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Booking in First, when will my tiers change?

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Old Apr 3, 19, 9:33 am
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Booking in First, when will my tiers change?

Hello,

I am booking a paid flight from Dallas to Mumbai in First Class (A). My flights go as DFW - LHR - BOM (same return). I have a few questions:
I am getting 210 Tier Points per leg.
I get Bronze at 300 Points and Silver at 600
I am currently at Blue Tier

So, outgoing - DFW - LHR - I will be Blue. (210 Tier Points)
LHR - BOM - I will be Blue, but would have gained Bronze by the end of this leg. (420 Tier Points)
On the Return (30 days later),
BOM - LHR - I will be Bronze and should get 25% Bonus Miles, but would have gained Silver by the end of this leg. (630 Tier Points)
LHR - DFW - Will I get Silver Bonus OR will I get Bronze Bonus as this leg is just 8 hours after the above leg and I am not sure if my status would get upgraded to Silver by the time I board the flight.

Lastly, can somebody confirm my calculation on the number of miles that I would get with addition of the 100 year bonus. My calculation is as follows:
DFW - LHR - 11868 (Base) + 11868 (100 year Bonus)
LHR - BOM - 11173 (Base) + 11173 (100 year Bonus)
BOM - LHR - 12290 (Base + Bronze Bonus) + 11173 (100 year Bonus)
LHR - DFW - 14242 (Base + Silver Bonus) + 11868 (100 year Bonus)
I am not 100% sure on how the 100 year Bonus is calculated. Is that based on the Mileage Earning (250% due based on the class of service First) OR Is it based on the miles traveled?
Can someone confirm?

Appreciate all your help.
I looked thru 3 pages of threads but did not see anything related to my question.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 9:37 am
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In my experience you don't get the extra Avios until the status has updated in the account, so a couple of days after the flight. This happened to my wife and son and we queried whether they should have the extra avios but nothing came of it.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 9:43 am
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You can retro claim the shortfall in Avios if you take further routes before your status has updated
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Old Apr 3, 19, 9:44 am
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100 year bonus is the avios earnings with blue selected in the tier point calculator for fully flex economy if you are flying in F.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 9:51 am
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Originally Posted by DFWsakp View Post

So, outgoing - DFW - LHR - I will be Blue. (210 Tier Points)
LHR - BOM - I will be Blue, but would have gained Bronze by the end of this leg. (420 Tier Points)
On the Return (30 days later),
BOM - LHR - I will be Bronze and should get 25% Bonus Miles, but would have gained Silver by the end of this leg. (630 Tier Points)
LHR - DFW - Will I get Silver Bonus OR will I get Bronze Bonus as this leg is just 8 hours after the above leg and I am not sure if my status would get upgraded to Silver by the time I board the flight.

You will need 4 BA flights before you qualify for silver. You won't be silver til after the LHR - DFW flight.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 9:57 am
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Originally Posted by hsumh316 View Post
You will need 4 BA flights before you qualify for silver. You won't be silver til after the LHR - DFW flight.
Thanks. That makes sense. So basically, I will be Silver at the end of the 4th flight. That removes the ambiguity.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 9:58 am
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Originally Posted by bisonrav View Post
100 year bonus is the avios earnings with blue selected in the tier point calculator for fully flex economy if you are flying in F.
Thanks. So basically, it is the miles flown.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 10:09 am
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Originally Posted by DFWsakp View Post
Thanks. So basically, it is the miles flown.
Yes.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 10:19 am
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Originally Posted by DFWsakp View Post
Thanks. That makes sense. So basically, I will be Silver at the end of the 4th flight. That removes the ambiguity.
It will actually happen 4-5 days after the flight

allow a couple of days for the TPs from the flight to post then a couple more for your status to be updated.

(the same will happen after your 2nd flight when you move from Blue to Bronze)
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Old Apr 3, 19, 12:19 pm
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As others have said, you will only become Silver after your final flight. In terms of Avios earned, I think that it will be:

BLUE:
DFW - LHR: 4747 x 2.5 (base x cabin bonus) + 4747 (100 year bonus) = 16615
LHR - BOM: 4469 x 2.5 (base x cabin bonus) + 4469 (100 year bonus) = 15642

BRONZE:
BOM - LHR: 4469 x 2.5 (base x cabin bonus) + 4469 x 0.25 (base x tier bonus) + 4469 (100 year bonus) = 16759
LHR - DFW: 4747 x 2.5 (base x cabin bonus) + 4747 x 0.25 (base x tier bonus) + 4747 (100 year bonus) = 17802

TOTAL: 66817

Last edited by wilsnunn; Apr 3, 19 at 1:10 pm Reason: Stupid typo. You would expect better from a PhD in Maths!
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Old Apr 3, 19, 12:59 pm
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Originally Posted by wilsnunn View Post
As others have said, you will only become Silver after your final flight. In terms of Avios earned, I think that it will be:

BLUE:
DFW - LHR: 4747 x 2.5 (base x cabin bonus) + 4747 (100 year bonus) = 16615
LHR - BOM: 4469 x 2.5 (base x cabin bonus) + 4469 (100 year bonus) = 15642

BRONZE:
BOM - LHR: 4469 x 2.5 (base x cabin bonus) + 4469 x 0.25 (base x tier bonus) + 4469 (100 year bonus) = 17876
LHR - DFW: 4747 x 2.5 (base x cabin bonus) + 4747 x 0.25 (base x tier bonus) + 4747 (100 year bonus) = 18988

TOTAL: 69121
Thanks Wills.
I tried calculating the last 2 segments and my numbers did not match yours. Can you explain?
For example: I see
Bronze
BOM - LHR - 4469 * (2.5 + 0.25 + 1) = 16759. How did you come up with 17876?
What am I doing wrong here?
I am missing similarly on the LHR - DFW segment.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 1:05 pm
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Originally Posted by DFWsakp View Post
Thanks Wills.
I tried calculating the last 2 segments and my numbers did not match yours. Can you explain?
For example: I see
Bronze
BOM - LHR - 4469 * (2.5 + 0.25 + 1) = 16759. How did you come up with 17876?
What am I doing wrong here?
I am missing similarly on the LHR - DFW segment.
My apologies, I have made a foolish error and used 0.5 instead of 0.25. Will fix that now...
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