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wjv04
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Has Anyone Flown On The Concorde?

Sat Jun 29, 2002 5:09 am

Has anyone flown on the concorde?
Whats it like from a passenger standpoint?
 
qantas777
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RE: Has Anyone Flown On The Concorde?

Sat Jun 29, 2002 5:48 am

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.
 
B-HXB
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RE: Has Anyone Flown On The Concorde?

Sat Jun 29, 2002 6:34 am

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!
 
jayhup
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RE: Has Anyone Flown On The Concorde?

Sat Jun 29, 2002 6:57 am

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
 
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RE: Has Anyone Flown On The Concorde?

Sat Jun 29, 2002 7:25 am

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.
 
GDB
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RE: Has Anyone Flown On The Concorde?

Sat Jun 29, 2002 7:47 am

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/.
 
blink182
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RE: Has Anyone Flown On The Concorde?

Sat Jun 29, 2002 8:02 am

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

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Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
 
GDB
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Blink182

Sat Jun 29, 2002 8:07 am

The crew wear the normal BA uniform, on all flights.
 
David Viking
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RE: Has Anyone Flown On The Concorde?

Sat Jun 29, 2002 6:51 pm

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
 
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skippy777
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RE: Has Anyone Flown On The Concorde?

Sat Jun 29, 2002 7:35 pm

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
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RE: Has Anyone Flown On The Concorde?

Sun Jun 30, 2002 5:40 am

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
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RE: Has Anyone Flown On The Concorde?

Sun Jun 30, 2002 7:47 am

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
 
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RE: Has Anyone Flown On The Concorde?

Sun Jun 30, 2002 7:48 am

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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