1979 - Braniff Concorde Sales Brochure, History and Memorabilia
1979 - Braniff Concorde Sales Brochure, History and Memorabilia:
From 1979-80, Braniff operated thru-plane service from Dallas/Ft. Worth to London and Paris using the SST Concordes belonging to Air France and British Airways. The aircraft would fly subsonic from DFW to Washington Dulles before continuing onto Europe at Mach 2. The service, largely a publicity gimmick, was discontinued in mid 1980 as Braniff's fortunes began to crumble. The Concorde was never painted in Braniff colors, though it was operated by company cabin crews. Singapore Airlines also operated a similar service in conjunction with BA for a short time in 1979-80.