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Concorde’s Last Flight – Throwback Thursday

Concorde Engine

Concorde’s Last Flight

It has been more than 11 years since British Airways (BA)’s Concorde stopped operations. The London based airline posted a page celebrating the Concorde’s history as part of its own anniversary (refer here for details). As such, we are dedicating this week’s Throwback Thursday pic to the Concorde.

British Airways Concorde
Image taken from http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/08/Concorde_g-boab_in_storage_arp.jpg on October 23, 2014

Details

British Airways Concorde
Picture taken from the following link on October 23, 2014. 
http://www.concordesst.com/pictures/flypast/ej66.jpg (All Rights Reserved)

In its hay day, the Concorde can take passengers from London (LHR) to New York (JFK) in under 3 hours. That is half the time it will take the latest Boeing or Airbus aircrafts to travel between these two business destinations. Its maximum speed of Mach 2 is greater than the speed of sound and is in the category of supersonic.

Mach Meter on the Concorde
Image taken from the following link on October 23, 2014.
http://www.aeromoe.com/MachMeter2.jpg

Inside, the cabin featured 100 leather seats with a tight width and pitch.  The seat did not recline into a flat bed position or had an extensive inflight entertainment system like today’s first and business class seat. You don’t need it though as the flight was short and there was free flowing champagne and great food on board.

Inside of a Concorde
Picture taken from the following link on October 23, 2014. http://img.planespotters.net/photo/208000/original/G-BOAG-British-Airways-ArospatialeBAC-Concorde_PlanespottersNet_208599.jpg (All Rights Reserved)

Here is the trip report shared on Since the Concorde service is no longer operational, I will draw your attention to the on board experience detailed in this review.

To end, we leave you with a video of the Concorde’s last day in service. Enjoy.

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