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Welcome to the thread—but please read this bit first
New to the thread? Welcome! If you are asking about obtaining tier points in the current sale, please read the following posts first.
  • from DUB, IL28SALE - to US reported here, e.g. JFK - €1140, LAX - €1395, HNL - €1395, needs to be booked by 27 Jan, see linked post for valid travel periods
  • from CPH, IL28SALE - to US reported here, e.g. JFK - £804, LAX - £1149, HNL - £1220, needs to be booked by 27 Jan, see linked post for valid travel periods
  • from BRU, IL28SALE - to US reported here, e.g. JFK - £1344, LAX - £1367, HNL - £1465, needs to be booked by 15 Jan, see linked post for valid travel periods

If your question is not answered there, or you want more help, please do post in the Business Class IL28SALE fares: DUB/CPH/BRU to North America thread and join in.

In the rest of this wiki, we keep track of other prices, as well as useful reference information for those planning tier point runs.

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This thread lists attractive tier point (TP) runs under £3 per TP grouped within different (departure) geographies

Please note the following:
  • Current availability is not guaranteed.
  • All prices include taxes.

Please use the following convention when adding tier point runs to this wiki post:

Price per Tier Point | Total Price | Total Tier Points | Route | Booking Classes | Booking Channel | Credit | Notes (if applicable) | Airlines

Please remember to:
  • Convert currencies to GBP, rounding to the nearest pound.
  • Post full routes and full booking classes.
  • Note any restrictions on booking in the Notes section.

North & Central America
£0.75/TP | £685 | 920TPs | HNL-LAX-MIA-SAP-MIA-LAX-HNL | A/A/I/I/A/A | aa.com | JimmyTheJock | AA
£0.78/TP | £713 | 920TPs | HNL-LAX-MIA-SAL-MIA-LAX-HNL | A/A/I/I/A/A | aa.com | Filthy Monkey | AA (Updated 29 July '14)
£0.78/TP | £718 | 920TPs | HNL-LAX-MIA-PTY-MIA-LAX-HNL | A/A/I/I/A/A | aa.com | onobond | AA updated 04 Oct 14
£0.96/TP | £1080 | 1120TPs | HNL-LAX-MIA-LIM-MIA-LAX-HNL | A/A/I//I/A/A | aa.com | Lorcancoyle
£1.01/TP | £909 | 920TPs | HNL-LAX-MIA-GCM-MIA-LAX-HNL | A/A/I//I/A/A | aa.com | Pinkcat
£1.02/TP | £909 | 920TPs | HNL-LAX-MIA-BZE-MIA-LAX-HNL | A/A/I//I/A/A | aa.com | Pinkcat

£0.81/TP | £504 | 620TPs | PTY-MIA-MCO or LAS -LAX retrun | I/A/A/A/A/I | aa.com | Chris1979 |
£0.89/TP | £823 | 920TPs | SAL-MIA-LAX-HNL-LAX-MIA-SAL | I/A/A/A/A/I | aa.com | Filthy Monkey | Long layovers | AA (Updated 29 July '14)
£1.81/TP | £561 | 310TPs | SJU-MIA-LAX-LAS | I/A/P | aa.com | xenole | Itinerary can be reversed for same price/TPs | AA
£1.51/TP | £1397 | 920TP | SJU-MIA-LAX-HNL-LAX-MIA-SJU | aa.com xenole (Updated 11th Dec 2014) - price seems to be pretty consistent throughout 2015

£1.08/TP | £335 | 310TPs | PLS-MIA-LAX-SFO | I/A/A | aa.com | abitwild | AA (Updated 29 July '14)

£0.93/TP | £288 | 310TPs | SFO-LAX-MIA-PLS | A/A/I | aa.com | abitwild | AA (Updated 29 July '14)
£1.35/TP | £323 | 240TPs | SFO-PHX/LAX-LAS | A/A/A/A | various | AA
£1.56/TP | £970 | 620TPs | SFO-LAX-MIA-CUN-MIA-LAX-SFO | A/A/I/I/A/A | aa.com | chris1979/courtster | SFO can be changed to LAS for same price/TPs | AA
£1.44/TP | £534 | 370TPs | SFO - LAX - LAS - MIA - PLS | A/A/A/I | aa.com | theultimateflyer | AA (Updated 31 July '14)

