The Virgin creator says that the jet will bring affordable supersonic travel to the masses. The aircraft is designed to travel between New York and London in under 3.5 hours. Test flights are scheduled to begin in early 2017 close by Virgin Galactic’s current home near Edwards Air Force Base in California.
A flight on the Concorde was one of the most luxurious award redemptions available at the time. How many miles/points did it cost? It was very program dependent! 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 –
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