“Paris” Photo credit: Moyan Brenn on Flickr
June 17, 1974 the Concord left Boston and headed to Paris. At the same time in Paris, a 747 departed Paris Orly airport bound for Boston’s Logan airport. The distance between the two cities was 3,448 miles. In the time that it took the 747 to travel 620 miles, the Concord had already covered more than 2,800 miles.
The Concord landed in Paris, spent about an hour on the ground, the departed Orly and returned back to Boston. It arrived at Logan 11 minutes before the 747. The whole journey took a little over 8 hours.
I was so completely fascinated by race that I decided that rather than devoting my life to finding dinosaur fossils, I would grow up to pilot the Concord.
Well, that plan didn’t work out and neither did the dream of scheduled four hour flights between the two cities, but at least it’s possible to earn Double AAdvantage Miles.
Airline: American Airlines
Award: Double Miles
Bonus Code: CDG2X
Dates: Travel between July 11, 2011 and September 15, 2011.
Offer: Earn double AAdvantage miles every time you fly our daily nonstop service from Boston to Paris between July 11, 2011, and September 15, 2011.
You’ll also find some really great prices on both economy and business class fares between the two cities. Discount coach fares are less than $800.
This offer includes travel on codeshare flights marketed by British Airways or Iberia. Registration is required before you travel. Go here to sign up for this offer using bonus code CDG2X or to read the terms and conditions.