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My Flight on Concorde

Trip Report - British Airways Concorde from London Heathrow to New York JFK (July 1, 2003)

This was originally written in 2003.

Hello and welcome!  I tried to make this trip report as detailed as possible, so it might be a long read. But I hope you will nevertheless find it interesting.

So recline your cradle seat to a comfortable position, fasten your seatbelt, and let's dart into the stratosphere!

I always wanted to fly on Concorde. Being a child of the 70s and interested in aviation, it was hard not to notice Concorde. It is sleek, unique, and goes really fast. It was a symbol of things to come. Who wouldn't want to fly on that?

I saw my first Concorde in person in January 1987. It was a very exciting moment for me. A local travel agency had chartered an Air France Concorde for two hour flights-to-nowhere out of Oakland, California (OAK). The flight took passengers on supersonic flights over the Pacific halfway to Hawaii and back. It only cost a mere $900! I begged m…