Slowly Jetting Home
The jet engines taking us home today are largely the same technology that powered commercial jets in the 1960s. While they’ve gotten lighter and more efficient, they haven’t gotten much faster. The last real speed breakthrough for globetrotters were the supersonic airlines — which were all mothballed two decades ago. But according to Ray Blanco, we’re finally on the verge of a travel revolution — allowing us to get from here to there in record time. And it will be all thanks to moguls like Richard Banson and Jeff Bezos. Here’s why he thinks the billionaires’ daredevil antics will benefit more urbane travellers in the near future.