Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Not My Life

Only 16 Concordes were ever made, the last in 1980. On New Year’s Eve 1994, one Concorde plane carried wealthy revelers on a 32-hour trip to nowhere. These travelers, who paid $23,000 apiece for the trip, rang in the New Year twice because they crossed the International Date Line.

6 comments:

Mark in DE said...

Believe it or not, I have been aboard a Concord! My aunt worked for the Federal Gov't and had a friend with connections whom she convinced to give me a personal tour of the unique aircraft.

The Grandpa said...

I'm sorry I never flew on one. But I never had that much money I was willing to spemd on a plane ride.

Joy said...

Neat, Mark! How was it?

Same here, TG, only I never had that much money period.

mistress maddie said...

Auntie Flame, some New Years Eve's I think I celabrated three time in a night!!! It would be neat to have flown on one of those planes just once, but at those prices!

Oxy said...

A chap I went to school with in Wales was the chief salesman for Concorde! We still talk to each other but I never got a free flight! He said it was a marvellous piece of engineering. I saw an article the other day about another company working on a new version.

Debster said...

Actually they built 20 but 4 were used for testing. The name Concord was spelt with an extra e on the end by the French seeing as it was a joint English/French thing. And Richard Branson tried to buy the remaining ones but wasnt allowed.

My brother went on it once, all the seats were first class and its very small inside. There is one parked at Heathrow Airport still.