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Who (a.net Member) Flew The Concorde?  
User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4063 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.
And you?

[Edited 2006-10-13 19:12:27]


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User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4048 times:

I did a Bay of Biscay roundtrip, best thing I ever did tbh.

User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4015 times:

One of the A.net members was a F/A on the Concorde. Can´t remeber who that was.

I think FLYSSC was it.  Smile


User currently offlineVc10 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1406 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4007 times:

For 23 years man and boy, but never got to see Father Christmas  cry 

littlevc10


User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3976 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3965 times:

I flew Air France round the bay from ARN., and not many have done that! There was only one flight ever and I got a free ticket !!!

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26361 posts, RR: 76
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3953 times:

I never got to fly it, and that is sad. There is a certain banned A.net member living up in Baton Rouge who flew Concorde something like 12 times. I think you can figure out his SN


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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3700 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3931 times:

BA001 Concorde: LHR-JFK September 2002 (by Fbgdavidson Oct 14 2004 in Trip Reports)
http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=4287443727
http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=4287432697



"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineA300 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 471 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3926 times:
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I flew AF JFK-CDG-JFK in the winter of 2000 for my 30th birthday. I used 200000 Delta miles. It was my gift to myself!


Boland Aseman Jayegah Man Ast.
User currently offlineDoor5Right From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 707 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3911 times:

Three times, once as a guest of BA which was nice!


My soul is in the sky...
User currently offlineBa757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3855 times:

i was stared to save up for the concorde when they were retired . tough luck!

User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3849 times:

I never flew her, as I was too young to go staff travel and too poor to go as a commercial passenger  banghead 
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.

Wrighbrothers



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User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4506 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3847 times:

10 June 2003 BA 001 LHR-JFK G-BOAG 23A

Here I am on board the aircraft:


View Large View Medium
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Photo © Alexander Gill



And the proof:

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PARIS, FRANCE...THE BEIRUT OF EUROPE.
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3841 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.


User currently offlineDreamsUnited From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3833 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...  cry 

-Josh



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User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3832 times:
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When I were travel agent, British Airways made a fam trip to fly from BCN to LHR in a Concorde.

My father and me were awarded with two one way tickets.

G-BOAD were the aircraft. The flight were to ATH and there the plane took speed and GO TO LONDON!!!

The flight time from ATH to LON were of only one hour.

Sadly, my father died only two weeks before of this flight.

I'll miss you.

Gerard



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3817 times:

Quoting DreamsUnited (Reply 13):
when I heard they were going to retire her; it was the saddest day of my life...

The day the last 3 Concordes landed at LHR, I was all choked up - this close to weeping into my pillow !  cry 


User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4626 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3807 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 15):
The day the last 3 Concordes landed at LHR, I was all choked up - this close to weeping into my pillow !

I watched that live on the BBC in Sydney... couldn't believe I missed flying on her... but it was awesome to see three land in a row. If only that was regular...



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineGoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1829 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3711 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 !

User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3312 posts, RR: 40
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3688 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  Smile - number 1A


Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 3684 times:

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 18):
Also I got to sit in the Queen's favourite seat - number 1A

Ahem - that's MY seat. And no Cornish-style 'queen' jokes, if you please !


User currently offlineCambrian From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 619 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 19 hours ago) and read 3619 times:

I flew LHR-BGI in 1999- it was a party the whole way down- about 3h 45 to Barbados, and we arrived early in the morning, refreshed and with an extra day to our holiday.

I will never forget the experience and the exhilarating take off. What a wonderful flight that was!


User currently offline1stfl94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 1455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3573 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  Smile

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.


User currently offlineCOERJ From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3562 times:

I believe I have been on the concorde over 2000 times as an elite captain for BA. When it was removed from the skies BA layed me off and I ended up on a CO ERJ-145. I prefer the Embraers...

Keep dreaming...


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