AirTime counts the minutes aloft
Was this ever for real? Time won't tell. AirTime, you see, was the name chosen for a planned South African airline that had a neat-sounding idea: prices based not on distance but on the amount of time that the passenger spends in the air. At first blush, and you should blush over this, you might think that this is just an invitation to spend a lot of time on the tarmac. Then you might think that this is a neat idea, a little like cell (mobile) phone pricing. But these are idle thoughts, because the entrepreneurs, so called, behind the idea couldn't get planes. Still, you sort of have to like this, either as a real selling proposition or as an argument for turboprops or other similarly aged aircraft....
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