Originally Posted by raistlin
For people who (like me) are restricted to buy economy.
If you are a CFP, buying a P-class premium economy ticket allows you to travel in Magnifica for free (provided there's an I-class seat available).
You spend 12500 miles for the upgrade, you earn (let's use MXP-JFK as an example) 4009x2 miles (for the P-fare), + 4009 (elite bonus) = 12027.
It's a 1600-something ticket, as opposed to 2400.
Not too bad!
BA has LAS / LAX at 1800€ in J ex Italy PLUS 20000 BONUS MILES!!!
that Basically means you can buy J and fly in F with the miles you get for flight / bonus miles to USA WEST coast...
Unfortunately I continue to sat that classica + and J on AZ are just not competitive
Fly F via LHR and you won't regret it