Excitement is growing about rumours that more conc


first_imgExcitement is growing about rumours that more concrete plans for such jets will be unveiled at the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow next month.According to articles in The Times, NASA scientists have been working with a number of aerospace companies, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Gulfstream, to build a plane that can fly its passengers from London to Sydney in just four hours.Deemed, ‘Son of Concorde’ such a jet would be around four times faster than today’s speediest aircraft, and could be ready for take off by 2020. The biggest hurdle is silencing the ‘sonic boom’ produced by supersonic aircraft such as Concorde. It was so noisy that it was banned from flying at supersonic speeds over land by international law.Like its Anglo-French predecessor, a seat on a supersonic jet would probably be pricey and aimed at business travellers, at least to begin with, so for the next decade at least, it’s likely that if you want to fly to Australia from the UK, you’ll still be looking at a twenty-something-hour haul.Meanwhile, the race for flights to space continues…ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedChip-fat fuelled planes, Supersonic Jets, and the DreamlinerChip-fat fuelled planes, Supersonic Jets, and the DreamlinerFree things to do in the world’s most expensive citiesForget what you’ve heard, these expensive cities don’t require a big budget – we’ve found 12 free activities in 12 of the world’s most expensive cities. Plus, we’ve found you a budget hotel and cheap flights too. 1. Singapore – fly from £389 Photo credit: Michelle Karam Singapore Botanic Gardens…How to get over jet lag: 14 tips for beating timezone tirednessWhy do we get jet lag? How can we make adjusting to new time zones simpler and how can we help our bodies cope with the effects of long-haul flights? Whether you’re heading off on a bargain break to Orlando or you’ve found a great deal on a cheap holiday…last_img

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