A Concorde flight scheduled from Gulfport to London on October 18th won't be taking off -- at least not from Mississippi. The 93 passengers who paid about $7,000 each for a luxury travel package will be catching a ride on the supersonic jet in New York instead of Gulfport.
The departure point is the only change in the vacation plan that includes six nights in London, a return to New York on the Queen Elizabeth the second and a flight back to Gulfport.
Gulfport-Biloxi international airport assistant executive director Ken Spirito says he's disappointed to hear of the change in plans. He says airport officials lobbied a Saint Louis tour operator for three years to get the Concorde to the Coast, and have spent more than $10,000 advertising the trip since April.