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Sometimes fiction writing makes you go looking for weird information, like "how much would it cost to fly 20,000 people internationally on short notice?" (Note: The answer is "a really big amount and maybe you can't because there might or might not be enough charter planes.")

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@icedquinn Traditionally the correct approach (e.g. favored by militaries invading Nazi-infested continents), but have you considered: plane go fast

@alexbuzzbee plane also gonna hold maybe 700 people if its yuge.

@icedquinn Thus the "running out of charter planes" problem and the many-million-dollar price tags.

@alexbuzzbee clearly the remaining answer is to build a superblimp. 🎈

@alexbuzzbee figuring out the logistics of a really specific and impractical thing is one of my favorite kinds of problem solving

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