Can we believe in the reliability of long-term airline traffic forecasts? Should we trust economists and industry experts who tell us how many commercial transports will be needed by 2050 to handle an impressive number of travelers? Will the world's airlines carry more than 10 billion passengers annually less than 40 years from now? And does it even make sense to try to predict how big the airline industry could be in 2150? Let's face it, this looks like a fascinating exercise but ...

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