Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums >
Reload this Page >

Miles&Points

Airlines and Mileage Programs

British Airways | Executive Club

SOF B2B Meet Up Thread

SOF B2B Meet Up Thread

    Hide Wikipost
Old Nov 27, 22, 5:42 am   -   Wikipost
Please read: This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been on FT for 90 days and have made 90 posts.
 
Last edit by: TPRun
Wiki Link
Zdrasti (which apparently means hello in Sofia... suppose I should learn something, given my travel plans below!)
Please feel free to add your travel plans if you wish, or reach out to a fellow traveller via PM.

Oct 2022
Thu 27 Oct LHR-SOF BA890 - onobond
Thu 27 Oct SOF-LHR BA891 - onobond
Sat 29 Oct LHR-SOF BA890 - LeeT,
Sat 29 Oct SOF-LHR BA891- LeeT,


Nov 2022
Sat 5 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - stephenjc+1, LeeT, 86BA7, Gastrocnemius, palcsaky, FlyingBrit,
Sat 5 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 - LeeT, palcsaky, FlyingBrit
Sun 6 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - palcsaky,

Sun 6 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 - stephenjc+1, 86BA7, Gastrocnemius, palcsaky* Plane went Tech in Sofia, Pax overnighting, returning on Mon 7 Nov @ 12.30pm
Tues 8 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - IJG2,
Tues 8 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 - IJG2,
Thu 10 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - TPRun, FlyingBrit, Vahan Hovhannisyan, smiles in the aisles,
Thu 10 Nov SOF-LHR BA891- TPRun, Vahan Hovhannisyan, Lucanesque,
Sat 12 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - jfallesen, 81romeo,
Sat 12 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 - 81romeo FlyingBrit,
Sun 13 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - Lucanesque,
Sun 13 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 - jfallesen,

Tues 15 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - TPRun, rosswill,
Tues 15 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 - TPRun, rosswill, smiles in the aisles,
Thu 17 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - TPRun, Percy Pig+1, 81romeo,
Thu 17 Nov SOF-LHR BA891- TPRun, Percy Pig+1, 81romeo, Lucanesque,
Sat 19 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - Vahan Hovhannisyan, ms101, 1A or No Way,
Sat 19 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 - Vahan Hovhannisyan,
Sun 20 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - TPRun,
Sun 20 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 - TPRun, ms101, 1A or No Way,

Tues 22 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - TPRun,
Tues 22 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 - TPRun,

Wed 23 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - DarkHarlequin, Waggy, travellingwigbury, rosswill, Jetstreamer, MrCheapSeats,
Wed 23 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 - DarkHarlequin, Waggy, rosswill, Jetstreamer,
Thu 24 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - TPRun+1,
Thu 24 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 - EGLK FLYER, travellingwigbury,
Sun 27 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 -
Sun 27 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 - TPRun+1,

Tues 29 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - EGLK FLYER, josh100+1,
Tues 29 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 -
Wed 30 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - DarkHarlequin, Jetstreamer, gustavmahler, AtoB,
Wed 30 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 - DarkHarlequin, EGLK FLYER, Jetstreamer, josh100+1, gustavmahler,

Dec 2022
Thu 1 Dec LHR-SOF BA890 - TPRun,
Thu 1 Dec SOF-LHR BA891- TPRun,
Sun 4 Dec LHR-SOF BA890 - DarkHarlequin,
Sun 4 Dec SOF-LHR BA891 - DarkHarlequin,
Wed 7 Dec LHR-SOF BA890 - DarkHarlequin, EGLK FLYER, gustavmahler,
Wed 7 Dec SOF-LHR BA891 - DarkHarlequin, gustavmahler, AtoB,
Thu 8 Dec LHR-SOF BA890 -
Thu 8 Dec SOF-LHR BA891- EGLK FLYER,
Tue 13 Dec LHR-SOF BA890 - Lucanesque,
Tues 13 Dec SOF-LHR BA891 -
Thurs 15 Dec LHR-SOF BA890 -
Thu 15 Dec SOF-LHR BA891 - Lucanesque,
Print Wikipost

Old Oct 24, 22, 12:28 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Berkshire / London
Programs: BAEC Gold, Nandos
Posts: 846
SOF B2B Meet Up Thread

With lots of forumites booked on to the LHR-SOF-LHR or nested flights (on one of my trips there are 16 rows of CE and I'm certain FT is to blame!) I wondered how a Wiki could be started, so those who wish to share dates can?

