Fly the Concorde for $1258.95

Fly the Concorde for $1258.95

First, buy 21 subscriptions to Inside Flyer magazine for a total cost of $1258.95. If you act by June 30, you’ll get 2500 Starwood points per subscription, or a total of 52500 Starwood points. (If you don’t already have a Starwood account, open one here).

Second, transfer the 52500 Starwood points into a Qantas account. For every 20000 points you redeem, you also get a bonus 5000 points. 52500 points becomes 62500 points. Starwood points become Quantas points at a 1:2 ration. Thus, you now have 125,000 Qantas points. (If you don’t already have a Qantas account, open one here).

Third, redeem 125,000 Qantas points for a roundtrip ticket with partner British Airways on the Concorde.

Availability of Concorde awards seems not to be a problem at all.

You can actually reduce the cost roughly in half if you donate the magazine subscriptions to charity… 🙂

Remember, the first step — buying the magazine subscriptions — needs to be initiated by June 30th because that’s when the bonus Starwood points offer expires. The rest of it will follow quickly, but there’s no time pressure involved.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. I did this back in the day! For my wife and myself. 42 subscriptions – worth every penny!

  2. the concorde trip for $1258 would have been cool — just not if it’s the one that crashes, so in hindsight it is a bit unsettling… (I know that happened to the Air France one in Paris)

  3. flew the Concord DFW to LHR via Dulles on AA points when Concord flew into DFW for three months. Subsonic to Dulles and scooted mach2 across the pond. Great fun. Each leg was 3 hours.

  4. I did fly The Concorde in the late 80s, using AA butt in seat miles award tickets. It certainly was quick and quite an experience with mementos of whisky flasks and a folder complete with certificates.

  5. I’m reading Rookie comments on the Facebook page Award Travel from the board organized by Richard Kerr. The posters think they found a good deal! 😉

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