Will Virgin Galactic be the new modern and faster Concorde? TechCrunch has the details explaining the speed-wise beating the Concorde is in for.
There’s also opportunity in world travel, once economies of scale come into play and the cost of running these flights goes down. That means something like the Concorde could arise from Virgin Galactic, but one that takes the concept of flying high in the atmosphere to take advantage of lower air resistance to its natural conclusion. A passenger liner based on the Virgin Galactic model of manned spaceflight would allow aircraft to leave earth’s atmosphere, which makes travel far more energy-efficient, environmentally friendly and far, far faster. Travel time from London to Sydney, for
instance, would take around two or two-and-a-half hours.
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Anyone remember the award rates for Concorde redemptions? They were available using AA, CO, DL, US, MR, and SPG points. Check out this post for a stroll down memory lane.