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Throwback: 5 Famous Frequent Concorde Passengers

Concorde's celebrity passenger list was long and distinguished.

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The Boeing Sonic Cruiser - The 787 Alternative Which Got Cut

What was the Boeing Sonic Cruiser? And how did it lead to the 787 Dreamliner?

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A Brief History Of The Most Famous Aircraft Groundings

Aircraft types are usually grounded after unclear fatal incidents.

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The Evolution Of Transatlantic Flight

From early attempts by balloon to the supersonic era - what are some of the key moments in the history of transatlantic air travel?

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New York's Intrepid Concorde Is Getting A Makeover

The British Airways supersonic airliner will soon be getting a much-needed new paint job.

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Why Was The Avro Vulcan's Performance So Good?

An acute analysis into why the Avro Vulcan was such a good performer and also able to help Concorde's development.

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Why Concorde's Windows Were So Small

Concorde's smaller windows were a safety feature to help its high altitude operation.

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What If Virgin Atlantic Had Operated The Concorde?

In recent years, it seems the Virgin Group is moving away from supersonic travel.

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How Much Did It Cost To Fly On Concorde?

Fares slowly went up which drove down load factors.

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What If Emirates Had Flown Concorde?

One can only dream, but wouldn't it make sense to think Emirates would have operated the Concorde, if it had the opportunity?

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How High Did Concorde Fly?

Have you ever wondered how Concorde's cruising altitude compared to conventional airliners?

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Which Countries Banned Concorde From Supersonic Flight?

Many people around the world did not accept the sonic boom.

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Wow: One Single Passenger Flew On Concorde 718 Times!

At one point, Fred Finn was making two return trips across the Atlantic per week on Concorde.

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Not As High As You Might Think: A Look At Concorde's Early Load Factors

The supersonic airliner's early flights weren't as full as you may expect.

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Top 5: The Aircraft That Defined The 20th Century

Here are the top five aircraft that shaped commercial air travel in the 20th century.

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How Much Fuel Did Concorde Consume?

Fuel consumption up to four times that of the Boeing 747 was a problem throughout Concorde's operating life.

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41 Years On: Why Did Braniff International Airways Stop Flying?

Braniff Airways was once among the fastest-growing, most profitable airlines in the US.

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Lego Is Said To Be Creating A 2000+ Brick Concorde Model

Love lego bricks and aircraft? A set will be released by the Lego company that will celebrate the world's most famous supersonic passenger aircraft.

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What Was Concorde Like For Cabin Crew?

A true case of living the high life?

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How Concorde Became An Unlikely Classical Music Venue In Manchester

Concorde's ability to fly passengers at supersonic speeds is well documented. However, did you know it has also served as a music venue?