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Concorde: BA Vs. AF  
User currently offlineJzucker From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 100 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2235 times:

*IF* i could manage to afford a ticket on the concorde, which airline do you recommend. If this works out I am planning on having a once in a lifetime experience..

Thanks ALOT!!!!!

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User currently offlineBA DC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2188 times:

BA definitely, if i remember rightly, the inside of an AF concorde looks like a 60's soviet transporter. BA have also just spent millions refiting concorde with very posh seats, and the bathrooms are amazing. The food is also great and the free gifts are always bling bling if you get the picture hehe!

Hope this has helped.

User currently offlineW_a_s_p_i_e From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2169 times:

I flew with BA the 2 times I went on concorde and both times were exellent. I reccomend BA.
Regards, and have a great flight with whoever you choose,

User currently offlineGordonroxburgh From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 550 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

BA is a little more expensive that AF, but the whole experiences is far superior.

From the minute you arrive at the airport that are special VIP style Concorde lounges right at the boarding gate.

On the BA service they also have a standby aircraft available should a technical issue prevent the main aircraft from carrying out the route. With AF there is a chance the service could be cancelled and you put on a regular sub-sonic aircraft.

BA's food and service is generally regarded as being much better, but on Air France they possibly have a better selection of wines.

User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1881 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

I would say for the cabin layout, BA.
For the food, soory, but it is AF: Menus have been elaborated by Alain Ducasse, the first chef to have 2 restaurants with the 3 "stars'' in the Michelin guide.
And of course, as Gordonroxburgh says, a fantastic selection of wines.
And at CDG, AF has the same type of VIP lounges, dedicated way through security, and special services.
My choice? CDG JFK with AF, and return JFK LHR with BA. And if you have to travel from LHR to Paris, why not try the Eurostar (High speed train crossing the Channel)

Ecoute les orgues, Elles jouent pour toi...C'est le requiem pour un con
User currently offlineSAS23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2040 times:

BA definitely. AF is much more of a 'gourmet' experience as stated above, but bearing in mind that you only have just over two hours to enjoy it (in terms of the overall service rather than time) I'd recommend that if you want to go the 'gourmet' route then fly AF long haul subsonic.

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