British Airways Concorde


The British Airways fleet operated with 22 Captains, the same number of First Officers and flight engineers and initially a fixed community of around 100 cabin crew (later increasing to around 200, rotated from short-haul types).

British Airways’ Concordes flew with 100 passenger seats (40 in the forward cabin, 60 in the aft cabin), attended by six cabin crew, and BA introduced a unique level of service, taking the opportunity to showcase the finest British products and service. Royal Doulton bone china, stainless steel cutlery and blown crystal glassware, white damask tablecloths and napkins all carried the distinctive Concorde monogram, with award-winning menus designed by specialist chefs. The Royal Doulton team of designers devised 14 designs from which Gordon Davidson, BA’s Concorde Director, chose the distinctive blue and white tableware, while the cutlery was designed by Midlands firm, Arthur Price.

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