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Airline Fuel Saver Idea

Discussion in 'Games / Pics / Jokes / Stories' started by Brickjectivity, Jan 14, 2022.

  1. Brickjectivity

    Brickjectivity Turned to Stone. Now I stretch daily.
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    It was first proposed, ironically, in a Muppet film.

    Imagine if you could get your tickets for, say, 1/3 the price in exchange for jumping out of the plane at scheduled times. The airline would save, because it wouldn't have to land as frequently, delivering passengers to a larger variety of locations. It could pass the savings onto you the jumper. Logistics would be pretty simple, and the only problem might be some needed protection for the airlines from litigation.

    You can help make this happen. Inquire of your favorite airline whether passengers are allowed, or not, to bring a parachute as a carry-on.

    Its simpler than it sounds. You take a little training, get a certification, and then you reserve your plane ticket as Jumping Class.

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    If I don't land within a mile of my luggage I'm gonna sue.
     
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    The notion of jumping out of a mechanically sound airplane strikes me as being insane!
     
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    Does first class get a wingsuit?
     
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    I would be more than willing to pay extra to fly in a jet powered by bio-jet fuel rather than fly in a jet consuming kerosene based fuel emitting global warming carbon.

    By 2019, fossil jet fuel production cost was $0.3-0.6 per L given a $50–100 crude oil barrel, while aviation biofuel production cost was $0.7-1.6,

    Aviation biofuel - Wikipedia

    Perhaps most of us airline passengers would agree with paying the doubled cost of bio-jet fuel over kerosene based jet fuel in order for us to significantly reduce the carbon emissions of the jetliners we use to travel.

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    I'm down. :tongueout:
     
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  7. Brickjectivity

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    We perceive ticket prices differently depending upon our mood.

    What about electrics? Would you jump out of an electric plane?
     
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    Yes, but you have to be wearing clean underwear. TSA will check.
     
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    If its battery charge were too low for completing a controlled landing, and if I had suitable skydiving gear on me, then I would likely parachute out of that plane. ...:D
     
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    You seem very choosy about your airplane type. What about a helicopter? Would you jump out of that to save on tickets?
     
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    The future of inexpensive, environmentally gentle flight may well be a return to lighter-than-air dirigibles. Quite a few modern designs, of various sizes, are in development. How airships could return to our crowded skies
    They're no SSTs, but they're difficult to crash, use very little fuel, and have a minimal carbon footprint. Solar designs might use no fuel at all.

    Likewise, high-tech sailing ships are making a comeback, as well.

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    Jolly good idea. You could use those cargo planes with an opening ramp at the back, then push the passengers and luggage out at predetermined intervals. The tricky bit would be avoiding crocodile infested swamps and such-like.
     
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    When I was in the Army they made us jump out of a helicopter hovering several feet about the ground. Most undignified, we all ended up in a heap on the ground.
     
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    Ah, the aviation equivalent of the slip coach: Slip coach - Wikipedia
     
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    Yet there are people who pay good money to do this.
     
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    They will probably use a little less hydrogen than previous airships.
     
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    With a high volume & surface area, they're quite
    vulnerable to crashing on take off & landing cuz
    of sensitivity to winds.
    They have some use, but it's limited.
     
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    There wouldn't be much wind if we flew them in underground caves or tunnels, and that way if they crashed the damage would be limited.
     
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    How do you fly LTA craft in tunnels?
    If you've got a tunnel, why not use a pneumatic system like they do in large buildings or banks, with passenger capsules? Nothing to crash, and the capsules have no engines to worry about or generate pollution.
     
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