BA Tier Point Runs | 2019-20 edition

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Welcome to the thread. This is a continuation of the highly popular 2018 Tier Point thread (found here). We keep track of other prices, as well as useful reference information for those planning tier point runs.

Please read the first few posts in this thread first as it contains lots of information which may answer your question.

This is a community-maintained wiki post. Please add important information to it or correct outdated information by clicking the "Edit" button below.

A new guideline thread for TP meetups has been created on 31 March 2020. If you would like other members to join your TP, or if you want to organize a TP run with other members. Please visit there. From the first few posts over there you could see the active ( confirmed ) TP meetings and the links to their relevant discussion threads, connect with other members and learn the details about the run. Click here to access that thread.

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See here in post 9 for a 2019 archive of exEU sale fare, and see this post in the 2018 thread for last yearsí archive of exEU sale fares.

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This thread lists attractive tier point (TP) runs under £3 per TP grouped within different (departure) geographies

Please note that current availability is not guaranteed and 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.

Please see the links at the bottom of the wiki for archives of runs from previous years.

From Europe

15 Oct £0.96/TP £154 160 TPs LHR-SOF (2021 dates)
24 Feb £1.90/TP £152 80TP MAD-FRA Z/Z LA (available Feb-Mar 2019, immediate turnarounds possible)
10 Aug £2.06/TP £329 160TP LHR-MAD-RAK RAK-MAD-LHR I/I/I/I IB (available August, Sat night stay) BA.com, note hotels on offer until 26 March
3 Jul £2.99/TP £2,758.45 920TP DUB-LHR-JFK-LAX-HNL-LAX-JFK-LHR-DUB J/I/I/I/I/I/I/J Fare basis INX4C3S4 and INN4C1S4. Booked on AA via ITA Matrix Powertools script
18 Dec £1.90/TP £1370 720TP DUB-LHR-JFK-LAX-LAS-LAX-JFK-LHR-DUB All I class Flights 25 December to 31 March 2020, transatlantic Mon to Thur. Offer to 18 Dec. ITA details booked by TA Propeller
27 Apr £2.29/TP £640TP BEG-DOH-KUL-PEN-KUL-DOH-BEG I / I / I / I / I / I Fare IJR2R1RE Bookable on QR.com

From North, Central and South America
10Jan £1.52/TP £668 440tp JFK-BOS/CLT-LAX-LAS-LAX-BOS/CLT-JFK I / I / I / I / I / I HPN-HRL AA (find with ITA; probably have to book via a TA)
12Apr £0.90/TP £215 240tp DCA-ORD-CLT-RDU-CLT-ORD-DCA I/I/I/I/I/I/I AA Found with ITA, booked on the AA site with BookWithMatrix
23Apr £ 0.76/TP £ 182 240TP DCA-PHL-CLT-RDU-CLT-ORD-DCA I / I / I / I / I / I AA Found with ITA Matrix, Book on AA.com via BookWithMatrix or PowerTools
24Apr £ 1.04/TP £ 459 440TP YVR-LAX-CLT-ATL-CLT-LAX-YVR I / I / I / I / I / I AA Found with ITA Matrix, Book on AA.com via BookWithMatrix or PowerTools
23May £ 0.70/TP £ 169 240TP EWR-ORD-CLT-RDU-CLT-DFW-EWR I / I / I / I / I / I AA Found with ITA Matrix, Book on AA.com via BookWithMatrix or PowerTools
24Jun £ 0.52/TP £ 128 240TP LAX-DFW-PHX-SJC-PHX-DFW-LAX I / I / I / I / I / I AA Found with ITA Matrix, Book on AA.com via BookWithMatrix or PowerTools

From Middle East, Asia and Australasia

04/01 £0.95/TP £479 560tp AUH-CMB-CGK-CMB-AUH I / I / I / I cgtechuk UL
1FEB £1.49/TP £1,673 1,120tp PER-SYD-SIN-TYO-BKK Return (All book in I Class) timcjp BA (Ticket sold by BA, flights are on QF, BA & JL and lie flat seats available for all sectors)
23/04 £2.07/TP £2,112 1020TP CAI-LHR-JFK-LAX-HNL-DFW-ORD-LHR-CAI I/R here (All flights must be BA numbered)

From Africa
04/01 £1.80/TP £721 400tp CPT-JNB-GRU-JNB-DUR-CPT I / Z / Z / I / I ubiest LA

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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. Some information on how to use ITA matrix is in post 4 of this thread (or just click 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 fewer
Club Europe return somewhere close by is best - DUB, AMS and JER usually cheapest along with UK domestic returns. Additionally you may find that trips in to mainland Europe require a one night stay whereas the cheapest domestic CE returns do not have any minimum stay so can be booked as a same day return. If doing a back to back AMS and JER can be easier than DUB for an immediate turnaround - more information can be found in the back to back thread listed in the forum dashboard. 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). Alternatively, booking a return to one of the 40 tier point destinations with one way in CE and the return in ET (or vice versa if cheaper). UK domestic route, Bilbao, Jersey and Amsterdam seem the most cost effective for this.

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 of this thread (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 BA flight out on a Saturday, airport hotel and return on 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 VNO via HEL will get you 240 TPs, as will JER-LGW/LHR-HEL e.g. LHR-HEL-OSL for £520.
DUB-LHR-HEL return (or return to LHR) is currently a very efficient way of hitting 200-240 TPs
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Historic information
2018 Archive
2017 Archive
2016 Archive
2015 Archive (6 months Jul to Dec)
2015 Archive (6 months Jan to Jun)
2014 Archive









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Old Sep 19, 19, 9:54 am
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Originally Posted by THEOBCMAN View Post
Maybe of interest to some in November : MAD > FRA Latam in J for £58.00.
And only £62.00 return in November !! 80TP.
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Old Sep 19, 19, 10:02 am
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Original Routing Credit

I just finished the 2nd leg of my PHX to OTP trip. I started my journey in PHX and then travelled to LAX to take the transcon service to JFK on AA, then connecting with BA onwards to LHR and OTP.

