The Future of Personal Commuter Flights

767_topshot_375.jpg Smaller commuter flights, less air-traffic, less congestion at airports, less expense, this is the trend in business travel. Thousands of smaller airports and smaller airstrips will pop up around the country for what is being called an airway taxi service by Donald Burr, president and CEO of Pogo Jet. MSNBC news touts affordable, personal jets as the trend. Commercialized skies could conceivably become a big problem for the FAA.

In an older post dating back to September, 2005, by SiliconBeat, Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page are said to have purchased the use of a Boeing 767 as their personal jet at a rate of $7,000 an hour. Unfortunately, little information on the jet’s use and interior design is available in an ordinary Google search. It’s interesting, however, to ponder what Brin, an avid environmentalist, has in mind for the future of personal air travel. It’s equally interesting to wonder what our skies might look like five, 10, and 20 years from now as more commuters take to the skies for personal and business purposes. Obviously not everyone will buy a Boeing 767. It’s more likely that the skies will end up looking like rush hour traffic in and out of LAX.