£1.05/TP | £566 | 540TPs | LAX-CLT-NAS NAS-CLT-LAX | A/A/A/A | chris1979 | US

£1.20/TP | £505 | 420TPs | PBI - LAX - PBI | P | aa.com | Cymro | AA

£1.38/TP | £581 | 420TPs | SEA-MIA-SEA | P/P | aa.com | OWBA | AA
£1.44/TP | £776 | 540TPs | SEA-PHL-DCA-PHL-SEA | A/A/A/A | usairways.com | OWBA | US
£1.57/TP | £282 | 180TPs | SEA-CLT-ATL-CLT-SEA | K/K/K/K (economy) | usairways.com | OWBA | US
£1.27/TP | £230 | 180TPs | SEA-PHX-EWR-PHL-SEA | K/K/K/K (economy) | usairways.com | OWBA | US
£1.14/TP | £205 | 180TPs | SEA-CLT-TPA-CLT-SEA | K/K/K/K (economy) | usairways.com | angatol | US
£1.30/TP | £353 | 270TPs | SFO-CLT-JFK | A/A | usairways.com | frb98mf | US

£0.97/TP | £640 | 660TPs | LGA-BOS(or PHL)-PHX-LGB-PHX-BOS(or PHL)-LGA | A/A/A/A/A/A | usairways.com | alexbellamy | US
£1.07/TP | £640 | 600TPs | LGA-BOS(or PHL)-PHX-LGB LGB-PHX-JFK | A/A/A/A/A | chris1979 | US
£0.86/TP until 6 March, £0.98/TP after | £764 (£668 until 6 March) | 780TPs | LGA-PHL-LAX-PHX-LGB-PHX-LAX-CLT-LGA | A/A/A/A/A/A/A/A | hipmunk.com (you can enter exact flight #s using ITA route language; hipmunk loads the flights into usairways.com) | HPN-HRL | US
£1.31/TP | £784 | 600TPs | JFK-CLT-PHX-SJD-SJD-PHX-JFK | A/A/A/A/A | usairways.com | KARFA | US

£0.98/TP | £215 | 220TPs | BOS-JFK-DCA-MIA-SJU | A/A/A/I | aa.com | HPN-HRL | Itinerary can be reversed for same price/TPs | AA

£1.05/TP | £423 | | 400TPs | RIC-DFW-SJU-DFW-RIC | A/I/I/A | wenzlydale | AA

£1.51/TP | £815 | 540TPs | PDX-PHL-BOS-PHL-PDX | A/A/A/A | usairways.com | OWBA | US

£1.76/TP | £740 | 420TPs | DFW-ANC-DFW | P/P | aa.com | OWBA | AA

£1.04/TP | £1001 | 960TPs | YYZ-PHL-PHX-HNL-PHX-PHL-YYZ | A/A/A/A/A/A | matrix | kellytoronto | US

Europe
£1.33/TP | £319 | 240TPs | JER-LGW-MLA-LGW-JER | J/R/R/J | ba.com | skipcool3 | BA
£1.96/TP | £471 | 240TPs | JER-LGW-MLA-LGW-JER | I/I/I/I | ba.com | continentalclub | Sat Night Stay | BA
£1.62/TP | £259 | 160TPs | JER-LGW-AMS-LGW-JER | J/R/R/J | ba.com | joejet | BA
£1.66/TP | £398 | 240TPs | JER-LGW/LHR-HEL-LHR/LGW-JER | J/R/R/J | ba.com | KARFA | BA
£1.98/TP | £139 | 70TPs | LHR-DME-LHR | ? | ba.com | stewaran BA

£2.14/TP | £513 | 240TPs | BOD-LGW//LHR-HEL-LHR//LGW-BOD | I/I/I/I | ba.com | Avnu | BA

