Insane TP run this weekend

Old Sep 29, 17, 7:02 am
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Insane TP run this weekend

With just days remaining to save Silver status, this weekend is devoted to the following slightly crazy TP run with the husband: LCY-GLA-LHR-DUB-LHR-MAN-LHR. Six flights in 48 hours all in Club (240 tier points each). Just enough time for a drink in Glasgow, dinner and a drink in Dublin and Sunday lunch in Manchester!

This seemed a good idea at the time of booking (when CE had just returned to domestic flights) but now feels like a slight ordeal! Hopefully it will least provide a good test of all the usual CE hot topics: priority boarding, food availability, temperature of champagne etc.

Will report back when completed...
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Old Sep 29, 17, 7:30 am
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240 TPs each?! Where do I sign up?!
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Old Sep 29, 17, 7:35 am
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That itinerary might seem insane to you and me but it's a normal one for many on here.
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Old Sep 29, 17, 7:36 am
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Nothing wrong with that! What was the cost of that one?
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Old Sep 29, 17, 7:43 am
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Nothing wrong with that! What was the cost of that one?
692.34 each. A bit of a frivolous indulgence really, but hopefully it should be fun!
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Wow.

You must be very keen on Silver status to put yourselves through that lot !

(I would say Enjoy ...... but I'd be lying )
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692.34 each. A bit of a frivolous indulgence really, but hopefully it should be fun!
.... me - I'd have just bought a priority pass membership.
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Old Sep 29, 17, 7:50 am
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So is it 240 TPs in total there? 3 per TP seems a little expensive?
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Look forward to the report! Given my weekend is LHR-BRU-DOH-HND-PVG-HKG-HND-DOH-BRU-LHR, I can't really judge too harshly...
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Old Sep 29, 17, 8:12 am
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Originally Posted by lost_in_translation View Post
Look forward to the report! Given my weekend is LHR-BRU-DOH-HND-PVG-HKG-HND-DOH-BRU-LHR, I can't really judge too harshly...


WHAT???! Really just for the weekend? Are you staying over / doing anything? Is this just a TP run?


I know everyone has their own 'break' point (mine is low: I'll do a "TP efficient" trip I had to do anyway; but I'll never get on a plane purely for the sake of TPs...)...but that's serious!
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Old Sep 29, 17, 8:19 am
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Originally Posted by ratypus View Post
WHAT???! Really just for the weekend? Are you staying over / doing anything? Is this just a TP run?


I know everyone has their own 'break' point (mine is low: I'll do a "TP efficient" trip I had to do anyway; but I'll never get on a plane purely for the sake of TPs...)...but that's serious!
Indeed, although for some of the keener aviation enthusiasts here the flight itself can be the holiday!
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Old Sep 29, 17, 8:21 am
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nothing too crazy about that.

I did SFO LAX MIA CUN MIA LAX MIA CUN MIA LAX SFO non-stop a few years ago (when I was even younger). that was tough. two B2B's at CUN on two consecutive mornings at CUN and a 45 min connection in LAX from a flight from MIA to a flight to MIA......

I am not sure I would that again as a mis-connect meant that none of the flights had a flat bed....
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Old Sep 29, 17, 8:28 am
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nothing too crazy about that.

I did SFO LAX MIA CUN MIA LAX MIA CUN MIA LAX SFO non-stop a few years ago (when I was even younger). that was tough. two B2B's at CUN on two consecutive mornings at CUN and a 45 min connection in LAX from a flight from MIA to a flight to MIA......

I am not sure I would that again as a mis-connect meant that none of the flights had a flat bed....


Wow. You earned that lifetime Gold...


I just couldn't do it. I'll go as far as perhaps picking a holiday based on TPs...(so our annual "beach" holiday tends to be CE to ACE or TFS rather than AGP...) and possibly even looking at QR to the Fat East over a direct BA flight, but any more than that is beyond me.


I can just about see how a weekend TP run in a flat bed would be quite restful - but hopping on/off 6-8 CE sectors in a weekend?


To the OP - enjoy if that's your thing and hope it goes well! You'll certainly be the experts on domestic CE by the end of the weekend!
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