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One would have to calculate the full energy balance for the same ((drag coefficient) * (cross sectional area) / passengers) - I mean, planes also have to climb to those altitudes.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Sep 4th, 2008 at 09:20:16 AM EST
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Right, the energy used to climb up the earth's gravity is not recovered on the way down... Though it would be really great if it could be...

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Sep 4th, 2008 at 09:30:03 AM EST
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I'm pretty sure most of is used by the plane to keep on going forward as it descends towards landing...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Thu Sep 4th, 2008 at 09:34:54 AM EST
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like Journey times need the standing round for security, and waiting for your bags adding in.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Sep 4th, 2008 at 09:33:30 AM EST
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Plus travel time and price to/from final destination.

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Sep 4th, 2008 at 09:35:25 AM EST
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