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Would Concorde Be More Successful With Low Tix?  
User currently offlineB777a340fan From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 786 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

Hi ya'll Big grin I was wondering if ya'll thought the Concorde would've been more successful had the tix been cheaper? I mean, with prices that expensive, it wouldn't make much economical sense to fly it without every single seat literally sold. Ya'll know what I mean?

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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 34049 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2824 times:
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The cost of operating it was very high, so the ticket price had to reflect that.

Even then, I seldom flew her with less then around a 65-70% load.

User currently offlineANstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5618 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2816 times:

It would probably have stopped flying sooner if the tickets had been cheaper.

Up to the crash, alot of the seats were being filled.

User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5404 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2803 times:

Remember the Concorde only could seat 100 -- there was no other way for it to make money.

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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 22174 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

Y'all should actually research Concorde a bit to understand that it was profitable (up until the accident). It flew with high load factors for years.

It's just that it was LESS profitable than flying those same pax in F on a 747 or 777 when they had no other options. Dropping ticket prices would only make the jet unprofitable.

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