£2.35/TP | £376 | 160TPs | LHR-HEL-LHR | I/I | ba.com | lorcancoyle | BA
£1.69/TP | £271 | 160TP | LHR-HEL-LHR | I-I| ba.com | Herman ze German| also needs 15.000 Avios to reduce price by £100, otherwise £2.31/TP | BA
£2.26/TP | £181 | 80TPs | LGW-JER-LGW | R/R | ba.com | BA
£1.55/TP | £248 | 160TPs | LGW-MLA-LGW | R/R | ba.com | LDNConsultant | BA
£2.49/TP | £199 | 80TPs | LGW-AMS-LGW | R/R | ba.com | BA
£1.69/TP | £270 | 160TPs | LGW-RAK-LGW | I/I | ba.com | nufnuf77 | BA
£2.60/TP | £104 | 40TPs | LGW-RAK-LGW | O/O | ba.com | lorcancoyle | HBO fare, only midweek, Nov-14 to Mar-15, o/w slightly cheaper at £2.45 | BA

Far East, South & Central Asia, Middle East, and Australia
£1.59/TP | £891 | 560TPs | CTS-HKG-DPS-HKG-CTS | I/I/I/I | cathaypacific.com | TEX277 | CX (overnight connections required)

£1.06/TP | £594 | 560TPs | TPE-KUL-DEL-KUL-TPE | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | onobond | MH - updated Oct 2014
£1.13/TP | £400 | 360TPs | TPE-KUL-SIN-KUL-TPE | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | chongcao | MH
£1.25/TP | £452 | 360TPs | TPE-HKG-SUB-HKG-TPE | I/I/I/I | cathaypacific.com | SinoBritAsia | CX
£1.27/TP | £457 | 360TPs | TPE-HKG-DPS-HKG-TPE | I/I/I/I | cathaypacific.com | TEX277 | CX
£1.27/TP | £459 | 360TPs | TPE-KUL-BKK-KUL-TPE | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | onobond | MH - updated Nov 2014
£1.32/TP | £474 | 360TPs | TPE-HKG-CGK-HKG-TPE | I/I/I/I | cathaypacific.com | TEX277 | CX

£1.97/TP | £315 | 160TPs | CAN-HKG-TPE-HKG-CAN | I/I/I/I | cathaypacific.com | SinoBritAsia | KA/CX

£1.39/TP | £471 | 360TPs | SIN-KUL-KTM-KUL-SIN | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | qasr | MH
£1.41/TP | £476 | 360TPs | SIN-KUL-DEL-KUL-SIN | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | qasr | MH
£1.49/TP | £504 | 360TPs | SIN-KUL-TPE-KUL-SIN | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | qasr | MH
£2.12/TP | £309 | 160TPs | SIN-KUL-KCH-KUL-SIN | D/D/D/D | malaysiaairlines.com | qasr | MH
£1.81/TP | £650 | 360TPs | SIN-KUL-DXB-KUL-SIN | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | Wozza2404 | MH

£1.85/TP | £740 | 400TPs | BKK-DOH-DWC-DOH-BKK | D/A/A/D | qatarairways.com | Wozza2404 | QR

£1.22/TP | £442 | 360TPs | DEL-KUL-BKK-KUL-DEL | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | onobond | MH - updated Nov 2014
£1.31/TP | £736 | 560TPs | DEL-KUL-NRT-KUL-DEL | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | Seshy | MH - updated Oct 2014 ( book by Nov 5th 2014)
£1.13/TP | £630 | 560TPs | DEL-KUL-PEK-KUL-DEL | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | GinFizz | MH (book by Nov 5th 2014)

£1.13/TP | £630 | 560TPs | PEK-KUL-KTM-KUL-PEK | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | GinFizz | MH (book by Oct 31st 2014 - but seems to reappear every few months)

£0.69/TP | £259 | 360TPs | BKK-KUL-TPE-KUL-BKK | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | onobond | MH - updated Nov 2014
£0.73/TP | £265 | 360TPs | BKK-KUL-DEL-KUL-BKK | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | onobond | MH - updated Nov 2014
£1.17/TP | £421 | 360TPs | BKK-KUL-NRT-KUL-BKK | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | onobond | MH - updated Nov 2014
£1.62/TP | £584 | 360TPs | BKK-KUL-DXB-KUL-BKK | Z/J/J/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | chiefwiggumpi | MH

£1.65/TP | £914 | 560TPs | ICN-KUL-SYD-KUL-ICN | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | armagebedar | SYD can be changed to MEL for same price/TPs | MH

