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What Is The Worlds Most Expensive Airfare?

Sat Feb 23, 2002 8:44 am

I was wondering what the other end of the scale to the Ryanair £1 roundtrip was? What is the most expensive roundtrip airfare available? I’d also be interested to hear what the most expensive roundtrip domestic fare is.
 
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RE: What Is The Worlds Most Expensive Airfare?

Sat Feb 23, 2002 8:50 am

I expect it's a full-fare Concorde ticket?
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RE: What Is The Worlds Most Expensive Airfare?

Sat Feb 23, 2002 12:55 pm

Depends... Scheduled or what???
Scheduled then its a round the world in First Class.
Or you could charter Concorde to do that... thats very expensive... crew alone costs loads.
 
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RE: What Is The Worlds Most Expensive Airfare?

Sat Feb 23, 2002 12:56 pm

$20 million dollars.

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RE: What Is The Worlds Most Expensive Airfare?

Sat Feb 23, 2002 1:39 pm

Anyything on AA out of DFW!
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RE: What Is The Worlds Most Expensive Airfare?

Sat Feb 23, 2002 9:01 pm

Aamd11 - the cost of a RTW trip in 1st class is significantly less than a roundtrip LHR-JFK on Concorde! It's about £5000 - £6000 for a RTW in 1st, compared to about £8300 for a round-trip Concorde ticket!

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RE: What Is The Worlds Most Expensive Airfare?

Sat Feb 23, 2002 9:10 pm

wow..that concorde ticket price has certainly leapt in the last few years..in 1996 it was between £4800 and £5200...whats changed in 6 years?


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RE: What Is The Worlds Most Expensive Airfare?

Sat Feb 23, 2002 11:26 pm

Its about $10,000 for a full fare roundtrip concorde ticket. For most expensive, I would say, LHR-SYD roundtrip first class. Any input from the Qantas folks?
 
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RE: What Is The Worlds Most Expensive Airfare?

Sun Feb 24, 2002 12:05 am

Anything out of Wichita, KS
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RE: What Is The Worlds Most Expensive Airfare?

Sun Feb 24, 2002 3:28 am

My first estimate for the Concorde fare was slightly higher than it usually is - it's more like £7,300 for most flights - the ones I looked at originally were more expensive for some reason...

I doubt that LHR-SYD in 1st class would be the most expensive - 1st / business class flights from the UK to the US are far more expensive than to any other destination. At a glance, the roundtrip fare with SQ for LHR-SYD in F is about £4,000 (I just chose some random dates) which is quite a bit less than the Concorde round-trip.

So, anybody got any other ideas what it could be, or is the Concorde round-trip the most expensive?

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RE: What Is The Worlds Most Expensive Airfare?

Sun Feb 24, 2002 6:50 am

I believe they had a concorde round te world tour a few years ago (10 or so?) maybe out of seattle. Couldn't have been cheap, but i was too young to remeber the details.
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RE: What Is The Worlds Most Expensive Airfare?

Sun Feb 24, 2002 10:15 am

Any flight that gets in or out Wichita KS, airfares are very expensive in the "World Capital of Aviation", I wonder why would that be.
 
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RE: What Is The Worlds Most Expensive Airfare?

Sun Feb 24, 2002 10:53 am

The most I've ever paid for a ticket is 10 bucks round trip, that was on Horizon Air...

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RE: What Is The Worlds Most Expensive Airfare?

Sun Feb 24, 2002 11:00 am

I second ScCutler....AA's 'starting price' out of DFW seems to be about $230 bucks....it only goes north from there.
 
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RE: What Is The Worlds Most Expensive Airfare?

Sun Feb 24, 2002 11:10 am

The Concorde roundtrip is the most to me.
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RE: What Is The Worlds Most Expensive Airfare?

Sun Feb 24, 2002 11:38 am

Generally to determine the cost of a trip it is not just the total fare, but how far for that money. A 500 mile trip may cost US$700.00 in economy ( PHL-BOS), and a JFK-LHR (over 3,000 miles) can cost as little as US$400.00. SO when u are looking at the most epesnive ook at the distance flown for the amount of money. And yes it probably is the Concorde.

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