A Three Hour Flight From London To New York Might Soon Be A Reality

The Concorde died for this

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The first supersonic jet since the Concorde has been announced, promising to take passengers from London to The City That Never Sleeps in just over three hours.

Named the Boom jet, the proposed 40-to-50 seat supersonic jet will be able to travel at Mach 2.2, (1,451 MPH) which is almost three times faster than any current commercial airliner.

CEO Blake Scholl, a former pilot and Amazon engineer, has even partnered with Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic to help bring forward the commercial launch of the flights to 2023.

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Speaking to New York Magazine Scholl said: "People are going to start to commute across the Atlantic.

"The first flight of the day from New York lands in London in time for you to get an afternoon set of meetings done, go out to dinner, and be home to tuck your kids into bed. It gives you a whole day off of a typical itinerary. That's one less night in a hotel."

Scholl continued, saying: "We're getting better computers, getting better phones, and yet we're still flying, basically, these 1960s airplane designs," he says. "We've made planes safer. We've made them more efficient. But we haven't made it any easier to get around the planet."

While the idea of more than halving the time of a flight to NYC may sound ideal, you'll have to pay up for it, with the mooted cost of a round-trip flight with Boom set at £4,000.