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Current Promotions of Interest
  • from DUB to US IJN8S4Z1 reported here, e.g. JFK - €1,074, MIA - €1,119, LAS - €1,224, LAX - €1,296, HNL - €1,623, needs to be booked by 2 February, for outbound travel over Easter and summer 2016, see linked post for details
  • from DUB to US ILN8S4Z1 reported here, e.g. JFK - €920, MIA - €958, LAS - €1,048, LAX - €1,110, needs to be booked by 2 February, for outbound travel over November and Christmas & New Year 2016, see linked post for details

  • from DUB to US ILR28AP reported here, e.g. JFK - €1,538, MIA - €1,601, LAS - €1,751, LAX - €1,854, HNL - €1,834, this is an advanced purchase fare so no book by deadline, no stopovers, see linked post for details
  • from DUB to US ILN8S4E1 reported here, e.g. JFK - €1,538, MIA - €1,601, LAS - €1,751, LAX - €1,854, HNL - €1,834, this is an advanced purchase fare so no book by deadline, allows stopovers for €75, see linked post for details

  • from CPH to US ILR21AP reported here, e.g. JFK - £890, MIA - £1,132, ORD - £942, LAX - £1,277, HNL - £1,361, this is an advanced purchase fare so no book by deadline, no stopovers, see linked post for details
  • from CPH to US ILN2S4E1 reported here, JFK - £890, MIA - £1,132, ORD - £942, LAX - £1,277, HNL - £1,361, this is an advanced purchase fare so no book by deadline, allows stopovers for €75, see linked post for details

  • ILN2S4Z1 from OSL to HNL (19.5k/21.5k NOK (£1,520/£1,675) via. LON or via. HEL & LON)
    PERMITTED 23NOV 15 THROUGH 28NOV 15 OR 22DEC 15 THROUGH
    01JAN 16 OR 27MAR 16 THROUGH 31MAR 16 ON THE OUTBOUND
    TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR.

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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:

Date fare checked | 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.
  • List in order of price per tier point within the relevant departure area.

From Europe
17DEC | £0.75/TP | £909 | 1200 | DUB-LHR-JFK-PHX-HNL-PHX-JFK-LHR-DUB | I/I/A/A/A/A/I/I | aa.com | perthflyer | BA AA
30JUL | £0.93/TP | £335 | 360 | JER-LGW-SSH-LGW-JER | J/I/I/J | ba.com | dom462 | CE | BA
01 NOV | £0.99/TP | £1343 | 1360 | CPH-HEL-LHR-JFK-PHX-HNL-PHX-JFK-LHR-HEL-CPH | I/I/I/A/P/P/A/I/I/I | ITA Matrix | MrMutton
19 AUG | £1.01/TP | £1,375 (1938 EUR) | 1360 | DUB-HEL-LON-JFK-PHX-HNL-PHX-JFK-LHR-HEL-DUB | IIIAAAAIII | OttoMH | J/F | AY BA AA
16 AUG | £1.22/TP | £1,675 (21.5k NOK) | 1360 | OSL-HEL-LON-JFK-PHX-HNL-PHX-JFK-LHR-HEL-OSL | IIIAAAAIII | OttoMH | J/F | AY BA AA
16 AUG | £1.27/TP | £1,518 (19.5k NOK) | 1200 | OSL-LON-JFK-PHX-HNL-PHX-JFK-LHR-OSL | IIAAAAII | OttoMH | J/F | BA AA
14AUG | £1.31/TP | £470 | 360 | OSL-HEL-AGP-HEL-OSL | I-I-I-I | ITA | Flythe96flag | SH J cabin + possible red-eye (!) | AY
04 SEP | £1.31/TP | £1,220 (1681 EUR) | 910 | DME-MAD-JFK-LAX-MIA-MAD-DME | all in I | iberia.com | henkybaby | J | BA AA IB | works till 6/16 so far
23AUG | £1.34/TP | £1148 | 860 | DUB-PHL-PHX-LAS-PHX-JFK-LHR,LCY-DUB | I/P/P/P/P/I/I | ticketed on aa.com | megaloman | AA & BA (UD on 747 JFK-LHR)
17AUG | £1.67/TP | £1408 |840 |BHX-JFK-PHX-LAS & back | I-A-A-A-A-I | aa.com |Swiss Tony | AA ski slope bed on TATL | AA
26JUL | £1.81/TP | £72.70 | 40 | MAD-FRA | Z | lan.com | Prospero | 787 flat bed | LA
23NOV | £1.89/TP | £377 | 200 | DUB-LHR-MAD-SVQ r/t | I-I-I-I-I-I | ITA | Lorcancoyle | IM0B IB DUB to SVQ | BA and IB flights (I2 for domestic under IB code), random dates in December available, A340 on some dates (helpfully pointed out by Temps that domestic Spain is only 20 TPs)
17 AUG | £1.89/TP | £1818 | 960 | OSL-LON-KUL//SIN-SYD/SYD-PER/PER-SYD-SIN/SIN-LHR-OSL | BugAlugs | J | BA QF | INCSALE ended 14thSep - (Applied GUF via TA (moves J to F on BA longhaul and scores 1260 TPS in total)
31 DEC | £1.91/TP | £1220 | 640 | AMS-LHR-MIA-SCL // EZE-JFK-LHR-BCN | J/I/I-I/I/J | AA.com | nufnuf77 (can also return to LHR for £20 less but 40TP less
13NOV | £2.56/TP | £410 | 160 | LHR-HEL | ? | BA.com | Lorcancoyle | wide open as flight+hotel, can reduce with TCB cash back | BA
1JAN | £1.85/TP | £444 | 240 | JER-LGW/LHR-HEL | J/I/I/J | ITA Matrix | flatlander | Available most weekends first half of 2016, fare IM0R
24NOV | £1.91/TP | £765.00 | 400 | BUD-DOH-SHJ | I/A/I/A | QR.com | Wozza2404 | A320 | QR
7DEC | £2.24/TP | £942 | 420 | MAD-MIA-SXM-CLT-JFK-LHR | I/I/I/A/I | ticketed on aa.com | megaloman | other routings possible earning more TPs could have lower the price with added LHR-CDG leg to £865 (£2.06/TP)
22JAN | £2.29/TP | £640 | 280 | FCO-CMB-FCO | I/I | book on SriLankan website | theultimateflyer

From North, Central and South America
31JUL | £0.39/TP | £484 | 1240 | HNL-LAX-BOS-MIA-BAQ-MIA-PHL-LAX-HNL | AAAIIAAA | ITA Matrix | Pawel Siewko | AA
16OCT | £0.55/TP | £298.50 | 540 | JFK-LAX-DEN-LAX-JFK | P-P-P-P | aa.com | Calum | AA A321t F seat between JFK & LAX (FARE GONE)
16JUL | £0.57/TP | £554 | 980 | LAX-LAS-PHX-PHL-CLT-TPA-MIA-PTY-MIA-PHL-PHX-LAS-LAX | PPPPPPIIPPPP | aa.com | Airprox | AA + US
27JUL | £0.80/TP | £15.94 | 20 | VVC-BOG-MDE | A | lan.com | JohnnyColombia | A is economy on LA | LA
08NOV | £0.84/TP | £772.50 | 920 | KOA-LAX-CLT-SJU-CLT-LAX-KOA | AAIIAA | aa.com | Lappe | Same day turnarounds available
30SEP | £0.87/TP | £808.00 | 920 | BOG-MIA-LAX-HNL-LAX-MIA-BOG | I-P-P-P-P-I | aa.com | JohnnyColombia | No comments
20SEP | £1.00/TP | £663.20 | 660 | LGA-BOS-LAX-PHX-LAX-BOS-LGA | P-P-P-P-P-P | americanairlines.co.uk | njf63 | TCON on 737 so not too comfortable but good availability next Mar/Apr
21AUG | £1.05 | £253 | 240 | BOS-PHL-PIT-PHL-BOS | PPPP | aa.com | Simon Schus | AA op by US
02NOV | £1.27/TP | £1250 | 980 | MCO-MIA-LAX-HNL | A | AA | Mr 1A
05AUG | £1.37/TP | £578 | 420 | LAS-PHL-LAS | A/P | aa.com | Lucanesque | First | AA op by US
28JUL | £1.43/TP | £400 | 280 | SCL-IPC-SCL | Z | lan.com - Chilean version | moonman85 | 787 flat bed | LAN
06NOV | £1.67/TP | £66.00 | 40 | JFK-YYZ | Z | tam.com.br | frb98mf | Fifth Freedom flight every Wed/Fri/Sun, 767 flat bed
13NOV | £1.06/TP | £705 | 660 | RIC-CLT-PHL-PHX-PHL-CLT-RIC | A | AA.com | wenzlydale | 2 trips this year - mixture of A320s and B757s not a lot of food offered but all the G&Ts you could wish for
07JAN|£1.24/TP | £668 | 540 | SEA-MIA-ATL-CLT-SEA | P/P/P/P | aa.com | EsherFlyer | 24h transcon bounce. All I could fit in...

From Middle East, Asia and Australasia
18AUG | £1.25/TP | £440.00 | 360 | BKK-KUL-ICN Return | Z | www.malaysiaairlines.com | Wozza2404 | A330 Angle Flat for long haul sectors | MH
12OCT | £1.68/TP | £1,546 | 920 | TLV-MAD-LHR-JFK-LAX-JFK-LHR-MAD-TLV | I/I/I/I/I/I/I | iberia.com | frb98mf | Business (bonus: A330/A340 on the TLV legs!) | IB
24NOV | £1.43/TP | £803 | 560 | CTS-HKG-DPS-HKG-CTS | I/I/I/I | cathaypacific.com | zeltergiset | One 24hr+ stopover in HKG allowed | CX
06JAN | £1.86/TP | £856 | 460 | HND-HKG-DPS-HKG-CTS | I/I/I/I | cathaypacific.com | Gastrocnemius | One 24hr+ stopover in HKG allowed | CX
11JAN | £1.26/TP | £707 | 560 | KTM-KUL-TPE-KUL-KTM | D/D/D/D | malaysiaairlines.com | zeltergiset | MH
11JAN | £1.68/TP | £940 | 560 | TPE-KUL-KTM-KUL-TPE | D/D/D/D | malaysiaairlines.com | zeltergiset | MH

From Africa
11AUG | £0.89/TP | £748 | 840 | ACC-LHR-MIA-LAX-MIA-LHR-ACC | I/I/I/I/I/I/I/I | iberia call centre | njf63 | CW / AA J | IB
15NOV | £2.00/TP | £1200 | 600 | CPT-DOH-JFK-DOH-CPT | I/I/I/I | QR Website | Calum | QR J on the B788/A350 & 46hrs of flying | QR

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Need a year-end TP run (ex-LON) to make / retain status?

