I didn't consider the Concorde cabin cramped, just a bit cozy, though a 5', 9 1/2", my head's not exactly in the clouds. The infamous radio DJ
, Howard Stern, said this morning he was very constrained in the cabin when he flew the SST as part of Paramount's promotional junket for his 1997 movie, "Private Parts" but at 6', 5", it's easy to see he'd have a problem on a lot of airplanes. I didn't find it noisy, either, though I haven't yet flown the quietest airplanes in the sky. It was way roomier and quieter than the Embraer RJ
-145 I just flew out to Minnesota but that's not the best comparison. I just can't buy all of this Branson bravado, he's just beating a dead horse he didn't really want to ride, anyway. As GDB constantly reminds us, the numbers consistently show it would be infeasible for VS
to put together a viable Concorde operation. It's value to Branson is and has always been the free publicity his hoopla over the SST has gotten for his airline, there couldn't have been any real intent to take over supersonic service. But let SRB keep playing his wily little games, if nothing else, they provide amusing fodder for this forum!