Um, yes it is, only the ludicrously wealthy can afford 4,000 GBP (US$5,214) plane tickets... What company pays for business class tickets anymore?
This guy is way out of touch, he's competing with chartered jets, not other commercial airlines. Most people in business class are upgraded because of their frequent flyer status, not because they're paying cash.
Are you serious? If most people in J are FF upgrades I would like to know from where airline profit come from?
BTW, you would be surprised of how many major global companies pay J on intercontinental trips.
What makes this a dream is being able to develop a supersonic aircraft and fly it profitably at the same fares of existing subsonic ones. Capital and operating costs will make that unfeasible.
Ok you make a very good point, don't know how I forgot that. I've never met anyone who pays for business class, but I guess I'm just a peasant and not in "those circles"
I've worked for several large companies and its usually only executive level (president and above) who get business class paid for when they fly. Us worker drones get economy.
Get a friend who manages corporate contracts at CWT and you'll get to know how many global companies (oil and gas, tech, pharmaceutical, etc) fly hundreds of people every day in paid int'l J.
Not to mention the hundreds of governmental offices around the world (US, EU. UN, etc) that fly J as well.
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