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Brainiff Concord?

Thu May 20, 1999 9:42 am

Did Braniff fly the Concord aircraft? I have never gotten a direct answer!
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RE: Brainiff Concord?

Thu May 20, 1999 10:02 am

I don't think they did.
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RE: Brainiff Concord?

Thu May 20, 1999 5:45 pm


No, they never flew the Concorde. They only flew it in conjunction with BA.

I have a Braniff promotional brochure showing a Concorde taking off in their colours, but it was a computer image.



RE: Brainiff Concord?

Thu May 20, 1999 6:20 pm

Why they got it? I guess for promotional purposes. It was one of BAs and reregistered for the US...It flew from DC to DFW. It didn't fly supersonically on that route
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RE: Brainiff Concord?

Thu May 20, 1999 7:34 pm

Although BA and Air France were the only airlines to actually buy it, Branniff and Malaysian or Singapore (or possibly their predecessor, MSA) flew Concorde in their own colurs for promotional reasons with the intention of buying.
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RE: Brainiff Concord?

Thu May 20, 1999 9:49 pm

Braniff and Singapore flew BAs concorde in their own
colors. Pan Am at one point was so sure of purchasing
it, that they even started issuing postcards with the
concorde in their livery ...
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I Rode The Brainiff Concord

Thu May 20, 1999 10:40 pm

In November 1979 (IAD - DFW) and on May 31, 1980 (DFW - IAD). The May
1980 flight was the last one, and though they were not supposed to break the sound barrier, we actually did get to Mach 1.1 or so, according to the cabin display meter.

Actually, Braniff would 'take over' the BA or AF Concorde at IAD (Dulles) and fly it to DFW in the evening, returning to IAD the next day for handoff back to the 'owners', so depending on the day of the week, you would get either an AF ship or a BA. I rode an AF one both times.

A funny thing involved the registration. When operating for BN, it had to be US registered, so they would give each ship a US registration prior to departure, and this entailed a big decal "N94", so for example, if the plane flew in as F-BVFA with AF, it would become N94FA, or BA's G-BOAD would become N94BD.

As for painting, G-BOAD (I believe) actually did have Singpore colors on one side, BA on the other of course. As I understand, they were going to paint one in Braniff down one side, but this never happened. Yes, there is a retouched photo in a BN brochure showing a white fuselage with an orange stripe and 'Braniff' written in orange, using the script lettering from the late 70s 'ultra' colors.
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Braniff With AF's One

Fri May 21, 1999 3:15 am

Braniff used Air France Concorde from Washington DC to Dallas/Fort Worth in the early 1980's.

They had to change the stickers of registration each time (french > US > french) because the two administrations wanted it.

Braniff never had an Air France's Concorde with its own livrey.

British Airways flew LHR-Bahrein-SIN with Singapore Airlines that had repeinted one into its own livrery.

RE: Brainiff Concord?

Thu May 27, 1999 8:29 am

Yes braniff did have a concorde leased from air france!

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