You're in Paris and need to be at an 8 a.m. breakfast meeting in Manhattan. These days, that's no problem. You can fly from the East Coast of North America to Asia in nine and a half hours. It will all be absolutely possible with the new ultra fast business jets being designed for the discerning business person.
Companies such as Aerion and Dassault are working on luxurious business jets that will take you across the country at .98 Mach while meeting noise and emissions criteria. According to Business Week, "It is like nothing that has come before, but may well herald the shape of business travel for decades into the future." .98 Mach! Sweet!