is a headache. But the pastries at the other end are too powerful a draw, writes Kate Hughes

Wednesday 25 August 2021 21:30 BST
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Those eye-catching contrails are actually more damaging to the environment than a plane’s carbon emissions
Those eye-catching contrails are actually more damaging to the environment than a plane’s carbon emissions (Getty)

There’s only one problem I can see in the Covid clouds finally parting over Blighty: you can see the vapour trails on all those planes gradually refilling the skies.

From our vantage point in west Wales, the ones over our heads are the high-altitude-glinting-off-the-sun variety scoring the blue on their way north to the New World.

The kids make a game of guessing their destinations. Me not so much, and I know I’m not the only one who enjoyed the streak-free lockdown air.

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