Help, 150 TP by Sept 8th from NY

Old Aug 22, 13, 8:50 am
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Help, 150 TP by Sept 8th from NY

Hello, my Silver card is running out, and I need 150 TP by Sept 8th. I'm based in New York, can anyone suggust a TP run that might be worthwhile ?
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Old Aug 22, 13, 9:00 am
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Some good advice in this thread: BA Tier Point runs | 2013 master thread
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Old Aug 22, 13, 9:03 am
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2 returns to BOS in business? $800-$900 total.

Failing that how about a weekend to Las Vegas?
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Old Aug 22, 13, 9:08 am
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JFK-MIA-SJU-MIA-SJU

You should be able to do that in a day for 40 points per flight (or more). $750-ish.

But head over to the Tier-point run thread for some better ideas.
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Old Aug 22, 13, 9:10 am
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Failing that how about a weekend to Las Vegas?
Excellent suggestion
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Old Aug 22, 13, 9:13 am
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Do you also have the required 4 BA flights? Ensure that you have these because without these you won't keep silver.

Unfortunately a 4 segment BA return in economy wouldn't give you enough TP although premium economy and above will give you enough TP. If you need the 4 BA segments you could book a flight via LHR to either a UK domestic (MAN is good for this, short journey and frequent services, or somewhere in Europe).
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Old Aug 22, 13, 9:23 am
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Will give you 420tp's, but look at doing JFK-SEA-JFK in F - I did it when I found myself in NY earlier this year, didn't cost that much. Stayed overnight at the Doubletree for about $80 and then hopped back on the same plane the next morning

You can knock some money off by doing the return in Y too (although less TP's obviously)
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Old Aug 22, 13, 9:44 am
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Great sugguestions all, and will look at the BA Tier Point runs | 2013 master thread . Thanks.
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Old Aug 22, 13, 9:58 am
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unless you need the BA metal flights. the instant upgrade AA fares are the best.
210TP's over 200miles, 60TP's below that.
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Old Aug 22, 13, 10:23 am
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Originally Posted by stewaran View Post
unless you need the BA metal flights. the instant upgrade AA fares are the best.
210TP's over 200miles, 60TP's below that.
Just for the OP's benefit - a slight typo above - 210TPs over 2000 miles (the extra zero is important !)
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Old Aug 22, 13, 10:32 am
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Go to Las Vegas in First outbound and Economy the way back. 245 Tier Points. You could also do that in one day.
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Old Aug 22, 13, 10:37 am
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Originally Posted by PaulN View Post
Just for the OP's benefit - a slight typo above - 210TPs over 2000 miles (the extra zero is important !)
Oops!

yes that extra zero will make a bit of difference.

Also to add that it is per leg. so for example SFO-LAX-DEN got me 120TP's

so a relatively short trip with a stop could also work, as a return like above would net you 240!
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Old Aug 22, 13, 1:43 pm
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As stewaran suggests, something like EWR-ORD-CHA return KUP? 240TP for $550.
It is possible you may be able to see the choo-choo...
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Old Aug 22, 13, 1:47 pm
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If I can get EWR-ORD-CHA for $550 that would be perfect.
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