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Amazon One 'Prime Air' takes flight to help expedite deliveries of your random crap

'Prime Air' will be making its debut today to help get you what you need in a hurry.


Those who need their Amazon packages yesterday will be happy to know the company is taking delivery speeds seriously. This week, the Amazon One, the company’s first branded cargo plane, has been announced.

The Amazon One is one of 40 branded Boeing 767-300s that will be operated by Atlas Air, which already runs Amazon’s air cargo. The plane will debut at today’s Seattle’s Seafair Air Show and will bear the “Prime Air” logo.

“Creating an air transportation network is expanding our capacity to ensure great delivery speeds for our Prime members for years to come,” Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations, said in a statement submitted to Shacknews. “I cannot imagine a better way to celebrate the inaugural flight than in our hometown at Seafair alongside Amazon employees and Seattle residents.”

While we certainly appreciate Amazon’s efforts to get us our miscellaneous products in a timely manner, we’re just waiting for its long-rumored drones to take flight.

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      August 5, 2016 9:08 AM

      Now they just need to do air drop delivery.

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        August 5, 2016 10:25 AM

        I'm convinced those wifi buttons for Tide & other household products that they sell so you can quickly "1 click" order the products you use the most is a pseudo-test run for having a drone service.

        My idea is that if you want drone delivery, you have prime with an additional cost per year that allows you to have a transponder at your house with a unique ID applied to it that a drone can fly over to and drop off your package. You could put this on your back deck or balcony and it'll be able to leave it near the transponder.

        Would be so cool.

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      August 5, 2016 3:32 PM


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