Thread: Concorde Blues
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Old 07-23-2016, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Musicat View Post
It was locked out of the trans-coastal USA market for legal reasons, and its limited range locked it out of the trans-Pacific market, two places where shaving hours off a long flight would be welcome to many.
Air France and British Airways (the owners of the Concordes) couldn't operate domestically in the US due to cabotage laws. But apparently Braniff Airways operated a Concorde on a DC-Houston route for a little over a year. However, it couldn't operate supersonically over land due to noise concerns, which kind of defeats the purpose.

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