The Independent writes:
British Airways and Air France chiefs today signalled the end of the supersonic era in aviation by announcing that they were retiring their Concorde planes this autumn.Flying the Concorde has been something I've dreamt about for quite a while, and now I suspect it will be forever out of reach: I certainly have more than enough frequent flier miles and points accumulated in various programmes (e.g. SPG and AMEX Membership Rewards) to pay for the tickets many times over, but seeing that they are ceasing flights pretty soonish, I fear I'm too late to realize this dream :-(
BA blamed falling passenger levels and rising maintenance costs for the decision to scrap flights.
Update: BBC has a story about the economic history of Concorde
Anders Jacobsen |