To say the airlines have been in the negative spotlight as of late is an understatement. But we could see companies looking to change some aspect of the industry, especially for your shot hops as more companies are diving into a flying vehicle for those short trips.
A few years ago Larry Page (co-founder of Google) invested in a few start up companies geared to making the flying car a reality. Now we are starting to see some aspects of where they are trying to go in the next five years.
Earlier this week we saw Cora, an autonomous all electric flying vehicle, unveiled to the public. I expect it would take years and changes in Federal regulations before we see such a vehicle here in the States. But for both aviation and tech enthusiasts this will be something worth keeping an eye on, as New Zealand is looking to start a commercial air taxi service to utilize the technology.