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  • Glenn
    Senior Member
    • Jan 2000
    • 2163

    Flying in Concorde

    Was just wondering if any of you people have flown in the Concorde, as I would like to know more about what its like to do so.

    The interior, the speed, the handling relative to the passengers etc..

    Regards, Glenn.


    (p.s. which Concorde do you prefer?)


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  • EGNM
    Sadact
    • Jan 2000
    • 3875

    #2
    RE: Flying in Concorde

    I haven't flown in it but i've been in the one at Duxford

    Brgds
    EGNM

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    • dan330
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jan 2000
      • 787

      #3
      RE: Flying in Concorde

      I had a pleasure flight a few years ago. Took off from MAN and had a couple of hours supersonic over the atlantic before returning back to MAN. the take-off is great, there is absolutely no turbulence, you can't even feel that you are going in to clouds!

      As for the supersonic bit, well you don't actually know your travelling at such a speed, you are so high that you can start to see the curvature of the earth and it is very dark above you. I remember the captain saying we needed to make a slight left turn else we'd be in Iceland in 11 minutes!

      The other thing was the landing, you were thrown forward in your seat when the thrust reversers came on.

      Interior - the seats are quite small but they were all grey leather and very comfortable, but this was before the recent overall when they changed everything.

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      • T5
        T5
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Jan 2000
        • 6822

        #4
        RE: Flying in Concorde

        Dan330 - Would you say it is worth 6,000 for a ticket to New York? I qould rather fly on a 747 in first class and save a few thousand!
        Michael

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        • dan330
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jan 2000
          • 787

          #5
          RE: Flying in Concorde

          Depends - If you save up all of your money for years then I'd say it would be better spent elsewhere than on a 3 hour trip.
          I think you get just as much of the feeling on the pleasure flights but you end up back in the UK instead of on a holiday in New York, at at 10% of the price!

          Given the choice I'd probably try the Virgin Upper Class cabin for less money.

          Although if you have a lot of money and your not spending your life savings then go for it.

          If they start pleasure flights again I'd definately recommend it, OK it costs as much (or more) than a two week holiday, but its a once in a lifetime trip and may not be available for that much longer.

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          • Rabie
            Senior Member
            • Jan 2000
            • 3220

            #6
            RE: Flying in Concorde

            been through the one at yeovil (fleet air arm musem)

            rabie :9

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            • T5
              T5
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Jan 2000
              • 6822

              #7
              RE: Flying in Concorde

              Can someone just confirm or correct me on this...

              Is Concorde being withdrawn from service in 2010?
              Michael

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              • monster500
                Senior Member
                • Jan 2000
                • 910

                #8
                RE: Flying in Concorde

                I have flown BA concorde to JFK and Air France back to CDG,The interior is pretty cramped and not to flash,For the 6000$ you pay its not worth it at all,Its a convenience for the very wealthy and thats about it.

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                • mongu
                  Director
                  • Jan 2000
                  • 2918

                  #9
                  RE: Flying in Concorde

                  Cheaper to fly BA First Class, which is a significantly better service (it also beats Virgin's Upper Class hands down, albeit at a premium)

                  Concorde is a little cramped but the legroom seems a little better than on their UK shuttle flights. The overall standard of the interior is first rate and you generally find the staff are the cream of BA's crop.

                  Also, the new Concorde lounge at JFK is fabulous.

                  I've never sampled the Gallic version unfortunately.
                  Skiaynin Vannin

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                  • mongu
                    Director
                    • Jan 2000
                    • 2918

                    #10
                    RE: Flying in Concorde

                    Illustration from BA.com

                    Concorde 7,800
                    First 6,500
                    Club 3,800

                    Rtn from LHR to JFK

                    But Economy is 190 !!!!
                    Skiaynin Vannin

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                    • EGNM
                      Sadact
                      • Jan 2000
                      • 3875

                      #11
                      RE: Flying in Concorde

                      I heard it was 2015 with the mods

                      Brgds
                      EGNM

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                      • forwardjumpseat
                        Junior Member
                        • Jan 2000
                        • 29

                        #12
                        RE: Flying in Concorde

                        I have flown on Concode twice, it's an incredible experience from start to finish. I've not been fortunate enough to take a trip since the re-fit but I have seen the new interior and she looks better than ever. The fares are high but if you've got that kind of money or if you are a corporate traveller then it must be the only way to travel. I hope the flagship continues for a long time to come.

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