Read comments for 'The death of distance'How about lunch in Paris or dinner in New York? This isn’t as crazy as you might think (even if you live in London) because people are getting used to going further. What was once exotic is now considered ordinary, which means that travellers are constantly seeking out new and further flung destinations like Latin America and Asia. Part of the reason for this is the growth of low cost carriers pushing routes further out. US carriers like Jet Blue, Spirit and AirTran are all adding destinations like Jamaica, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic to their schedules. It’s also got something to do with people having more money to spend and airlines making the experience more comfortable. One could even argue that it’s to do with security post 9/11. If you’ve got to get to an airport 2 or 3 hours before your flight you might as well make the journey worthwhile by going somewhere far away. You could even argue that it’s down to the Internet, which has given ordinary travellers access to new information and low prices.
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