Qantas777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 484 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2672 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.
B-HXB From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2645 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!
Skippy777 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2001, 816 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2559 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.
AvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2472 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2491 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.
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13194 posts, RR: 77
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2458 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