The year of the dirigible?

Imagine floating to work above all the noise and chaos of the motorway.

Auckland traffic is at crisis levels, so why haven’t authorities at least looked at employing a fleet of airships?

They’re quiet and comfortable, and completely safe except when you fill them with hydrogen and they blow up, killing most of the passengers and leaving the few survivors horribly burned.

But hydrogen’s also very cheap, and an exploding airship would be a magnificent spectacle to rival any stunning sunset. So it’s not all bad.

Let’s make 2018 the year of the dirigible.