Paris Airshow... Transatlantic Cruise Has anyone ever been?

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    Aug 28, 2012 11:39 PM GMT
    My partner and I are thinking of going to the Paris Airshow next year and then taking the Queen Mary 2 from South Hampton back to New York. We would then fly home to Toronto.

    Has anyone been to the Airshow or a transatlantic cruise for that matter?

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks.
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    Aug 29, 2012 12:19 AM GMT
    Never been, but maybe I'll get lucky and be IN the airshow someday (taking an aerobatics course soon for 'career advancement'). icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 29, 2012 12:29 AM GMT
    Went from NYC to London when I was two. Loved climbing on the siderails of the ship and giving my Mother heart attacks...Still remember seeing the White Cliffs of Dover.
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    Aug 29, 2012 1:48 AM GMT

    It sounds like it would an amazing trip. Paris is one of my favourite cities in the world... So that's a no brainier but were both fans of aviation. Still hope there'll be a revival of the Concorde... Unlikely as it may seem.
    The cruise is more nostalgic of an era long since past.
    All in all,.. I'm sure it'll be a memorable trip.
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    Aug 29, 2012 1:54 AM GMT
    I've been on cruises but never transatlantic . My parents and grandparents have been privileged to travel from ocean liners to airliners

    I love the mode of travel and I always love air crafts of different types.

    You should snap a lot of photos and share it ! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 29, 2012 3:13 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidNever been, but maybe I'll get lucky and be IN the airshow someday (taking an aerobatics course soon for 'career advancement'). icon_wink.gif




    That sounds very cool. I've always wanted to get my private pilot's license. Aerobatics is kicking it to a whole new level icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 29, 2012 3:15 AM GMT
    turbobilly saidWent from NYC to London when I was two. Loved climbing on the siderails of the ship and giving my Mother heart attacks...Still remember seeing the White Cliffs of Dover.


    As a parent I can only imagine the terror you're mother felt.. Lol
    Amazing how it impacted on you at such an early age.
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    Aug 29, 2012 3:19 AM GMT
    Fivealive saidI've been on cruises but never transatlantic . My parents and grandparents have been privileged to travel from ocean liners to airliners

    I love the mode of travel and I always love air crafts of different types.

    You should snap a lot of photos and share it ! icon_biggrin.gif


    I certainly will take a lot of pictures and hope to share them.
    These are memories you'd want to record and reminisce.
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    Aug 29, 2012 3:34 AM GMT
    I've never been on a TA cruise but I have been to the Paris Airshow (Le Bourget) and I, as an aerophile, absolutely loved it. The thrill of seeing planes such as the A380 and B747 is breathtaking. On the days the show is open to the public, be sure to arrive as early as possible, wear good shoes, and expect lots of people. More than anything, it's so amazing to be able to see and get an up-close look at such massive aircraft.

    I hope to go again in the very near future and tow the boyfriend along.

    BTW-I highly recommend flying Air France to get to Paris if possible
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    Aug 29, 2012 11:43 AM GMT
    geographic_info_systems saidI've never been on a TA cruise but I have been to the Paris Airshow (Le Bourget) and I, as an aerophile, absolutely loved it. The thrill of seeing planes such as the A380 and B747 is breathtaking. On the days the show is open to the public, be sure to arrive as early as possible, wear good shoes, and expect lots of people. More than anything, it's so amazing to be able to see and get an up-close look at such massive aircraft.

    I hope to go again in the very near future and tow the boyfriend along.

    BTW-I highly recommend flying Air France to get to Paris if possible



    Thanks for the advice...I have flown with Air France in the past ( Paris - Rome) and they were great... I'd recommend them as well.
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    Aug 29, 2012 12:11 PM GMT
    Transatlantic makes me think of the Titanic....icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 29, 2012 1:05 PM GMT
    The Paris airshow is meant to be the best, so a good choice.

    Logistically if you plan to spend some time in London after Paris, take the Eurostar train, it's the quickest and most comfortable way between the two cities.

    Alternatively you can fly direct to Southampton from Paris on FlyBe.
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    Aug 29, 2012 3:06 PM GMT
    Diving101 saidTransatlantic makes me think of the Titanic....icon_eek.gif


    Lol... Me too... But I'm being optimistic...
    The nostalgia is what's drawing me to this.. And it's my first time on a cruise ship, so I'm looking forward to it.
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    Aug 29, 2012 3:09 PM GMT
    triguy_uk saidThe Paris airshow is meant to be the best, so a good choice.

    Logistically if you plan to spend some time in London after Paris, take the Eurostar train, it's the quickest and most comfortable way between the two cities.

    Alternatively you can fly direct to Southampton from Paris on FlyBe.


    Thanks for the suggestion ... I've travelled on the Eurostar before and found it comfortable and fast. It's probably the route we'll take.