Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Monday, May 25, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 59° Partly Cloudy
News >  Nation/World

Cheap Seats Heat Up Telephone Lines

By Associated Press

Thirty million callers flooded British Airways phone lines for cheap tickets between London and New York on the fast-flying Concorde.

The airline said calls came in from as far as California and Texas and from more than half a dozen European countries for the 190 round-trip tickets costing just 10 pounds ($16.30).

Flights on the Concorde usually cost around 5,400 pounds ($8,800).

Most of the winners, the first to get through on phone lines that opened at 2 p.m. PST Tuesday, were Britons. There were four Americans and nine people from continental European countries among the winners.

The last pair of tickets was snagged by a Scottish building painter whose mobile phone battery nearly ran out.

British Airways is running the contest to celebrate its 10 years as a privately-owned company. British Telecom counted the calls for the airline.

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.

Asking the right questions of your CBD company

Bluegrass Hemp Oil in Spokane Valley offers a variety of products that can be very effective for helping with some health conditions. (Courtesy BHO)

If you are like most CBD (cannabidiol) curious consumers, you’ve heard CBD can help with many ailments.