£1.59/TP | £255 | 160TPs | BEY-AMM-AQJ-AMM-BEY | D/D/D/D | rj.com | DeanB | RJ

South America


Africa


Europe<->North & South America
£0.62/TP | £778 | 1250TPs | JER-LGW//LHR-JFK-LAX-HNL-PHX-JFK/EWR-LHR-HEL-MAN | J/I/I/A/A/A/I/I/I | BA Call centre | hawklx | book by 4-Dec-14, travel by 3-Jan-15, other restrictions apply | BA/IB/AA/US/AY

£0.82/TP | £853 | 1020TPs | MAN/NCL-LHR-JFK-LAX-HNL-LAX-JFK-LHR-MAN/NCL | J/I/I/A/A/I/I/J | BA Call centre | Jamier45 and nufnuf77 | book by 4-Dec-14, travel by 3-Jan-15, other restrictions apply | BA/IB/AA/US
£0.74/TP | £853 | 1160TPs | MAN/NCL-LHR-JFK-PHX-HNL-PHX-JFK-LHR-MAN/NCL | I/I/A/A/A/A/I/I | BA Call centre | Jamier45 and nufnuf77 | Book by 4-Dec-14, travel by 3-Jan-15 | BA/AA/IB/US

£1.29/TP | £1732 | 1340TPs | DUB-LCY-JFK-PHX-HNL-PHX-JFK-LCY-DUB | J/I/A/P/P/A/I/J | BA call centre | diamond club freeloader | BA/US, exemplar dates 16-20 Jul 2015
£1.56/TP | £1750 | 1120TPs | DUB-PHL-PHX-HNL-LAX-CLT-DUB | I/A/A/A/A/I | BA call centre | EDIflyer/dutch_122 | US/AA
£1.56/TP | £1625 | 1040 TP | DUB-LCY-JFK-PHX-LAS-PHX-JFK-LCY//LHR-DUB | J/I/A/A/A/A/I/J | BA or AA | Calchas | Expires 23 Sept 2014

£1.88/TP | £1449 | 770TPs | DUB-LHR-JFK-LAX-LAS/SFO-JFK-LCY/LHR-BRU | J/I/I/A/I/I/J | BA or AA | Lorcancoyle | BA/AA (#4029)

£1.21/TP | £1640 | 1360TPs | AMS-HEL-LHR//LCY-JFK-LAX-HNL-LAX-BOS-LHR-HEL-BRU | I/J/I/I/A/A/A/I/I/I | LHR T5 Zone E | Cerebus | AY/BA/AA
£1.86/TP | £1942 | 1040TPs | AMS-LCY-JFK-LAS-LAX-SFO-JFK-LCY-AMS | J/I/A/A/A/A/I/J | aa.com | LDNConsultant | BA/AA

£1.51/TP | £1817 | 1200TPs | BRU-LHR-BOS-LAX-HNL-LAX-BOS-LHR-BRU | I/I/A/A/A/A/I/I | aa.com | JimEddie | Sat night stay required | BA/AA
£1.78/TP | £1640 | 920TPs | BRU-LHR//LCY-JFK-SEA-JFK-LCY//LHR-BRU | I/I/A/A/I/I | BA call centre | stifle | Sat night stay required | BA/AA
£1.85/TP | £500 | 270TPs | BRU-PHL-PHX-IAH-CLT-PHL-BRU | R/R/R/R/R/R (US Airways' equivalent of BA O Class) | usairways.com | BA0197 |Sat night stay required/ other ex-EU destinations similarly priced/ Winter Holiday times | US

£1.33/TP | £1990 | 1500TPs | ARN-HEL-LHR//LCY-JFK-PHX-HNL-PHX-JFK-LCY//LHR-HEL-ARN | I/J/I/A/A/A/A/I/J/I | Agehall | ILR28AP fare | AY/BA/AA/US

£1.43/TP | £1492 | 1040TPs | MXP-LHR/LCY-JFK-PHX-SEA-PHX-JFK-LCY/LHR-MXP | J/I/A/A/A/A/I/J | aa.com | ringingup | BA/AA

