Eastern Iowans who plan to fly on the Concorde in September are being consoled by their travel agents to not be swayed by yesterday’s deadly crash in France. Quad City travel agent Brandy Kopiske says she’s talked to all of her clients about their concerns and no one’s backed out.The special tour package will fly passengers on a traditional jet from the Quad Cities to New York, then from New York to London on the Concorde at twice the speed of sound. At least 21 Davenport-area residents have signed up for the trip. Kopiske says the plane is a great way to fly and she has no problems with recommending it to her clients.The Quad Cities trip is on a British Airways Concorde, while the jet that crashed near Paris was an Air France craft. All 100 passengers were killed along with the crew of nine and four people on the ground. Kopiske says that’s the first time a Concorde has gone down over two-and-a-half decades of smooth service and many thousands of international flights.The travel package includes five nights in London with several options and return passage on the luxury cruise ship Queen Elizabeth Two. Prices range from about 75-hundred to 20-thousand dollars, depending on the options chosen. Kopiske is group manager of Phase One Travel in Moline, Illinois.
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