Awesome Concorde Retrospect – How Many Miles Did it Cost???

Concorde devotees loved its glamour, its look, and its celebrity cargo. Above all, they loved its speed. And if there were gripes about noise or wasting fuel . . . well, for most of the world that $12,000 round-trip was a champagne-and-caviar-filled fantasy. David Kamp of Vanity Fair considers the 27-year reign of “the white bird,” the misfortunes that grounded it, and the slender hope that its needle nose will rise again.

I randomly came across this seven page Vanity Fair article from 2003 that you must check out if you’re an aviation geek or Concorde enthusiast.

I’ve always been a huge Concorde fan but unfortunately I had just gotten into the points game as the jet was being retired from active service. That surely would have been a cool redemption though!

Did you know that you were able to redeem AA, Continental, Delta, US, and SPG points and miles amongst other foreign award currencies for a free award trip on the Concorde? As all seats were considered First, the rates weren’t that bad…especially with the SPG Qantas trick –

125,000 AAdvantage Miles
100,000 SPG Points 
200,000 OnePass Miles
160,000 SkyMiles
125,000 US Airways Miles
200,000 Membership Rewards Points

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Comments

  1. Great Post! Very interesting and wish I had ben doing it back then also. Amassing 125K AA miles was not easy back then though.

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