Some tips for searching for the year-end TP run for newcomers, the below is indicative only, but hopefully provides a bit of guidance for relatively straightforward runs ex-LON. Prospero's guide to using ITA matrix in post 3 (here along with these ideas, might come in handy. Feel free to share results, problems or general questions in the thread as these may not always work and there might be better deals out there...

For overnight trips remember to check BA and Iberia for their flights and hotel option as well, can get hotel for almost no extra cost at times

Need 80 TPs or less
Club Europe return somewhere close by is best - DUB, AMS and JER usually cheapest. AMS and JER easier than DUB for an immediate turnaround. The BA.com low fare finder can be very useful.

If you need as few as 45 TPs you might consider booking economy flights and hoping for a proactive online upgrade offer - but they're not guaranteed to materialise (so not one if you have no more time left in your TP collection year)

Or a slightly more interesting fun run

Need 85-120 TPs
Iberia flights via MAD to regional Spanish airports will get you 120 TPs as the domestic Spanish flights are 20 TPs in business. Under £300 including hotel can be available. Check BIO, GRX, VLC, BCN, SVQ etc. Example here

Need 125-160 TPs
Take a look at the shorthaul plus routes earning 80 TPs each way in business listed in the first post (here) MLA, IST, HEL and RAK are usually available. If time sensitive take a look at BA flight and hotel option to HEL, where you can usually get the last BA flight out on a Saturday, airport hotel and first return Sunday for well under £500.

Alternative options include positioning to JER and flying JER-LGW-XXX (AMS usually works well and avoids switching airports)

Need more than 160 TPs
You'll most likely be heading north then - OSL or VLL via HEL will get you 240 TPs, as will JER-LGW/LHR-HEL e.g. LHR-HEL-OSL for £520
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This thread is a continuation of the hugely popular BA Tier Point runs thread. This is intended to be a starting point for finding key origin and destinations to tailor your tier point runs, but you will still need to do some leg work to find the correct dates and flights. Also, don't forget that with some of these fares there will be a positioning cost associated to get to the start of the tier point run.


Acknowledgments
Special thanks all our members who graciously supported the 2014 BA Tier Point runs thread, in particular those who tirelessly updated the thread's wikipost. Much of the new information incorporated into this primer was transferred over from the old wiki.


Contents
Introduction and primer
Working with ticket rules
Using Google Flights and ITA Matrix
Historical data (Wikipost archive)

Introduction
Unlike Avios points which can be earned through a multitude of activities, Tier Points can only be earned through the pursuit of flying and are earned on all commercial BA and oneworld fares (subject to a few exceptions). The number of Tier Points you accrue is entirely dependent on the fare class (or selling class in BA lingo) your tickets are booked in. Below is the full earning chart which covers BA flights and oneworld partner flights. Please note, while flights on BA partners such as Alaska Airlines, Aer Lingus, and Meridiana do earn Avios points, they will not award Tier Points. See http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...l#post24088166 for more details.



† This table now reflects our understanding that the TP earn rate for lowest economy is applicable to some non-BA flights as well as BA flights, but the ba.com calculator has not yet been updated to show these, so for non-BA airlines these lists are subject to official confirmation.
Lowest economy booking classes:
BA: Q, O, and G fares
AA: G, Q, N, O, and S fares
AY: A, G, N, O, Q, R, S, W, and Z fares
IB: Q, O, and P fares
JL: N and Q fares
QR: T, Q, and O fares
UL: L, R, V, S, N, Q, O, and G fares
US: reportedly also has lowest booking classes, but the list is unknown at the time of writing.

BA/AY short haul+ routes:
Several short haul routes earn double Tier Points due to their extended length, such as:
LHR to/from ATH, HEL, IST, JMK, JTR, KBP, KGS, LCA, LED, LPA, OTP, and SOF
LGW to/from ACE, ALG, BJV, DLM, FUE, HER, LCA, LPA, MLA, PFO, SKG, RAK, RHO, TFS, and TIA
LCY to/from JMK and JTR
MAN to/from HEL (operated by BE for AY)

The following charts illustrate these routes currently operated out of London

BA: LHR - HEL | LED
AY: MAN - HEL



LCY - JMK | JTR
BA: LGW - ACE | ALG | FUE | LPA | MLA | SKG | RAK | TFS | TIA
BA: LHR - KBP | KGS | LED | LPA | OTP | SOF



LCY - JMK | JTR
LGW - BJV | DLM | HER | LCA | PFO | RHO
LHR - ATH | JMK | JTR | KGS | LCA



List of BA/other long haul, 6,000 miles and over:

BA: LGW - MRU
BA: LHR - CPT | EZE | HND | KUL | NRT | SIN



AA: DFW - HKG | ICN | NRT | PVG
AA: LAX - NRT | PVG | SYD
AA: ORD - PEK | PVG | NRT



CX: HKG - JFK | LAX | ORD | SFO | YVR | YYZ | JNB


IB: MAD - EZE | SCL | MVD


JJ: GRU - DOH | FRA


JL: NRT - BOS | CDG | JFK | LHR | ORD
JL: HND - CDG



LA: SCL - MAD (onward to FRA)
LA: SCL - AKL | SYD



MH: KUL - AMS | CDG | LHR


QF: BNE - LAX
QF: MEL - LAX
QF: SYD - DFW | DXB | JNB | LAX | SCL



QR: DOH - DFW | EZE | GRU | IAD | IAH | JFK | MEL | MIA | ORD | PER | PHL | YUL


RJ: AMM - ORD | DTW


Starting your run from Continental Europe
Here are a few popular examples to give you a flavour of what can be achieved at a relatively respectable price. Note, any fare prices shown in this post are indicative and reflect the rates checked at the time of writing. Fares do vary considerably, so check this thread from time to time for prevailing fares/offers/promotions etc

Naturally, to get to the most cost advantageous origin, positioning flights (and most likely, overnight accommodation) is an inevitable factor. Dublin is the flavour of the moment for cheap (I class) transatlantic flights in business class. Thanks to the BA/AA/US Joint Business Venture, it is now possible to construct connections within the United States for very little extra. However, the lowest I class fares usually come with stop over and Saturday night stay restrictions, but it is possible to spread out your itinerary by constructing connections of up to 24 hours, if you prefer a trip that is gentler on the body.




North American domestic first/business class runs
Central America and the Caribbean have become hot spots for TP earning frenzies out of the United States in recent years. AA's Instant Upgrade fares from the west cost to Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua amongst many other destinations in the region deliver excellent Tier Point yields. So much so, that with a little bit of planning and of course time, it is possible to rack up TPs at an alarming rate.
Planning and booking tips
  • When pricing up comparative routes, Google Flights is by far the most speedy and simple method. Enter origin and destination; dates of travel; select business class; select Oneworld in Airline filter; then Expand map to display requested route and comparative fares for nearly destinations.
  • If you need greater complexity, the ITA Matrix tool is highly recommended. It displays a wider range of options than Google Flights and detailed fare rules. Its great for trip planning at a forensic level. A guide to using the ITA Matrix tool can be found here. Note, the ITA Matrix tool cannot be used to book tickets
  • If you're old school, like me, the first step is to download and immerse oneself in AA's flight schedule: The current timetable is available, here.
  • Familiarise yourself with AA.com's Multi-City booking tool. Don't leave more than 24 hours between flights. Use the Sort by schedule option to locate the exact flights you found on the ITA Matrix tool.
  • Select city pairs (if possible) in excess of 2,000 miles apart (see charts below)
  • It is worth adding a few cautionary words about AA Domestic First where the service shares a flight number with an international flight, as J, D, and I class inventory may be sold before regular F, A, and P inventory is offered for sale on the down gauged domestic flight(s).
  • Avoid AA codeshare flights on non-oneworld metal. There is no TP credit on these flights
  • A321 (32B) - These AA narrow-bodies ply Transcon routes between JFK and LAX/SFO with business and first class. Well equipped, they are a very comfortable way to travel between coasts
  • 757 - As fantastically racy as these aircraft are, the first class seat requires a health warning. Think very carefully before committing yourself to a 5 hour red-eye 757 flight. Row 1 on the 757 is also worth avoiding.
  • 777 - Yes the big birds do operate on a few domestic routes (eg. MIA-LAX). Unlike their senior, and more petite 767-300 siblings, seats on the 777 aircraft are sold as business as well as the usual first and economy classes
  • MD-80 - Once the workhorse of AA's fleet but numbers are dwindling fast. Its first class cabin provides a reassuringly quiet ride
  • MCO - As American Airlines' low yield focus city, Orlando is your friend
  • Schedule changes - AA routinely gives its domestic timetable a jolly good shake (twice a year) so if you've booked your flights with plenty of advanced notice, expect a few changes to happen between now and the date of departure
  • For more information about using the ITA Matrix tool, planning trips that begin in Continental Europe and Ireland, as well as airports favourable to back-to-back turnarounds, see http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...ing-guide.html
The following diagrams illustrate American Airlines and US Airways routes greater than 2,000 miles. Note, the forward cabin on AA flights serving Canada and the Caribbean are sold as business rather than first class. Conversely, US Airways currently markets the forward cabin as First but this may change once the AA/US merger is finalised. Routes are subject to change so again downloading the latest timetable from aa.com is recommended.


