Fast Flier Makes A Slow Farewell

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As supersonic passenger travel comes to a close -- at least for the time being -- British Airways is planning a North American farewell lap for the Concorde. Special "celebration" flights to Boston, Toronto, and Washington, D.C., are scheduled in the weeks prior to the aircraft's retirement date on October 24. First stop on the tour is Toronto, on October 1, followed by a stop in Boston on October 8 and to Dulles International Airport, near Washington, D.C., on October 14. Want to book a seat? Fares start at $7,999, to fly subsonic to London and return on the Concorde. Looking for a bargain? Book a seat on the Concorde between Toronto and New York for $999 Canadian (about $700 U.S.) on October 2. The catch -- that flight won't break the sound barrier. Call 1-800-224-0500 or contact your travel agent.