Super80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1688 posts, RR: 11 Posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 97038 times:
Does anyome have a rough idea of how much a r/t ticket on BA from LHR-JFK was on the Concorde? Say you booked it 3 months ahead. If they Concorde ever made abother flight and there were selling tickets for charity, how much would you donate to fly on it?
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Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24891 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 96999 times:
When Concorde first went into scheduled service JFK-LHR in 1976 I have a vague memory that the one way fare was around $800 or $900, probably at least $100 more than the standard first class fare at the time. Of course, over the years, with inflation the fares increased significantly.
Jcavinato From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 96423 times:
In the late 1990s I paid $11,000US each for several round trips (well, my clients did, with their allowance in the arrangements for hiring me). Using my BA Visa card and getting what I remember as double miles on a fully paid Concorde ticket, each trip racked up something like 24,600 BA miles.
Signol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 96376 times:
Just before the service was pulled, I'm sure I remember reading that a LHR-JFK return was something like £6000. However, for the "Concorde Experiance", you could do LHR-CDG-JFK for £3000, using the AF Concorde. Timewise, however, it was as quick as a LHR-JFK 747...
Ncelhr From Vatican City, joined Jul 2006, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 96355 times:
In 1987 I paid about GBP. 6000 for a return LHR-JFK ticket.
There was also a GBP. 4000 fare for those doing the LHR-JFK leg on Concorde & return leg on B747 Club Class.
The most interesting leg was the LHR-JFK leg since you landed before you had taken off. You'd get a complimentary helicopter shuttle to (initially) the Pam Am Building (Park Ave) and (later) East 34th Street heliport, when the PanAm Building became Metlife & the heliport on its roof was closed. Or you'd get a complimentary limo, but who would like to settle for that when you could continue with speed. US Passport Control & Customs took all of 2 minutes.
To this day, I still recall the feeling whilst walking in 5th Avenue at 10:00am, knowing I had woked up in London just a few hours earlier. Priceless.
Can't remember my outbound journey on my 50th birthday rountrip, but we returned in 3h13m.
From concordesst.com - The fastest ever time for the crossing was 2 hours 52 minutes and 59 seconds. This was set by Captain Leslie Scott and his crew onboard G-BOAD, flying from New York to London, on the 7th of February 1996.
Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
Skymiler From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 523 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 96009 times:
At times there were promotions -- on 6 April 1982 I flew for $400 over my regular BA fare LHR -> JFK (diverted to BWI with a blizzard). This was a "walk up" fare adder, advertised at the airport, IIRC. Worth EVERY penny!
Still wonder which AC I flew on ....
BHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 95935 times:
After she returned to service and as part of BA's general push to get people flying again after 9/11 our Concorde fare ex Portugal was Eur 2000 + tax return. We even had a one way Concorde / one way Club deal for around 1500. Unbelievable.
Breakfast in BHX, lunch in FAO, dinner in TIP, baggage in YYC.
David L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9523 posts, RR: 42
Reply 17, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 95319 times:
GDB, GordonRoxburgh or another Concorde expert will be able to confirm or refute this but I believe as part of BA's effort to make sure Concorde was paying for itself, they asked their customers how much they thought they were already paying for Concorde flights. Since the customers thought they were paying much more than they actually were, BA were able to up the prices. Nice one.
I managed four flights. One was a multi-feature charter to New York, returning by 747 and the other three took advantage of special offers. I can't remember exactly but I think the discount was about 60%.
Tsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 95225 times:
Quoting David L (Reply 17): GDB, GordonRoxburgh or another Concorde expert will be able to confirm or refute this but I believe as part of BA's effort to make sure Concorde was paying for itself, they asked their customers how much they thought they were already paying for Concorde flights. Since the customers thought they were paying much more than they actually were, BA were able to up the prices. Nice one.
Read this too in Jeremy Clarkson's book on "You've got Soul", on the chapter about Concorde.