DFW to/from ANC, SJU, and HNL


JFK to/from SEA, LAS, LAX, SAN. and SFO


LAX to/from BOS, FLL, HNL, IAD, JFK, MCO, MIA, TPA, and YYZ


PHL to/from LAS, LAX, PDX, PHX, SAN, SFO, and SEA

2,000+ mile routes from other AA/US hubs
AA: DFW tp/from ANC, HNL, and SJU§
AA: JFK to/from LAS, LAX*, SAN, SEA, and SFO*
AA: LAX to/from BOS, FLL, HNL, IAD, JFK*, MCO, PBI, and TPA
AA: MIA to/from LAS, LAX*, SEA, SFO. and SLC
AA: ORD to/from SJU§ and ANC
US: ATL to/from SMF
US: PHX to/from ANC, BOS, EWR, HNL, JKF, PHL, and SJO
US: CLT to/from BGI, PDX, LAX, SAN, SEA, SFO, and SMF
US: DCA to/from LAS
US: RDU to/from LAX
US: SMF to/from BWI

* AA transcon 3 class service (A321T and B772) with First, Business and Economy
§ AA two class service with Business and Economy

Looking at the example below and having taken a LAS-MIA-SJU excursion myself a couple of years ago, I enjoyed the experience immensely. While not working the system with the same zeal as others and with that failing to join the ranks of the Managua GGLs, the two days R&R spent on the ocean front proved to be a splendidly rewarding by product.

Something to be aware of with premium cabins on flights operated by American Airlines: flights operating entirely within the United States are marketed as first class; those operating outwith the US are marketed as business class.



I've highlighted the LAS-LAX-MIA-SJU routing not because it is the best earner. There are other routings that yield a greater sum of TPs and invariably at a better price but because this is a such gentle itinerary. The outbound legs can be accomplished in a single day, albeit with an early start. The inbound is even easier and a noon start is possible, a beneficiary of the westerly routing where the changing time zones work in our favour.

Note, the flights between MIA and SJU are sold as business class and thus accrue 40 Tier points. For those planning a trip from the Midwest or East Coast to San Juan, it is worth considering DFW as a connection point, since DFW and SJU are in excess of 2,000 miles apart.

Examples from 2014:
£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 | £718 | 920TPs | HNL-LAX-MIA-PTY-MIA-LAX-HNL | A/A/I/I/A/A | aa.com | onobond | AA
£0.89/TP | £823 | 920TPs | SAL-MIA-LAX-HNL-LAX-MIA-SAL | I/A/A/A/A/I | aa.com | Filthy Monkey | AA
£0.93/TP | £288 | 310TPs | SFO-LAX-MIA-PLS | A/A/I | aa.com | abitwild | AA
£0.96/TP | £1080 | 1120TPs | HNL-LAX-MIA-LIM-MIA-LAX-HNL | A/A/I//I/A/A | aa.com | Lorcancoyle
£0.97/TP | £640 | 660TPs | LGA-BOS-PHX-LGB-PHX-BOS-LGA | A/A/A/A/A/A | usairways.com | alexbellamy | US
£0.98/TP | £215 | 220TPs | BOS-JFK-DCA-MIA-SJU | A/A/A/I | aa.com | HPN-HRL | AA
£1.02/TP | £909 | 920TPs | HNL-LAX-MIA-BZE-MIA-LAX-HNL | A/A/I//I/A/A | aa.com | Pinkcat
£1.04/TP | £1001 | 960TPs | YYZ-PHL-PHX-HNL-PHX-PHL-YYZ | A/A/A/A/A/A | matrix | kellytoronto | US
£1.05/TP | £566 | 540TPs | LAX-CLT-NAS-CLT-LAX | A/A/A/A | chris1979 | US
£1.08/TP | £335 | 310TPs | PLS-MIA-LAX-SFO | I/A/A | aa.com | abitwild | AA
£1.20/TP | £505 | 420TPs | PBI-LAX-PBI | P/P | aa.com | Cymro | AA

Qatar Airways and Royal Jordanian deals between the EU and the Far East
While at the time of writing, this option may not represent the best TP earner, RJ and QR do still offer amazing value for business class travel between the Continental Europe and Asia.



Examples from 2014:
£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

Business Class travel within Asia



Examples from 2014:
£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
£1.32/TP | £474 | 360TPs | TPE-HKG-CGK-HKG-TPE | I/I/I/I | cathaypacific.com | TEX277 | CX
£1.59/TP | £891 | 560TPs | CTS-HKG-DPS-HKG-CTS | I/I/I/I | cathaypacific.com | TEX277 | CX (overnight connections required)

£0.69/TP | £259 | 360TPs | BKK-KUL-TPE-KUL-BKK | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | onobond | MH
£0.73/TP | £265 | 360TPs | BKK-KUL-DEL-KUL-BKK | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | onobond | MH
£1.06/TP | £594 | 560TPs | TPE-KUL-DEL-KUL-TPE | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | onobond | MH
£1.13/TP | £400 | 360TPs | TPE-KUL-SIN-KUL-TPE | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | chongcao | MH
£1.13/TP | £630 | 560TPs | PEK-KUL-KTM-KUL-PEK | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | GinFizz | MH
£1.17/TP | £421 | 360TPs | BKK-KUL-NRT-KUL-BKK | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | onobond | MH
£1.22/TP | £442 | 360TPs | DEL-KUL-BKK-KUL-DEL | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | onobond | MH
£1.27/TP | £459 | 360TPs | TPE-KUL-BKK-KUL-TPE | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | onobond | MH
£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

London Gatwick short haul premium leisure fares
Closer to London, BA's own premium leisure Club Europe fares are not to be sniffed at. Same day hops between Gatwick, Amsterdam, and Jersey are popular by virtue of the absence of Saturday night stay restrictions on many LGW discounted Club Europe fares. AMS sectors typically price out at around £100 per sector (in R class) and at around £90 to/from JER (again in R class)



Pro-active online upgrades (POUG) and airport upgrades offer additional opportunities to squeeze a few extra Tier Points out of deep discount economy BA tickets.

Examples from 2014:
£1.33/TP | £319 | 240TPs | JER-LGW-MLA-LGW-JER | J/R/R/J | ba.com | skipcool3 | BA
£1.55/TP | £248 | 160TPs | LGW-MLA-LGW | R/R | ba.com | LDNConsultant | 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
£1.69/TP | £270 | 160TPs | LGW-RAK-LGW | I/I | ba.com | nufnuf77 | BA
£1.96/TP | £471 | 240TPs | JER-LGW-MLA-LGW-JER | I/I/I/I | ba.com | continentalclub | Sat Night Stay | BA
£2.26/TP | £181 | 80TPs | LGW-JER-LGW | R/R | ba.com | BA
£2.49/TP | £199 | 80TPs | LGW-AMS-LGW | R/R | ba.com | BA

Irregular operations
Irregular operations come part and parcel with air travel. Expect the best but prepare for the worst. In other words, allow plenty of wriggle room in your travel plans, think twice about short connections at MIA during the hurricane season, or at JFK in winter, or at ORD at any time other than spring and fall, noting Chicago's spring and fall seasons while lasting no more than a week each Mother Nature is inclined to blast Chicagoland with her wrath during these short seasons.

Although AA tend to be very helpful rearranging flights, they do often work on the basis of getting you onto the next available service irrespective of fare class. So, for example, If you face a weather related delay they are particularly unwilling to more than that. However if you look at Expert Flyer before approaching the Admirals Club agent then you can be proactive in making suggestions. Note, in rebooking AA flights, there is a risk of instant upgrades ending up as business or worse, economy. If the next available flight is sold out in first, AA are often open to requests for a seat on the following flight that has seats available in first class. This may involve joining the stand-by list. Working with Gate Agents or AAdmirals Club staff pays dividends. It pays to check revised booking class(es) with the agent. This is your only opportunity to ensure the flights are rebooked into the same class as your original booking (A and/or P), and your Tier Points post as planned.

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Arrow Working with ticket rules

What are the rules and restrictions?
Cancellation penalties and stopover fees change from fare to fare and from country to country, although stopovers are usually Euro 200 each-way if you break your journey in London for > 24 hours. Also remember you need to factor in the cost of getting to your point of departure, and potentially the cost of a hotel if you are travelling too far to return in a day (e.g. Cyprus, Athens). whichbudget.com lists budget airlines flying to all major cities, and www.skyscanner.net may also be useful.

In general, you will see the rules are much more flexible for the equivalent fare bucket ex-UK.
First fares:
  • Unlimited free changes
  • Unlimited free stopovers*
  • No cancellation penalty
  • Return within 12 months

Club World fares
Again, taking the recent ex-AMS I7SALE fares, the rules are:
  • Changes charged at €300 each
  • Stopovers not permitted
  • Cancellation penalty - net fare plus carrier imposed charges
  • Return within 12 months

*A stopover is a transit of an intermediate point that exceeds 24hrs.
A neat trick for the Club fares – if you time your arrival into London and the departure of your long haul segment right, you can essentially have a free nightstop in London without having an 'official' stopover. For example, you arrive from AMS on a Monday at 21:15 and you can then book your long haul flight the next day (Tuesday) at any time up to 21:14 (< 24hrs) and it is NOT charged as a stopover. Book it for 21:15 or later and that'll be much more expensive fare please. Similarly, you can introduce overnight stays at intermediate connecting cities so long as your connections remain under 24 hours.

Note: BA seem to have clamped down on stopover rules, potentially in light of more widespread use of ex-EU fares. Check your fare rules carefully as lots of fares now limit you to a month’s stopover in the UK at most in either direction.

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Arrow Using Google Flights and ITA Matrix

Google Flights and ITA Matrix are fantastic online tools for searching flights and general travel planning. Google Flights has a very user friendly interface that allows you to build relatively simple itineraries and even switch flights (and even destinations) on the fly - the tool keeps up you and adjusts fares on the fly. ITA Matrix (also powered by Google) is a different beast. It is much more torque and includes advanced settings not offered by Google Flights, such as the ability to construct complex, multi-sector itineraries with variable origins and/or destinations. It also displays detailed fare rules.

