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    supersonic hammocks

    I don't have the link right now but did anyone else read the article about the new planned supersonic jet that is supposed to go from London to NY in an hour? It says that the passengers will be in hammocks. It would be cool enough to be on a plane that had hammocks but then to go mach 4 while laying in it. Maybe one of our cottage vendors should put in a bit to make them.

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    Gee- when I read this I double checked the date. At first I thought they might be trying to save weight for efficiency, but then thought about take-off, landing, safety standards, etc.; they'd need seats anyway. Plus why would passengers need to lay down/sleep on a 1 hour flight?

    Got a reference link? Maybe the Onion?

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    It should be like a subway. Stand up with hand straps.

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    I saw this too. When I read the article I was thinking, when are tickets going on sale. Airbus filed the patent. In the article there was a link to someone that did a YouTube overview of how the thing would work. Unfortunately the hammocks look more like a chaise lounge. No hanging. Needless to say my enthusiasm dropped a bit.

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    Link or it didn't happen. (ninja)
    I'd rather be hanging.

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    Here is a link to an article. It is not the one I first read. This one describes it as hammock-like seats. Not quite the same as the first one i read that simply said hammocks. Still, it would be an interesting ride.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33786999

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