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Any bets on which aircraft will operate the final Concorde flight?

Any bets on which aircraft will operate the final Concorde flight?

Old Sep 22, 03, 7:44 am
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Any bets on which aircraft will operate the final Concorde flight?

If I recall correctly, BA said that the final Supersonice service will be BA2 JFK-LHR on 25 October.

Any bets on which aircraft it will be?

Basically 5 to choose from:

BOAC
BOAD
BOAE
BOAF
BOAG
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Old Sep 22, 03, 7:50 am
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BOAC likely as its seen as their 'flagship' having the letters of the old corporation.

Having said that, if they are doing farewells on the last day, the scheduled flight might not be the 'last' as happened on Air France

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Old Sep 22, 03, 7:57 am
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I suspect they will use whichever one the engineers feel is less likely to break down halfway over the ocean... The last thing BA needs is an early landing in Shannon with a plane full of celebs...
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Old Sep 22, 03, 8:05 am
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If it is working, I would guess on G-BOAC being used for the final flight. Is there a flight after the last commercially sold one?

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Old Sep 22, 03, 8:34 am
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Am I correct in saying that F is the only one that has been refitted...? If so, my guess will be F...

Then again, it may simply be whichever one that is around and least likely to break...
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Old Sep 22, 03, 8:46 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Leumas:
Am I correct in saying that F is the only one that has been refitted...? If so, my guess will be F...</font>
If you are referring to the much hyped new interiors and washrooms, they never made it into any of the actual aircraft. The only thing that changed in the end were the seats.
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Old Sep 22, 03, 8:49 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Leumas:
Am I correct in saying that F is the only one that has been refitted...? If so, my guess will be F...

Then again, it may simply be whichever one that is around and least likely to break...
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If you mean interiors, I think only the seats ever got done. If you mean kevlar linings on the tanks then all of the above five were refitted.
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Old Sep 22, 03, 3:07 pm
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I would say BOAC as it is regarded as the flagship

Also agree with others on most reliable, its not as if the press / general public know that BOAC is the flagship though they will know if one goes U/S
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