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I love how they cheat on the airplane to include all the waits and such. Flying time takes 59 minutes with current aircraft. Look it up. I did.
Cheat??? From the time of arrival at the airport to getting out of the airport at your destination is real. Auto/bus if no traffic jams is also a if you lucky.
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Cheat??? From the time of arrival at the airport to getting out of the airport at your destination is real. Auto/bus if no traffic jams is also a if you lucky.
Why would that be different with this hyperloop thing? Same stuff. Arrive and have to find parking, then go through ticketing and probably security too. Then wait for the next one to leave, boarding, etc.

They counted just the travel time for the hyperloop, while counting all the other BS for the airplane. The flight time as I noted is 59 minutes.
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We have a couple here that still think we should have stuck with the horse and buggy? '

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I think the automobile has more flexibility. I think the airplane is far cheaper and almost as fast. Building a hyperloop means spending tens, if not hundreds, of billions on a tube system, mostly buried, in vacuum that has to be maintained using a very complex system, along with the other infrastructure, that will never be able to recoup the cost of construction.

The best idea isn't always the most practical or cost effective one.
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I see where Boulder Colorado wants to build one for an estimated $25 billion... Probably will cost closer to $75 billion but what the hey... It will make less than a billion an year in operation so there's that to look forward to...
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