Re: Long-distance direct flights

Date:         31 Mar 2001 16:43:15 
From:         R J Carpenter <rcarpen@erols.com>
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Janne Salonen wrote:

> One interesting alternative could in time be provided by airships, once
> they can establish themselves. They should be able to offer much more
> comfortable but slower flights than turbojets, and be more fuel
> economical.

IMO, anything that flies only a few thousand feet above the ground, and
at low speed, is not going to succeed.

Low altitude weather would be a severe problem, and flying at only a few
times frequently-encountered wind velocities would make schedules
unreliable.