The first flight by a commercial airline to be powered partly by biofuel has taken place. A Virgin Atlantic jumbo jet has flown between London's Heathrow and Amsterdam using fuel derived from a mixture of Brazilian babassu nuts and coconuts.(BBC, via Drudge)
When asked what it was doing to reduce fuel consumption and its carbon footprint, Air India responded: "We are way ahead of the industry in this regard. We've been serving re-heated chole and oily puris since 1968."
Totally gratuitous post update: Lekhni asks: "Btw, if the pantry runs out of snacks, do they raid the fuel tank?". Har har. What can I say, flying over long distances is a real gas.