£2.18/TP | £1349 | 620TPs | PRG-LHR-LCY-JFK-ORD//DCA-JFK-LCY-LHR-PRG | J/I/A/A/I/J | BA call centre | ringingup | BA/AA

£2.61/TP | £2189 | 790TPs | IST-LHR/LCY-JFK-EZE-MIA-LHR-IST | I/I/I/I/I/I | aa.com | nth_utsera_sth_utsera | BA/AA

£2.25/TP | £225 | 100TPs | OSL-LHR-JFK//BOS-JFK-LHR-MAN | S/O/O/O/S | ba.com | perthflyer | Book by 19/11/14 for travel up to March 2015. Sat. night stay req. | BA/AA

Europe<-> Far East, South & Central Asia, Middle East, and Australia
£2.19/TP | £1231 | 560TPs | CDG-DOH-KTM-DOH-CDG | I/I/I/I | qatarairways.com | nth_utsera_sth_utsera | QR
£2.25/TP | £1255 | 560TPs | DME-DOH-SGN-DOH-DME | I/I/I/I | qatarairways.com | continentalclub | QR
£2.73/TP | £1257 | 460TPs | GOT-LHR-SIN-BKK-HKG-LHR-GOT | J/I/I/I/I/J | ba.com | lorcancoyle | BA

Africa<->Rest of the World
£2.19/TP | £1842 | 840TPs | CAI-LHR-JFK-EZE-JFK-LHR-CAI | D/D/D/D/D/D | aa.com | nth_utsera_sth_utsera | Transatlantic must be AA metal | BA/AA
£1.67/TP | £667 | 400TPs | CAI-DOH-BKK-DOH-CAI | qatarairways.com | Phil the Flyer | ex-CAI via DOH to MXP, FCO, ZRH, FRA all currently available for between GBP1.70 and GBP1.80/TP | QR

£2.92/TP | £1405 | 480TPs | JNB-SYD-PER-SYD-JNB | R/I/I/R | qantas.com | beardoc | Note that R is premium economy and not business (FARE NOW DEAD)

Upgrading Using Avios (UUA)
Summary guide to bookings which can be upgraded with Avios:
  • BA issued tickets (can include other carriers)
  • TA issued (on BA stock) booking with only BA flights
  • TA issued (on BA stock) booking with other carriers
  • Tickets issued on non-BA stock
TA has to issue the ticket in the country of your BAEC membership as well.

Notes
  • The ITA Matrix tool cannot be used to book tickets.
  • Some TP runs can be booked online at aa.com. Be sure to use the Sort by schedule option in order to locate the exact flights you found on the ITA Matrix tool.
  • A guide to using the ITA Matrix tool can be found here.
and externally here: http://hackmytrip.com/2012/01/introd...-to-using-ita/

AA 2,000+ mile routes (210 TPs in F)
DFW - ANC, SJU, HNL
JFK – SEA, LAS, SAN
LAX - BOS, FLL, IAD, MIA, YYZ, HNL, MCO, TPA
MIA – SFO, LAS, SEA, SLC (from March 2015)
ORD – SJU, ANC, HNL

US Airways 2,000+ mile routes (210 TPs in F)
PHX- SJO, BOS, EWR, ANC, HNL, JFK and PHL
PHL- SAN, LAX, LAS, SFO, PHX, PDX and SEA
CLT -SAN, LAX, SFO, PDX, SEA and SMF
DCA - LAS
RDU -LAX
SMF - BWI
There are also once a week flights from CLT to BGI and from ATL to SMF

oneworld Codeshares for the BA LCY-JFK Flights
BA1 - IB4601, AY5401, AA6229, and US7408
BA2 - IB4600, AY5402, AA6228, and US7410

BA3 - IB4685, AY5403, AA6231, and US7409
BA4 - IB4684, AY5404, AA6230, and US7411

To enter into the matrix:
Outbound - BA1, IB4601, AY5401, AA6229, US7408, BA3, IB4685, AY5403, AA6231, US7409
Inbound - BA2, IB4600, AY5402, AA6228, US7410, BA4, IB4684, AY5404, AA6230, US7411

All should earn 210 TPs, but avios earning will differ depending on codeshare booked.

