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USAirways' New FF Perk - Space Travel  
User currently offlineGoAllegheny From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 340 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 955 times:

For 10 million FF miles (that's 400 trips around the world, or tens of thousnads of LGA-PIT trips), USAirways FFs can get a 90-minute, SUB-orbital space flight in a rocket spaceship. Methinks that this is not going to save USAirways.

http://www.post-gazette.com/businessnews/20020312usair0312bnp4.asp

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User currently offlineJonPaulGeoRngo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 920 times:

"Danger Will Robinson"

USAirways should really concentrate on manned space flight that is about 35,000 feet above the ground.


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13253 posts, RR: 77
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 910 times:

Well if anyone does all those flights, they've 20-30 years to wait for their suborbital flight.
Stick with BA and get the next best thing to suborbital flight, in clear conditions you'll get to see the curve of the Earth!


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User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3474 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 893 times:

what is it going to be like 2 million FF miles!!!

User currently offlineSquigee From Canada, joined May 2001, 652 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 860 times:

The nearspace flights begin in 2004 (They use a suborbital vehicle, not an actual orbiting spacecraft).


Someday, we'll look back at this, laugh nervously, and then change the subject.
User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 853 times:

Does anybody else see this as a way for US to get rid of some serious debt to frequent flier members who could otherwise use their miles to get hundreds of free tickets?

User currently offlineJfk747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 845 times:

Pan Am sold tickets for space travel too. If US wanted to get rid of major ff debt , they would just file bankruptcy

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13253 posts, RR: 77
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 816 times:

Don't hold your breath for any 2004 suborbital flights, remember the X-Prize, the winner would be the first to demonstrate a vehicle by carrying 3 people at leat 50 miles up, and do it twice in two weeks.
The front-runner was due to fly in 2001.
Been very quiet on that front, at least several competing teams have run of of money.


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