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    Future of air travel when fuel is $300/b

    If we let our imagination run wild, what will air travel like
    if fuel hits $300/b ? or for some reason in the future we
    would like ultra cheap air travel for extra long distance ?

    1. luggage will be charged by weight.
    2. pax will be put into sleep (more like an induced coma) before flight
    3. pax will then be put into a capsule (more like a coffin)
    4. then capsules with pax will be loaded into most fuel efficient aircraft, much more pax (I guess 3 times?) can be carried on one flight because of their "travel configuration", no in-flight entertainment and food required.
    5. when flights arrived. pax will be woken up in beds... waking up in the hotel you have booked will be optional ..

    Benefits:
    1. Cheaper flights because much more pax on one flight.
    2. No bad flight attendant services
    3. No IFE broken down
    4. No children crying
    5. No stress from flight delays, actions can be pre-selected for flight delay scenarios
    5. Added safety from terrorist attacks.

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    Re: Future of air travel when fuel is $300/b

    What an interesting imagination you have!!

    I guess if that does ever happen, i'll be taking the private jet option.

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    Re: Future of air travel when fuel is $300/b

    Haha of course you can take that option, it probably cost 300X more !

    also one more benefit...

    7. you can travel anonymously.

    if you decide to pay $X more, you will be the first to be waken up

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    Re: Future of air travel when fuel is $300/b

    I guess they will save money by not needing to print the "please wake me for meals" stickers.

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    Re: Future of air travel when fuel is $300/b

    Well of course your suggestions depend on what happens to the USD in that time ..... $300/b could of course be less than $150/b today in Euro, AUD, CNY or GBP terms .... so your proposed way of flying may just be relevant to domestic travel in the US, not terribly different from today......


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    Re: Future of air travel when fuel is $300/b

    Quote Originally Posted by FL360 View Post
    5. when flights arrived. pax will be woken up in beds... waking up in the hotel you have booked will be optional ..
    I was thinking that waking up in my hotel room would be great, but I am not sure about the customs pat-down while asleep.

    ...and what if my capsule is sent to the wrong airport, waiting in storage for me to pick me up.

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    Re: Future of air travel when fuel is $300/b

    I immediately thought of the wake up scenes from the 'Alien' series of movies and can't seem to shake the thought.

    As for
    Quote Originally Posted by Skoogle View Post
    I was thinking that waking up in my hotel room would be great, but I am not sure about the customs pat-down while asleep.


    ...and what if my capsule is sent to the wrong airport, waiting in storage for me to pick me up.
    I guess it depends who does the pat-down and then there is the perfect opportunity to reverse the current problem of the baggage going astray. We could have the baggage at the correct destination and the passenger at the wrong destination.

    Would you have to buy another ticket to get to the correct destination
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    Re: Future of air travel when fuel is $300/b

    That should be easy to take care of,
    you enter a password before you "go",
    and when you arrive at the correct airport
    you enter the password to "tick" yourself off,

    then they will know if you become a lost luggage..

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    Re: Future of air travel when fuel is $300/b

    You really have thought about this havent you? he he he... A slow time at work perhaps?

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    Actually this idea came to me when I was packing for my trip,
    if I can pack tight and take more why can't the airline do the same
    for pax ?

    Also for me during long distance flights ~15 hours the best way is to sleep through it, but children can be crying, and you wish you were in a coma....


    For my work high imagination / innovation is required.... not surprising that I
    come up with this idea !


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