Please Help - Majorly Confused!

Old Aug 8, 06, 10:19 am
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Question Please Help - Majorly Confused!

I am trying to book some flights to Italy for next year and am going to be using some miles from my Air Miles Travel Company account earned through my credit card (not BA Exec Miles). I have been told that I will be booked into I class on the outbound and C on the inbound. Will I be able to earn BA miles and tier points? Neither BA or Airmiles are sure because "they're not together anymore"

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Old Aug 8, 06, 10:23 am
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Yes. I & C class both earn points and miles.

I got miles on an Air Miles redemption from MAN-FRA-MAN recently. Didn't get the tier points (and only 25% miles) because I was booked in a cheap economy class rather than CE.

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Old Aug 8, 06, 10:24 am
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IIRC, Airmiles bookings now book into revenue buckets, so are eligible for earning BA Miles and TP (in line with the miles/tier points applicable to that fare bucket). I think it was Roger who highlighted this a while back.

Out of interest, how many Airmiles did that cost you? I've got about 4,500 of the buggers which it would be useful to shift.....
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Old Aug 8, 06, 10:25 am
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Originally Posted by tom139
I am trying to book some flights to Italy for next year and am going to be using some miles from my Air Miles Travel Company account earned through my credit card (not BA Exec Miles). I have been told that I will be booked into I class on the outbound and C on the inbound. Will I be able to earn BA miles and tier points? Neither BA or Airmiles are sure because "they're not together anymore"

Thanks,

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Unless I'm mistaken, these aren't redemption fare codes, so .. I would guess yes?
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Old Aug 8, 06, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by Shuttle-Bored
IIRC, Airmiles bookings now book into revenue buckets, so are eligible for earning BA Miles and TP (in line with the miles/tier points applicable to that fare bucket). I think it was Roger who highlighted this a while back.

Out of interest, how many Airmiles did that cost you? I've got about 4,500 of the buggers which it would be useful to shift.....
Great thanks guys.

I have 11,000 and 15,000 was enough to get 4 adults in club. I haven't booked yet though (am paying 9,000 miles plus some cash). They break it down for you though and you could say book half with Airmiles and half with cash.
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Old Aug 8, 06, 10:57 am
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Originally Posted by Shuttle-Bored
Out of interest, how many Airmiles did that cost you? I've got about 4,500 of the buggers which it would be useful to shift.....
There are some great deals at the moment. MAN-FRA-MAN was 300 miles plus 55 tax, or 100 miles plus 69.

I've only got 500 or so, but I'll use them for some of these cheap euro weekends.

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Old Aug 8, 06, 10:58 am
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Originally Posted by Shuttle-Bored
IIRC, Airmiles bookings now book into revenue buckets, so are eligible for earning BA Miles and TP (in line with the miles/tier points applicable to that fare bucket). I think it was Roger who highlighted this a while back.

Out of interest, how many Airmiles did that cost you? I've got about 4,500 of the buggers which it would be useful to shift.....
I have a few of these but have looked at the website and they are only allowing you to book in Y online. Do you have to call up separately to book in J?
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Old Aug 8, 06, 10:59 am
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I have a few of these but have looked at the website and they are only allowing you to book in Y online. Do you have to call up separately to book in J?
You do I'm afraid - rather annoying I know!!
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