Reply to post: Re: Wasnt just running costs...

Take-off crash 'n' burn didn't kill the Concorde, it was just too bloody expensive to maintain

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Re: Wasnt just running costs...

Concorde didn't just save on the flight time. They check-in and customs processing was also streamlined, meaning you didn't have to show up early and wait 2 hours for your flight, then wait another hour to get out of the airport, so total time savings were more like 5 or 6 hours door to door. For many businesses that was worth the 3000 GBP.

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