Travelers dread the long lines, high cost and impersonal experience. The hub-and-spoke model has limited how quickly we can move around. And the only workaround - flying private - is inaccessible to all but the top 1%.
Flyers are re-interpreting the necessity of crowded terminals and packed airplanes at a moment when regional trips (500 miles and less) are the fastest growing flight segment, a trend that's only been accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic.
Electric aircraft technology will enable personal air travel for everyone. The systems are less complex, cheaper to maintain, ultimately safer, and will reduce the environmental impact of aviation emissions to nearly zero within our lifetimes.