We at Cheapflightsfares believe in enhancing travel experiences and are constantly working towards it. What we also believe in is a greener and healthier planet.
We're committing to help reduce the carbon footprint left behind by travel and want to give back to the environment to help it heal. To honor this commitment, we have partnered with One Tree Planted.
Our goal is to plant 3,000 trees (to start) and you can help us reach this goal. Every booking equals one tree planted. It's that simple.
Book a flight & select where you want to plant a tree
We'll work with OneTreePlanted to plant the trees*
Keep an eye on your inbox to see how we're making an impact together*
*We'll plant the trees once we hit our initial goal of 3,000 trees. You can keep track of where we're at by visiting this page. Note: The time between CheapFlightsFares making the donation and the actual tree planting will vary depending on the region you have chosen and the time of year. Planting usually happens during the rainy season, when the soil provides optimum conditions for tree survival. We will post updates on the progress and will send periodic updates to you via email if you're opted in to receive updates from us.
Founded in 2014, One Tree Planted is a non-profit organization focused on global reforestation.
Over a short span of time, the organization has helped plant millions of trees, across regions in North America, Latin America, Africa, and Asia by forging an association with individuals and businesses alike.
A single contribution makes an impact. Check our tree tracker below to see how many trees are being planted.
And don't forget...book a flight, plant a tree!
No, choosing to plant a tree while making your booking will not cost you anything. We will be covering the cost on our end as part of our partnership with One Tree Planted. If you want more information on what it costs to plant a tree, please refer to the "How much does it cost to plant a tree" FAQ below.
With your help, we want to make an impact on the environment, and partnering with One Tree Planted is a step towards it. Since we are a travel platform, we decided to run a one-for-one initiative and we'll plant a tree for every flight booked. Join us in helping us reach our goal of planting 3,000 trees!
When you choose to plant a tree, here's how you help:
To combat climate change
Climate change is caused by the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Trees help reduce the fatal effects of greenhouse gases by absorbing carbon dioxide.
To preserve biodiversity
Urbanization has led to the displacement of flora and fauna. Trees can help mitigate this loss of biodiversity by providing habitat to different species of animals and plants.
To enhance community well-being
The depletion of resources and crammed up concrete spaces are affecting the livelihood and lifestyle of people all around the world. The forestry industry provides tens of thousands of job opportunities and greenery in ways more than one is beneficial for mental and physical health.
That's up to you. One Tree Planted currently plants trees across North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia. When you finalize your booking, you'll have the option to tell us where you'd like to plant a tree.
The type of tree depends on the region selected and which tree will have the best survival rate at the time of planting. The team at One Tree Planted works with local nurseries to plant trees that are region appropriate. Therefore, the type of tree planted can vary. To give you an idea about the type of trees planted - in the Andes, it could include various types of Polylepis trees (which are native to the Andes and have adapted to the extremely high altitude); in California, tree species may include the Sugar Pine, California Redwood (State tree), Maple, Elderberry, Willow, Birch, Dogwood, Cedar, Giant Sequoia and Walnut.
You can pick the general location of where you want to plant the tree when you're completing your booking.
We're partnering with One Tree Planted, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has carefully selected reforestation organizations in six regions: North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Pacific. We have a goal to plant 3,000 trees through OneTreePlanted, and once we make the initial donation, they will keep us up to date on the how, where, when and what kind of impact the contribution is having on the environment. We'll keep you updated on progress too!
One Tree Planted is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that has planted 11 million trees since it started in 2014. As an organization, CheapFlightsFares is doing our part to help preserve and sustain the environment.
This is a question we had too when looking for the right partner. One Tree Planted works with nurseries to grow tree seedlings that are then transported and planted in the respective locations. Some organizations just put a seed in the ground and count that as planting a tree. One Tree Planted goes many steps further and will keep us updated on the progress of the trees we plant through them.
Yes, the goal is to plant trees through reforestation organizations that work closely with One Tree Planted. Tree seedlings will be planted where it's needed at the time and where they have the best survival rates.
While One Tree Planted's reforestation projects have important benefits in terms of capturing and storing atmospheric carbon, they do not currently pursue verification for certified carbon credits nor do they offer such credits that can be claimed by any other parties. Verification requires a unique set of procedures, costs, or resources that are not always available when prioritizing reforestation for environmental restoration purposes. One Tree Planted and CheapFlightsFares do not make any representations or warranties of any particular set of carbon certification methodology or standards.
One Tree Planted has a robust tracking process in place and will be sending us updates on how and when these trees are planted. We will update the information on our site as we receive it and send it to you as well via email so you can follow along (be sure to opt-in for updates if you want to keep track!)
The cost to plant a tree can vary depending on the region and partner. However, here is a quick and average cost breakdown of how One Tree Planted gets it done.
$.50 -$.85 for one tree sapling to be grown at a nursery
$.20 - $.30 per tree to be planted
$.08 - $.20 per tree average with transport costs, material costs
$.10 - $.22 ongoing maintenance of trees
$.12 - $.15 operating costs
$.03 - $.05 credit card processing fees, transaction costs
We're partnering with One Tree Planted on a one-for-one program, where one flight booking = one tree planted. The average cost will end up being $1 per tree planted and CheapFlightsFares will cover the cost. Together, we can make an impact.
We're doing what we can to make it easier for all of us to make an impact through making a booking. If you'd like to donate to One Tree Planted directly, you can get more information at OneTreePlanted.org.
We will plant one tree for every flight booking made during the initial campaign period. i.e. if you book a flight for one or three people in the same booking, we'll make a donation to plant one tree.
Is the initiative applicable to all bookings (flights, hotels, and rental cars?)
At this point, we'll be planting a tree for every flight booking made during the campaign period.
No, just make a flight booking. Once it's ticketed and you have an e-ticket, we'll be on our way to reaching our goal of planting 3,000 trees!
Yes, if you have to cancel your booking, we will still plant a tree for you if you'd like. As long as you select a region when making your booking, we'll work with One Tree Planted to get the tree in the ground!