In the corona pandemic, many dream of foreign countries.

But even if all travel barriers should fall again, the dream destinations could remain unattainable for some, because bargain offers have become a political issue.

Flying is too cheap for the Greens.

Your chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock has just put this on record.

Manfred Schäfers

Business correspondent in Berlin.

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    Previously, Olaf Scholz, her competitor from the SPD, had mentioned a lower price limit for cheap flights in Europe.

    Both want to protect the climate with the price hammer.

    You also squint at the choice.

    That would be okay if neither of them acted as if there were no climate protection requirements for air traffic yet.

    The opposite is true.

    In Germany, the ticket tax makes flying more expensive.

    More importantly, aviation is included in the EU emissions trading scheme.

    That's a tough CO2 cap.

    For the Greens, the price thing is pretty simple.

    Her high-earning followers fly a lot, but with a guilty conscience.

    If high prices deny flying for socially disadvantaged people, the green clientele could travel without shame.

    Others then compulsorily take care of the good goal.

    This is what awe-inspiring climate protection looks like.