Best,
TPRun
rt23456p likes this.

Last edited by TPRun; Oct 29, 22 at 7:04 am
TPRun is offline  
Old Oct 24, 22, 2:49 pm
  #2  
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Programs: BAEC Gold
Posts: 340
Originally Posted by TPRun View Post
With lots of forumites booked on to the LHR-SOF-LHR nested flights (on one of my trips there are 16 rows of CE and I'm certain FT is to blame!) I wondered how a Wiki could be started, so those who wish to share dates can?

Best,
TPRun
Just checked my flight on the 5th November and there are 14 rows of CE😮
86BA7 and Neboxod like this.
stephenjc is offline  
Old Oct 24, 22, 2:51 pm
  #3  
Ambassador, British Airways Executive Club, easyJet and Ryanair
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: UK/Las Vegas
Programs: BA Gold (GGL/CCR)
Posts: 15,027
Originally Posted by TPRun View Post
With lots of forumites booked on to the LHR-SOF-LHR nested flights (on one of my trips there are 16 rows of CE and I'm certain FT is to blame!) I wondered how a Wiki could be started, so those who wish to share dates can?

Best,
TPRun
Ive added a wiki, over to you.
Tobias-UK is offline  
Old Oct 24, 22, 3:07 pm
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Berkshire / London
Programs: BAEC Gold, Nandos
Posts: 846
Originally Posted by stephenjc View Post
Just checked my flight on the 5th November and there are 14 rows of CE😮
Haha - more to come, I imagine!

Originally Posted by Tobias-UK View Post
Ive added a wiki, over to you.
Amazing, thank you! Will start adding my flights in...
TPRun is offline  
Old Oct 24, 22, 3:18 pm
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Stirling, Scotland
Programs: Amex Centurion - BA Silver - IHG Diamond Elite - HHonors Diamond - M&M
Posts: 1,833
Very starnge, I was just searching for SOF B2B earlier.

Was trying to see if I could out from EDI with a 5 night car and come back the same day which was possible on 30/11 but I couldn't get a an EDI back to SOF in C to tie the dates up.

Thread watching....
pmcg is offline  
Old Oct 24, 22, 3:24 pm
  #6  
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: London
Programs: BA GGLfL, WoH Lifetime Globalist, HH Diamond, SPG Gold
Posts: 600
Originally Posted by pmcg View Post
Very starnge, I was just searching for SOF B2B earlier.

Was trying to see if I could out from EDI with a 5 night car and come back the same day which was possible on 30/11 but I couldn't get a an EDI back to SOF in C to tie the dates up.

Thread watching....
Is there any possibility of providing a translation into English?

Doc Copper
pmcg likes this.
DoctorCopper is offline  
Old Oct 24, 22, 3:25 pm
  #7  
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: AFC
Programs: BA Silver
Posts: 281
Nice idea. Done.

feel free to edit my entry once formatting has been decided on!
TPRun likes this.
Percy Pig is offline  
Old Oct 24, 22, 3:58 pm
  #8  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Berkshire / London
Programs: BAEC Gold, Nandos
Posts: 846
Originally Posted by Percy Pig View Post
Nice idea. Done.

feel free to edit my entry once formatting has been decided on!
Sorry, I may have overwritten you whilst 'in edit'.
I may have gone a little crazy with the dates; instead, maybe better people 'copy paste' where necessary.

Last edited by TPRun; Oct 24, 22 at 4:21 pm
TPRun is offline  
Old Oct 25, 22, 12:58 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Programs: BAEC
Posts: 52
I'm moderately embarrassed that I haven't even passed the 90 post mark in order to edit the wiki - oh the shame!

