Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > MilesBuzz
Reload this Page >

Fly the concorde JFK-LHR for $1259 courtesy of Randy

Fly the concorde JFK-LHR for $1259 courtesy of Randy

Old Apr 2, 02, 7:47 pm
  #16  
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Under one roof in Chicago
Programs: UA 2MM, DL MM
Posts: 2,942
I stand corrected, my apologies to johnep1.
runningshoes is offline  
Old Apr 2, 02, 8:31 pm
  #17  
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: STL, MO, USA;BCN, Spain;LGW, UK
Posts: 840
Johnep1 when you're right, you're right!
Mvic is offline  
Old Apr 2, 02, 10:53 pm
  #18  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 4,840
<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Mvic:
Johnep1 when you're right, you're right! </font>
I'm not right that often, so when I am, it's nice to be recognized.

As they say: "When I'm right, no one remembers. When I'm wrong, no one forgets."
Venezuela-Miami likes this.
johnep1 is offline  
Old Apr 2, 02, 10:55 pm
  #19  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 4,840
<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by jspear:
Just called Quantas. They said they do not have a BA Concorde award, and never have. Is this correct?!</font>
I would call them back and ask, even though there is not a "concorde award," if you can fly the concorde using a first class award.
johnep1 is offline  
Old Apr 3, 02, 12:24 am
  #20  
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: NYC
Posts: 478
I just calculated using this Starwood point Coverstion etc that you would need
for a BUSINESS CLASS ticket to INDIA on BA

80K starwood points (purchased @ $60 for 32 subscriptions = $1920)

When you convert 80K to an airline you will get 20K bonus (for each 20K miles you get a 5K bonus). Thus overall you will receive 100K starwood points which when converted into Qantas yeilds 200K miles.

Thus with 200K miles you can fly from North America to India in BA Business class for $1920.

Which I think is a steal !!!

swaghmar is offline  
Old Apr 3, 02, 1:16 am
  #21  
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 121
Or convert those 80k starpoints directly into BA miles and get the same business class ticket to india for the same $1920
rkjflyer1 is offline  
Old Apr 3, 02, 1:50 am
  #22  
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Sydney, Aus
Programs: QF WP, Starwood Gold, Hilton Diamond, Marriott Gold, Avis President's Club, Amex Platinum
Posts: 2,880
<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by chix:
I don't see any Concorde awards here either:

http://www.qantas.com.au/fflyer/dyn/...ables#qf_ba_aa
</font>
Just ask to fly on BA 1/2 and see if they have availability in Z class (first class award availability) - I think you'll find they will say yes. There's a number of us Qantas peoiple who've taken this award.


[This message has been edited by ozzie (edited 04-04-2002).]
ozzie is offline  
Old Apr 3, 02, 9:51 am
  #23  
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Arizona
Programs: MSP raised, Elite since age 17
Posts: 4,722
So let me ask..... for people getting many multiple subscriptions, should we arrange some kind of charity-- say a FF support group-- where people can send unneeded subscriptions??
Viajero Joven is offline  
Old Apr 3, 02, 9:54 am
  #24  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 4,840
I believe you could get yourself a 21 year subscription if you wished.
johnep1 is offline  
Old Apr 3, 02, 10:15 am
  #25  
Moderator, Argentina and FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: MIA / EZE
Programs: Lord of Malbec & All Wines Argentine
Posts: 35,404
Nice deal.....
Gaucho100K is offline  
Old Apr 3, 02, 10:42 am
  #26  
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Northwest NJ, USA
Programs: HHonors (Gold), One Pass (Peon)
Posts: 680
And if you use your credit card that gets you mileage, you are even more ahead of the game.

DD
DoggyDaddy is offline  
Old Apr 3, 02, 12:10 pm
  #27  
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Programs: AA PLT, SPG GLD, PC PLT SPIRE
Posts: 4,531
Wild "out-of-the-box" (don't you just hate hearing this overused saying? ) thinking that comes up with ideas to maximize every mileage earning opportunity such as this is one of the best reasons for being a FT loyalist!
onedog is offline  
Old Apr 3, 02, 12:14 pm
  #28  
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Alexandria, VA
Programs: SPG Pref+, Hilton Silver, Hyatt Plat, BA Blue, AA Riff-Raff, UA Unwashed, Travel Anonymous Platinum
Posts: 1,469
You say it, onedog! After hearing about SPG Amex and its benefits here on FT, I went and applied for it, even through I had gotten AA MC last month. Once I get the Amex, it'll become my primary card--and watch the miles rack up.

Thanks to everyone!
UA_Eagle is offline  
Old Apr 3, 02, 2:29 pm
  #29  
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: SFO
Programs: TK Elite+ (the hard way), AF Plat, QR Plat, AA 3MM (worthless), Hilton Diamond (like everyone else)
Posts: 428
Okay, I'm going for it. Just ordered 20 subscriptions to top off my Starwood account. One of my dad's dreams has been to fly on the Concorde. Now it looks like it might come true! Will keep you posted. Thank you all.
jspear is offline  
Old Apr 3, 02, 2:59 pm
  #30  
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: London, UK
Programs: AA Platinum
Posts: 2,500
I have been considering whether to post this...but if anyone has an extra subscription amongst their 20. I wouldn't mind having a copy to read...it would even make rounds amongst lots of people at work after I got done.

If anyone is offended by me asking, then I will edit the post.

Chris

email is in my profile.
catwood is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread