thanks, but I’ll just use my Comanche - 1267lb payload.
Full fuel I STILL have 750lbs for passengers and bags. I also have 6 seats. If I do not fill the aux tanks I have 930lbs of payload and 3 hours range.
I can take 4 adults and 2 children [and no bags] or 4 adults and enough luggage for a week at 3 rolling bags per couple, plus computers and purses and STILL beat the airlines out to about 1000nm and that is WITH a fuel stop. I can go about 750nm nonstop into a 30kt with 4 adults, all their luggage and STILL be under max weight and only take about 5.5 hours airport to airport which makes it, as an example, 6.5 hours door to door to our vacation home.
The airlines take 6.5 hours airport to airport for the 700nm due to needing to get to the airport early, security hassle, the inevitable delays [Airline schedules are ‘suggestions’ now] and THEN it is another hour drive from the alrline airport to the house. So,
Further, given the airline fares, the only way to get the cheapest fare is to depart at the most uncivil hour. The fare is $100 a person more to leave at a time that a normal human is awake. So, operating our aircraft costs about the same as using the airlines, we get there relaxed, no hassle, and in less time.