British Airways' transatlantic Concorde flights are to begin their deceleration into London 44 seconds earlier... but only in winter.

The reason? Residents in the counties of Cornwall and Devon, on the south-western tip of Great Britain, have deluged the airline with data showing they suffer from sonic booms when the airliner starts to decelerate from its cruising speed of Mach 2.

Following several letters to BA chairman Lord Marshall, the airline has now agreed to amend Concorde's operating routine when it introduces its winter timetable.

Source: Flight Daily News