BA/AY short haul+ routes (earn 80 TPs in CE one way)
LHR to Athens (ATH), Bucharest (OTP), Gran Canaria (LPA), Helsinki (HEL), Istanbul (IST), Kiev (KBP), Kos (KGS) due to start May 2015, Larnaca (LCA), Mykonos (JMK), Santonrini (JTR), Sofia (SOF), and St Petersburg (LED).

LGW to Algiers (ALG), Bodrum (BJV) due to start late April 2015, Dalaman (DLM) due to start late April 2015, Fuerteventura (FUE) due to start 13 December 2014 (does not show as a short haul+ route on BAEC calculator but that seems to be an error), Heraklion (HER) due to start late April 2015, Lanzarote (ACE), Larnaca (LCA), Las Palmas (LPA) due to start March 2015, Madeira Funchal (FNC) due to start March 2015, Malta (MLA), Marrakech (RAK), Paphos (PFO), Rhodes (RHO) due to start late April 2015, Tenerife (TFS), Thessaloniki (SKG), and Tirana (TIA).

LCY to Mykonos (JMK) and Santonrini (JTR) - both for June to September 2015.

MAN to Helsinki (HEL) operated by BE for AY.

LGW to Sharm el-Sheikh (SSH) due to start September 2015 - although this route will be flown wil A320 aircraft and CE/ET cabins, as noted here have been advised that it will attract longhaul TPs, so 140 TPs each way in J.
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Old Sep 20, 14, 3:25 pm
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At a lounge meet up and also at the Bristol DO it became apparent that a few of us have our TP year reset in Dec/Jan. and so were looking to do one of the silly US TP runs early in the new year...

So, this is to see if there is any interest in a BA TP Run DO in Jan?

So far I am planning to do the usual US TP run after a conference in PHX that ends on the 8th Jan. My only restriction is that I need to be back in the UK on the evening of the 13th...nothing booked yet so flexible in routings...

Potential fellow TP DO runners are (so far):

-rapidex
-PETER01
-jcm9000
-BotB

Would be great if we had a group of FTers doing the run together (or at least meeting at some points!)

Anyone else interested in joining in around that time frame?
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Old Sep 20, 14, 3:59 pm
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Are the LAX-HNL generally full in First Class? Just been checking my flights for early November and the SJU-MIA flight has myself and two others; MIA-LAX is full (no seats in business or first for sale); LAX-HNL is just myself.

Evening flight to HNL / lunchtime return.

Also, not sure if this should be here or be in the AA forum but:

My original flight was at 6:20pm.
This was then moved to 6:45pm (schedule change).
Searching AA.com gives me the same flight at 7:25pm.

Which is right?

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Old Sep 21, 14, 6:39 am
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Originally Posted by xenole View Post
Are the LAX-HNL generally full in First Class? Just been checking my flights for early November and the SJU-MIA flight has myself and two others; MIA-LAX is full (no seats in business or first for sale); LAX-HNL is just myself.
I would count on it going out full with upgrades.
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Old Sep 21, 14, 8:09 am
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Originally Posted by nux View Post
I would count on it going out full with upgrades.
I have seen the odd empty seat on AA flights but was half expecting upgrades. With any luck though, not too many people will want to arrive late at night.

My flight has been changed. Called AA to confirm so that's 3 changes now and not sure if it's even worth bothering with a hotel as it will be after midnight before I get into Honolulu now....I'll probably end up overnighting at LAX as they cancel the flight and book me onto one the following day

Was going to hire a convertible but can't see there being any chance of picking up the trip report popular choice of a Mustang at that time of night!
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Old Sep 21, 14, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by xenole View Post
Was going to hire a convertible but can't see there being any chance of picking up the trip report popular choice of a Mustang at that time of night!
Nothing says "Hello, I'm a British tourist" quite like a Mustang convertible in Hawaii, California, Arizona, Texas, Florida or Nevada, and then the accompanying sunburn that comes with it.

I'm not sure what makes it so appealing, but all of my friends from the UK that have visited have opted for the Mustang convertible, whereas I wouldn't really want to drive one unless it was from the 1960s. Ok, I guess I get the appeal of Mustang nostalgia and that you don't see the sun nearly enough in Blighty, but the modern Mustangs are pretty uncomfortable in my opinion.
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Old Sep 21, 14, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by xenole View Post
I have seen the odd empty seat on AA flights but was half expecting upgrades. With any luck though, not too many people will want to arrive late at night.

