If you have the ability to fly from New York to London in less than half the time it takes to do it commercially now (about 7 hours), there’s really only one word you can say upon your arrival: Boom. That just makes sense intuitively, but it also fits as the name of the new commercial jet that makes it possible.
Boom is being positioned as the return of commercial supersonic flight following the untimely death of the Concorde, but with a much different business model than what kept the Concorde in the air while it lasted. It will seek to provide business class pricing for its fares, all while traveling 2.6 times faster than any competing airline—at a zippy Mach 2.2 compared to the Concorde’s snail-like Mach 2.0.
A round trip ticket from New York to London, with which you could conceivably leave early in the morning for a meeting later that day and be back home that very night, will run five grand according to Boom and Aero’s site right here, where you can also get a lot more information on this exciting air travel development.