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Singapore Airlines Concordes?  
User currently offlineAhlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1346 posts, RR: 5
Posted (13 years 8 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1460 times:

I thought that BA and AF were the only airlines to ever have Concordes, but then I came across this picture:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=74606

Did anyone else than AF. BA or SQ operate the Concorde?

How long did SQ operate it for?

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User currently offlineGregg From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1377 times:

SIA and BA shared a Concord a period of time. (Not sure how long.) I think one side was painted BA colors, other painted SIA.

User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1334 times:

There was SQ/BA joint concorde service in 1976. It only last for half-year with BA/SQ colour on each side. The flight was Singapore to London via a city in the middle east (I'm not sure). Before the flight was launched, it was rejected by Malaysian government because of noise...

Then, SQ/BA found out that the demand on this route was pretty low, so they just halted this route.

BTW, in SQ's inflight magazine "Silver Kris" , they did mentioned about the joint concorde service in the 70s.


User currently offlineJubilee777 From Singapore, joined May 1999, 528 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1333 times:

1977:

26th October: Singapore Airlines announced an agreement had been made with British Airways for a London to Singapore, via Bahrain Concorde
service to operate 3 return services a week.

9th December: British Airways and Singapore Airlines began the London to Singapore via Bahrain service.

13th December: The Malaysian government banned Concorde from its airspace, thus causing the London to Singapore service to be suspended after only 3 return flights.

1979:

24th January: The British Airways and Singapore service from London to Singapore via Bahrain resumed.

1980:

1st November: The British Airways and Singapore Airlines Concorde service to Bahrain and Singapore was discontinued.

J777


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1297 times:

Shame.


Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineWaggingtail From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1281 times:

i took that concorde in dec 79 and then back to london late jan 80...
it took approx 3 1/2 hours to bahrain and then another 3 1/2 to singapore...give or take a bit..

i recall how fantastic it seemed to cut the travel time from london -singapore virtually in half...

it was my first time to asia and had always dreaded the idea of super long flights...my home base is new york....

i find that notion funny today as i usually go out of my way to fly on CX because of the service and the sleeper seats, i find longer flights are less tiring, so i try to find an excuse to go to europe via HKG
(and yes i think SQ if fantastic too, but i am wedded to oneworld)
and the Around The World fares are much less expensive...

on the return i remember how strict SQ was regarding overweight baggage on that leg of the trip ...
i had just spent a month in china which was especially exciting for americans in a just re-opened US/CHINA relationship ....and had bought many inexpensive but bulky items, which after being charged half again the cost of my ticket for a couple of extra bags became very expensive goodies...


User currently offlineIvo From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 470 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 1 day ago) and read 1272 times:

Braniff has used Concorde as an extention from New York to Dallas in the late seventies/early eightys.

Ivo


User currently offlineZanadou From South Korea, joined Nov 2000, 342 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 23 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

Didn't JAL have a few Concordes on order? Right up to the point of having the things painted and ready to deliver?

--->Zanadou!  


User currently offlineGordonroxburgh From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 550 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1237 times:

It was British Airways Concorde G-BOAD that had the Dual Livery.

User currently offlineNotarzt From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 642 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1224 times:

ONLY Air France and British Airways owned the Concorde, whereas Singapore airlines operated the above mentioned joint venture flights together with British Airways (1976-1980), one side painted in BA colours, the other in SQ colours.

Furthermore, Braniff signed for some Concordes with Aerospatiale/BAC, however, this contract was cancelled later on. Worth to mention, anyway, that Braniff (prematurely) printed airline postcards showing photo montage pictures of "the Braniff Concorde" due to commence services...! This never took place. By the way, Singapore Airlines issued several airline postcards of the Concorde as well.

Another colour scheme applied to Concorde was that special Pepsi promotion tour aircraft.

That's it. Hope this helps.

Daniel


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