Please note: neither Google Flights or ITA Matrix can be used to book tickets

Let’s walk through each tool, step by step beginning with Google Flights


Using Google Flights
Go to https://www.google.co.uk/flights/

Step 1: Searching for flights and fares
Enter your origin and destination; select your preferred class of travel; and change the “Airline” filter, selecting oneworld. A calendar will appear and populate each date with the lowest available fare, updating as you add your inbound date, change class of travel, and apply the airline filter. The example below replicates the amazing business class deal unearthed by Cymro, here. The routing is Stockholm to Bangkok via Doha.



Step 2: Review route suggestions.
Google Flights will generate about half a dozen suggestions for both the outbound and inbound journey. You can also explore alternative destinations by clicking on the map located in the right hand margin:



Step 3: Check alternative destinations
By clicking the map, it expands to present alternative destinations. This map makes it tremendously easy to scan for cheaper destinations. As you can see, Cymro has certainly done his homework as BKK is indeed the cheapest oneworld destination in the region. Hanoi at £1,156 does sound very tempting though!




Step 4: Review flights
This step returns us to a review of the destination originally selected, and lists out outbound and inbound flights for review. If you don’t like the aircraft or prefer a shorter or longer connection, just return to step 2. Its easy to do and Google Flights updates immediately.



Step 5: Review suggested booking channels
Simply scroll down the page to review suggested booking channels



I tend to use Google Flights for inspiration, to get a flavour of what routes currently offer the best value, then move on to ITA Matrix to check fare details


Using ITA Matrix
Following the steps below (idiot-proofed by FTers for some years now!) to find the cheapest starting point for your trip.

(1) Go to http://matrix.itasoftware.com

(2) Complete "From" as
AMS;ARN;ATH;BRU;BUD;CAI;CPH;FRA;HEL;IST;LCA;LIN;LI S;PAR;VIE;WAW :: BA+
For completeness, you may want to do a second search on the rest of the EU and potential EU member states:
DUB;DUS;HAM;LUX;MAD;OSL;OTP;PRG;RTM;SOF;ZAG :: BA+
Do also bear in mind that some of the airports there are quite far way from London (e.g. ATH, CAI, IST, HEL) and you may not want to have the hassle of such a long flight to begin your journey. If so, you can come up with your own list based on the above with airports (or others) that suit you best personally.
(3) Complete "To" as:
YYY :: BA+

Where YYY is your destination - if you don't know the airport code, you can use FlyerTalk's own Airport Code Look-up tool
(4) Enter rough dates which suit you and LON as "sales city" to get GBP prices

(5) Click "More Options", change cabin to "Business" or "First" and uncheck "Check seat availability"
This will bring up the cheapest listed fare for the route on that day, although it does not necessarily mean that tickets will still be available at that price. You can use dnw's method below to find days with actual I (Club) or A (First) availability. You can also use a tool such as www.expertflyer.com or KVS, though these are not free.

If you're looking for WT+ pricing (e.g. to Upgrade Using Avios), set the cabin as "Cheapest" and add " / F BC=T" to the "From" and "To" lines. The results will say "Coach", but it will be a WT+ T class fare. You will need to delete a couple of cities from the list to fit in the extra bit of text.

When comparing WT+ prices for potential UuAs, don't forget that the cost of UuAs vary depending on the individual flight distance. You should factor in the worth of the extra Avios needed when considering which fare offers best value.
(6) Click "Go". Scroll down the results if you don't fancy the first options (usually TIP/CAI/IST) or just delete them in the first place.


Refine, rinse, and repeat as necessary
Note that you may need to click on 'Cost' to reorder your results in price order, as the default is to list CAI flights first as they offer Club and First on all legs, not just the longhaul one. If searching for First flights, be careful as it sometimes lists itineraries where only one longhaul leg is in F and the return is in J.

Now that you know what the cheapest fare is, you need to find days on which it is available. In order to get a special fare you need availability in the following booking classes on your required flights. Again, taking AMS as an example:

AMS-LHR segment R-class (sometimes D on First fares but we'll say R to be safe)
LHR-<DEST>R-class for Club, A-class for First

You can use expertflyer.com to check availability by I/A code. Once you have found the right flights you can put them in to the ba.com site with your departure location set as Netherlands and it should price it up perfectly. Also note that the ‘feeder’ flights more regularly tend to book in J class now – this is better since J is nearly always available, meaning less ‘hunting’ for availability on your part.


Working example
So, let's put this into practice using the ITA Matrix to search for the cheapest flights between AMS, BRU, and CDG as potential origins and LAX/HNL as potential destinations.

Step 1: Searching for flights and fares

Note: adding "/alliance oneworld" in the advanced routing boxes makes the search quicker and limits the results to oneworld carriers only

Step 2: Reviewing the calendar results


Step 3: Choosing your flights

Note: using the "Time bars" option allows you to view more options at the same time.

Step 4: Reviewing the itinerary details and fare construction



Step 5: Reviewing the fare rules
Code:
Fare rules & restrictions
British Airways p.l.c. BA I7SALE AMS to LAX
General notes

2ND LEVEL BUSINESS ADV. PURCHASE FARES    I
Between AREA 2 and AREA 1 FOR ROUND TRIP FARES

Seasonal restrictions

  PERMITTED 10JAN 14 THROUGH 11APR 14 OR 28APR 14 THROUGH
  15JUN 14 ON THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL SECTOR.

Flight restrictions

  THE FARE COMPONENT MUST NOT BE ON
      ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
        BA FLIGHTS 7005 THROUGH 7049.
  AND
  THE FARE COMPONENT MUST NOT BE ON
      ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
        AA FLIGHTS 7863 THROUGH 7949.
  AND
  THE FARE COMPONENT MUST NOT BE ON
      ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
        ANY AA FLIGHT OPERATED BY AS
        AS FLIGHTS 1000 THROUGH 1999
        AS FLIGHTS 3000 THROUGH 3274
        AS FLIGHTS 3350 THROUGH 7299
        AS FLIGHTS 7310 THROUGH 9999.
  AND
  IF THE FARE COMPONENT INCLUDES TRAVEL BETWEEN HAWAII AND
  CONTIGUOUS U.S.A./CANADA
      THEN THAT TRAVEL MUST NOT BE ON
      ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
        ANY AC FLIGHT
        ANY AM FLIGHT
        ANY AS FLIGHT
        ANY HA FLIGHT.
  AND
  IF THE FARE COMPONENT INCLUDES TRAVEL BETWEEN CANADA AND
  THE UNITED STATES/MEXICO
      THEN THAT TRAVEL MUST NOT BE ON
      ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
        ANY AC FLIGHT
        ANY AM FLIGHT.
  AND
  IF THE FARE COMPONENT INCLUDES TRAVEL BETWEEN THE UNITED
  STATES AND MEXICO
      THEN THAT TRAVEL MUST NOT BE ON
      ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
        ANY AS FLIGHT.
  AND
  IF THE FARE COMPONENT INCLUDES TRAVEL BETWEEN HAWAII AND
  CONTIGUOUS U.S.A./ALASKA
      THEN THAT TRAVEL MUST NOT BE ON
      ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
        ANY AS FLIGHT.
  AND
  IF THE FARE COMPONENT INCLUDES TRAVEL BETWEEN HAWAII AND
  CANADA
      THEN THAT TRAVEL MUST NOT BE ON
      ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
        ANY AS FLIGHT.
  AND
  IF THE FARE COMPONENT INCLUDES TRAVEL BETWEEN MEXICO AND
  THE UNITED STATES
      THEN THAT TRAVEL MUST NOT BE ON
      ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
        ANY AC FLIGHT
        ANY AM FLIGHT.
  AND
  IF THE FARE COMPONENT INCLUDES TRAVEL BETWEEN NORTH
  AMERICA AND INTL. POINTS IN THE CARIBBEAN AREA/SOUTH
  AMERICA
      THEN THAT TRAVEL MUST NOT BE ON
      ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
        ANY AC FLIGHT.
  AND
  IF THE FARE COMPONENT INCLUDES TRAVEL WITHIN EUROPE
      THEN THAT TRAVEL MUST BE ON
      ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
        ANY BA FLIGHT
        ANY AA FLIGHT
        ANY IB FLIGHT
        ANY AY FLIGHT
        ANY KM FLIGHT OPERATED BY KM.
  AND
  IF THE FARE COMPONENT INCLUDES TRAVEL WITHIN CANADA
      THEN THAT TRAVEL MUST BE ON
      ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
        ANY BA FLIGHT
        ANY AA FLIGHT
        ANY IB FLIGHT
        ANY AC FLIGHT
        ANY AY FLIGHT.
  AND
  IF THE FARE COMPONENT INCLUDES TRAVEL WITHIN MEXICO
      THEN THAT TRAVEL MUST BE ON
      ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
        ANY BA FLIGHT
        ANY AA FLIGHT
        ANY IB FLIGHT
        ANY AM FLIGHT
        ANY AY FLIGHT.
  AND
  IF THE FARE COMPONENT INCLUDES TRAVEL WITHIN HAWAII
      THEN THAT TRAVEL MUST BE ON
      ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
        ANY BA FLIGHT
        ANY AA FLIGHT
        ANY IB FLIGHT
        ANY HA FLIGHT
        ANY AY FLIGHT.
  AND
  IF THE FARE COMPONENT INCLUDES TRAVEL WITHIN AREA 1
      THEN THAT TRAVEL MUST BE ON
      ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING
        ANY BA FLIGHT
        ANY AA FLIGHT
        ANY IB FLIGHT
        ANY HA FLIGHT
        ANY AM FLIGHT
        ANY AS FLIGHT
        ANY AC FLIGHT
        ANY AY FLIGHT.

Advanced reservation/ticketing restrictions

  RESERVATIONS FOR ALL SECTORS ARE REQUIRED AT LEAST 7 DAYS
  BEFORE DEPARTURE.
  WAITLIST AND STANDBY NOT PERMITTED.
  TICKETING MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN 3 DAYS AFTER
  RESERVATIONS ARE MADE OR AT LEAST 7 DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE
  WHICHEVER IS EARLIER.
         NOTE -
          DUE TO TTL ROBOT PROCESS DIFFERENCES MAY EXIST
          BETWEEN THE CRS LAST TICKETING DATE AND TTL ROBOT
          REMARK.
          THE INFORMATION BY SSR IN THE PNR PREVAILS.

