“I’ll miss Concorde,” says Kevin Roberts, CEO Worldwide of ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi. “Speed is everything today and Concorde gives you an extra day a week. Working in NY for a French company based in Paris and a key agency in London, Concorde was meant for me. It gives me a big time competitive advantage.”
Michael Cannel wrote a great article on Fast Company about Concorde. As Jeremy Clarkson said when it retired “this is one small step for a man but a giant leap backwards for mankind.” Even if the cockpit seems antiquated, the plane itself still looks hyper-modern.
I was lucky enough to fly on it three times and savoured each trip like a flight to the moon. One strong memory is when, on a BA flight, the flight attendants asked passengers if they would like to visit the cockpit. A line of very well-heeled, expensively-suited businessmen (and me) quickly formed at the front of the airplane. Even captains of industry became schoolboys on Concorde.