New 'Mini Concorde' with 40 1st class seats announceded

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Unread post31 Mar 2016, 00:46

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... -time.html

Richard Branson already has a option for 10 of these jets
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/trave ... corde.html

I like the design, a more elegant & simple 'Mini Concorde'

Plans to fly at 60,000' and at 1,451 mph; which is 100mph faster than the Concorde according to the article.
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Unread post31 Mar 2016, 22:06

Ha - when he says "affordable" I guess he isn't referring to ticket prices! the rich will be happy though :D
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Unread post01 Apr 2016, 00:18

Those are similar to current Business Class prices and less than half of Concorde prices of ten years ago.
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Unread post01 Apr 2016, 00:26

johnwill wrote:Those are similar to current Business Class prices and less than half of Concorde prices of ten years ago.

If they do become a reality, should I expect you to be riding one of these to your next business meeting?
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Unread post01 Apr 2016, 02:01

basher54321 wrote:Ha - when he says "affordable" I guess he isn't referring to ticket prices! the rich will be happy though :D

$5000 round trip?
Isn't that only about double the normal ticket price?
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Unread post01 Apr 2016, 03:25

KamenRiderBlade wrote:
johnwill wrote:Those are similar to current Business Class prices and less than half of Concorde prices of ten years ago.

If they do become a reality, should I expect you to be riding one of these to your next business meeting?


I'm probably too old to be around when (if) it goes into service. If you work hard, live prudently, and invest wisely, you could do it.
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Unread post01 Apr 2016, 05:56

johnwill wrote:
KamenRiderBlade wrote:
johnwill wrote:Those are similar to current Business Class prices and less than half of Concorde prices of ten years ago.

If they do become a reality, should I expect you to be riding one of these to your next business meeting?


I'm probably too old to be around when (if) it goes into service. If you work hard, live prudently, and invest wisely, you could do it.

I'm to frugal to ever pay so much for a flight.

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