XXXX10 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 777 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 19266 times:
It depends when, by OCT 2003 the standard price was £4,000 one way, allthough there were deals that could be done, a consuer tv show here in the Uk showed how people were paying much less by booking there Concorde trip as part of a longer sector connecting through LHR.
Obviously the ticket price was less the further back in time you go.
AvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2478 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 19207 times:
When BA first announced the phaseout of Concorde operations just about 4 years ago, the initial "celebration" fares were discounted way down to as low as $3,999. USD for a round trip, although that offer was only one way on Concorde with the other leg on a 747 in coach. If you wanted to do the round trip entirely on Concorde, the fare rose to $6,999. USD. Both were a big discount from the standard fare which wa normally around $6000 one way and over $10,500 round trip. I did the lowest offer naturally but even one way on Concorde was a wonderful experience.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26382 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 19036 times:
When I made my one Concorde flight on BA JFK-LHR in July 1989, they sometimes had a special fare for airline employees which at that time was USD499 one way. Being used to paying almost nothing to fly as an airline employee, that seemed like a lot of money but I decided to splurge and the experience was worth it.
SpencerII From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 19026 times:
BA would occasionally place free concorde tickets in the give aways at some of the Interline Parties that used to be held for airline employees. My name got drawn for a set, and that is how I got to go on the Concorde. This was in 1987
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 18980 times:
R class fares were expensive, but from time to time there were offers to be found that signficantly reduced the cost of Concorde travel. I was lucky enough to fly the BA Concorde one-way and return by sea on the QE2.....and the upgrade price for Concorde was ""reasonable"" due to a bulk sale agreement maintained by Cunard and the fact that I flew over the summer months when Concorde demand decreased (vacation time for many). I also flew the AF Concorde on an attractive offer that allowed Concorde travel one-way and biz class on the return......for the price of a standard J class return ticket (this was very low season travel and the offer was valid on a few limited days in January). Standard walk up fares for Concorde were very costly: R (Supersonic) Class was generally 20% over F (First) Class.....see what a F class ticket on BA costs for JFK-LHR these days, add 20%, and then sit down and have a drink because you will be shocked at the cost.
Concorde was a luxury for the rich and famous and for high-powered biz people that could justify the expense because time=money......and for some crazy a.netters who searched high and low for (almost) affordable offers.
CuriousFlyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 709 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 18947 times:
Yes of course you could redeem miles, it was 160,000 miles return with AF, and in summer they ran a promotion where you could get 2 tickets if travelling together. I did it once with a friend and it was the best time of my life.
Rivet42 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 884 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 18866 times:
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 5): When I made my one Concorde flight on BA JFK-LHR in July 1989, they sometimes had a special fare for airline employees which at that time was USD499 one way. Being used to paying almost nothing to fly as an airline employee, that seemed like a lot of money but I decided to splurge and the experience was worth it.
BA did have a general 'ID90' fare, which not so many people seemed to know about (they knew plenty about the free courier tickets, for which there was a lengthy queue!!), and when I did a Concorde ID90 a couple of months before the end was announced, it was GBP500. Not bad, IMO, for the flight of a life-time. The flight was half empty, too, so it was even more enjoyable.
StarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 18490 times:
I believe you got 200% base miles for flying paid on BA Concorde.
I saved enough AF miles for a Concorde ticket in 2003.. to find the canceled it.. today ive still got those miles, plus an add 500 miler here and there to keep them valid. My alliance is Star so these miles are "shelved" until I figure what to use them for.
So far in 2008 45 flights and Gold already. JFK, IAD, LGA, SIN, HKG, NRT, AKL, PPT, LAX still to book ! Home Airport LCY
Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31798 posts, RR: 85
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 18371 times:
Most of my travel on her was paid for by my employer, but in the mid-1990's I booked a tour to LHR on BA and the airfare part was around $4,000USD for R over and J back or another $1000 got you in R both ways, which of course I took.
Twa727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 17962 times:
Quoting AvObserver (Reply 3): When BA first announced the phaseout of Concorde operations just about 4 years ago, the initial "celebration" fares were discounted way down to as low as $3,999. USD for a round trip, although that offer was only one way on Concorde with the other leg on a 747 in coach.
British Airways had a limited number of those tickets (one way on Concorde, return in coach) for just $3000, and I was lucky enough to get one of those (I heard they sold out in just 24 hours after the announcement). I'm sure some people thought I was crazy for deciding in just a few hours to spend that much money on a plane ticket, but those who knew me weren't surprised (though perhaps a bit jealous). I got a "good" seat (row 4, window) and it was well worth the money to have had that experience. BA was even nice enough to upgrade me to World Traveler Plus on the way back when I asked; however, the woman who checked me in wondered how I ended up in coach for the return when I was on Concorde for the first leg.
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 17826 times:
Quoting ARGinLON (Reply 22):
But how much easier is to get miles today compared to 5-10 years ago?
Its easier to earn miles today, with all of the tie-in promotions, alliance deals, hotel offers, etc..........sadly, its harder to use those miles today as airlines are far more careful with allocations and inventory of award seats, especially in the premium classes.
BHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 17496 times:
Our best deal ex Portugal (FAO or LIS or OPO / LON / NYC / LON / FAO or LIS or OPO) on BA was one way Club / one way Concorde for EUR 2000.00 . This was when she was back in service after the Paris crash.
Breakfast in BHX, lunch in FAO, dinner in TIP, baggage in YYC.
: In 1999, the one way LHR-JFK was about $6000. But I bought a ticket that went: Pisa-Gatwick (BA, C) Heathrow-JFK (BA, Concorde) JFL-Los Angeles (UA, F
: As stated, the standard fare on this scheduled service, was 1st Class + 20% Interesting to read many of the responses and the various ways of getting
: There was a very interesting tidbit in the NOVA episode "Supersonic Dreams": "JOCK LOWE: We did some research which showed that the Concorde passenge
: On a Saturday in April 1995 I saw Concorde at DFW --- thought "odd" -- turns out it was said RTW charter, appropriately Flight 1995. Didn't AF have C
: Flying Texan, yes AF did Round The Worlds, in fact they did more than of them than us. The last BA one, operated by G-BOAD in 1999, was seen as the la
: Probably the best "deal" on Concorde was on their "Around the World" charters. My grandparents did this, it was $50,000 per person. But damn, one way
: Don't forget MIA... I often wondered if, utilizing the same techniques later employed to BGI, if that one could've been doine nonstop as well? I figu
: When I saw this, I chose not to splurge. Oh, how I regret that decision!
: Definitely not bad at all! back in 2003, I flew one way WT+, return on Concorde. Best $1500. ever spent.
: In 1994, My mother was fortunate enough to fly roundtrip JFK-CDG on the AF Concorde on business for the International Monetary Fund. However, it was o
: Concorde Boy (good to see you back), not sure on that one, bit before my time on the fleet, the IAD-MIA run ended in 1991, I was involved from 1997. H
: Indeed... know anything about the oil price threshold that supersonic ops could've tolerated? I'd imagine leading up to the days of nearly $80/barrel
: In actual fact, it wasn't quite so - whilst the Concorde fleet was grounded, some of the flight crew were redeployed/retrained, and the opportunity w
: Still... the balance still favors the consumer and not the airlines.
: Rivet, I was there at the time, saw all this at close hand. We had always had a standby for a scheduled service, usually (hopefully), the standby was