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This could be the entire future flight attendant speech you’ll hear after you’re in your seat:

“Welcome aboard your New York to London flight. Please secure your seat belt. (pause) We’ll be landing in London in a few minutes.”

According to dailymail.co.uk, a future supersonic passenger aircraft will fly between London to New York in less than one hour. The experimental X-51A Waverider is designed to accelerate to as much as five times the speed of sound.

A prototype experimental Waverider was recently launched from a B52 bomber ten miles above the Pacific Ocean in its latest test. If successful, within just a few years, you’ll be able to fly anywhere in the world within an hour.

Of course, that doesn’t include the hours caught in jammed auto traffic on the way to the airport, and then standing in line to be molested by security agents.

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