It was 2003 and I had a dormant BA Executive Club membership - in those days I flew less, and when I did, was less of a mileage slave and more interested in racking up new airline experiences.
Then I flew on the last revenue BA 001, the old, pointy, fast one, on Oct 15, from LHR to JFK, on a full fare ticket (about £4,000 oneway iirc). About a week after I got back, a Silver Executive Club card dropped through the letterbox. It lapsed a year later cos I was still an infrequent traveller (had to sell the car, among other things, to pay for the Concorde ticket). I got back to Silver today (round of applause) so it made me wonder, how many tier points did I actually earn on dear old G-BOAC? (All I know is I went from zero to Silver with a single oneway.) And what was the mileage bonus for flying at twice the speed of sound? And how generously did Air France reward their supersonic fliers?
Assuming the bonus was more than F class, and half of Concorde passengers were weekly regulars, or so I'm told, there must have been a bunch of BA Executive Club members who had tier and miles totals that couldn't be achieved nowadays by any means.
Any thoughts or memories?