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.
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.
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.
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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