Awesome facts about those cool looking jets featured in High Castle

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  • Concorde is a British-French turbojet-powered supersonic passenger jet airliner.
  • Air France and British Airways were the only airlines to purchase and fly Concorde.
  • 14 commercial aircraft were built.
  • Notable characteristics: delta-shaped wings, retractable drooping-nose.
  • Maximum cruise speed @ twice the speed of sound: 1,354 mph or 2,180 km/h.
  • Seating for 92-128 passengers.
  • Used mainly by wealthy passengers who could afford to pay a high price in exchange for Concorde’s speed and luxury service.
  • In 1997, the round-trip ticket price from New York to London was $7995, more than 30 times the cost of the cheapest option to fly this route.
  • In 2003, it set a New York City-to-Seattle speed record of 3 hours, 55 minutes, and 12 seconds.
  • In 1995, it circumnavigated the world from New York/JFK International Airport in 31 hours 27 minutes 49 seconds.
  • It also set the record for the fastest transatlantic airliner flight from New York JFK to London Heathrow in 1996 via British Airways in 2 hours, 52 minutes, 59 seconds.
  • Supersonic route options were eventually limited to ocean-crossing only to prevent sonic boom disturbance on populated areas.
  • Entered in commercial service: January 1976
  • Retired from commercial service: October 2003
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