American Airlines Settles a Debate

While flying into Austin today on American Airlines, I happened to flip through the latest version of American Airlines Magazine, July 15, 2008 edition. And there it was – staring back at me on page 32 of the latest issue which is also the second annual “green” edition.

I was right!

Oh, I know I could have just called up Clint and told him so, but how delicious is it to tell him in a blog entry!

Our debate started this past weekend when Clint had the car idoling as I withdrew some twenties from the Wells Fargo bank account for my upcoming trip…taxis take credit card but it is such a pain.

I noted that it was more energy efficient to turn off the engine during this period. Clint on the other hand thought the gas consumption for the same period would be less than turning the engine off and then on.

American Airlines Magazine, page 32 notes that turning off and on the engine is more efficient when one idols for more than 10 seconds.

I was right! Clint if you are reading this, you will need to verify on your next trip. I was going to take the magazine but remembering the 3 Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), I decided to leave the magazine for the next passenger.

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  • Clint

    <p>Oh yes AA magazine is the best source for all things automotive and green…</p>

  • Loni Kao Stark

    <p>Other sources support this as well:</p> <p><a href="http://www.revver.com/video/897915/turn-off-your-engine/&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://www.revver.com/video/897915/turn-off-your-engine/</a></p>&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://www.revver.com/video/897915/turn-off-your-…</a></p></a>" target="_blank">http://www.revver.com/video/897915/turn-off-your-…</a></p></a></a> <p>It is such an issue that Vancouver has a bylaw that if you have your car idoling for more than 3 minutes, you can get a fine between $50-100 CDN.<br /> </p>

  • Clint

    <p>Do you believe everything you read on the Internet?</p>

  • Loni Kao Stark

    Other sources support this as well:

    http://www.revver.com/video/897915/turn-off-your-engine/

    It is such an issue that Vancouver has a bylaw that if you have your car idoling for more than 3 minutes, you can get a fine between $50-100 CDN.

  • Clint

    Oh yes AA magazine is the best source for all things automotive and green…

  • Clint

    Oh yes AA magazine is the best source for all things automotive and green…

  • Clint

    Do you believe everything you read on the Internet?

  • Clint

    Do you believe everything you read on the Internet?

  • Loni Kao Stark

    Other sources support this as well:

    http://www.revver.com/video/897915/turn-off-your-engine/

    It is such an issue that Vancouver has a bylaw that if you have your car idoling for more than 3 minutes, you can get a fine between $50-100 CDN.

  • Kate

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  • Kate

    I am signed up for “Loreto Bay” Google alerts and it always brings up your blogs. You guys are funny!

  • Kate

    I am signed up for “Loreto Bay” Google alerts and it always brings up your blogs. You guys are funny!

  • Loni Kao Stark

    <p>Glad you get a laugh out of our entries. We have a lot of fun writing them…nice change from what we do in our day jobs!</p>

  • Loni Kao Stark

    Glad you get a laugh out of our entries. We have a lot of fun writing them…nice change from what we do in our day jobs!

  • Loni Kao Stark

    Glad you get a laugh out of our entries. We have a lot of fun writing them…nice change from what we do in our day jobs!