The traffic of the future will be in the skies…. The Aerobus and the Aerocab will be as common then as the motor-’bus and the taxi-cab are now. On the roof of the ‘desirable residences’ there will be a shed in which the tenant can keep his aerocar, and from his roof he will start on his air trips.
Both were brought back to earth, or rather to their aerocab, by another aeroflyer, which hailed their driver, asking for assistance.
Teddy’s aerocab was kept extremely busy carrying them back and forth from factory to hangar, and to various concerns, where it was necessary to inspect portions of the apparatus before they were shipped.
‘When…when did you arrive?’….‘About five minutes ago. I took an aërocab to beat the news.’
Behind him, aerocabs came and went like insects, taking passengers across the swampglades to Loda City.
An aerocab buzzed overhead. Taxis swerved and honked.
He punched for an aerocab, flung on a cape, kissed the woman, rumpled the hair of their youngest child, and went out to the levitor…. Demand was heavy in this weather and he must wait several minutes in the bubble until a cab landed. He got in and gave the address. The pilot told him what the fare would be.
He strode right across the lounge to the exit doors, beyond which taxis were drawing up, loading up with passengers and puling away. Escalators also led up to aerocar and aerocab platforms but…he chose ground taxi instead. Even with his status rated high, he wanted his profile to remain low, and those arriving at the Inspectorate Headquarters here by aerocar would become the subject of much scrutiny.
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