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Would Concorde Be More Successful With Low Tix?

Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:54 am

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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Stitch
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RE: Would Concorde Be More Successful With Low Tix?

Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:57 am

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.
 
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RE: Would Concorde Be More Successful With Low Tix?

Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:58 am

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

Up to the crash, alot of the seats were being filled.
 
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RE: Would Concorde Be More Successful With Low Tix?

Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:03 am

Remember the Concorde only could seat 100 -- there was no other way for it to make money.
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RE: Would Concorde Be More Successful With Low Tix?

Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:51 am

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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