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Why do different flight emissions methods give different numbers, and which one is right?

Posted by Bala Chandran on Dec 9, 2021 9:29:00 AM

Many factors go into calculating the emissions impact of flying, and each methodology makes certain assumptions on the factors that matter (or do not). Ultimately, calculating emissions isn't an exact science, and none of the methods is "right" in any absolute sense. The correct question then is whether the estimates are right within the context of decisions that they drive. Lumo's APIs and reporting solutions deliver data using multiple methodologies – including Defra, ICAO, and our own proprietary calculations – to ensure you have the right data for your use case.

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Tags: API, sustainability

A step toward more sustainable travel

Posted by Bala Chandran on Jun 2, 2021 10:45:00 AM

Travel's carbon footprint is coming under increasing scrutiny, but travelers and travel managers simply don't have the information at their fingertips to make optimal decisions. Whether you're building a booking tool looking to help travelers make better decisions, or creating a reporting tool to help managers more toward a lower footprint, Lumo's CO2 estimates help put the right data in the hands of travelers and travel managers to drive better outcomes in real time.

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Tags: API, Spotlight, sustainability

Three more data feeds added to the Lumo API – the most versatile flight info API in the industry

Posted by Bala Chandran on Jun 1, 2021 10:56:18 AM

We're excited to announce we've added three new data feeds to the Lumo API, just in time for the recovery. Lumo's API now includes TSA security wait times, CBP immigration wait times, and CO2 emissions estimates along with flight delay predictions, travel advisories, COVID stats, real-time flight data (from OAG), and more to create the most comprehensive flights API in the business. One step closer to our vision of being the only flights API you'll ever need.

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Tags: AI, data, API, sustainability

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