GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13344 posts, RR: 77
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2229 times:
BA Absolutely has no spare Concordes, what with the gross mismanagement going on in BA Engineering.
If he's going anywhere expect Andrews Airforce Base in Washington, he won't use a Concorde, not much point going on it for a large slice of the trip being subsonic overland.
The last time he used Concorde was the same day as the relaunch of services, 7th Nov 2001, it is useful when he has a full morning/early afternoon, like doing Prime Ministers questions in the Commons, then has to get across the pond quickly, as happened last time.
Probably a BA 777 today, he may have a group of military advisors, as well as the usual staff and inevitable press pack.