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Concorde To Barbados, Why?

Sun Nov 25, 2001 3:29 pm

Why does BA fly London-Barbados, since Barbados is more a leisure destination rather than a business destination like New York?
 
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RE: Concorde To Barbados, Why?

Sun Nov 25, 2001 3:54 pm

There's a lot of wealthy UK residents who love to jaunt down to the Caribbean supersonically. One of the benefits of having a large population.
 
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RE: Concorde To Barbados, Why?

Sun Nov 25, 2001 3:57 pm

Barbados is a popular and often exclusive holiday destination for the very rich and famous, including some members of the British Royal family. I guess where there is the patronage, the flights are viable. Services recommencing with Concorde from Heathrow in December.
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RE: Concorde To Barbados, Why?

Sun Nov 25, 2001 4:09 pm

The BGI route has many regulars who use it every year, the flights start 01 December, and run until April.
The BA273 departs at 09:30 from LHR, returning later that day. Flight time is usually 4 hours 10 minutes.
Many flights this season are already fully booked.