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Will Everyone Be Happy To See Concorde Back?  
User currently offlineTimborara From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 31 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1739 times:

Personally, I am very happy to see that both British Airways and Air France are putting Concorde back into service on November the 7th.
What does everybody else think?
Does anyone live under it's deafening flight path and is sorry its back?
Your thoughts please people........

Regards

Timborara

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User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6625 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1709 times:

I am happy to see it back. Still hoping to fly it ID90 someday!!

User currently offlineVS744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1707 times:

YEah, very happy!!

and just looking forward to my first flight on it!!


User currently offlineMighluss From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 955 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1704 times:

I'm only sad because I have no chance to fly in it.
But glad to seeing it again!



Miquel.
User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1698 times:

I'm absolutely THRILLED TO PIECES!!

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13239 posts, RR: 77
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1672 times:

Well it's my work, so no guesses what I think. And I live close to LHR.
Last year, a poll was carried out of residents around LHR, 85% wanted it back.


User currently offlineTakeFlightVA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1655 times:

Its had its day - I think it should be grounded to be honest. Make way for the future of aerospace design...


User currently offlineGyro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1638 times:

I just hope that the aviation security authorities will be very strict with who they let on board... I hope that stricter baggage checks and other security measures will be put in place for Concorde passengers. Why, because she can cause a lot of damage before an Air Force can scramble jets into the air to intercept her, and if necessary shoot her down... She is as fast as an F-16!!!
I hate to be negative about this, but I'm sure that some crazy, fanatic cells are thinking about this "grand" opportunity to shock the world once again, using the same methods just to show how "helpless" we are...

It was a thought that struck me the other day, while watching an announcement of her return on CNN...


User currently offlineRussianplnelvr From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1632 times:

I'm very happy to hear Concorde is coming back. It seems soooo long ago since it was last flying passengers. I just pray that one day I will be able to afford to buy a ticket on one. Hopefully somone will post pictures of it's re-entry revenue flight.

User currently offlineLowsonboy From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1622 times:

I live near the LHR flightpath and it will be a joy to wonder what the deafening plane is overhead then to look up and see that beautiful bird again!

User currently offlineOldelwood From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1607 times:

I read in the paper today they were cutting fares up to 60% off! How can Concorde survive at that rate? I love seeing them land and take-off, really a neat looking plane!

User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1610 times:

It is a small amount of good news among all the bad we've seen lately.


"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24960 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

 Love


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offline2000first From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1590 times:

the 60% discount is only a promotion. I saw on BBC that the cheapest fare has actually INCREASED by (i think) about £200!

User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1587 times:

Lovely to see it back where it belongs!


User currently offlineDC10 From Canada, joined Apr 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1583 times:

I love Concorde but I read on another forum (with Roissy ATC members) that they were not happy to control this speedy bird again, always "short of petrol" in case of delays.
DC10


User currently offlineSpeedbird092 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1578 times:

Sure I'm happy.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy However for all the 747 and other type crashes we've had i think this delay after this one concorde crash is unnecessary.

Cheers,
speedbird092


User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7413 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1576 times:
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Make way for the future of aerospace design...

Ah yes, this ancient design which flies faster than the proposed Sonic Cruiser.

Obviously, this is a case of "Vorsprung durch Technik"  Wink/being sarcastic

David/MAN





User currently offlineAndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1018 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

Make way for the future of aerospace design...

I suspect that by the time (or more rather if) some "future aerospace design" comes along, Concorde will be ready to make way for it. So Boeing, how long's it got then? Quite a while, I suspect.

For now, all we have is Concorde and its good that its back!

Andy



User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1834 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

The Concorde is a beautiful plane, and a monument to man's technological accomplishments. I'll always remember sitting at Arlington Stadium (TX) one fall night many years ago and seeing the Concorde fly in front of a beautiful harvest moon. What a sight that was!

But I am not all that enthused about its return. The plane drinks fuel like there's no tomorrow; there are environmental issues associated with it; only rich people can afford to ride on it; and only a handful of cities are served by it.

It was a great experiment, but it's time to move on. Put them in museums, and maybe someday in the future the lessons learned can be put to good use. Hopefully a future generation can fly in hyper-space planes and look back with amazement at what late 1960's-generation technology accomplished.



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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1555 times:

Simple economics:if they continue to make money ,they will continue to fly.

User currently offlineMark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

Yeah if the carriers are willing to resume service, let them worry about the economics aspect. (and pollution is no big deal, nowhere near enough of 'em to make it a real issue)

It'll be great to see Concorde back!

 Smile


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13239 posts, RR: 77
Reply 22, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

Today, the 3rd modified BA Concorde, OAG, carried out a test flight.
In the first 4 days of ticket sales, BA took £11 million in fares.
That promotion is limited, and not unusual.
Some flights as far forward as April 2002 are already 20% full, profits start at around 35% loads, depending on the types of tickets booked.
At Mach 2, Concorde is very fuel efficient, the engines being 42% thermal efficient, still unrivalled. And plenty of airframe life left.
Don't understand French ATC's problem, if true. In the UK, if there is a big delay it diverts.
Security has ALWAYS been tight on BA Concorde, very few know how to fly her, (there have been twice as many astronauts than Concorde pilots). The two simulators being owned by EADS and BAE Systems.
Plus, the Mayor of NY sent his congratulations, enough said!



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