Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:38 AM
Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:46 AM
Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:58 AM
Bad thing is trying to connect all teh way from the east coast to Auckland most likely will have to do a overnight in Honolulu.
Flight leaves out of Honolulu at 1345.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:11 PM
Southwest will come in and eat their lunch
That is what I was thinking, but dont know if Southwest would want two focus cities that close. They are probably going to ramp up Atlanta. Jetblue would be smart to move into Charlotte more.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:16 PM
Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:22 PM
Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:28 PM
high speed train is needed like they have been trying to do for a decade now.
Never happen, unless MAYBE on a small regional scale. Too much distance to cover.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:34 PM
Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:37 PM
The environmental hurdles that they would have to clear... the ROW issues... the actual construction of a track that could handle HSR... no way it would make money... and that's for what, 250 miles?
Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:41 PM
Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:43 PM
What would be the ride time from ATL-CLT on the HSR? That to me is the biggest factor on people riding it a long distants. Anything over 4 hours and people will either drive or fly. Instead of riding a train.
Well I guess that depends on what kind of system it would be. I have no clue, but if you assume 120MPH, that's still 2 hours. Acela in the northeast runs at an avg speed of 84MPH google tells me... and gets up to 150 in places.
I would think that in between ATL and CLT you could run one up to 150 most of the time... so what's that, about 1.5 hours?