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Old 24th October 2003, 03:12 PM   #1
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Default End of a long and beautiful aircraft story

Right now when I'm writing this the Concorde has landed at Heathrow for the last time.

http://www.concorde-jet.com/
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Old 24th October 2003, 03:17 PM   #2
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Mmmm, some might take a different view. A very expensive, uneconomic boondoggle, financed by taxpayers to benefit the plutocracy. The governments involved have STILL not come clean on how much Monsieur et Madame Ordinaire had to pony up to help the ultrawealthy save a few hours.
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Old 24th October 2003, 03:26 PM   #3
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Correct, the word ‘story’ wasn’t chosen too well; still it’s a beautiful airplane.
What was the price of a ticket?

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Old 24th October 2003, 05:04 PM   #4
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Something like $9K. I saw the news story on the last flight- pretty sad, a B-list of celebrities. Christie Brinkley, Joan Collins...
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Old 24th October 2003, 05:14 PM   #5
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Glad to see it go...Bye, Bye

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Old 26th October 2003, 10:16 AM   #6
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Something like $9K.
Enough to save several thousand lives in a thirld-world country? Shows something of the priorities of those rich and famous people...
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Old 26th October 2003, 02:37 PM   #7
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Enough to save several thousand lives in a thirld-world country? Shows something of the priorities of those rich and famous people...
Probably, unfortunately they wont spend it on third-world countries, now that they can't fly Concorde anymore.

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Old 26th October 2003, 03:03 PM   #8
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Probably, unfortunately they wont spend it on third-world countries, now that they can't fly Concorde anymore.
Nah, they'll probably spend it on audio equipment instead.

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