This is what it will be like to fly in the next supersonic jet

Nearly 14 years after the last flight of the Concorde, Supersonic air travel is back in fashion.

The Virgin-backed Boom project, aims to get passengers from London to New York in 3.5 hours and they want to ensure you enjoy every minute of the ride.

This sleek jet would cruise at Mach 2.2 (or 1,451 miles per hour), 10 percent faster than the Concorde and about 2.6 times faster than other commercial jets that airlines fly today.

The proposed cabin is plush, with a 1-1 configuration each passenger would get direct aisle access, a nice view from a large window and a personal overhead bin for carry-on luggage. The seats are similar to short-haul first-class seats and more luxurious than long-haul premium economy.

The company also promises a smoother flight than any commercial planes today, avoiding turbulence by cruising as high as 60,000 feet: “Our goal is to provide a tranquil and stress-free experience from the moment you step aboard, whether you want to work, play, or relax,” Boom says on its website.

For Boom flights over 6 hours (to destinations which might take more than 15 hours of flying today), the company says airlines could install lay-flat suites.

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