Is this the future after peak oil grounds the airline industry? (or, just a wonky idea)

Okay, my headline was intentionally designed to bring some kind of energy angle to this post, but really I just wanted to bring attention to this really intriguing idea of turning old Jumbo Jets into on-site accommodations for air travellers. The picture to the left is a “Honeymoon Suite” inside a cockpit of a Jumbo Jet based at an¬†airport in Sweden. The plane has been converted into a hostel/hotel. They call it the Jumbo Hostel. You can watch a CNN News report here on YouTube or check out pictures at the company’s website.

On the topic of the future of air travel, you might be interested in this presentation from the World Bank’s top air transport expert. There is information about peak oil and the role of efficiency and biofuels near the end.¬†(Hat tip to Ontario Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller for the link).

2 thoughts on “Is this the future after peak oil grounds the airline industry? (or, just a wonky idea)”

  1. Slide 17 amazes me. Investors continue to subsidize passengers for no apparent reason. Good to know that jet fuel can be made from non-fossil fuel alternative at something close to $100/barrel – as I think we are now in the $100+/barrel era.

  2. Eventhough I use cheap flights as well, its crazy that a trip by plan (e.g. within Germany) is much cheaper than travelling by train. Regarding the ecologic impact its much too cheap to go by plan from A to B!

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