The Mentor Project Podcast. Episode 5. Debrief.
This weeks topic is Airlines, specifically commercial flying. The Plane was my earliest interests and remains a strong passion of mine today. So you can know my highlighted points/or advice, comes from an invested interest. Im talking both in written Blog, and as discussed in our Audio Blog. From both a Business and Consumer standpoint.
Firstly. Consumers or travellers alike, just know that there are a bunch of scams, MLM’s (Multi-level Marketing) or Ponzi Schemes out there. They promise discount travel rewards if you play along. These are unnecessary to gain access to discounts. Watch for the ”You Should Be Here” Blue Banner. They are a Red Flag you need to avoid. Listed below are some Youtube channels I highly recommend for both Discount/Ultra Low Cost or First/Business Class Flying.
https://youtube.com/user/N178UA Sam Chui - First Class/Business Class. Executive/Private. https://youtube.com/c/inflightVideo Noel Philips - Regular Coach and Ultra Low Cost. https://youtube.com/c/DownieLive DownieLive - Rail Travel for those who seek it. Secondly. Note that there’s a massive planned shift in Type of aircraft, fuel/energy tech, and service style. Big planes are no more, as the Boeing and Airbus 747/A380 draw to a close. In coming years we will see more of the smaller jets focusing on short hop regional aircraft. The biggest add is in the emergence of Drone and Piloted EVTOL, helicopter like flying experiences. Notable Companies are EVE Air Mobility, a Embraer Company. Archer, and Urban Air Mobility. EVTOL for those not in the known, stands for Electric Vertical Take-off and Landing. Which brings me to the Fuel/technology aspect. The Commuter planes we are used to will run on either SAF Gas (Sustainable Aviation Gas) or Hydrogen Electric. With EVTOL these will run on Battery, and will only do short trips within municipalities. Cab services in the Sky. Thirdly. There is a return of the Hypersonic commercial jet, underway. This will replace the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, The 777 and the A350 from Airbus. focusing on Trans Oceanic LA to London. NY City to Sydney Australia type routes. you'll want to check out Overture/Boom Supersonic for updates on that. https://youtube.com/channel/UCqgUPhWBtIl12rpn-GoA6hQ overture Boom Supersonic. Having said all that. From a Corporate Business and Entrepreneur standpoint. Speedy reliable on demand service is where to focus. If you are looking at doing a startup in this space. Non scheduled, Charter Flights With a limited fleet is the way to go. Keep the attention on quality customer service, where the customer builds a relationship with the pilots, and owner/management. There’s No need to go big or go home, like in the past. there will be plenty of space for everyone. In completion, I hope this valuable insight keeps you interested in commercial flying. Rocky but definitely exciting times ahead. Your Mentor - Wes Badke