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Quis custodiet the custard?
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At the airport, passengers undress, put on the paper suits
pop their clothes into their suitcases, and say a tearful goodbye
: safe journey, mr zippy, dont be sick, old Adidas - for
these bags depart in their own pilotless unmanned bag plane.
passengers pass through
a quick body scan/ metal detector and
board a different plane with nothing at all, not even a purse, just
the paper suits. No, ok, of course they bring their phones. Whos
heard of an exploding phone? And yes the asthma sprays, heart
diapers, and medicinal drams etc have been checked in to a
on board pharmacy-service-arrangement. You have a pre-paid duty
free card, to pay for the duty free. When the plane with the
blows up only the bags die. The passenger plane lands unscathed.
few passengers commit suicide over the dead bags but everyone
is happy that going through security was quicker and they didnt
their best biro. (Well they did but it was blown-up, not lost in a
mindless security mix up, Easier to live with)
Just scale this up a bit
[FlyingToaster, Dec 03 2017]
||For a given service schedule (say, two flights a day between
particular cities), you've just doubled the number of actual flights.
Granted, you can use smaller planes, but still, more pilots, more
landing slots at airports, etc. To reduce these costs, the luggage
should probably be sent in a sort of un-manned, re-usable ICBM.
In fact, I think someone may already have half-baked that.
||I meant to say you get twice as many people on the new
passenger plane cos no luggage and so number of flights
works out the same
||Yes, provided that you halve the frequency. Hence "for a given
service schedule [...]" above.
||Play it safe and have a bunch of drones, each with one person's luggage, trailing the airliner