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User currently offlinejbrezmes From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (16 years 9 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1059 times:

Besides sound restrictions, do you think the concorde would have a market potencial in the US? Do you think a daily flight between New York and Los Angeles (for example) would be profitable?

Which other daily routes, besides JFK-Heathrow-Paris, could make the concorde a profitable aircraft (if any!)?

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User currently offlineJZ From United States of America, joined May 1999, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (16 years 9 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1059 times:

JFK-LAX and JFK -SFO can be potentially profitable routes within the US. I think supersonic flights among Singapore, HK and Tokyo are also plausible.

User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (16 years 9 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1059 times:

This is not about USA market but has to do with Concorde.

Acording to this article, the Concorde will be flying through 2007, then each jet will undergo a massive overhaul which is expected to extend its life through 2015. After that, furture overhauls could extend its life by another 15 years. Also Boeing has withdrawn from supersonic R & D groups citing the "daunting cost of developing a replacement".


Mirage, Faro, Portugal

User currently offlinehawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3236 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (16 years 9 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1059 times:

Flying the Concorde on routes such as LAX-JFK would be a waste, since they can't fly supersonic above land without creating a sonic boom, which would really annoy everyone on the ground. The only chance for a Concorde on a US domestic route would be something to Honolulu, but since that market is mostly tourists, nobody's going to pay high enough fares to make it profitable.

User currently offlineMEB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (16 years 9 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1061 times:

What exactly does it sound like from the ground. If a concorde were to make a sonic boom over land what exactly would the people on the ground be experiancing?


User currently offlineB767-400ER From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2000, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (16 years 9 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1059 times:

I think that the Concorde can fly on land only over tundras and desserts.

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