Minimum stay requirements

  TRAVEL FROM INBOUND TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR MUST COMMENCE NO
  EARLIER THAN THE FIRST SUN AFTER DEPARTURE OF THE OUTBOUND
  TRANSATLANTIC SECTOR.

Maximum stay requirements

  TRAVEL FROM LAST STOPOVER MUST COMMENCE NO LATER THAN
  MIDNIGHT 3 MONTHS AFTER DEPARTURE FROM FARE ORIGIN.

Stopover restrictions

  STOPOVERS NOT PERMITTED ON THE FARE COMPONENT.

Transfer restrictions

  2 TRANSFERS PERMITTED IN EACH DIRECTION FREE
      2 FREE IN EUROPE IN EACH DIRECTION.
  AND - 2 TRANSFERS PERMITTED IN EACH DIRECTION FREE
            1 FREE BETWEEN AA/BA/IB AND AS IN LAX/PDX/SEA IN
             EACH DIRECTION
            1 FREE BETWEEN AA/BA/IB AND AM IN MEXICO IN EACH
             DIRECTION
            1 FREE BETWEEN AA/BA/IB AND AC IN CANADA IN EACH
             DIRECTION
            1 FREE BETWEEN AA/BA/IB AND HA IN HAWAII IN EACH
             DIRECTION
            2 FREE ON AA/BA/IB ONLY IN NORTH AMERICA IN EACH
             DIRECTION
          FARE BREAK SURFACE SECTORS NOT PERMITTED AND
           EMBEDDED SURFACE SECTORS PERMITTED ON THE FARE
           COMPONENT.

Combinability

   APPLICABLE ADD-ON CONSTRUCTION IS ADDRESSED IN
   MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS - CATEGORY 23.
  END-ON-END
    END-ON-END COMBINATIONS PERMITTED WITH DOMESTIC FARES
    FROM/TO NORTH AMERICA. VALIDATE ALL FARE COMPONENTS.
    FARES MUST BE SHOWN SEPARATELY ON THE TICKET. SIDE TRIPS
    PERMITTED.
     END-ON-END NOTE -
       ADDONS PERMITTED
  END-ON-END
    END-ON-END COMBINATIONS PERMITTED WITH INTERNATIONAL
    FARES. VALIDATE ALL FARE COMPONENTS. FARES MUST BE SHOWN
    SEPARATELY ON THE TICKET. SIDE TRIPS PERMITTED.
     END-ON-END NOTE -
       ADDONS PERMITTED
   PROVIDED -
     COMBINATIONS ARE NOT FOR CARRIER AA/BA/IB/AY WITHIN
     EUROPE
     EXCEPT AS PROVIDED ABOVE COMBINATIONS ARE FOR CARRIER
     AA/BA/IB/AY
  OPEN JAWS
    FARES MAY BE COMBINED ON A HALF ROUND TRIP BASIS WITH BA
    FARES
    -TO FORM SINGLE OR DOUBLE OPEN JAWS.
     A MAXIMUM OF TWO INTERNATIONAL FARE COMPONENTS
     PERMITTED.
     MILEAGE OF THE OPEN SEGMENT MUST BE EQUAL/LESS THAN
     MILEAGE OF THE LONGEST FLOWN FARE COMPONENT.
   PROVIDED -
     COMBINATIONS ARE WITH ANY FARE FOR CARRIER BA IN ANY
      RULE IN TARIFF
      AATBAR  - BETWEEN THE USA/CANADA-AREA 2/3 VIA ATLANTIC
      OR ANY RULE IN TARIFF
      FBRA12P - BETWEEN AREA 1 AND AREA 2 EXCEPT US/CA
      FOR TRAVEL VIA THE ATLANTIC OR WITH FARES IN ANY RULE
      IN TARIFF
      FBRA13P - BETWEEN AREA 1 AND AREA 3 EXCEPT US/CA
      FOR TRAVEL VIA THE ATLANTIC OR WITH FARES IN ANY RULE
      IN TARIFF
      FBRINPV - BETWEEN USA/CA-AREA 1/2/3
      IPRA    - USA/CANADA-AREA 2/3 AND GUAM-AREA 2 VIA
                ATLANTIC
      IPRAI   - BETWEEN THE USA/CANADA-AREA 2/3 VIA ATLANTIC
      IPRSAA2 - BETWEEN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE-AREA 2 VIA
                ATLANTIC
      IPRSAA3 - BETWEEN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE-AREA 3 VIA
                ATLANTIC
      SA2BAR  - BETWEEN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE-AREA 2 VIA
                ATLANTIC
      SA3BAR  - BETWEEN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE-AREA 3 VIA
                ATLANTIC
      TAFPBAR - BETWEEN AREA 1-AREA 2/3 AND GUAM-AREA 2.
  ROUND TRIPS/CIRCLE TRIPS
    FARES MAY BE COMBINED ON A HALF ROUND TRIP BASIS WITH BA
    FARES
    -TO FORM ROUND TRIPS
    -TO FORM CIRCLE TRIPS
     A MAXIMUM OF TWO INTERNATIONAL FARE COMPONENTS
     PERMITTED.
   PROVIDED -
     COMBINATIONS ARE WITH ANY FARE FOR CARRIER BA IN ANY
      RULE IN TARIFF
      AATBAR  - BETWEEN THE USA/CANADA-AREA 2/3 VIA ATLANTIC
      OR ANY RULE IN TARIFF
      FBRA12P - BETWEEN AREA 1 AND AREA 2 EXCEPT US/CA
      FOR TRAVEL VIA THE ATLANTIC OR WITH FARES IN ANY RULE
      IN TARIFF
      FBRA13P - BETWEEN AREA 1 AND AREA 3 EXCEPT US/CA
      FOR TRAVEL VIA THE ATLANTIC OR WITH FARES IN ANY RULE
      IN TARIFF
      FBRINPV - BETWEEN USA/CA-AREA 1/2/3
      IPRA    - USA/CANADA-AREA 2/3 AND GUAM-AREA 2 VIA
                ATLANTIC
      IPRAI   - BETWEEN THE USA/CANADA-AREA 2/3 VIA ATLANTIC
      IPRSAA2 - BETWEEN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE-AREA 2 VIA
                ATLANTIC
      IPRSAA3 - BETWEEN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE-AREA 3 VIA
                ATLANTIC
      SA2BAR  - BETWEEN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE-AREA 2 VIA
                ATLANTIC
      SA3BAR  - BETWEEN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE-AREA 3 VIA
                ATLANTIC
      TAFPBAR - BETWEEN AREA 1-AREA 2/3 AND GUAM-AREA 2.
  OPEN JAWS
    FARES MAY BE COMBINED ON A HALF ROUND TRIP BASIS
    -TO FORM SINGLE OR DOUBLE OPEN JAWS.
     A MAXIMUM OF TWO INTERNATIONAL FARE COMPONENTS
     PERMITTED.
     MILEAGE OF THE OPEN SEGMENT MUST BE EQUAL/LESS THAN
     MILEAGE OF THE LONGEST FLOWN FARE COMPONENT.
   PROVIDED -
     COMBINATIONS ARE WITH ANY FARE FOR CARRIER AA/IB/AY IN
      ANY RULE IN TARIFF
      IPRA    - USA/CANADA-AREA 2/3 AND GUAM-AREA 2 VIA
                ATLANTIC
      IPRAI   - BETWEEN THE USA/CANADA-AREA 2/3 VIA ATLANTIC
      IPRSAA2 - BETWEEN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE-AREA 2 VIA
                ATLANTIC
      IPRSAA3 - BETWEEN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE-AREA 3 VIA
                ATLANTIC.
  ROUND TRIPS/CIRCLE TRIPS
    FARES MAY BE COMBINED ON A HALF ROUND TRIP BASIS
    -TO FORM ROUND TRIPS
    -TO FORM CIRCLE TRIPS
     A MAXIMUM OF TWO INTERNATIONAL FARE COMPONENTS
     PERMITTED.
   PROVIDED -
     COMBINATIONS ARE WITH ANY FARE FOR CARRIER AA/IB/AY IN
      ANY RULE IN TARIFF
      IPRA    - USA/CANADA-AREA 2/3 AND GUAM-AREA 2 VIA
                ATLANTIC
      IPRAI   - BETWEEN THE USA/CANADA-AREA 2/3 VIA ATLANTIC
      IPRSAA2 - BETWEEN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE-AREA 2 VIA
                ATLANTIC
      IPRSAA3 - BETWEEN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE-AREA 3 VIA
                ATLANTIC.
  OPEN JAWS
    FARES MAY BE COMBINED ON A HALF ROUND TRIP BASIS
    -TO FORM SINGLE OR DOUBLE OPEN JAWS.
     A MAXIMUM OF TWO INTERNATIONAL FARE COMPONENTS
     PERMITTED.
     MILEAGE OF THE OPEN SEGMENT MUST BE EQUAL/LESS THAN
     MILEAGE OF THE LONGEST FLOWN FARE COMPONENT.
   PROVIDED -
     COMBINATIONS ARE WITH ANY FARE FOR CARRIER EC BETWEEN
     EUROPE/NORTH AMERICA IN ANY RULE IN TARIFF
      FBRA12P - BETWEEN AREA 1 AND AREA 2 EXCEPT US/CA
      FOR TRAVEL VIA THE ATLANTIC OR WITH FARES IN ANY RULE
      IN TARIFF
      FBRINPV - BETWEEN USA/CA-AREA 1/2/3
      IPRA    - USA/CANADA-AREA 2/3 AND GUAM-AREA 2 VIA
                ATLANTIC
      IPRAI   - BETWEEN THE USA/CANADA-AREA 2/3 VIA ATLANTIC
      IPRSAA2 - BETWEEN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE-AREA 2 VIA
                ATLANTIC.
  CIRCLE TRIPS
    FARES MAY BE COMBINED ON A HALF ROUND TRIP BASIS WITH
    ANY FARE FOR ANY CARRIER IN ANY RULE AND TARIFF
    -TO FORM CIRCLE TRIPS EXCEPT FOR AROUND-THE-WORLD FARES.
     A MAXIMUM OF TWO INTERNATIONAL FARE COMPONENTS
     PERMITTED.
   PROVIDED -
     COMBINATIONS ARE WITH ANY FARE FOR CARRIER EC BETWEEN
     EUROPE/NORTH AMERICA IN ANY RULE IN TARIFF
      FBRA12P - BETWEEN AREA 1 AND AREA 2 EXCEPT US/CA
      FOR TRAVEL VIA THE ATLANTIC OR WITH FARES IN ANY RULE
      IN TARIFF
      FBRINPV - BETWEEN USA/CA-AREA 1/2/3
      IPRA    - USA/CANADA-AREA 2/3 AND GUAM-AREA 2 VIA
                ATLANTIC
      IPRAI   - BETWEEN THE USA/CANADA-AREA 2/3 VIA ATLANTIC
      IPRSAA2 - BETWEEN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE-AREA 2 VIA
                ATLANTIC.

