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(Slate)   Why get on a commercial flight and have to rub shoulders with the plague-ridden poors at check in, gate lounge and boarding?   (slate.com) divider line
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1496 clicks; posted to Business » on 27 Feb 2021 at 6:20 AM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-02-27 6:29:26 AM  
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Pft, plebs.
 
2021-02-27 6:32:14 AM  
"If that customer can fill the plane by bringing five other people along, it goes down to $2,500 per person. "When you fill the aircraft, it really does make sense and it gets very, very close to first-class commercial," he said of the pricing. "When you don't fill it, the economics don't work."

So, unless you're a family of 6, you need to split the plane with people outside of your bubble to make the economics work. Got it
 
2021-02-27 8:43:26 AM  
I hate travel - planning, packing, getting to the airport, the airport, airport security, the noise, the Greyhound buses in the sky... The last time I had to travel I got to fill a seat on an empty leg using small airports. It's definitely worth it.
 
2021-02-27 9:04:34 AM  
In December, my son flew us both to Lake Tahoe in a Cessna 172 for a few days of snowboarding. The concept was that we'd be able to minimize interactions with other humans this way. From that perspective alone, it worked great, and the whole trip had very few close interactions.

On the other hand, we had several brushes with death in both directions. We won't be doing that trip again in that type of aircraft.
 
2021-02-27 10:02:57 AM  

roostercube: In December, my son flew us both to Lake Tahoe in a Cessna 172 for a few days of snowboarding. The concept was that we'd be able to minimize interactions with other humans this way. From that perspective alone, it worked great, and the whole trip had very few close interactions.

On the other hand, we had several brushes with death in both directions. We won't be doing that trip again in that type of aircraft.


well that's terrifying. and your story started on such a high note.
 
2021-02-27 12:05:29 PM  
A colleague rents time on planes like this to travel. A few weeks ago, he and his wife flew from Winnipeg you Palm Springs. Cost him about $40k return but he was able to get his vaccine there, well ahead in advance of that he'd receive here in Canada.

And that's a great example of how the rules don't apply to the rich. I can't even get really upset - that's less than pocket change to him. It also means I'm one person closer to getting my own vaccine.

Meh
 
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