> <> Despite having suffered through a transatlantic flight more times than I
> can now count, I can't make myself believe that an SST with current
> technology makes sense. It seems to me that the disruption of one's schedule
> from crossing 6 or 8 time zones in 3 or 4 hours is just as great as doing it
> in 9 or 10 hours. Heck, just going back and forth between the US Middle and
> Left Coasts is enough to kill the better part of two whole days for me. With
> the ability to keep a laptop computer running throughout the usable portion
> of the transatlantic flight now, I've come to actually be able to make
> productive use of the trip if I want or need to.
Actually I've read many businesspeople coming from Europe take the Concorde
over (arriving in US around same time of day that they left), do their
biz here, and then grab a normal slower flight back to sleep on. In that
case I can see that it makes sense.
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