LapsedRinger wrote:.., there was a very smart American MPhil student who found Cambridge so dull that she flew home to New York for every other weekend on Concorde. ..
ISTR that President Reagan appointed to head a USG Agency a very wealthy crony (who waived his Federal salary because to him it would be 'petty cash with tax complications). However, his job now involved regular transatlantic travel. Federal Regulations required (and still AIUI require) that any Federal employee travelling on USG business by commercial airline must travel by a US airline if there is one on that route. The crony found that this meant he had to fly subsonic (admittedly First Class) rather than by Concorde as he always had been previously. I think I heard that he soon quit the job