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Supersonic flights...

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by user3657, Mar 5, 2014.

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  1. user3657

    user3657 High-Roller

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    If airliners started offering supersonic flights at double the costs of standard airfare, would you fly supersonic?
     
  2. luci5

    luci5 Low-Roller

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    With our air fare currently at $1700 from the UK, I don't think so.
     
  3. MoneyToBurn

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    For a direct flight I'd likely pay twice the fare for half the time in the air, but a lot of my lost time comes from connections.

    Just for reference, if I really work it, I can get r/t for around $380 right now, but that means getting in at 10 p.m., and leaving around midnight, so I probably pay around $500 for shorter connections and flights that allow me to be abed when I should be abed.
     
  4. mikenhe

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    1700?

    got a couple of friends flying out next week - 550 pounds return.

    where do you get the 1700 from?


    but to answer the op's question.... no..
     
  5. xizor

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    I thought the problem before was so few airports allowing supersonic planes to land there, so you would still lose all that saved time in connections.
     
  6. thecarve

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    Depends on how supersonic...

    A few mph above the speed of sound? Nah.

    Mach 2? You bet.

    JJ Fad? Hell yeah!

    [YOUTUBE]J3nPLoODtGU[/YOUTUBE]
     
  7. Smo

    Smo Mr. Las Vegas

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    OMG Carve, I used to dance to that song!! lol

    Supersonic isn't that much faster than what jets travel at nowadays.
    But if you're talking hypersonic.....then I'm in for sure! :thumbsup:
     
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    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Lol...knew that one could only be appreciated by a certain generation! :beer:
     
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    It would be nice to have that option, myself prob not, turning a 2 hour flight into 45 min is not worth a couple hundred bucks, long transocean trip maybe.
     
  10. merlin

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    Actually jets fly slower now than they did 20 or 30 years ago(to save fuel), used to be alot of planes would fly 560-580, now i see 530's alot. The planes can go fast, they just dont.
     
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    Firstly, £550 is a very cheap ticket from the UK. Likely US airways with a stopover. A decent flight schedule is likely to be £650.

    Secondly, that £550 will be per person and thirdly they said 1700 dollars. Current exchange rate is 1.6 to the pound so (550 x 2) x 1.6 = 1760 dollars.
     
  12. luci5

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    Try pricing BA from ABZ-LAS in May.

    BTW my price was for one person, not two and with a connection at LHR.
     
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  13. mikenhe

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    The 550 quid I quoted is direct lgw-las

    but it is middle of march - not the busiest time of year for them.



    May 2014. EDI - las change in philly - 695pounds.
    if you can't get to edi - then abz to las is 717 - but with 2 stops. (Delta) or BA for 907 with one stop.

    you've been done with that 1,000+ fare.
     
  14. luci5

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    We need to fly out on a Friday to maximise our vacation leave.
     
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    delta - leaving on a Friday - 717 with 2 stops.
    ba with one stop - 943


    that's leaving on a Friday.


    but if you do have to travel on set dates - then you pay the price. a little flexibility can mean a big change in fares.
     
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    No offense, but you're American. Your comments are akin to me saying what a flight from America should cost to Europe.

    It's not uncommon at all for a return fare to cost £1,000+ in a busy time from the UK to Vegas per person.

    Just because you found one cheap flight doesn't mean it goes from a place that this guy wants, leaves at the right time, takes a suitably small amount of time or lands when required. Why are you intent on one upping them on everything? Why would anyone lie about what a flight costs?
     
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    Dude! Seriously! Give it a rest, please.
     
  18. mikenhe

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    he was trying to say that Airfare from the uk was $1700.

    Its not. then he was saying it is - from Aberdeen. but as it turns out that only in may.. on a Friday. on ba.

    If he's happy to pay that for a schedule that suits him that's fine - its not my money - but don't make out like that's the normal price for flights. Its wrong.



    Oh my god - someone was wrong on the internet..... I was up all night to disprove that :D

    I can understand not paying $3,400 for a supersonic flight though...:thumbsup:
     
  19. mikenhe

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    no offense but just a glance at where my location may have given you a slight clue about if I knew wtf I was talking about.

    I also arrange flights for my friends to vegas (as I did for next week) , relatives and for us returning to the uk. so, yeah, I have got a clue what I'm talking about (at least on this occasion). two hours after landing in vegas then all bets are off on that....
     
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    If the Concord still flew I'd use it.....once :p
     
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