A new company, Social Flights, promises to restore some of the freedom, convenience, and magic the totalitarian TSA stole. “We’re essentially using social networking to fill vacant seats on private aircraft that go all over the place every day, often with nobody on board,” the company’s CEO, Jay Deragon, explains.
Since these aircraft fly out of General Aviation’s airfields, the TSA cannot hassle nor assault customers. Indeed, “’We say, “Just show up 15 minutes before your flight and walk right on,”’ said Deragon...”
It gets better: “On these charter flights, passengers don’t have to go through metal detectors or X-ray machines, Deragon said.” Yippee! The one drawback: “Their names are run through the TSA’s no-fly list, however, so any suspected terrorists would not be able to board the planes, he added.” Ditto for any suspected political dissidents, alas.
Flights nationwide are available at prices that will surprise you: a “one-way special” when I checked Social Flights’ homepage advertised Hilton Head Island, SC, to Nashville, TN, at $300. I urge everyone who misses flying — and those serfs who have had to choose between employment and tax-supported degradation — to check out this exciting venture!