Future of Transportation
- Japan Airlines invested; United Airlines ordered Boom Overture;
- ETA: 2023
- Supersonic aircraft fly higher than other aircraft, cruising at up to 60,000ft. At this altitude, you fly above most of the turbulence, allowing a smoother ride than on subsonic aircraft.
Advanced material and technologies.
- composite fuselage: lighter, more fuel efficient; not as susceptible to fatigue, can be pressurize at lower(6000ft, comparing to 8000ft) altitude.
- better engines: quieter, both inside(passengers) and outside(group communities)
Super Long Flights
- ETOPS: longer non-stop flights. E.g. 20 hours from Singapore to New York.
- Qantas is targeting direct flights to New York and London from Sydney by 2022. Berth may be added.
The Largest/Smallest Airliners Being Phased Out
These aircraft/categories are disappearing:
- Turboprops: American retired the last Dash 8 on July 4, 2018; still operating in US: Ohana by Hawaiian's ATR and Alaska Horizon's Q400
- 50 seaters: CRJ200 and EMB-135/145
- 4-engines: Delta and United phased out their 747s in 2017; 340s are being phased out; 380 is hard to sell
LNG Ships + Fuel Cell
- Carnival: Excellence Class(183,900 tons, AIDA/Costa/P&O/Carnival)
- "The Excellence-class will be the first cruise ships in the world to be dual fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and traditional Fuel oil"
- Princess: 175,000 tons, 2023/2025
- Royal Caribbean: Project Icon, 200,000 tons, 2022/2024
- Disney: 140,000 tons, 2021/2022/2023
- Intercity: Similar to other ride-shares, but for flights.
Better Long-haul Buses
- The Jet Coach: NY to DC, motion-canceling first class seats. https://thejet.coach/