Surcharges

  IF UNACCOMPANIED CHILD 5-11.
  AND - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON BA OR IB.
    A SURCHARGE OF USD 75.00 PER DIRECTION WILL BE ADDED TO
    THE APPLICABLE FARE FOR TRAVEL.
  IF UNACCOMPANIED CHILD 5-11.
  AND - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON BA OR AA.
    A SURCHARGE OF USD 75.00 PER DIRECTION WILL BE ADDED TO
    THE APPLICABLE FARE FOR TRAVEL.
  IF UNACCOMPANIED CHILD 5-11.
  AND - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON BA OR AS.
    A SURCHARGE OF USD 75.00 PER DIRECTION WILL BE ADDED TO
    THE APPLICABLE FARE FOR TRAVEL.
  IF UNACCOMPANIED CHILD 5-11.
  AND - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON BA OR QF.
    A SURCHARGE OF USD 75.00 PER DIRECTION WILL BE ADDED TO
    THE APPLICABLE FARE FOR TRAVEL.
  IF UNACCOMPANIED CHILD 5-11.
  AND - FOR TICKETING ON/AFTER 02JUL 13
    THE PROVISIONS BELOW APPLY ONLY AS FOLLOWS -
    TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON BA OR AY.
    A SURCHARGE OF USD 75.00 PER DIRECTION WILL BE ADDED TO
    THE APPLICABLE FARE FOR TRAVEL.
  IF UNACCOMPANIED CHILD 5-11.
    A SURCHARGE OF USD 75.00 PER DIRECTION WILL BE ADDED TO
    THE APPLICABLE FARE FOR TRAVEL.
    AND - ORIGINATING NORTH AMERICA -
      A FUEL SURCHARGE OF USD 428.00 PER DIRECTION WILL BE
      ADDED TO THE APPLICABLE FARE.
    AND - ORIGINATING EUROPE -
      A FUEL SURCHARGE OF EUR 170.00 PER DIRECTION WILL BE
      ADDED TO THE APPLICABLE FARE.
  THE PROVISIONS BELOW APPLY ONLY AS FOLLOWS -
  TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON BA OR IB.
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON BA OR AA.
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON BA OR AS.
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON BA OR QF.
  FOR TICKETING ON/AFTER 02JUL 13
    THE PROVISIONS BELOW APPLY ONLY AS FOLLOWS -
    TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON BA OR AY.
    THERE IS NO FUEL SURCHARGE.
  AND - ORIGINATING EUROPE -
    A FUEL SURCHARGE OF EUR 170.00 PER DIRECTION WILL BE
    ADDED TO THE APPLICABLE FARE.

Travel restrictions

  VALID FOR TRAVEL COMMENCING ON/AFTER 03JAN 14 AND ON/
  BEFORE 15JUN 14.

Sales restrictions

  TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON/AFTER 27DEC 13 AND ON/BEFORE
  28JAN 14.

Sales restrictions

  TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON BA OR AA.
  TICKETS MAY NOT BE ISSUED BY PTA. TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED
  BY ELECTRONIC TICKETING. EXTENSION OF TICKET VALIDITY IS
  NOT PERMITTED.
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON BA OR IB.
       TICKETS MAY NOT BE ISSUED BY PTA. TICKETS MUST BE
       ISSUED BY ELECTRONIC TICKETING. EXTENSION OF TICKET
       VALIDITY IS NOT PERMITTED.
  OR - TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON BA OR AY.
       TICKETS MAY NOT BE ISSUED BY PTA. TICKETS MUST BE
       ISSUED BY ELECTRONIC TICKETING. EXTENSION OF TICKET
       VALIDITY IS NOT PERMITTED.

Sales restrictions

  TICKETS MAY NOT BE SOLD IN ARGENTINA/VENEZUELA.

Penalties

  CANCELLATIONS
    ANY TIME
      TICKET IS NON-REFUNDABLE.
         NOTE -
          WAIVED FOR DEATH OF A PASSENGER AND PASSENGERS
          TRAVELLING COMPANIONS
          ----------------------------------------------
          WHEN COMBINING FARES THAT HAVE CANCELLATION FEES
          THE HIGHEST CANCELLATION FEE OF EACH OF THE
          CANCELLED PRICING UNITS APPLIES
          WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION
          WHEN COMBINING A REFUNDABLE FARE WITH A
          NON-REFUNDABLE FARE
          1.THE AMOUNT PAID ON THE REFUNDABLE FARE COMPONENT
          IS REFUNDED LESS ANY APPLICABLE PENALTY
          2.THE AMOUNT PAID ON THE NON-REFUNDABLE FARE
          COMPONENT WILL NOT BE REFUNDED
          -----------------------------------------------
          REFUND OF UNUSED TAXES FEES AND CHARGES PAID TO
          THIRD PARTIES PERMITTED. FUEL AND INSURANCE
          SURCHARGES WILL NOT BE REFUNDED
          -----------------------------------------------
  CHANGES
    ANY TIME
      CHARGE EUR 300.00 FOR REISSUE/REVALIDATION.
         NOTE -
          THE CHANGE FEE APPLIES PER TRANSACTION-PER PERSON
          FOR ADULT AND CHILD
          INFANT DISCOUNTS APPLY
          CHILD DISCOUNTS DO NOT APPLY
          ------------------------------------------------
          WHEN MORE THAN ONE FARE COMPONENT IS CHANGED
          THE HIGHEST PENALTY OF ANY OF THE CHANGED FARE
          COMPONENTS WILL APPLY
          ------------------------------------------------
          A CHANGE IS A DATE/ OR FLIGHT/ OR ROUTING/ OR
          RESERVATION CHANGE
          ------------------------------------------------
          PASSENGERS WHO NO-SHOW FOR A FLIGHT WILL BE
          CONSIDERED AS A CANCELLATION AFTER DEPARTURE AND
          WILL RECEIVE NO REFUND OF THE FARE. CHANGES WILL
          NOT BE PERMITTED.
          -------------------------------------------------
          WHEN THE ITINERARY RESULTS IN A HIGHER FARE THE
          DIFFERENCE WILL BE COLLECTED - AND - ANY CHANGE
          FEE APPLIED
          -------------------------------------------------
          WHEN THE NEW ITINERARY RESULTS IN A LOWER FARE THE
          CHANGE FEE WILL BE APPLIED -AND- NO REFUND WILL BE
           MADE.
          -------------------------------------------------
          REISSUE/REVALIDATION MUST BE MADE AT THE SAME TIME
          AS THE RESERVATION IS CHANGED
          ------------------------------------------------
          //CHANGES BEFORE OUTBOUND DEPARTURE//
          1.WHEN THE FIRST FARE COMPONENT IS CHANGED THE
          ITINERARY MUST BE RE-PRICED USING CURRENT FARES IN
          EFFECT ON THE DATE THE TICKET IS REISSUED
          THE ITINERARY MUST MEET ALL RULE PROVISIONS OF THE
          NEWLY TICKETED FARE I.E. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS/
          TICKETING DEADLINE/MINIMUM/MAXIMUM STAY/BOOKING
          CLASSES/SEASONALITY ETC....
          -----------------------------------------------
          2.WHEN THERE ARE NO CHANGES TO THE FIRST FARE
          COMPONENT BUT OTHER FARE COMPONENTS ARE CHANGED
          THE ITINERARY MUST BE RE-PRICED USING
           HISTORICAL FARES IN EFFECT ON THE PREVIOUS
           TICKETING DATE OR USING CURRENT FARES IN EFFECT
           ON THE DATE THE TICKET IS REISSUED-WHICHEVER IS
           LOWER.
           THE NEW ITINERARY MUST MEET ALL THE PROVISIONS
           OF THE NEWLY TICKETED FARES
          -----------------------------------------------
          //CHANGES AFTER DEPARTURE//
          THE ITINERARY MUST BE RE-PRICED USING HISTORICAL
          FARES IN EFFECT ON THE PREVIOUS TICKETING DATE.
          THE NEW ITINERARY MUST MEET ALL THE RULE
          PROVISIONS OF THE NEWLY TICKETED FARES SUCH THAT
          THE RECALCULATED FARE COULD HAVE BEEN USED FOR THE
          NEW ITINERARY IF PURCHASED ON THE ORIGINAL  TICKET
          ISSUE DATE.

Endorsements

  THE ORIGINAL AND THE REISSUED TICKET MUST BE ANNOTATED -
  NON/REF RESTRICTIONS APPLY - IN THE ENDORSEMENT BOX.

Discounts

  ACCOMPANIED CHILD 2-11 - CHARGE 100 PERCENT OF THE FARE.
        TICKETING CODE - BASE FARE CODE PLUS CH
  OR - INFANT UNDER 2 WITH A SEAT - CHARGE 100 PERCENT OF
         THE FARE.
             TICKETING CODE - BASE FARE CODE PLUS CH
  OR - INFANT UNDER 2 WITHOUT A SEAT - CHARGE 10 PERCENT OF
         THE FARE.
             TICKETING CODE - BASE FARE CODE PLUS IN
  OR - UNACCOMPANIED CHILD 2-11 - CHARGE 100 PERCENT OF THE
         FARE.

