Timborara
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Will Everyone Be Happy To See Concorde Back?

Thu Oct 18, 2001 7:17 pm

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........

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Timborara
 
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RE: Will Everyone Be Happy To See Concorde Back?

Thu Oct 18, 2001 7:18 pm

I am happy to see it back. Still hoping to fly it ID90 someday!!
 
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RE: Will Everyone Be Happy To See Concorde Back?

Thu Oct 18, 2001 7:21 pm

YEah, very happy!!

and just looking forward to my first flight on it!!
 
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RE: Will Everyone Be Happy To See Concorde Back?

Thu Oct 18, 2001 7:27 pm

I'm only sad because I have no chance to fly in it.
But glad to seeing it again!
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RE: Will Everyone Be Happy To See Concorde Back?

Thu Oct 18, 2001 7:28 pm

I'm absolutely THRILLED TO PIECES!!

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RE: Will Everyone Be Happy To See Concorde Back?

Fri Oct 19, 2001 2:13 am

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.
 
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RE: Will Everyone Be Happy To See Concorde Back?

Fri Oct 19, 2001 6:54 am

Its had its day - I think it should be grounded to be honest. Make way for the future of aerospace design...
 
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RE: Will Everyone Be Happy To See Concorde Back?

Fri Oct 19, 2001 7:32 am

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...
 
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RE: Will Everyone Be Happy To See Concorde Back?

Fri Oct 19, 2001 8:51 am

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.
 
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RE: Will Everyone Be Happy To See Concorde Back?

Fri Oct 19, 2001 9:47 am

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!
 
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RE: Will Everyone Be Happy To See Concorde Back?

Fri Oct 19, 2001 11:53 am

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!
 
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RE: Will Everyone Be Happy To See Concorde Back?

Fri Oct 19, 2001 11:55 am

It is a small amount of good news among all the bad we've seen lately.
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RE: Will Everyone Be Happy To See Concorde Back?

Fri Oct 19, 2001 7:29 pm

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RE: Will Everyone Be Happy To See Concorde Back?

Fri Oct 19, 2001 7:57 pm

the 60% discount is only a promotion. I saw on BBC that the cheapest fare has actually INCREASED by (i think) about £200!
 
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RE: Will Everyone Be Happy To See Concorde Back?

Fri Oct 19, 2001 8:07 pm

Lovely to see it back where it belongs!
 
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RE: Will Everyone Be Happy To See Concorde Back?

Fri Oct 19, 2001 8:59 pm

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.
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RE: Will Everyone Be Happy To See Concorde Back?

Fri Oct 19, 2001 9:02 pm

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,
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RE: Will Everyone Be Happy To See Concorde Back?

Fri Oct 19, 2001 9:12 pm


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

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RE: Will Everyone Be Happy To See Concorde Back?

Fri Oct 19, 2001 9:19 pm

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

 
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RE: Will Everyone Be Happy To See Concorde Back?

Fri Oct 19, 2001 9:29 pm

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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RE: Will Everyone Be Happy To See Concorde Back?

Sat Oct 20, 2001 1:05 am

Simple economics:if they continue to make money ,they will continue to fly.
 
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RE: Will Everyone Be Happy To See Concorde Back?

Sat Oct 20, 2001 1:54 am

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!

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RE: Will Everyone Be Happy To See Concorde Back?

Sat Oct 20, 2001 2:39 am

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!