Mirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (17 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1129 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 Also Boeing has withdrawn from supersonic R & D groups citing the "daunting cost of developing a replacement".
hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3241 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (17 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1129 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.