My dates are 23 Nov, 30 Nov, 4 Dec and 7 Dec.
TPRun likes this.
DarkHarlequin is offline  
Old Oct 25, 22, 6:53 am
  #10  
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: London
Programs: BAEC, QRPC, Amex MR, World of Hyatt, IHG one rewards, Hilton Honors, Marriott Bonvoy, etc
Posts: 340
Sorry to go slightly off topic, but for those of you doing multiple TP run to Sofia within the month of November, is this the best way to actually earn TP compared to a multi leg transatlantic run? Are you sandwiching in multiple BA Holidays with Car Rental for example and thus having cross-cross tickets to achieve that? Just curious. I have done SOF last year as a TP run short holiday and would happily return in the future but would not want to go so often to the same place just for TP runs

Last edited by marcopizzaiuolo; Oct 25, 22 at 12:13 pm
marcopizzaiuolo is offline  
Old Oct 25, 22, 7:20 am
  #11  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Berkshire / London
Programs: BAEC Gold, Nandos
Posts: 846
Originally Posted by DarkHarlequin View Post
I'm moderately embarrassed that I haven't even passed the 90 post mark in order to edit the wiki - oh the shame!

My dates are 23 Nov, 30 Nov, 4 Dec and 7 Dec.
Added!

Originally Posted by marcopizzaiuolo View Post
Sorry to go slightly off topic, but for those of view doing multiple TP run to Sofia within the month of November, is this the best way to actually earn TP compared to a multi leg transatlantic run? Are you sandwiching in multiple BA Holidays with Car Rental for example and thus having cross-cross tickets to achieve that? Just curious. I have done SOF last year as a TP run short holiday and would happily return in the future but would not want to go so often to the same place just for TP runs
I would have loved to do a long distance run, having done the big Bucharest to Phoenix trip where there was a pool party at the hotel in PHX (the mid point of all flights) & it was so much fun. I chose to do this many Sofia trips because a) I live close to LHR and can get to the airport and back with ease/low cost, b) it was overall cheaper for me to book 6 x nested B2Bs + 1 long weekend in Sofia than a transatlantic run (No need for cabs, hotels, time coming in/out of airports around the world etc) - 0.96p per tier point for gold.
marcopizzaiuolo and flyerkit like this.
TPRun is offline  
Old Oct 25, 22, 7:57 am
  #12  
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Stirling, Scotland
Programs: Amex Centurion - BA Silver - IHG Diamond Elite - HHonors Diamond - M&M
Posts: 1,833
Originally Posted by TPRun View Post
Added!



I would have loved to do a long distance run, having done the big Bucharest to Phoenix trip where there was a pool party at the hotel in PHX (the mid point of all flights) & it was so much fun. I chose to do this many Sofia trips because a) I live close to LHR and can get to the airport and back with ease/low cost, b) it was overall cheaper for me to book 6 x nested B2Bs + 1 long weekend in Sofia than a transatlantic run (No need for cabs, hotels, time coming in/out of airports around the world etc) - 0.96p per tier point for gold.
You not doing them as a holiday (car or hotel) to get the Double Points?
pmcg is offline  
Old Oct 25, 22, 8:10 am
  #13  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Berkshire / London
Programs: BAEC Gold, Nandos
Posts: 846
Originally Posted by pmcg View Post
You not doing them as a holiday (car or hotel) to get the Double Points?
I'm not. 1) Not smart enough to plan that much ahead 2) I offset some of the bookings by spending avios to part-pay for each trip, so it kept the price considerably low.
pmcg likes this.
TPRun is offline  
Old Oct 25, 22, 10:57 am
  #14  
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 150
My SOF trips

23/11 - 24/11
29/11- 30/11
7/12 - 8/12
pacenotes likes this.
EGLK FLYER is offline  
Old Oct 25, 22, 3:09 pm
  #15  
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Programs: BAEC Gold
Posts: 340
Added my mini-TP run from EDI-LHR-SOF with my wife, it's the first time my wife has flown just so I can get TPs to get back to Gold before my card expires at the end of Nov.

Spending the night in Sofia was the only way, she didn't fancy a B2B, which I'm glad I'm not doing as I reckon a day/night in Sofia should be a lovely way to spend a weekend!
Gastrocnemius and TPRun like this.
stephenjc is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread