BH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14 Posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2050 times:
I just read in a book that Delta leased A Concorde(I'm not sure how many Concordes) like Singapore Airlines did. First of all, is this true? If so, what years did the Delta Concordes fly, and what routes?
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AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5948 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1835 times:
Braniff never ran a concorde. They had plans to, but that never got off the ground (literally and figuratively). IF you don't believe me, check it out on their website. WWW.braniffinternational.org it is a VERY cool site for those of us who miss the bygone days of elite air travel and the golden age of aviation.
AF-A319 From France, joined Oct 1999, 603 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1764 times:
I think that we can expect that DL will soon code-share on the AF flights between CDG and JFK with Concorde.
Don't forget that DL and AF are the launch members of Skyteam, and that they said that they want to expand their partnership.
Tanguy From Australia, joined Sep 1999, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1748 times:
I'm surprised to learn that the Braniff Concorde flights never eventuated as commented upon by AA737-823. I have a copy of Braniff's magazine, Flying Colors Vol8 No1 which features on the front cover a touched up photo of a Concorde in Braniff colours over some mountainous desert area. While I realise Braniff never flew Concorde in their colours I was led to believe that AF and/or BA Concordes did for a short time operate Braniff services within the US.
At the aviation museum at Love Field in Dallas I met an elderly fellow who told me he was one of a very few American pilots who were licensed to fly Concorde and he did so for Braniff. I have no reason to not believe him.
I've put all of the above to print before checking the site to which AA737-823 has referred so clarification may await me there. Just wanted to put forward the info I have. Cheers,
PS I do consider myself very, very fortunate to have flown from LHR to JFK onboard BA Concorde G-BOAA a few years ago. It was an amazing experience!!
Ryanair From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1629 times:
The BN Concordes were co-operative flights between BA and BN, a through service LHR-IAD-DFW (not sure if it was Dallas or Houston - everyone seems to think DFW so I'll go with the flow) BA a/c flown by BA crews to IAD then BN people took over for the remainder. You could buy a though ticket - such arrangements were once common, Pan Am and Delta had a similar arrangement through IAD too (with 747's).
Unlike SQ, whose joint BA Concorde service saw planes painted one side BA and the other SQ, no Concorde ever appeared in BN colours. On a technical point they couldn't as Concorde must be painted white if it's to fly supersonic in order to reflect radiation at 60,000 feet (like the Space Shuttle). The only Concorde to ever fly without a base white colour scheme was an AF plane on lease to Pepsi, which was limited to flying sub sonic at low normal altitudes.