Tour Discounts

  TOUR CONDUCTOR - NO DISCOUNT.

Agent Discounts

  AGENT - NO DISCOUNT.

Voluntary changes

  IN THE EVENT OF CHANGES TO TICKETED FLIGHTS
   BEFORE DEPARTURE OF JOURNEY - APPLIES WITHIN TKT VALIDITY
    CERTAIN DOMESTIC REISSUE PROVISIONS MAY BE OVERRIDDEN BY
    THOSE OF BA INTERNATIONAL FARES
     CHARGE EUR 300.00 OR HIGHEST FEE OF ALL CHANGED FARE
     COMPONENTS - INFANT W/O SEAT DISCOUNTS APPLY AND
      REPRICE USING FARES IN EFFECT WHEN TKT WAS ISSUED
       PROVIDED ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET-
       1. NO CHANGE TO 1ST FARE COMPONENT
       2. WHEN NO INTL COUPONS REMAIN - ALL NEW TRAVEL MUST
       BE DOMESTIC
       3. CHANGE IS BEFORE ORIGINAL SCHEDULED FLIGHT
       4. ANY CARRIER FARES ARE USED
       5. ALL RULE AND BOOKING CODE PROVISIONS ARE MET
       6. ADV RES IS MEASURED FROM ORIGINAL TKT DATE TO
       DEPARTURE OF PRICING UNIT
      OR -
      REPRICE USING FARES IN EFFECT TODAY
       PROVIDED ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET-
       1. WHEN NO INTL COUPONS REMAIN - ALL NEW TRAVEL MUST
       BE DOMESTIC
       2. CHANGE IS BEFORE ORIGINAL SCHEDULED FLIGHT
       3. ANY CARRIER FARES ARE USED
       4. ADV RES IS MEASURED FROM REISSUE DATE TO DEPARTURE
       OF PRICING UNIT
   WHEN CHANGE RESULTS IN LOWER FARE IGNORE RESIDUAL THEN
   ADD-COLLECT
   ENDORSEMENT BOX- NEW ENDORSEMENTS.
  OR -
   BEFORE DEPARTURE OF JOURNEY - APPLIES WITHIN TKT VALIDITY
    CHANGES NOT PERMITTED/REFUND TKT-ANY REMAINING AMT WILL
    APPLY TO NEW TKT
     PROVIDED ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET-
     1. CHANGE IS AFTER ORIGINAL SCHEDULED FLIGHT.
  OR -
   AFTER DEPARTURE OF JOURNEY - APPLIES WITHIN TKT VALIDITY
    CERTAIN DOMESTIC REISSUE PROVISIONS MAY BE OVERRIDDEN BY
    THOSE OF BA INTERNATIONAL FARES
     CHARGE EUR 300.00 OR HIGHEST FEE OF ALL CHANGED FARE
     COMPONENTS - INFANT W/O SEAT DISCOUNTS APPLY AND
      REPRICE USING FARES IN EFFECT WHEN TKT WAS ISSUED
       PROVIDED ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET-
       1. WHEN NO INTL COUPONS REMAIN - ALL NEW TRAVEL MUST
       BE DOMESTIC
       2. CHANGE IS BEFORE ORIGINAL SCHEDULED FLIGHT
       3. BA FARES ARE USED
       4. ALL RULE AND BOOKING CODE PROVISIONS ARE MET
       5. ADV RES IS MEASURED FROM ORIGINAL TKT DATE TO
       DEPARTURE OF PRICING UNIT
   WHEN CHANGE RESULTS IN LOWER FARE IGNORE RESIDUAL THEN
   ADD-COLLECT
   ENDORSEMENT BOX- NEW ENDORSEMENTS.
  OR -
   AFTER DEPARTURE OF JOURNEY - APPLIES WITHIN TKT VALIDITY
    CHANGES NOT PERMITTED/REFUND TKT-ANY REMAINING AMT WILL
    APPLY TO NEW TKT
     PROVIDED ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET-
     1. CHANGE IS AFTER ORIGINAL SCHEDULED FLIGHT.

Application

FIRST/BUSINESS CLASS TRANSATLANTIC FARES
 APPLICATION
   CLASS OF SERVICE
     THESE FARES APPLY FOR FIRST/BUSINESS CLASS SERVICE.
   TYPES OF TRANSPORTATION
     FARES GOVERNED BY THIS RULE CAN BE USED TO CREATE
     ONE-WAY/ROUND-TRIP/CIRCLE-TRIP/OPEN-JAW JOURNEYS.
   THE TICKET IS INVALID IF FLIGHT COUPONS ARE NOT
   USED IN SEQUENCE.
   FARE DOES NOT APPLY FOR REFUND CALCULATION AFTER
   TRAVEL AT A HIGHER FARE
   PASSENGER EXPENCES NOT ABSORBED BY CARRIER
 CAPACITY LIMITATIONS
   THE CARRIER SHALL LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS CARRIED
   ON ANY ONE FLIGHT AT FARES GOVERNED BY THIS RULE AND SUCH
   FARES WILL NOT NECESSARILY BE AVAILABLE ON ALL FLIGHTS.
   THE NUMBER OF SEATS WHICH THE CARRIER SHALL MAKE
   AVAILABLE ON A GIVEN FLIGHT WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE
   CARRIERS BEST JUDGMENT
   LEVEL- ARE NOT SUBJECT TO CAPACITY CONTROL


Step 6: Booking your flights
As you cannot actually book flights with the ITA Matrix, you will need to go to your preferred booking channel to complete the process, for example BA.com and AA.com. It is worth checking both as AA.com occasionally files cheaper fares under its own code that are less expensive than the equivalent BA coded routing priced on BA.com

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Historical data

Please find below the data transferred over from the previous thread's Wikipost

2015 Archive (6 months Jan to Jun)

4 January 2015 - wiki to be revised soon, most of the present content is current through so please leave in place for now. A copy of the wiki as is has been posted in post #2 as a historical record - KARFA

Current Promotions of Interest
  • from DUB, IL28SALE - to US reported here, e.g. JFK - £932, LAX - £1,127, HNL - £1,127, see post for travel date, book by 9 June 2015
  • from DUB, ILR28AP - to US reported here, e.g. JFK - €1,539, LAX - €1,861, HNL - €1,861, see linked post for valid travel periods
  • from CPH, ILR21AP - to US reported here, e.g. JFK – £935, LAX - £1.353, HNL - £1,441, see linked post for valid travel periods
  • from LHR/MAN - AY J sale until 30 April - to Chongqing £870. Book by April 30, travel by June 30


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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

£0.74/TP | £460 | 620TPs | LAX-MCO-MIA-PTY PTY-MIA-LAS-LAX | P/P/I/I/P/P | chris1979 | aa.com
£0.55/TP | £405 | 740TPs | LAS-LAX-MCO-MIA-PTY PTY-MIA-MCO-LAX-LAS | P/P/P/I/I/P/P/P | lorcancoyle | aa.com (very specific 13 Nov out/17 Nov back fare, but c. £600 on other dates)
£0.94/TP | £347 | 370TPs | LAX-SFO-JFK-MIA-PTY | P/P/P/I | xenole (plenty of Sun-Wed in January 2016 - haven't checked other months)
£0.81/TP | £347 | 430TPs | LAX-SFO-JFK-MCO-MIA-PTY | P/P/P/P/I | xenole (few days in January 2016 although ITA results keep changing - haven't checked other months)
£0.75/TP | £685 | 920TPs | HNL-LAX-MIA-SAP-MIA-LAX-HNL | A/A/I/I/A/A | aa.com | JimmyTheJock | AA
£0.77/TP | £807 | 1,040TPs | HNL-LAX-LAS-MIA-BOG return | A/A/A/I | aa.com | teamwork JohnnyColombia & Chris1979 | works 1-7 nights in BOG for random July 2015 dates I 6 January 2015
£0.82/TP | £782 | 920TPs | HNL-LAX-MIA-PTY-MIA-LAX-HNL | A/A/I/I/A/A | aa.com | onobond | AA Updated 1 Jun 2015
£0.85/TP | £779 | 920TPs | HNL-LAX-MIA-SAL-MIA-LAX-HNL | A/A/I/I/A/A | aa.com | Filthy Monkey/onobond | AA Updated 2 June 2015
£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

£1.18/TP | £639 | 540TPs | SEA-CLT-ATL-CLT-SEA | P/P/P/P | usairways.com | OWBA
£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

£0.93/TP | £288 | 310TPs | SFO-LAX-MIA-PLS | A/A/I | aa.com | abitwild | AA (Updated 29 July '14)
£1.15/TP | £276 | 240TPs | LAS-PHX-SAN-PHX-LAS | P/P/P/P | opalfruit | AA
£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)
£1.30/TP | £353 | 270TPs | SFO-CLT-JFK | A/A | usairways.com | frb98mf | US

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

£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)

£0.81/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)

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

£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 (still works as of 22 Jan 15)
£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 (On 22 Jan 15 this prices at £445, so now £2.02/TP)
£1.52/TP | £274 | 180TPs | BOS-JFK-CLT-MCO | A/A/A | aa.com | HPN-HRL | Itinerary can be reversed for same price/TPs; dozens of routing options but only 2 xfers | 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

£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


£1.43/TP | £515 | 360TPs | OSL-HEL-AGP-HEL-OSL | I/I/I/I | finnair.com | Flythe96flag | AY

£2.21/TP | £531 | 240TPs | LHR-HEL-OSL-HEL-LHR | I/I/I/I| finnair.com| lorcancoyle | AY (IBU2GB LON to OSL - showed on Thursday 4 June for 6 June dep. and return next day; seems to be fully refundable)

