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Author Topic: Is technological regression a thing?  (Read 3004 times)

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Re: Is technological regression a thing?
« Reply #200 on: June 14, 2018, 03:56:51 PM »

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Take it away, Mr. Gorte.
If this is supposed to be a reference to something, I don't get it.
Yes. I quoted him concerning how easy it is to ignore the signs if you want. See below.
The Cuomo signs are easy to ignore.

I didn't know Brandon was Mr. Gorte. Had I known, your entire post would have made a bit more sense!

This whole thread is now officially a regression.

Not an unexpected regression; it tends to happen to a lot of threads after they reach a certain length (coincidentally, this is reply #200! :-P).
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Re: Is technological regression a thing?
« Reply #201 on: June 14, 2018, 04:01:19 PM »

The 707 was the first successful jet airliner.  The Comet flew first, but had a sad series of accidents and was taken out of service.  The 707 introduced higher speed and longer range flights at lower prices.

The de Havilland Comet was restored to service and some still flew in the 1990s, but only 116 were built.

There were 865 B-707 built and service began in 1957, and the DC-8 had very similar size and performance and entered service one year after the B-707 and 556 were built.  Economically they were very successful, and economically the Comet was unsuccessful.
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Re: Is technological regression a thing?
« Reply #202 on: June 14, 2018, 04:46:16 PM »

The SST was too short range.  If they could have served trans-Pacific routes, say Los Angeles to Tokyo in 3 hours rather than 11.5, they would have been more competitive.

Small correction: Tokyo to LA was 9-9.5 hours when I flew that route in 2007.  I'm not sure how LA to Tokyo compares, or if the blocked flight time changes throughout the year.
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Re: Is technological regression a thing?
« Reply #203 on: June 14, 2018, 04:56:07 PM »

The SST was too short range.  If they could have served trans-Pacific routes, say Los Angeles to Tokyo in 3 hours rather than 11.5, they would have been more competitive.

Small correction: Tokyo to LA was 9-9.5 hours when I flew that route in 2007.  I'm not sure how LA to Tokyo compares, or if the blocked flight time changes throughout the year.

I used this web site:

https://www.prokerala.com/travel/flight-time/from-los-angeles/to-tokyo/

Flying east is faster because you're going with the jet stream.

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Re: Is technological regression a thing?
« Reply #204 on: June 14, 2018, 09:04:14 PM »

Small correction: Tokyo to LA was 9-9.5 hours when I flew that route in 2007.  I'm not sure how LA to Tokyo compares, or if the blocked flight time changes throughout the year.
I used this web site:
https://www.prokerala.com/travel/flight-time/from-los-angeles/to-tokyo/
Flying east is faster because you're going with the jet stream.

The path and altitude of the jet streams vary considerably over a year. 
At some times that route would not see any jet stream impact.
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