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Concorde Or First Class  
User currently offlineAesch From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 68 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2769 times:

If you were to fly between London UK and New York, would rather fly the Concorde to save a couple of hours or fly First Class and be in comfort?
I guess i would fly one leg with the Concorde and the other leg in First Class.
What would you do?

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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2687 times:

CONCORDE !!! No First Class can beat flying supersonic !

Patrick

http://www.IntAviation.de.vu


User currently offlineLY772 From Israel, joined Aug 2001, 1340 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2674 times:

I would fly the Concorde's first class.

User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6385 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2662 times:

I would any time fly Y class and then spend the rest on five star hotels instead.
Preben Norholm



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13166 posts, RR: 78
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2659 times:

If time is very important, it's a no-brainer, getting to NY 1 hour and 10 minutes before you left London.
Many Concorde pax. do just that, then fly BA 1st class back, hence BA's commitment to the aircraft.
Pax. starting from JFK, can get to LHR by 17:15
If you don't really like flying much, like me, again a no-brainer, Concorde all the way. But I've only ever been in Club, never 1st class, so cannot really know what 1st class is like.
But Mach 2 at 60,000 ft is always an amazing trip, far removed from the usual flying experience, wherever on a wide-body you are seated.




User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2653 times:

I've flown Concorde over 30 times and sure, it's pretty special. It's also very cramped - you have less legroom than you do in business; and the catering also is to J class standards (though the wines are superb). If you want the luxury and cosseting, you fly F (BA); if you need speed and or want the thrill of flying supersonic, then you go R.

User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3388 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2600 times:

I would fly the Concorde's first class

You dork! The concorde is all in one configuration!


User currently offlineGiantjets From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2569 times:

I would fly the first class. I would only fly the concorde in emergancy when there is little time. Like twice when we try to catch the cruise in the Carribean via New York but got hold back in London because of the fog. But yes, once in a while i would like to fly the concorde just for fun!  Smile

User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2548 times:

That's a really hard question. Two of the things on my "to do" list for aviation are to fly the Concorde and to fly first class, especially on the 747. I know for sure that I would fly the Concorde one way. I would probably fly the Concorde the other way also because I would probably get another chance to fly first class at least once in my life.

User currently offline9v-spk From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2519 times:

I'd fly the Concorde for once, than First forever!
Afterall, I pay the fare is because I (Just I) want fantastic service, legroom, comfort and safety.Concorde is safe too, but it's too expensive just to buy the time.Afterall, I've got plenty of time!


Best Regards


User currently offlineZbeeblebrox74 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2485 times:

At the moment for business purposes if I had to make the choice I would go Concorde to the USA to maximize my available time there + fly back First or Club (with the current flatbed Business Class seats I really don't see the point of forking out an extra couple of thousand £££ to get that little bit extra privacy. BA Club World has excellent! service).

Once my girlfriend relocates over here, we get married and start having kids, I would probably go Concorde both ways, so I could maximize my available time for business, as well as get that extra bit of time in with my family. Yes, it sounds expensive to pay al that money for a few extra hours, but when you run your own company and you work 90-100hrs/wk, a few hours of extra leisure time means a lot!!!

zb74


User currently offlineSN-A330 From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 1129 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2461 times:

I would take F class : superb confort for less money. And don't forget, those extra few hours on a plane are great to concentrate on work, without getting phone calls all the time.

Regards, SN-A330



I would rather be flying...
User currently offlineTR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2462 times:

Concorde to New York! There is not much of a choice to other destinations  Wink/being sarcastic

Look forward to fly the REAL Speedbird again soon!

Cheers
Thomas


User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1871 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2461 times:

CONCORDE for ever


Ecoute les orgues, Elles jouent pour toi...C'est le requiem pour un con
User currently offline777-200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1020 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2420 times:

aww Heck I'd fork over the 10,000 bucks and fly the Concorde Before its out of Service! I can go in First any time!


Another Day, Another Dollar.... Young Jeezy
User currently offlineDELL_dude From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

actaully a trip on the Concorde is $4,999.00 R/T...

..i'd love to fly on her, but i can't afford it.

DELL_dude


User currently offlineN17085 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

First class!

User currently offlineConcorde1518 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2393 times:

Concorde!

User currently offlineJavomd88 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

CONCORDE ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!
WHILE IT LASTS!!!!!!!!!fIRST IS ALWAYS THERE!!!!!!
JAVO.


User currently offlineOldelwood From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2381 times:

First class,then spend the rest of the money on women!

User currently offlineJesseycy From New Zealand, joined Aug 2001, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2366 times:

Concorde.... Less chances to fly supersonic, and besides, First is not that much diffrent from the newer biz, introduced on carriers like BA and CX.

User currently offlineRickB From United Kingdom, joined May 2003, 243 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

I would fly Concorde - I have tried BA 1st a few times and whilst its very nice especially on the long haul flights I have tried it on (London - jo'burg and London - Tokyo and return). The New York flight is too short to get any real sleep on the plane ( or it is for me anyway)so the benefit of 1st isnt that great !!


User currently offlineOH-LZA From Finland, joined Jun 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2345 times:

Concorde!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Zulu Alpha


User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2342 times:


1st class on a regular flight !


User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 24, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

On night flights: always first, as you have a real bed, so flight time doesn't matter
During day: Concorde But: If you are 6''2 like myself, consider First as well. Concorde is incredibly tight, no legroom, and, it has already been said, there is only one-class configuration on Concorde (BA and AF both). If you have to do business in NY: Concorde only if you don't have to walk far from the plane to the taxi.



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