Quoting Gary2880 (Reply 13):
*each passenger will have to bring on 50 AA Duracels... * |

That seems like a brilliant idea. So I just made some rough math to calculate the correct number of

AA Duracells. Not all that rough - the following numbers are correct within +/-20%.

We assume a 1,000 miles flight on a Boeing 737-800 or Airbus 320 with 150 pax lasting two hours.

Each passenger will have to carry not 50, but one million

AA Duracells. That will be five tonnes of Duracells per passenger.

There is one slight problem: The plane will exceed the max take-off weight by some 720 tonnes.

I don't know the price of a Duracell

AA, but let's assume 50 cent. That will make the "fuel" price $500,000 per pax one way, a million dollars on a return ticket.

Milage: The plane will cover a distance of 0.84 inch or 21 mm per Duracell

AA, or 10.5 feet per passenger.

Kerosene will be some $50 one way per pax. So will will reach a breakeven point when oil has become ten thousand times more expensive. That will be the day when our US friends pay $20,000 for one gallon gas. Then we only have to solve the weight problem.