405 Tier Points Required

Old Aug 5, 22, 5:29 am
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405 Tier Points Required

I have held BA Gold status for many years but as I no longer fly for business I find that I need 405 TP before November.
When I fly for leisure on medium/long haul, I always fly business so many of the perks that Gold brings, I would get anyway on a bus. class ticket. I would appreciate thoughts on a low cost way to get 405 TP as I'm wondering if it's actually worth it - the thing I like most of Gold status is the First Wing security at LHR and the more personalised telephone support that BA give me.
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Old Aug 5, 22, 5:44 am
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Airport/airports that can fly from?
What have you found when looking?
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Old Aug 5, 22, 5:51 am
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Could/would you do something like 2x SOF back to backs (360TPs) and then find somewhere else smaller to make up the remaining 45TPs? (assuming you have two days to 'waste' on that endeavour)

I believe SOF is regarded as a safe B2B destination (worth validating as I have no personal experience); is available for ~225 return in November at the moment coming in at ~1.40 per tier point.
Obviously if you want to actually visit Bulgaria, even better!

Direct links to the two itineraries: https://www.google.com/travel/flight...hDazB3RT0SAggB

https://www.google.com/travel/flight...hESjFRRT0SAggB
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Old Aug 5, 22, 5:52 am
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Originally Posted by Mwenenzi View Post
Airport/airports that can fly from?
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I can fly from any UK airport to start with (LHR preferred) - I have been trying to use AA.com site but without success for multicity itinerary so far based on the original TP run thread on this site - HEL & TLL were suggested there
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Old Aug 5, 22, 6:07 am
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I can fly from any UK airport to start with (LHR preferred) - I have been trying to use AA.com site but without success for multicity itinerary so far based on the original TP run thread on this site - HEL & TLL were suggested there
The HEL/TLL ship sailed several years ago Im afraid. It used to be a sweet spot for TP earning (200TP for circa 200) but BA has now abandoned the route to Finnair who charge for J on the LHR-HEL route.
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Old Aug 5, 22, 8:54 am
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Sofia is nice and cheap as suggested
Why not take advantage of the current BA holiday scheme before Oct 31st

​​​​​​LHR to Sofia
5 nights in a BA hotel, drags the cost down
160 TP that gets doubled (eventually) to 360

Then as your preference is LHR
Luxembourg is always one of the cheapest destinations....
Out to Luxembourg in CE
Then back in Economy for the remaining 45TP
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Old Aug 5, 22, 9:07 am
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Originally Posted by Fatdickie View Post
Sofia is nice and cheap as suggested
Why not take advantage of the current BA holiday scheme before Oct 31st
I thought about suggesting the BAH double tier point offer, but wasn't sure if it still worked for the OP's dates. Good shout I think!
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Old Aug 5, 22, 9:22 am
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Originally Posted by Fatdickie View Post
Sofia is nice and cheap as suggested
Why not take advantage of the current BA holiday scheme before Oct 31st

​​​​​​LHR to Sofia
5 nights in a BA hotel, drags the cost down
160 TP that gets doubled (eventually) to 360

Then as your preference is LHR
Luxembourg is always one of the cheapest destinations....
Out to Luxembourg in CE
Then back in Economy for the remaining 45TP
Only issue is that the cheaper BA hotels are nowhere near the city centre
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Old Aug 5, 22, 10:03 am
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Originally Posted by Fatdickie View Post
Sofia is nice and cheap as suggested
Why not take advantage of the current BA holiday scheme before Oct 31st

​​​​​​LHR to Sofia
5 nights in a BA hotel, drags the cost down
160 TP that gets doubled (eventually) to 360

Then as your preference is LHR
Luxembourg is always one of the cheapest destinations....
Out to Luxembourg in CE
Then back in Economy for the remaining 45TP
A double tier points holiday to Sofia would only collect 320 Tier Points so even a CE trip to Lux return at 80 tier points would leave it 5 TPs short
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Old Aug 5, 22, 10:58 am
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A double tier points holiday to Sofia would only collect 320 Tier Points so even a CE trip to Lux return at 80 tier points would leave it 5 TPs short
Sorry not thinking 😂

That's me flicking through flyer talk while in a really boring online meeting at work...
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Old Aug 5, 22, 11:13 am
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Originally Posted by markmac View Post
A double tier points holiday to Sofia would only collect 320 Tier Points so even a CE trip to Lux return at 80 tier points would leave it 5 TPs short
Instead of Sofia how would LGW-CTA work for the OP as a holiday. Flight only out 9 October back 14 October prices as 331 so before double TP is just under 2. Means you avoid school half term.

As a BAH prices as 563 and qualifies for double TP.
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Old Aug 5, 22, 2:34 pm
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Originally Posted by markmac View Post
A double tier points holiday to Sofia would only collect 320 Tier Points so even a CE trip to Lux return at 80 tier points would leave it 5 TPs short
Thats my fault! My multitasking man maths fudged the numbers early on!!

* damn you autocorrect!
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Old Aug 5, 22, 4:07 pm
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Originally Posted by GumshoeW12 View Post
The HEL/TLL ship sailed several years ago Im afraid. It used to be a sweet spot for TP earning (200TP for circa 200) but BA has now abandoned the route to Finnair who charge for J on the LHR-HEL route.
Still bitter about losing HEL. Although the occasional A350 with a full-flat J seat almost makes AY's pricing worth it... almost.
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Old Aug 5, 22, 8:18 pm
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You could always stick in a JER-LON connection at the beginning of the BAH to yield an additional 80TP under the double tier points promotion (also avoids some UK departure taxes as well as the ex Heathrow capacity restrictions too). TP mission then accomplished. All you'd need to do in addition is position out on a separate ticket in order to commence the BA holiday. BA, Avios, EZY, whoever. No need to book back to the original start point either, just book the BAH to finish at LON then head home as normal.

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Originally Posted by 1Aturnleft View Post
You could always stick in a JER-LON connection at the beginning of the BAH to yield an additional 80TP under the double tier points promotion (also avoids some UK departure taxes as well as the ex Heathrow capacity restrictions too). TP mission then accomplished. All you'd need to do in addition is position out on a separate ticket in order to commence the BA holiday. BA, Avios, EZY, whoever. No need to book back to the original start point either, just book the BAH to finish at LON then head home as normal.
Actually the OP needs 405 so would have to position to JER with BA for this to work, they would be 5 short if they didn't .
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