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Mima · 28/05/2002 19:31

We are off to NY in October. Debate on whether to go on a normal 8 hour flight or take Concorde. Has anyone taken children or babies on Concorde? Do you think it would affect a baby's ears?

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SueDonim · 29/05/2002 11:36

My friend recently took her 12 wk baby on Concorde and had no problems at all.

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Twink · 29/05/2002 13:29

If you decide on Concorde I'd willingly volunteer to be nanny in case of any problems - seriously though I'll email a friend who works in the aerospace industry to see if there's any known problems.

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Twink · 29/05/2002 14:11

Friend has come back with this:

No (The issue often talked about is the increased effects of radiation at the higher altitude that s/sonic a/c fly at. When I flew in the cockpit of
Concorde the only time the radiation monitor - put in there at the unions'
insistenance in the 1970s - moved one jot was when we fle over the top of
Aldermaston)

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Twink · 29/05/2002 17:13

And now this:

'Cabin pressure is lower than for a normal aircraft '

He's an aeronautical engineer and knows his stuff inside out.

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