no TPs earned on POUG on RFSs, right?

Old Aug 11, 14, 4:44 am
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no TPs earned on POUG on RFSs, right?

I am 90ish% sure that one doesn't earn TPs nor Avios on POUGs on RFSs but wanted to tripple check (having just been offered a POUG which I probably would accept it I then earned Avios and TPs).

out of interest, does the POUG then book into a reward CE fare bucket as if it had been a CE outright redemption?
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Old Aug 11, 14, 4:46 am
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You are not supposed to earn TPs but people have reported earning them from time to time (not sure how recently though).
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Originally Posted by chris1979 View Post
I am 90ish% sure that one doesn't earn TPs nor Avios on POUGs on RFSs but wanted to tripple check (having just been offered a POUG which I probably would accept it I then earned Avios and TPs).

out of interest, does the POUG then book into a reward CE fare bucket as if it had been a CE outright redemption?
How many TPs do you want? Haven't you got enough already?

Serioulsy though, I am sure in the guide on here it confirms what others have said, no TPs if you POUG an RFS.
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Originally Posted by chris1979 View Post
I am 90ish% sure that one doesn't earn TPs nor Avios on POUGs on RFSs but wanted to tripple check (having just been offered a POUG which I probably would accept it I then earned Avios and TPs).

out of interest, does the POUG then book into a reward CE fare bucket as if it had been a CE outright redemption?
I'm afraid that if the base fare is non-TP/Avios earning then the ticket, no matter what is done with it, will continue to be that way. In the off chance you might get extraordinarily lucky and the TPs/Avios will post but that is not policy. In essence a RFS combined with a POUG will give you the opportunity to enjoy the CE service but receive no FF benefits with the ticket (as one would expect).
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Do POUGs actually happen on RFS redemptions?

The rule is the number of Avios/TP earned stops at the class booked with cash before Avios gets involved.

So in your case nothing as the base fare was Avios.

Someone paying cash for WTP then UUA to CW and then a cash airport upgrade to F should only get WTP points.

Someone paying cash for WTP then accepting a POUG to CW and then cash upgrade to F at the airport would get F points but may have to phone in.
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How many TPs do you want? Haven't you got enough already?
I don't normally talk about things like 'balances' but I am about 80k short of my target......
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Do POUGs actually happen on RFS redemptions?
I've just been offered one and have noticed one before (which I didn't take up and ended up being OpUped anyway). I didn't think they were offered but think this has changed at some point.

I see no benefit of CE on an hour long flight at all (I am off for a weekend away) apart from Avios and TPs.
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Do POUGs actually happen on RFS redemptions?
I've had a few now on shorthaul. It started only fairly recently, Spring in my case, single trips point to point from LGW seem best for it, but I have had them on simple LHR returns as well (MRS, LYS but not NCE). You only get TPs if a mistake or irrop happens and they re-issue the ticket badly, which obviously is a bit of a nuisance in terms of asking BA to take the TPs away.
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......... which obviously is a bit of a nuisance in terms of asking BA to take the TPs away.


It is interesting that people report mistakes on here that get them extra Avios or TPs. I think I'd keep such good luck well under wraps.
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Old Aug 11, 14, 5:23 am
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
I've had a few now on shorthaul. It started only fairly recently, Spring in my case, single trips point to point from LGW seem best for it, but I have had them on simple LHR returns as well (MRS, LYS but not NCE). You only get TPs if a mistake or irrop happens and they re-issue the ticket badly, which obviously is a bit of a nuisance in terms of asking BA to take the TPs away.
I have yet to see them. Then again I mostly select the CE option if it's offered to me and so when I'm travelling in ET it means there's not been much availability so less likely POUGs to be offered.

I have had a good record of getting POUGs on cash fares. Never on connections though.
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The last time I got TPs for an RFS was back in May when I booked CE on the outward and ET on the return leg (LHR-FCO). I only got 10 so I assume they were derived from the second flight somehow.

Anyway I'm not complaining - I wonder if this ever happens for long haul avios bookings?
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