Bongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 4 Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5007 times:
I did it...back in 1.985 from Paris (CDG I guess) to NY JFK. Don´t know the AF reg. number. I still have the bag with toothbrush, magazine and some other souvenirs like pics taken by me. I remember a very short visit to the cockpit. Flight was only 3 hours and half and I remember that we left around 11:30 AM from Paris and arrived like at 10 AM in NY and was funny to me because I lived the same time twice in one day (from 10 AM to 11:30 AM).
It is of course an experience I will never forget.
[Edited 2006-10-13 19:12:27]
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Wrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4793 times:
I never flew her, as I was too young to go staff travel and too poor to go as a commercial passenger
However, my father flew on Concorde on a test flight when he worked on her with BA, I beleive it G-BOAG (now at Seattle) during the 1980's when he was incharge of getting her in service.
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JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4785 times:
20Jul97 BA004 G-BOAD JFK LHR
It was FABulous - got a brilliant Hotline deal (GBP640.00 subsonic outbound, Concorde return), spent the weekend at the Plaza, HEUUUGE stretch limo to the Concorde entrance at JFK T7, smoked salmony nibblies in the god-awful Terence Conran lounge, then 3 hours of pampering and champagne across the Atlantic. Best flight ever.
DreamsUnited From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4777 times:
I never got to fly on it, I devoted every second of my time learning about it, reading, watching shows and such, I always thought when I was older I WAS going to fly on her, lets just say when I heard they were going to retire her; it was the saddest day of my life...
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Goldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1994 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4655 times:
I flew CDG-JFK-CDG in january 2002 on AF SSC (don't know registration). Absolutely fabulous and unexpected great spring weather in NYC (in january !). It's an unforgettable souvenir. I kept everything : menus, baggage tags, boarding passes, etc. And I have nice diplomas i my bedroom to prove that I crossed twice the sound barrier !
Legoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3318 posts, RR: 35
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4632 times:
Sadily I never got to fly on concorde, although I have had the privledge of Viewing around the test concorde at Duxford, as well as a BA concorde in Scotland (I forget where, it's at some small random museum in the middle of no where). Also I got to sit in the Queen's favourite seat - number 1A
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1stfl94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 1455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day ago) and read 4517 times:
My mum's boss always used to use Concorde when going to New York. Strange because anywhere else he said he could only fit into a First Class seat but somehow managed to squeeze into Concorde
Did seem to have a lot of maintenance trouble though, a couple of times they would have to be squeezed into the available First and Club seats on the standard flights. I'd hate to be the agent who has to rebook 100 First Class passengers.