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Old Aug 8, 10, 3:21 pm
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what was the price of a Concorde ticket from LHR to IAD in the early 1990's?

what was the price of a Concorde ticket from LHR to IAD in the early 1990's?
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Old Aug 8, 10, 3:24 pm
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what was the price of a Concorde ticket from LHR to IAD in the early 1990's?
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IIRC about 6.5k return (with often a minimal premium over First)
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Old Aug 8, 10, 3:24 pm
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what was the price of a Concorde ticket from LHR to IAD in the early 1990's?
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Not sure about BA, but United Airlines did it for $2,892,547 plus tax! Bargain!

Sorry... Could not resist and I have not got a scooby doo about the real price...

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Old Aug 8, 10, 4:55 pm
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If I recall, Concorde fare was on average a 25% premium over first.
From a miles perspective, it was a full muitiple.
So
40,000 miles for Y
80,000 miles for J
120,000 miles for F
160,000 miles for R
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Old Aug 8, 10, 5:25 pm
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Originally Posted by BingBongBoy View Post
Not sure about BA, but United Airlines did it for $2,892,547 plus tax! Bargain!
Eh?

Back when I still lived in New York, we figured $10,000 return. I was never the one to go.
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Concorde was before my time....I'd love to have experienced it.

Nowadays with the rise of the internet, it's not a requirement to have such quick trips so I doubt supersonic travel will ever come back. Somewhat ironic that the rise of technology should oust one of mankind's most beautiful and advanced machines, isn't it
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Me too, somewhat. But sometimes papers need to be signed and filed before fixed deadlines, and Concorde was good for that, particularly between the sister cities of New York and London.
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The tickets were as low as $6,900 return, but usually somewhere between $10,000 and $11,000.
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Originally Posted by drunkcats View Post
what was the price of a Concorde ticket from LHR to IAD in the early 1990's?
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If you had to ask you couldn't afford it!
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Old Aug 8, 10, 8:12 pm
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Near the end of its service, the regular fare was something like $12,500 roundtrip. If one planned in advance, there were various types of sales.

In terms of miles, for BAEC North America, before changes that took effect July 1, 2003 (just a few months before the end of service), I think that North America to Europe was

40K Y low season
60K Y high season
80K J
100K F
125K R
One could not necessary mix-and-match all combinations of class of service, but there were certains where you could:
One-way Y, one-way R was 90 or 95K
One-way J, one-way R was 110K.
(One-way F, one-way R was, I think, 125K. Not sure about one-way WT one-way R).

Effective July 1, 2003, BA adopted its current structure.
North America - certain parts of Europe was 50K in Y, year around
J was 2x, F 3x, and R 4x.

Before 6/1/03 one could fly from the west coast of the US all the way to the 'Stan countries in Central Asia, F across the US on AA, R across the pond, and J across Europe, for 125K roundtrip (they were part of Europe).
That same trip probably become 240K or 320K.

US to Oz in R over the pond and F elsewhere was, I think, something like 175K, a true bargain. After 7/1/03, I think that probably become 560K.
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Old Aug 9, 10, 3:04 am
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Originally Posted by drunkcats View Post
what was the price of a Concorde ticket from LHR to IAD in the early 1990's?
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I have a copy of one of my tickets from 1994, LHR-JFK-LHR, and the total fare was 5044.30, broken down as follows:

LON BA NYC R2515.00 BA LON R2515.00 GBP 3030.00 END ROE0.67947 XT4.00 XY4.30 YCXF2.00JFK3

This was an R1 return fare, 26 April 1994.

Hope this helps!
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Originally Posted by AndyFlyer View Post

I have a copy of one of my tickets from 1994
How many times did you fly Concorde in 1994?

You're not Prince Andrew by any chance, aka Airmiles Andy? If so, good morning your Highness.
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Old Aug 9, 10, 3:58 am
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iirc, I was automatically given an $1800 voucher [on 2 occasions] as a refund, when my Concorde flight was delayed by 4 ish [?]hrs. Because then it was the same duration as F.

At that time it was supposed to be the difference in cost, one way, with F.
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Old Aug 9, 10, 4:09 am
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Originally Posted by dr benway View Post
At that time it was supposed to be the difference in cost, one way, with F.
Typical outrageous BA refund behaviour which other businesses (e.g. restaurants) would never get away with: you pay for one product which you want and instead they give you a different product, which you didn't want and refund only the difference in price.

Except it's worse than that: if you're a regular Concorde flyer when the novelty value is insignificant, I expect a normal trip in F is much more enjoyable that sitting on the ground for four hours and then getting there in three hours in relatively cramped surroundings.
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August 1994, LHR-IAD Concorde and 747 in Y IAD- LHR 500 all in, thanks hotline
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