As I boarded the transcon service from LAX, my bp beeped and I was informed that my seat had no electrics so could not be reclined at all. It was bolt upright. I was given an alternative exit row seat in coach!

I said I am not willing to downgrade my service. I paid for a business seat and not willing to travel coach. I was assured that ďsomethingĒ would be given back to me but the agents were unsure what that was.

As I was connecting in LHR to take the OTP flight, I was given an option to fly direct to LHR from LAX, bypassing the need to travel on the domestic AA service. This did sound more appealing, but I realised I would be losing out on 140 TP by taking the direct service.

In the past when there has been a change of routing AA has told me that they can honour the original routing credit if I was a member of the AA Advantage club, but there was no way for them to get BA to give me the original routing credit on a AA ticket. They would need to request this from BA.

I was then accommodated on a later flight which meant I had a tight connection in JFK, and getting from T8 to T7 was no easy task.

Any my thoughts or experiences on similar situations and how best to deal with these issues if they crop up again in the future? I was all set otherwise and had to think fast. The direct flight from LA was very appealing but then I didnít want to have to fight for points after.
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Old Sep 19, 19, 10:33 am
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Originally Posted by Gastrocnemius View Post
It was two whole days!
Youíre making me feel like an amateur. Iíve never stopped for less than 3 days!
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Old Sep 19, 19, 10:45 am
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Originally Posted by flyerkit View Post
I am starting planning for a week or so in Honolulu which will be a tier point run for family of 5 as well... Ideally in September.
Flights not yet bookable but testing ideas in June July Aug.
So far it looks like OSL to HNL is a good start at about £1820 each.

Any other good pointers for where to look.?

We do need to get a beach holiday out of the run as well....
I'm pretty much looking for the same as you - HNL August/September next year.

I've only been able to find £1999 ARN-LHR-JFK-LAX-HNL (or £2200 ARN-HEL-LHR-JFK-LAX-HNL), or £2150 from INV. Holding out for something better though.

Feel free to PM me if you find anything (I'll do the same )
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Old Sep 19, 19, 11:37 am
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Originally Posted by Sam Swps View Post
In the past when there has been a change of routing AA has told me that they can honour the original routing credit if I was a member of the AA Advantage club, but there was no way for them to get BA to give me the original routing credit on a AA ticket. They would need to request this from BA.
You would need to request original routing credit through the BA Executive Club and AA would need to approve it. AA does not issue tier points/avios - needs to be done via BA EC. More on Original Routing Credit Beginner's Guide
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Old Sep 19, 19, 12:11 pm
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Originally Posted by THEOBCMAN View Post
And only £62.00 return in November !! 80TP.
I think you're looking at Y. The minimum I can see is £144.
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Old Sep 19, 19, 12:37 pm
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Originally Posted by craigthemif View Post
I think you're looking at Y. The minimum I can see is £144.
Ah could have been although £58 J one way can still be had.
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Old Sep 19, 19, 1:10 pm
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Originally Posted by GK1981 View Post
I'm pretty much looking for the same as you - HNL August/September next year.

I've only been able to find £1999 ARN-LHR-JFK-LAX-HNL (or £2200 ARN-HEL-LHR-JFK-LAX-HNL), or £2150 from INV. Holding out for something better though.

Feel free to PM me if you find anything (I'll do the same )
Wilco.

This is on my watching list. Must be some good deals coming soon...
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Old Sep 20, 19, 5:00 am
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Originally Posted by THEOBCMAN View Post
And only £62.00 return in November !! 80TP.

You got an example?

I cant seem to see this only £140 return
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Old Sep 20, 19, 5:09 am
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Originally Posted by cgtechuk View Post
You got an example?

I cant seem to see this only £140 return
No - best I can now find is £58.00 MAD>FRA & £79.00 FRA>MAD (Skyscanner). Various dates. Still pretty good.
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Old Sep 20, 19, 6:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Sam Swps View Post
I need 80 TP for my first Gold membership. Iím flexible to travel within the next 2 weeks, my budget is £200. Any suggestions how I can attain 80 points ?
The cancelled strike is your friend here. Same day return on the 27th LON to AMS coming in sub £200 in CE. I'm sure there are others that day too if you check cheapest fares.
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Old Sep 21, 19, 3:45 am
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Some reasonable exDUB J fares to the US as noted in TLfL https://www.turningleftforless.com/o...as-vegas-1404/

East coast US for around £1180

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Usual two connections per region allowed. I imagine from DUB you could do DUB-MAN-LHR instead of direct to LHR for a few extra points.
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Old Sep 21, 19, 4:04 am
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Some reasonable exDUB J fares to the US as noted in TLfL https://www.turningleftforless.com/o...as-vegas-1404/

East coast US for around £1180









Usual two connections per region allowed. I imagine from DUB you could do DUB-MAN-LHR instead of direct to LHR for a few extra points.
can even route via LCY
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Old Sep 21, 19, 9:07 am
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Hi all, needing 465 TP to move up to Gold before my reset day on the 8th of November.
Struggling to find a way to get to this, wondering if anyone has ideas.
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Old Sep 21, 19, 10:44 am
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Originally Posted by Jake_Evans View Post
Hi all, needing 465 TP to move up to Gold before my reset day on the 8th of November.
Struggling to find a way to get to this, wondering if anyone has ideas.
What have you found for yourself so far?
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