OnePass, the frequent-flyer program of Continental and Eastern Airlines, has announced the most extravagant reward trip ever offered.
Members of the frequent-flyer program can redeem mileage from their account for a deluxe 26-day, 'round-the-world tour on the Concorde in the company of former astronaut Frank Borman.The trip for two will be awarded to the OnePass member submitting the highest mileage bid (minimum 400,000 miles) on a form provided in the December OnePass newsletter.
Alternatively, OnePass members can save $5,000 per person off the cost of the tour with a OnePass deduction of 50,000 miles per person. The cost of the 38,000-mile, 13-city tour, offered by Miami's Lorraine Travel Bureau, is $43,800. A maximum of 95 travelers will take part in this once-in-a-lifetime trip that spans five continents, including North America/Hawaii, Australia/New Zealand, Indonesia/Asia, Africa and Europe.
Less than 36 hours of flight time is required to complete the journey on the supersonic plane, chartered from British Airways.
Tour information is available from travel agents or the tour operator, Lorraine Travel Bureau. (Call 800/666-8911 or 305/642-1001.)
OnePass last year originated the concept of offering "super rewards" on a bid basis to frequent flyers. Twenty OnePass members won Super Bowl tickets by bidding a minimum 200,000 OnePass miles for a pair of tickets to the championship football game.