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How Fast Do Commercial Airliners Fly? Commercial jet aircraft cruise at about 400 – 500 knots (460 – 575 mph / 740 – 930 kph) – read more to understand the background behind it. Speed can get a bit confusing when talking about an object moving through the air.
originally posted by: musicismagic
It's sad to think about all the money wasted on pet projects when a bullet train or bullet trains can be built.
Yes, air travel is fine and fast, but when people see that trains are "cool", hopefully America will have them.
During holidays when airlines are over booked, trains also are over booked. And this is in Asia.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: MerkabaTribeEntity
Wouldn't a high speed train be for long distance travel? Would it be used as transportation around a city?
It would be a lot of starts and stops. Not sure how fast you can get between stations.
Amtrak... our long distance rail system is subject to vandalism too and not just in cities. These vandals even deface large rocks in the middle of the desert.
Why do you continue to say no one will ride it?
originally posted by: JAGStorm
Can you imagine a bullet train that goes from Chicago to California, or New York to Texas?
Florida to Las Vegas?