This has been proposed over and over again. Time and again on the forums, people have asked for faster Acceleration and Deceleration. They have asked for planets not to create drag in SC. For actual optimal routes through a system, slingshotting to increase speed and a dozen other things to make travel faster. Or even just less boring and tedious.
And every time, its shot down by white knight forum dads (I hate that term, but its applicable here) who cannot bear the thought of changing their precious Netflix in Space simulator.
I’m going to laugh my ass off when the realization sets in that it took a small team at Double Damage to actually make a FUN, engaging game in space while these scam artist nostalgia peddlers collections millions selling hopes and dreams they never intended to deliver on. And its going to get better from there once players realize Elite is most likely in Maintenance Mode and the only thing you are going to hear about real, meaningful content is that its been delayed again.