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Comment Re:So you exclude half the taxes and what you get? (Score 1) 903

As an American living in Europe, taxes in Europe are in your face with everything you do. You can't even leave the city without paying stupid gas taxes and then a road tax. VAT taxes left and fuckin right, my god, I'm happy I can claim that on my US taxes...

Back home in NH, 0% sales. Property tax is high, but I would be paying it in my rent so I'd never know. My income tax rate last year was 23%. Never have to pay any damn road taxes when traveling between states or even cities, unless I decide I want to take toll routes, but I'm not required to pay a road tax (Yes registration, blah blah, but Europeans have that too).

Americans have it good when it comes to taxes. I'd never start working overseas for an overseas company, that would be tax suicide.

Comment Pricing... (Score 3, Informative) 150

The 3 or 4 hours of travel time I'm saving doesn't really justify the proposed ticket pricing...

"The company hopes the Boom jet will take three hours and 15 minutes to fly from New York to London for a price of $2,500 per passenger in either direction, based on its initial prototype. Transatlantic flights currently take more than twice that time."

I fly from Boston to Munich, Frankfurt, Paris or London about twice every 3 months. Ticket prices for a round trip, in the winter, range from 600 - 800$, and in the summer the prices range from 800 - 1200$ (I fly lufthansa over the ocean, then wizz air to final destination, cheap af and lufthansa offers very good service for the price).

If you are going to charge 2500$ for a one way ticket, and the only benefit is I save 3 or 4 hours in travel time, I won't even think twice about it, fuck that.

3 hours of my time is not worth proposed ticket price (~3x for one way, ~6x for round trip).

Unless they reduce the pricing structure, the only people flying this will be bigwigs with too much money to spend. The pricing structure itself sets the company up for a death spiral. Poor investors, didn't do their homework:

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