Mileage run?

Old Jan 27, 04, 9:00 am
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Mileage run?

OK, while family is out of town next month, I want to take advantage of the current targeted CE/CW triple miles promo and boost my tier points towards gold, for as few s as possible, in the shortest time, on a Saturday morning! What's the best mileage run for me?

I figure LHR-CDG-LHR in Club Europe ("I" class?) will get me 220 miles + 110 cabin and 55 tier bonuses = 385 x 3 = 1155 + 80 tier points for 324.40. That's still 28p a mile, which is not great, but I really want the tier points. Going economy (what?!) doesn't make sense as far as I can see because I won't get tier points on the cheapest fares.

I'm sure some of you will have a much better suggestion - I'm all ears!

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Old Jan 27, 04, 9:44 am
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How badly you want the tier points is up to you. The shortest hop is undoubtedly Paris. However I think the triple miles bonus will apply to the base miles not the bonus ones. This has been my experience on similar promos.
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Old Jan 27, 04, 9:47 am
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Try hopping around Scotland and the local islands on Logan Air (a secret OW member!) - cheaper than CDG.
Fully flexible economy - Lerwick - Papa Stour
- 32 return

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Old Jan 27, 04, 9:48 am
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Another quick suggestion: try pricing your ticket on AA.com.
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Old Jan 27, 04, 12:09 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by gbogo:
I figure LHR-CDG-LHR in Club Europe ("I" class?) will get me 220 miles + 110 cabin and 55 tier bonuses = 385 x 3 = 1155 + 80 tier points for 324.40</font>
Its more, don't forget for flights of less 500 miles, you get 500 BA Miles anyway. I think you do get triple miles on the tier bonus and cabin bonus too. I seem to remember in the email I got sent it mentioned LHR-FCO-LHR was around 8000 BA miles
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Old Jan 27, 04, 12:59 pm
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fbg is right, your maths is a little off. CDG rtn in CE with the triple miles promo would net the following:

Pleb: (500+250)*2*3 = 4,500 + 80pts
Silv: (500+250+125)*2*3 = 5,250 + 80pts
Gold: (500+250+250)*2*3 = 6,000 + 80pts
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Old Jan 27, 04, 2:21 pm
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From www.ba.com/triple:

<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">
Register, then book and fly any eligible booking class in Club World and Club Europe as listed below between 12 January and 27 March 2004 and you will be rewarded with triple BA Miles every time you fly after registering. In addition we will triple your cabin bonus and, if you are a Silver or Gold member, your tier bonus too.
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My bold. So are right.

500 miles minimum
250 miles cabin bonus (for CE)
125 miles for your Silver tier bonus
*2 for a return flight
*3 for the triple miles promo

equals

5250 miles and 80 tier points.

Cheaper destination than CDG would almost definitely be DUB from LGW (only EI metal from LHR - which might still count if booked through on a BA flight no.)

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Old Jan 27, 04, 5:11 pm
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Thanks for your help everyone! I just re-read the small print on ba.com/triple and found: "Travel on codeshares and alliance airlines is excluded". So that rules out DUB I guess and also economy is a non-starter because triple is only for CE/CW. Paris is looking best still. Maybe I'll do 2 runs in the day for 11,000 and 160 points!

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Old Jan 28, 04, 4:49 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by gbogo:
[B]Thanks for your help everyone! I just re-read the small print on ba.com/triple and found: "Travel on codeshares and alliance airlines is excluded". So that rules out DUB I guess and also economy is a non-starter because triple is only for CE/CW. Paris is looking best still. Maybe I'll do 2 runs in the day for 11,000 and 160 points!
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OK, that's why I suggested DUB from LGW as its BA planes that fly the route (EI pulled out of LGW last year). All LHR-DUB flights are EI planes.

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Old Jan 28, 04, 5:08 am
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ahhhhhhhh! Thanks Phil. )
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What about BHX-MAD for 207?

8784 miles plus 80 points (silver)
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Old Jan 28, 04, 9:59 am
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So would hops around the Highland airports (or beaches!) earn you 20 EC Points at 32 return (plus tax I take it?)!!
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Old Jan 28, 04, 11:06 am
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No tax on the Highland flights, as I remember.

However... I think some of the subsidies are going, and I remember hearing rumours that many Loganair flights will soon cease to be operated as a BA franchise. Anyone?
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Old Jan 28, 04, 11:19 am
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Oh, I thought Loganair had got more BA franchise flights and it was City Express who were getting less? Or is it the otherway round?

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Old Jan 28, 04, 11:32 am
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Oh, you're right. Loganair is getting the CitiExpress Scottish prop routes.

http://www.hial.co.uk/default.aspx.L...28.Lang-EN.htm
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