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3 Qualifying flights needed and 20 tier points - any suggestions?

3 Qualifying flights needed and 20 tier points - any suggestions?

Old Aug 14, 2023, 1:52 pm
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3 Qualifying flights needed and 20 tier points - any suggestions?

My apologies I have scoured the TP thread and can't find any sugestions for our Ist.World Gold retention predicament!

I have looked at open jaw on the BA website but can only get 3 x 5 TPs this way. 20 needed.
Any suggestions are welcome Ex LON and overnight if necessary 2 PAX. Anytime in September.

Thanks in advance.
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Old Aug 14, 2023, 2:18 pm
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Personally I'd nest 2 x B2B domestics in a day so LHR-ABZ-LHR-ABZ-LHR or similar, that will net you the 20tp and the 3 flights.

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Old Aug 14, 2023, 2:28 pm
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Id say the same as cbyrne92 double flights in one day. Looking at September for the destinations i checked mostly the early flight is cheap but the later ones are definitely not. Did find one possible option, right now a double bounce to Dublin on 19th September can be done for 199 for the 4 flights in economy.
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Old Aug 14, 2023, 2:29 pm
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Alternatively, you could look into flying to some airport in Spain, with a connection in MAD.
Since IB coded and operated flights also count as qualifying flights.
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Old Aug 14, 2023, 3:54 pm
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Train to Manchester and start a Man-Lhr-Europe return?
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Old Aug 14, 2023, 4:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Sparkyfletch
My apologies I have scoured the TP thread and can't find any sugestions for our Ist.World Gold retention predicament!

I have looked at open jaw on the BA website but can only get 3 x 5 TPs this way. 20 needed.
Any suggestions are welcome Ex LON and overnight if necessary 2 PAX. Anytime in September.

Thanks in advance.
I may be missing something, as admittedly I have never attempted anything like this before, but you might well get the 20TPs doing this depending on the fare class. Q, O & G earn 5TPs, so if at least one of your three flights is in a fare class other than those you're there.

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Old Aug 14, 2023, 4:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Chiller3333
Alternatively, you could look into flying to some airport in Spain, with a connection in MAD.
Since IB coded and operated flights also count as qualifying flights.
Yes, but there appear to be issues with Iberia Express flights not coding automatically as a qualifying flight. (and quite a few of the cheapest IB destinations are going to involve an IB Express domestic flight)

Not really what you want with a last minute TP / segment run...
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Old Aug 15, 2023, 2:35 am
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Originally Posted by Bohinjska Bistrica
I may be missing something, as admittedly I have never attempted anything like this before, but you might well get the 20TPs doing this depending on the fare class. Q, O & G earn 5TPs, so if at least one of your three flights is in a fare class other than those you're there.
Agreed, but we neeed the 3 qualifying flights as well..
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Old Aug 15, 2023, 3:27 am
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Originally Posted by cbyrne92
Personally I'd nest 2 x B2B domestics in a day so LHR-ABZ-LHR-ABZ-LHR or similar, that will net you the 20tp and the 3 flights.

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Other option is to have a multi city on one ticket. Example LHR - EDI - NCL - LHR. Then you are protected in case of irrops. EDI - NCL will Route via LHR. This can be done in one day. I did the same last week prior to my collection end date of 08/08
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Old Aug 15, 2023, 3:41 am
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Originally Posted by Sparkyfletch
Agreed, but we neeed the 3 qualifying flights as well..
You noted in your post 3 x 5 TPs. I assumed this meant you'd have three sectors and, therefore, if one of those flights was 10 TPs, you're there.
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Old Aug 15, 2023, 3:51 am
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Originally Posted by Kay_Baden
Other option is to have a multi city on one ticket. Example LHR - EDI - NCL - LHR. Then you are protected in case of irrops. EDI - NCL will Route via LHR. This can be done in one day. I did the same last week prior to my collection end date of 08/08
Nice way of doing it! Was the pricing comparable to 2 x return tickets?

If you nest the trips as LHR-ABZ (Ticket 1) B2B ABZ-LHR (Ticket 2) then LHR-ABZ (Ticket 2) B2B ABZ-LHR (Ticket 1) then you are mostyl protected against IRROPS anyway.

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Old Aug 15, 2023, 6:41 am
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Originally Posted by Chiller3333
Alternatively, you could look into flying to some airport in Spain, with a connection in MAD.
Since IB coded and operated flights also count as qualifying flights.
While were on the subject of qualifying flights, can it be IB operated but AA coded? I have a transatlantic flight booked MAD-JFK in my next TP year on IB with an AA code. Would that count as one of the four segments for BA qualification?
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Old Aug 15, 2023, 6:44 am
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Originally Posted by salut0
While were on the subject of qualifying flights, can it be IB operated but AA coded? I have a transatlantic flight booked MAD-JFK in my next TP year on IB with an AA code. Would that count as one of the four segments for BA qualification?
No, IB operated and IB marketed. See post 4 of the guide Your guide to the Executive Club, attaining status and earning Avios | 2022 edition
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Old Aug 15, 2023, 7:08 am
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What about something like LHR - GLA/EDI - DUB - LHR - making sure to book the leg to Dublin on EI using a BA codeshare. Or LHR - MAD - BCN (or similar) - LHR. Gets the three qualifying sectors and can be done in a day. Would also be worth comparing the price difference on each leg between one of the higher priced ET fares that earn 10TPs compared to booking one of the legs in CE. Occasionally, depending on day and route, there might not be much in it.
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