B737 From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 41 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7701 times:
Watching and old film of the Concorde this evening,it came to mind that I have never heared of a concorde flight to the eastern side of the world like Singapore or Bangkok, etc.
And if anyone know of any Concorde routes other than Paris-New york or London-Barbados.I would be very greatful if you share them with me.
Million thanks in Advance
Ryu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 504 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7660 times:
Singapore Airlines flew the Concorde in conjuction with BA on LHR-Bahrain-SIN, in 1979-1980, but services were quickly stopped, mostly because of the inability to fly supersonic for most of the way, and the lack of demand.
There is at least one picture on airliners.net of the Concorde in the special livery (SQ on one side, BA on another); if you search for it, you'll find it.
Early Air From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 611 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7638 times:
The concorde does not have enough furl capacity to make it from the western side of the US to Asia. Mabye it would have been a good idea to send it to Hawaii though. They pry could have made it in about 1.5 hours. Also, most people do not want to pay for concorde. The reason JFK-LHR is popular is because that is a very large business route and large companies are paying for the flights.
AF A380 From France, joined Dec 2000, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7631 times:
Concorde is optimized for transatlantic flight. When It come from Paris to JFK, It has almost no fuel any more. It's very short. Concorde is not able to go to Washington DC from Paris although BA can go to DC from London. Concorde has a really short range that's why it can't fly to Asia. It would be too expensive to make a stop ,at Dubai for example, because Concorde use a lot of fuel to take off.
Hepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7602 times:
Question: Why do people refer to the Concorde as if it's a person or a proper noun? Shouldn't it be "THE" Concorde, instead of Concorde? I seem to hear this with Brits a lot.
For example, shouldn't one of AF A380's sentences read "The Concorde is optimized for transatlantic flight"? We never say "Airbus 340 is optimized for long haul flights", or "Boeing 747-400 is the largest airliner in the world."
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8434 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7574 times:
Lots of misunderstandings about Concorde's range. Washington to Paris is easily operated. London to Miami is, on the other hand, completely impossible - BA's MIA service was operated via Washington. Yes, AF had services to Caracas. Also AF flew to Rio via Dacca in West Africa, so the cities I know of that have enjoyed sustained Concorde scheduled service are:
New York JFK
Dallas Fort Worth
Lisbon (en route to the Bahamas - don't know about traffic rights)
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
SIN_SQ From Singapore, joined Oct 2000, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7551 times:
Air France does have chartered flights abroad their Concordes to few asian airports. One of the Concordes can be seen at Hong Kong's Chep Lap Kok airport. There are several photos showing Air France concorde landing at this airport. You can find them here.
It is very rare to see the Concordes at any major Asian airports.
Political reasons were involved when SIA flew Concorde flights from London to Singapore in 1979-1980. Such reasons were complaints from Indonesia and Malaysia over noise generated from the Concorde. Only one Concorde was flying over Indonesia and Malaysia. I do not understand why they made the fuss. There is really no differences from F16 fighters flying over these airspace. This really killed the supersonic flight from Singapore to London!
The other reasons - SIA finds it very expensive to operate the Concorde - it needs alot of fuel. The ticket to fly on the Concorde cost the bomb - leading to low number of travellers - only rich people could afford in late 1970s.
SIA Concorde operated from Paya Lebar International Airport (before all international flights are shifted to Changi International Airport in 1981). So far Changi does not have any known chartered/scheduled flights on the Concordes prior to grounding all the Concordes.
I really wish to see last surviving supersonic plane to make a few last rare trips to Changi before the last Concorde ceases taking to the skies.
B737 From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 7496 times:
Thanks to everyone
Very informative this forum.Their should be a way to repay you Guys than just,with a thank you,because without your kindness in sharing your knowledge with people like me,our curiousities would remain curiousties for ages.
Thank you!!! sorry send me the cheque (LOL)
Best regards and a million thanks
Aviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7489 times:
Just a little correction on the post by SIN_SQ.
The Concorde has indeed been to Singapore Changi Airport.
The British Airways Concorde has made numerous visits to Changi, and a pair of Air France Concordes transited Changi when ferrying French President Miterrand between Paris and Indonesia on a State Visit.
Cedarjet mentioned that the AF Concorde called at Dacca in West Africa . . . it should be Dakar. The city of Dacca is in Bangladesh (now it is known as Dhaka).
Samspain From Spain, joined Feb 2001, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 7475 times:
Air France flew the Concorde to both Caracas and Rio with a refueling stop at Santa Maria (Açores) and Dakar respectevely... The funny thing was that a normal flight from CCS to CDG at that time on a 747-100 took more or less the same than on the Concorde with the stopover. At Santa Maria airpor Air France designed a "Supersonic Lounge" where passangers waited while the plane was refueling... Maybe someone has a picture of that place?
Airbus A380 From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7458 times:
Sin_Sq made a mistake. The Concorde had only landed and takeoff at Changi, not Paya Lebar. If any of you is in Singapore, you could imagine the suffering of the nearby Hougang, Punggol, Tampines, Eunos, Marine Parade and Geylang Housing Estates' residents. The Concorde would have take off over these estates if it were to be still operational for civil use.
TurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7447 times:
You are right!!! THere is no way that we would see any concordes coming here to Dacca (Dhaka is politically correct). The runways are horrible anyways!!! Just Biman DC10s and A310s and BA 777s and SIA A310s and 340s and TG MD11s, EK 330s and 777s, SV 742/3s and PIA A300s. And dragon and malaysian 330s.
Mas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2939 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 7428 times:
THe BA/SQ Concorde service stopped due to the fuel crisis and spiralling prices in oil in 1980. Malaysia and Indonesia were not keen on the Concorde service as at that time - the Concorde (Hepkat - note - not all 'Brits' are on first name terms with the aircraft and many if not most do call it THE Concorde) interupted national air defence systems.
The old international airport at Kuala Lumpur used to see Air France calling in with their Concordes from time to time on charter flights and now with the new airport we've seen Air France disappear altogether
: Ah! The days when British Airways and Singapore Airlines actually liked eachother!
: Air France used to charter Concorde's into Hong Kong( they would've had to have stopovers along the way due to the Concorde's range), I believe they s