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Has Anyone Flown On The Concorde?  
User currently offlineWJV04 From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 584 posts, RR: 4
Posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2761 times:

Has anyone flown on the concorde?
Whats it like from a passenger standpoint?


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User currently offlineQantas777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 484 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2750 times:

I flew on it in 1989 with my parents from LHR-JFK on BA. It took 3hrs 20minutes and we left LHR around 9am and arrived around 820am. Good fun. The take-off was quick and I remember the plane pointing up at a high angle.

The seats were fine but not great. They were worse than seats you find on First Class in the USA. I know BA has changed them by now many times over.
My mom loved the wine and smoked salmon and I loved the visit to the flight deck.

Good times were rolling at 60,000ft.


User currently offlineB-HXB From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 2723 times:

The food was terrific, the crew brilliant, the free goodie pack marvellous, the passenger load about 75-80%, the chattering American couple in the seat behind me ANNOYING, the view excellent, the seats horrible and the wait for the lavs long!

User currently offlineJayhup From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 2708 times:

I did it in August 1997 LHR-JFK BA001 G-BOAB.....I was at the beach by 11:30 that same morning. Just a spectacular ride.....

JH


User currently offlineSAS23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 2701 times:

have flown it approaching 40 times now - last time was a couple of weeks ago. No more goodie packs or gifts, catering quality cut back, and it looked like the cabin crew numbers were reduced as well.

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13229 posts, RR: 77
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 2687 times:

We've still got 6 crew on flights, though sometimes in the past they'd be a seventh-usually on BGI flights and some charters, the goodies have gone sadly, catering? They re-did the menus last year.
But my experiences;
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/12371/6/7.
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/13101/6/.


User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 22 hours ago) and read 2679 times:

GDB- On a lesser note, did the flight crews have to wear their full uniforms, or was this a "dress down" flight?

blink



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13229 posts, RR: 77
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 22 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

The crew wear the normal BA uniform, on all flights.

User currently offlineDavid Viking From Sweden, joined Jun 2002, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 11 hours ago) and read 2647 times:

Dear WJV04,

I flew BA concorde on the route London-New York in March, 1988. Fast but not very comfortable in my point of view. Noisy and a very small cabin, the service onboard was good though!

Best regards /David Viking


User currently offlineSkippy777 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2001, 816 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 11 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

I have done it twice. With both AF and BA for my surveys.
Fast but not comfortable. I prefer a first class seat above the Concorde. When I am in a hurry I would go for the concordes but otherwise no thanks.


User currently offlineAvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2472 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 2569 times:

No, but I had the chance in late '98 to do it cheap and didn't take it because I was in a difficult technical course and didn't want to miss a day. FOOL, that I was, since I later had to pull out of the course. The flight was for a special promotion (I forget for what) and only took off from JFK, went out over the Atlantic and accelerated to Mach 2 for 15 minutes, then turned around and came back. It would've cost me ONLY $900.! Yes, I've slammed the Concorde for it's inefficiency but this would've been an experience. As the ad said: "One chance in a lifetime". Too bad.

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13229 posts, RR: 77
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

Don't despair AVObserver, BA are doing regular promotions, and on full supersonic transatlantic services, so save the pennies and keep a regular look out, they'll be heads-up on future ones on this site, and/or http://concordesst.com.html

User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3788 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2539 times:

I flew on it in an exhibition flight out of CMH in July 1995. (BA's G-BOAF) I've never taken it on a scheduled flight, so I can't help you there, but I did a trip report about it:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/15139/6/



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