My flight has been changed. Called AA to confirm so that's 3 changes now and not sure if it's even worth bothering with a hotel as it will be after midnight before I get into Honolulu now....I'll probably end up overnighting at LAX as they cancel the flight and book me onto one the following day

Was going to hire a convertible but can't see there being any chance of picking up the trip report popular choice of a Mustang at that time of night!
I was on the 6:45pm flight a month ago and it was full, there were loads of stand bys.
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Old Sep 21, 14, 11:51 am
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Few questions then:

My intention is to have a laptop bag and a smallish bag with me.
I'm going to buy a 22" carry-on size case in Washington and then hopefully fit everything into it.

Eventually, after my initial LHR-IAD-LHR flight, I'm staying in London overnight and then heading to Copenhagen. The following day I'm flying back to London and then slumming in it Y to JFK. Few days in New York and then JetBlue down to San Juan.

Then I'm doing SJU-MIA and then, with a 50 minute connection time, MIA-LAX.
Whilst checking my bag in SJU would save me dragging it about, I'm not sure if it would make the connection in MIA.
How early can you check a bag for an AA flight anyway? Have a good 6hrs or so in San Juan and if I could lose my luggage to give me freedom of movement, that would be possibly helpful.

Got a 4 hour layover at LAX so I'll slum it in the Flagship lounge there.

Since my flight to HNL has been shifted 3 times now, I won't get in until 11:15pm.
How long would I roughly be looking at to get airside, collect luggage if need be, and get into the city?

My choices here are to:
Get a cab into the city and stay at a cheap hotel. Perhaps pick up a car in the morning.
Go and pick up a rental car (probably zero chance of a Mustang being left at that time of night?) and then sleep in the car / drive to a hotel (assuming of course it's not too late to actually get a car)

I'm expecting to be tired but I also begrudge paying for a hotel for a few hours if I can really get away without doing so.

How busy are the roads around midnight?

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Old Sep 21, 14, 2:41 pm
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I'm at 500 TP want to get gold this year. I'm based in DFW so nothing good out of here. I was looking at doing a SJU-HNL run, but I can't get it less than $2800 Anyone out there know of any way to get it cheaper or a better route/combo of routes to get 1000 TP? I'm flexible on dates/routes but my membership year ends Dec. 8. As always any help is appreciated!
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Old Sep 21, 14, 2:43 pm
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Originally Posted by xenole View Post
Few questions then:

My intention is to have a laptop bag and a smallish bag with me.
I'm going to buy a 22" carry-on size case in Washington and then hopefully fit everything into it.

Eventually, after my initial LHR-IAD-LHR flight, I'm staying in London overnight and then heading to Copenhagen. The following day I'm flying back to London and then slumming in it Y to JFK. Few days in New York and then JetBlue down to San Juan.

Then I'm doing SJU-MIA and then, with a 50 minute connection time, MIA-LAX.
Whilst checking my bag in SJU would save me dragging it about, I'm not sure if it would make the connection in MIA.
How early can you check a bag for an AA flight anyway? Have a good 6hrs or so in San Juan and if I could lose my luggage to give me freedom of movement, that would be possibly helpful.

Got a 4 hour layover at LAX so I'll slum it in the Flagship lounge there.

Since my flight to HNL has been shifted 3 times now, I won't get in until 11:15pm.
How long would I roughly be looking at to get airside, collect luggage if need be, and get into the city?

My choices here are to:
Get a cab into the city and stay at a cheap hotel. Perhaps pick up a car in the morning.
Go and pick up a rental car (probably zero chance of a Mustang being left at that time of night?) and then sleep in the car / drive to a hotel (assuming of course it's not too late to actually get a car)

I'm expecting to be tired but I also begrudge paying for a hotel for a few hours if I can really get away without doing so.

How busy are the roads around midnight?
I have not checked any bags, so I can only guess. First flight out of SJU to MIA was just after 12:00 (I guess that's your flight?), so I assume that check-in will be open from around 10:00 and they will let you check the bag in. You are Emerald after all, AA seemed to be pretty good in helping status pax in my limited experience.