PHXANTHEM From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 95049 times:
I have a copy of my Concorde ticket. The ticket was AD75 ticket. My routing was:
MSP NW DCA first class, then BA limo to Dulles (nocharge)(there was no MSP IAD sirect service then)
IAD BA LHR Concorde
LHR BA BOS first class
BOS UA MSP fist class
the ticket was issued October 24, 1977 for travel November 04-06, 1977
the fare breakdown was MSP/LON 202.50
Concorde surcharge 36.30
Total fare 441.00
total tax 3.00
ticket total 444.00
So, a fuill fare ticket for that time would have cost $1765.20, plus $3.00 tax
The fares are all USD.
Hope this helps you.
The Concorde was quite a ride, and back then tey allowed passengers, 2 at a time in to the cockpit for a brief view while in flight. I would be happy to share any information if anyone needs it.
I was able to have this experiece thanks to Roy Hopkins, our BA sale rep in MSP.
OtnySASLHR From Spain, joined May 2007, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 94948 times:
I flew on a "staff" special JFK-LHR 14May 1983 and because I was other airline (SK) staff I paid £150 - my girlfriend who was with BA paid £100. Basically it was the empty return leg of a Cunard charter taking passengers to join the QE2 in New York, but it was a full service flight. The crew said it was hard work because all 100 on board wanted the full works including cockpit visits - normally most of the passengers were frequent travellers and didn't want all the trappings. They had several flights during the year and offered the seats to staff - it wasn't advertised - all by word of mouth within BA, you couldn't pick which leg or date you were given the flight details 3 weeks before departure and had to make your own arrangements for the leg not operated by Concorde.
GBOAB 15.35/15.46 JFK/LHR 19.05/19.11 Flt Time 03.19
Scotland1979 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 548 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 94382 times:
Back in 1997 we had our honeymoon in Paris. I asked travel Agent for the price on Concorde. It was $6,000 CDN one way between YYZ and LHR. And it was $2,500 US one way between JFK and CDG or LHR so we chose CDG-JFK
Big different $ between Europe to YYZ and Europe to JFK
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N471WN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 93960 times:
I paid $3,000 for my one-way ticket from Heathrow to JFK---I was able to get an internet special some month's before they announced it would all be gone---one of the highlights of my life---when we got to NYC I went right into the cockpit before they could stop me. I took everything I could off the flight like all the stuff in the back of the seat and some other goodies---my grandchildren will now have this stuff and copies of my ticket and the pictures and the video....so glad I did it!!
Vc10 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1407 posts, RR: 16
Reply 24, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 93888 times:
Quoting N471WN (Reply 23): ---when we got to NYC I went right into the cockpit before they could stop me. I took everything I could off the flight like all the stuff in the back of the seat and some other
Just the sort of passenger the crew loved to have. Let me have your address and I will walk into your office uninvited and have a look around
: Yes BA would transfer F pax and high-tier frequent flyer to Concorde from subsonic services that got delayed or cancelled.
: Wow! I never really took in how fast the Concorde was.
: True, this was in the early 80's, when Lord King decided to make Concorde a bigger and more steady profit earner, enabling the support side in the UK
: To be able to fly Concorde and chopper to the Pan Am building roof would be the tip-top aviation experience, in my world! Wow! Not to mention the tim
: Why did BA and other groups connected with Concorde always brag that it took 2 1/2 hrs London to New York? Bluemoon
: My oneway, LHR-JFK, in 2002 was £5030. IIRC it was about £8700 return at the time. Supersonic Travel Revisited: LHR-JFK On Concorde (by Fbgdavidson
: More like a two hour drive on a good day... I think the reason was because it was between two large metropolis's (Baltimore and DC), with easy access
: Here's a reference for that, from an episode of "NOVA", a documentary program on PBS. Search for the word "research" -- the relevant passage is about
: Flew Air France Concorde round trip JFK - CDG May 2002 -- After returning from service after the crash... Round trip: 160,000 Delta Skymiles. (Include