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User currently offlineCollin260 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 21 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 17686 times:

Approximately how much was a ticket on BA Concorde from New York to London?


The approximate flight time today will be 6 hours in First Class and 12 hours in Economy.
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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 17666 times:

Quoting Collin260 (Thread starter):
Approximately how much was a ticket on BA Concorde from New York to London?

When? Prices in 1980 were quite different to prices in 2000...


User currently offlineXXXX10 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 777 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 17654 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.


User currently offlineAvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2472 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 17595 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.

User currently offlineTristarfreak From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 17499 times:

I sadly never got to fly on the beauty

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25638 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 17424 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.

User currently offlineSpencerII From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 17414 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

User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 17368 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.


User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1065 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 17356 times:

Did BA or AF allow you to redeem FF Miles for tickets on Concorde?

User currently offlineCuriousFlyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 700 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 17335 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.

User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1065 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 17291 times:

160,000 miles isn't too bad. I just spent 120,000 one way coach, one way BizFirst on CO EWR-HKG-EWR. What were the mileage bonuses like when paying full fare?

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 17258 times:

Quoting COEWRNJ (Reply 8):
Did BA or AF allow you to redeem FF Miles for tickets on Concorde?

As well as DL, QF, and several other airlines.


User currently offlineRivet42 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 818 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 17254 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.

PhiL P



I travel, therefore I am.
User currently offlinePtcflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 17204 times:

Flew AF Concorde in May 2002 with my spouse. JFK-CDG. Used Delta FF Skymiles.

160,000 per ticket round trip. Included domestic first class connection from/to ATL.

The flights were 1/3 full both ways.

Could "pick my date" for redeeming. Lots of availability.

Experience of a lifetime.

Was invited to the cockpit during the flight....

Sad that the experience may not be repeatable in my lifetime.


User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 17081 times:

In the late '90s, a one way on BA JFK-LHR was $7400 (USD) all in.

User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 16915 times:

You could have tried what I did for my 50th birthday - LHR JFK LHR on the same day!

At the time BA had genuine Day Return Fares which were £600 less than the usual rate!



Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
User currently offlineStarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 16878 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
User currently offlineShankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 16831 times:

The missus and me flew LHR-JFK-LHR in August 2003, out on BA001 (G-BOAF) and back in Club World (744 top deck) for £7,000 total

Best £7,000 grand I ever spent or ever will spend



L1011 - P F M
User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31110 posts, RR: 85
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 16759 times:
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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.  Smile

User currently offlineJetfuel From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 16711 times:

I think I paid $400 for a joy ride out of Oshkosh with BA - up over Canada and return


Where's the passion gone out of the airline industry? The smell of jetfuel and the romance of taking a flight....
User currently offlineTwa727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 16350 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.


User currently offlineFyano773 From Mexico, joined Mar 2004, 784 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 16287 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 11):
Quoting COEWRNJ (Reply 8):
Did BA or AF allow you to redeem FF Miles for tickets on Concorde?

As well as DL, QF, and several other airlines.

Yes, AeroMexico offered the JFK-CDG leg on Concorde as well:

MEX-JFK-CDG = 320,000 kms Premier (200,000 miles) per ticket r/t.

Fyano


User currently offlineARGinLON From Vatican City, joined Jun 2005, 614 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 16263 times:

Quoting COEWRNJ (Reply 10):
160,000 miles isn't too bad. I just spent 120,000 one way coach, one way BizFirst on CO EWR-HKG-EWR. What were the mileage bonuses like when paying full fare?

But how much easier is to get miles today compared to 5-10 years ago?


User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 16214 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.


User currently offlineBHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 15884 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.
25 Zrs70 : 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
26 GDB : 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
27 Post contains links LimaNiner : There was a very interesting tidbit in the NOVA episode "Supersonic Dreams": "JOCK LOWE: We did some research which showed that the Concorde passenge
28 Post contains images FlyingTexan : 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
29 GDB : 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
30 UAL747 : 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
31 ConcordeBoy : 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
32 Jeremy : When I saw this, I chose not to splurge. Oh, how I regret that decision!
33 Mirrodie : Definitely not bad at all! back in 2003, I flew one way WT+, return on Concorde. Best $1500. ever spent.
34 RetroLivery : 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
35 GDB : 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
36 ConcordeBoy : 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
37 Rivet42 : 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
38 ARGinLON : Still... the balance still favors the consumer and not the airlines.
39 Post contains links GDB : 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
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