50 minutes in MIA is perfectly doable but again can't comment on checked bags. Flagship in LAX is one of few lounges with actual food, i.e. not just muffins.

Getting landside from gate is about 5 minutes in HNL. Roads were quiet around 23:00, I think it takes about 20 minutes to the city. No idea about baggage wait and car availability...
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Old Sep 21, 14, 2:54 pm
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Originally Posted by haasha View Post
I have not checked any bags, so I can only guess. First flight out of SJU to MIA was just after 12:00 (I guess that's your flight?), so I assume that check-in will be open from around 10:00 and they will let you check the bag in. You are Emerald after all, AA seemed to be pretty good in helping status pax in my limited experience.

50 minutes in MIA is perfectly doable but again can't comment on checked bags. Flagship in LAX is one of few lounges with actual food, i.e. not just muffins.

Getting landside from gate is about 5 minutes in HNL. Roads were quiet around 23:00, I think it takes about 20 minutes to the city. No idea about baggage wait and car availability...
My flight out of SJU is at 11:37am - weird time!

Have had checked luggage missed a MIA-MCO connection before and it arrived in LAS (later that night for a morning collection) on a different airline.
Did mean I had to go back to the airport using hotel shuttle buses rather than starting out as early as I wanted.

Have found something about checking bags 4 hours before a flight but not 100% clear.
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Old Sep 21, 14, 3:03 pm
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I'm at 500 TP want to get gold this year. I'm based in DFW
Not in the least bit exciting, but possibly part of an answer... You can often get IAH-DFW-OKC for a little over $300 each way in F -- not bad for 120 TPs. AUS-DFW-OKC can be had for a similar fare.

Positioning flights will be more expensive but can still come out below $3.50 per TP -- choose the right days and flights and you can get a DFW-IAH return for $400 in F.
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Old Sep 21, 14, 3:04 pm
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Originally Posted by xenole View Post
My flight out of SJU is at 11:37am - weird time!

Have had checked luggage missed a MIA-MCO connection before and it arrived in LAS (later that night for a morning collection) on a different airline.
Did mean I had to go back to the airport using hotel shuttle buses rather than starting out as early as I wanted.

Have found something about checking bags 4 hours before a flight but not 100% clear.
Well, wish you luck.

Although I am not sure what you want to do - visit San Juan? There will be really bad traffic in the morning. Or just don't want to carry bags across the airports? I would strongly suggest to keep them unless you really have to check them in.
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Old Sep 22, 14, 1:41 am
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Originally Posted by Man_Utd_Fan View Post
I'm at 500 TP want to get gold this year. I'm based in DFW so nothing good out of here. I was looking at doing a SJU-HNL run, but I can't get it less than $2800 Anyone out there know of any way to get it cheaper or a better route/combo of routes to get 1000 TP? I'm flexible on dates/routes but my membership year ends Dec. 8. As always any help is appreciated!
Do you have 4 eligible BA flights?
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Old Sep 22, 14, 7:23 am
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Originally Posted by dylanks View Post
Nothing says "Hello, I'm a British tourist" quite like a Mustang convertible in Hawaii, California, Arizona, Texas, Florida or Nevada, and then the accompanying sunburn that comes with it.

I'm not sure what makes it so appealing, but all of my friends from the UK that have visited have opted for the Mustang convertible, whereas I wouldn't really want to drive one unless it was from the 1960s. Ok, I guess I get the appeal of Mustang nostalgia and that you don't see the sun nearly enough in Blighty, but the modern Mustangs are pretty uncomfortable in my opinion.
Most of us just relish the opportunity to drive an American muscle car without any of those pesky "corners" that make them impossible to drive in the UK.
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Old Sep 22, 14, 7:46 am
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Originally Posted by Wozza2404 View Post
Most of us just relish the opportunity to drive an American muscle car without any of those pesky "corners" that make them impossible to drive in the UK.
I hire a Mustang every holiday I take to the US (when one is available). I just love them - far nicer than the equivalent standard convertible in most cases (like the Chrysler 200).

Anyone on the pre-order list for a UK Mustang? Top Gear have just published their first drive review - you can see it here. Looks pretty favourable.
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