US starting TP Run?

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Old Feb 13, 18, 1:59 pm
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US starting TP Run?

Hello All,

Long time lurker for BA info, first time poster (I actually created an account specifically for this).
I know there are countless threads and a master for BA TP runs, however after reading them all I am still none the wiser and can't seem to find any decently priced or imaginative runs to make it worth it.
My Issue, although a Brit and a member of the BAEC for a few years, I recently moved to the east coast USA, and so my travel has been a bit less this year, but I want to retain the gold status for use whilst I am travelling within the USA and for coming back home.

Does anyone have any advice or can suggest a run from North East USA? (around 250-300 TPs would be needed).

Thank you all in advance!
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Old Feb 13, 18, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by TheCircusPilot View Post
Hello All,

Long time lurker for BA info, first time poster (I actually created an account specifically for this).
I know there are countless threads and a master for BA TP runs, however after reading them all I am still none the wiser and can't seem to find any decently priced or imaginative runs to make it worth it.
My Issue, although a Brit and a member of the BAEC for a few years, I recently moved to the east coast USA, and so my travel has been a bit less this year, but I want to retain the gold status for use whilst I am travelling within the USA and for coming back home.

Does anyone have any advice or can suggest a run from North East USA? (around 250-300 TPs would be needed).

Thank you all in advance!
You can do a couple of hops around, something like BOS->DCA on a one stop in each direction, as an easy day trip, yielding 160 TP. So a couple of those will do the job very easily for not much. I'm doing one in March. Where are you based?
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Old Feb 13, 18, 3:12 pm
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Hi There
i will be doing my own in june from LAS but just recently in the Tier point run thread there was a Run from LAX to east coast then through MIA to PTY (panama city) see link and i think it starts around post 888 This may be of some help.
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Yes, I am doing the following LAX-PTY run in the summer:

Sat 25/08 14:00 LAX LAS 15:22 AA 2384 I 40 1,125
Sat 25/08 19:45 LAS PHX 20:56 AA 0453 I 40 1,125
Sat 25/08 21:50 PHX PHL 05:22 AA 2026 I 140 4,671
Sun 26/08 08:45 PHL RDU 10:10 AA 2001 I 40 1,125
Sun 26/08 11:20 RDU CLT 12:17 AA 0657 I 40 1,125
Sun 26/08 13:04 CLT MCO 14:42 AA 2005 I 40 1,125
Sun 26/08 15:30 MCO MIA 16:41 AA 1061 I 40 1,125
Sun 26/08 17:55 MIA PTY 20:06 AA 0959 I 40 2,590
Mon 27/08 07:25 PTY MIA 11:29 AA 0960 I 40 2,590
Mon 27/08 13:35 MIA TPA 14:41 AA 2636 I 40 1,125
Tue 28/08 05:10 TPA CLT 06:47 AA 1881 I 40 1,125
Tue 28/08 07:39 CLT RDU 08:31 AA 2013 I 40 1,125
Tue 28/08 10:55 RDU PHL 12:21 AA 2001 I 40 1,125
Wed 29/08 08:29 PHL LAS 10:48 AA 0577 I 140 4,896
Wed 29/08 12:50 LAS PHX 14:00 AA 1860 I 40 1,125

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Welcome to Flyertalk TheCircusPilot and welcome to the BA Forum, it's good of you to emerge from lurkerlife and join up with us here.

I think you probably have three strands
- cheapest trans-continental First flight you can find on AA (being over 2,000 miles, and that means PHX-DCA isn't far enough). This gets 140 TPs per leg if it's not a Flagship service, and if booked 2 weeks or more in advance. JFK-PHX is 636 return for 280 TPs for example.
- a series of local hops such as JFK-BOS, again in First, which get 40 TPs for 114
- in between something like BOS-JFK-DCA, again 40 TPs per flight, but it can work out fairly cost effective, So BOS-LGA-DCA is 148 for 80 TPs, which is just about as good as it gets but obviously a lot of work,
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How do these routings fit with the need for 4 BA operated / codeshare flights?
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My sequence is as below. It cost about 290 for 160 TP, and all on one ticket. Early start in Boston, but otherwise it's fairly leisurely on the connections.

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Originally Posted by UKtravelbear View Post
How do these routings fit with the need for 4 BA operated / codeshare flights?
As the OP only has ~300TP to go, I'm guessing he already has the flights. There are some 600 options eastbound though which give four flights and about 220 TP if I've done the maths right, e.g.

https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...c=p;a=ONEWORLD

[EDIT] or an open jaw to do a trip back to the UK:

https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...c=p;a=ONEWORLD

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Old Feb 13, 18, 4:44 pm
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You can do a couple of hops around, something like BOS->DCA on a one stop in each direction, as an easy day trip, yielding 160 TP. So a couple of those will do the job very easily for not much. I'm doing one in March. Where are you based?
I think this is going to be the way to go! Day trips between local cities will probably get me there for the least amount of money! I'm based around the New York & Philadelphia Area for work.
I do already have the 4 BA flights, it takes 4 flights in one trip to get home via all the shortest routes.
Thank you to all for the warm welcome!
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