Aesch From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 68 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2815 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?
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13186 posts, RR: 77
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2705 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.
Ceilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2699 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.
Giantjets From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2615 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!
Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2594 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.
9v-spk From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2565 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!
Zbeeblebrox74 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2531 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!!!
RickB From United Kingdom, joined May 2003, 243 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2394 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 !!
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 24, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2366 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.