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Must I take the flight to earn the miles/tier points?

Old May 24, 16, 2:19 am
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Must I take the flight to earn the miles/tier points?

I am 10 tier points short of reaching the next AVios level and I want to get to the next level before making a long haul booking. I have found a cheap domestic flight to get me the points I need. If I book but do not turn up for the flight will I still earn the points?
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Old May 24, 16, 2:20 am
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No. You must fly in order to earn the TPs.
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Old May 24, 16, 2:21 am
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Originally Posted by aroominyork View Post
If I book but do not turn up for the flight will I still earn the points?
No.
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Old May 24, 16, 2:21 am
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You must travel. If you are a no show the avios/TPs will not post.
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Old May 24, 16, 2:34 am
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To expand on these replies, use the thread below as a guide to airports where it's easy to get off a plane and then back on again, so that you can complete your return quickly.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...tinations.html

The only issue is that you usually can't book a cash, return ticket for immediate turnaround because of MCT restrictions.

It would be possible to book a single in a class that provides 10TPs, and then a RFS single for the return - not too sure how that would work out cost-wise though.
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Old May 24, 16, 2:40 am
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The answer to the question asked in the thread title is: Yes
The answer the question asked in the actual post is: No
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Old May 24, 16, 3:12 am
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Originally Posted by Foltan View Post
To expand on these replies, use the thread below as a guide to airports where it's easy to get off a plane and then back on again, so that you can complete your return quickly.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...tinations.html

The only issue is that you usually can't book a cash, return ticket for immediate turnaround because of MCT restrictions.

It would be possible to book a single in a class that provides 10TPs, and then a RFS single for the return - not too sure how that would work out cost-wise though.
What is MCT and RFS please?
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Old May 24, 16, 3:15 am
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Originally Posted by aroominyork View Post
What is MCT and RFS please?
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/glossary.php
MCT = Minimum Connection Time. A connection is only valid if it is equal to or above this.
RFS = Reward Flight Saver. Fixed price reward flight option for BA shorthaul.
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Old May 24, 16, 3:15 am
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Originally Posted by aroominyork View Post
What is MCT and RFS please?
Minimum Connection Time, and

Reward Flight Saver (used as shorthand on this forum to mean a short-haul redemption).
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Old May 24, 16, 3:16 am
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MCT - Minimum connection time
RFS - Reward flight saver
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Old May 24, 16, 3:43 am
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Originally Posted by aroominyork View Post
I am 10 tier points short of reaching the next AVios level and I want to get to the next level before making a long haul booking. I have found a cheap domestic flight to get me the points I need. If I book but do not turn up for the flight will I still earn the points?
Just in case you haven't realised, you don't need to wait until you've got those last 10 tier points before making the long haul booking - as long as you've reached the new status at the time you fly the long haul you'll get the status benefits
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