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

£1.05/TP | £381 | 360TPs | TPE-KUL-KNO-KUL-TPE | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | SinoBritAsia | MH - NEW - Apr 2015
£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
£0.83/TP | £300 | 360TPs | BKK-KUL-(PVG OR PEK)-KUL-BKK | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | nufnuf77 | MH - updated Apr 2015
£0.98/TP | £355 | 360TPs | BKK-KUL-KTM-KUL-BKK | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | nufnuf77 | MH - updated Apr 2015
£0.96/TP | £344 | 360TPs | BKK-KUL-TPE-KUL-BKK | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | onobond nufnuf77 | MH - updated Apr 2015
£1.01/TP | £363 | 360TPs | BKK-KUL-DEL-KUL-BKK | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | onobond nufnuf77 | MH - updated Apr 2015
£1.41/TP | £506 | 360TPs | BKK-KUL-(NRT/ICN/KIX)-KUL-BKK | Z/Z/Z/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | onobond nufnuf77 | MH - updated Apr 2015
£1.33/TP | £478 | 360TPs | BKK-KUL-DXB-KUL-BKK | Z/J/J/Z | malaysiaairlines.com | chiefwiggumpi nufnuf77 | MH - updated Apr 2015

£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)

£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

£1.09/TP | £391 | 360TPs | CMB-DOH-DXB-DOH-CMB | I/I/I/I | qatarairways.com | MeltingAlf | QR | added late Jun 2015

£1.09/TP | £391 | 360TPs | CMB-DOH-AUH-DOH-CMB | I/I/I/I | qatarairways.com | MeltingAlf | QR | added late Jun 2015 | DOH-AUH-DOH route may change to B/A class or vice versa (full fare Y and discounted F respectively)

£1.99/TP | £2234 | 1120TPs | PER-SYD-SIN-HND-BKK-HND-SIN-SYD-PER | I/I/I/I/I/I/I/I | BA by phone | beardoc | (QF-)BA(-JL)

£1.98/TP | £870 | 440TPs | MAN/LHR-HEL-CKG-HEL-MAN/LHR | I/I/I/I | finnair.com | Swiss Tony | AY/AY

South America
£0.90/TP | £885 | 980TPs | BOG-MIA-SFO-LAX-HNL-LAX-MIA-BOG | I/P/P/P/P/P/I | aa.com | JohnnyColombia | AA
£1.36/TP | £379 | 280TPs | SCL-IPC-SCL | I | lan.com - Chilean version/Chilean travel agent | BardLucyHumeXI (and Calchas) | LA

Africa


Europe<->North & South America
£0.82/TP / £1170 / 1420TP / DUB HEL LHR (stop) LCY JFK PHX (stop) HNL PHX JFK LCY DUB / I J I A A A A I J / BA Call Centre (No booking fee) August 2015 I’m DUB based so a bargain / docgasman / AY BA AA 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
£1.75/TP | £1333 | 760TPs | DUB-JFK-CLT-SEA-JFK-DUB | I/P/P/P/I | US or AA | OWBA |Be sure you get the US domestic segments in P, not I
£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)

£1.86/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

£1.78/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


Middle East <-> North & South America

£2.00/TP | £1920 | 960TPs | TLV-LHR/MAD-JFK-DFW-EZE//GRU-DFW-LHR//PAR-LHR-MAD-TLV| all I | aa.com (may need to call) | frb98mf | AA - can save $100 by taking different AA flights to/from Latam but you end up on the old "dentist chair" seats - these are all new 787 or 77W options


Europe<-> Far East, South & Central Asia, Middle East, and Australia
£0.76/TP | £757 | 560TPs | BRU-DOH-BKK-DOH-BRU | I/I/I/I | Qatarairways.com | pjh981 | QR
£1.64/TP | £657 | 400TPs | BRU-DOH-DXB-DOH-BRU | I/A/A/I | Qatarairways.com | pjh981 | QR
£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

£1.98/TP | £870 | 440TPs | LHR-HEL-CKG-HEL-LHR | I/I/I/I | finnair.com | Swiss Tony | AY/AY

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
GBP1.33/TP | GBP531 | CAI-DOH-BKK-DOH-CAI | qatarairways.com | Phil the Flyer | fare available until 3 February 2015 for travel until 30 June 2015

£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

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 on itamtrix
  • 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, SFO*, LAX*
LAX - BOS, FLL, IAD, MIA, HNL, MCO, TPA, PBI
MIA – SFO, LAS, SEA, SLC
ORD – ANC, HNL
* only if in the F cabin on a three class A321, if in the business cabin only get 140 TPs

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

Sometimes SEA-PHX-ATL will code as the same flight number for both segments, which results in a 2000+ mile segment, i.e. 210 TPs in First.

Flights on AS metal
As reported here, as of 26 January 2015 flights on AS metal flown under the AS number or AA metal flown under the AS codeshare earn avios only, AS metal flown under the AA codeshare earn no avios or TPs.

oneworld Codeshares for the BA LCY-JFK Flights - now 140 TPs for new bookings
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 itamatrix:
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 if booked by 28 April 2015, but avios earning will differ depending on codeshare booked. For any bookings on or after 28 April you will earn 140 TPs only on BA1-4.

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), Reykjavik (KEF) due to start October 2015, Santonrini (JTR), Sofia (SOF), and St Petersburg (LED).

LGW to Algiers (ALG), Bodrum (BJV), Dalaman (DLM), Fuerteventura (FUE), Heraklion (HER), Lanzarote (ACE), Larnaca (LCA), Las Palmas (LPA), Madeira Funchal (FNC), Malta (MLA), Marrakech (RAK), Paphos (PFO), Rhodes (RHO), 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.

BA/AY short routes attracting long haul TPs (earn 140 TPs in CE/Business one way)
BA - LGW to SSH - LGW to Sharm el-Sheikh (SSH) due to start September 2015 - although this route will be flown with 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.

AY - HEL to Malaga (AGP), Dubai (DXB), and Tel Aviv (TLV)

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Historical data

Please find below the data transferred over from the previous thread's Wikipost

2014 Archive

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 Jan 2, 15, 6:50 am   #7
  
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Very impressive - no doubt down to a lot of work and expertise.

Many thanks.
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Oh, my. What a masterpiece!

Well done.
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Great work thanks Prospero. Especially looking into the further flung oneworld members such as JJ

I notice that the QF graph is missing SYD-DFW, although you did remember that one in the text.

Currently US markets their Canadian/Caribbean routes as First, but that will surely change soon.
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I am going to be the first person to put a request for TP run help here...

I need to get 410tp's to get to gold and only have one weekend to do it which is 10/11th Jan.
What is the cheapest way to get 410tp's in 1 weekend?
So far best I've found is LGW-JER return and JER-HEL return for ~£500, which gets me 320TP's.

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I am going to be the first person to put a request for TP run help here...

I need to get 410tp's to get to gold and only have one weekend to do it which is 10/11th.
What is the cheapest way to get 410tp's in 1 weekend?
So far best I've found is LGW-JER return and JER-HEL return for ~£500, which gets me 320TP's.
10/11th of...Jan?
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10/11th of...Jan?
Ooops, yeah
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Perhaps we should just answer 'Honolulu' as the answer to any TP run related question

For 410 TPs I'd look at a CWLCY return. LCY-JFK-LCY would get you 420 TPs and you could spend some time in New York.

Doubt that's the cheapest option, particularly at such short notice (if you have time see if it's cheaper by starting at DUB).

All the other options in that timescale seem too much hassle as most shorthaul CE gets you only 40 TP and the longer ones (like HEL) get 80 but take up more time.

You'd have to spend a lot of time hopping around Europe whereas a trip to New York would get the points more easily.

Note: I don't think CWLCY operates on a Saturday so you'd need to fly on Friday, but I don't think any other options would not require taking some time off work.
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I am going to be the first person to put a request for TP run help here...

I need to get 410tp's to get to gold and only have one weekend to do it which is 10/11th Jan.
What is the cheapest way to get 410tp's in 1 weekend?
So far best I've found is LGW-JER return and JER-HEL return for ~£500, which gets me 320TP's.
DUB - JFK return for 2 nights is £1.9k - 500TP
OSL - MLE is 1.8k - 560TP

Here is the best I can find right now for 560TP

Itinerary
Oslo (OSL) to Bangkok (BKK) — Sat, Jan 10
Overnight flight

Oslo (OSL) to Doha (DOH) — Sat, Jan 10
Qatar Airways(Q.C.S.C) 178
Dep: 9:45 am
Arr: 6:00 pm
6h 15m
Boeing 787
Business (I)
Meal
Layover in DOH
3h 0m

Doha (DOH) to Bangkok (BKK) — Sat, Jan 10
Qatar Airways(Q.C.S.C) 822
Dep: 9:00 pm
Arr: 7:10 am
6h 10m
Boeing 777
Business (I)
Meal
Sun, Jan 11
Bangkok (BKK) to Oslo (OSL) — Mon, Jan 12
Overnight flight

Bangkok (BKK) to Doha (DOH) — Mon, Jan 12
Qatar Airways(Q.C.S.C) 837
Dep: 1:40 am
Arr: 4:55 am
7h 15m
Boeing 777
Business (D)
Meal
Layover in DOH
3h 15m

Doha (DOH) to Oslo (OSL) — Mon, Jan 12
Qatar Airways(Q.C.S.C) 175
Dep: 8:10 am
Arr: 1:10 pm
7h 0m
Boeing 787
Business (D)
Meal
Mileage
12,716 total miles
Airport Information
Oslo Gardermoen (OSL)
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International (BKK)
Doha Hamad International (DOH)
Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees)
£1,574.00
Total cost for 1 passenger
£1,574.00
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How about 360 TP for £1,239?

BCN - DXB with a Saturday night stopover of three hours, i.e., a same-plane turnaround and lots of sleeping on the plane.

You'd have to do a connecting flight out on the Friday night beforehand (10TP) and you'd have plenty of time to fly back from Barcelona in CE (40TP).

ETA: MXP and OSL are cheaper, but not massively so.

QR can do CPH - DXB for £1,358 in J on the CPH - DOH leg and in A on DOH-DXB for a total of 400TP, excluding positioning.

Or you could do a same-evening turnaround to AMS or DUB without giving up a weekend, add that to the existing booking, and/or nest an AY business fare within your HEL visit for the remaining 80 TP, with a domestic one-way and a road trip back at some other time.

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