loss of tier points

Old Aug 9, 06, 8:51 am
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loss of tier points

Have just moved from silver to gold, but seem to have lost 80 tier points. Is this normal, can I get them back somehow or are they swallowed and never heard from again?
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Old Aug 9, 06, 9:11 am
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Is this normal?
Short answer: yes!

Long answer: can be found in the
The all new and updated Ultimate BRITISH AIRWAYS Guide
, a sticky a the top of this forum.
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Old Aug 9, 06, 9:42 am
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I've just lost 2590 points! OK, so my membership year's reset, but still!
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Old Aug 9, 06, 9:50 am
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I feel a bit better now. I only lost 780 last night.
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Old Aug 9, 06, 12:23 pm
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3170 all gone. Thankfully, the miles are still there.
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Old Aug 9, 06, 12:42 pm
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Holy $hit!! Miles don't impress me - though I value their potential barter capacity with the airlines - they're a dime a dozen from any number of sources. But 3170TP's plus what you needed to get to Gold!! Now that is some serious flying. Do you people actually ever leave an airport precinct?

It makes BAEC Gold seem like such an insulting descriptor for such exalted (and valuable to BA) beings. (As opposed to me who quibbled over a measly 120 gone missing when I reached lowly Silver )

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Old Aug 9, 06, 12:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Cheetah_SA
Holy $hit!! Miles don't impress me - though I value their potential barter capacity with the airlines - they're a dime a dozen from any number of sources. But 3170TP's plus what you needed to get to Gold!! Now that is some serious flying. Do you people actually ever leave an airport precinct?

It makes BAEC Gold seem like such an insulting descriptor for such exalted (and valuable to BA) beings. (As opposed to me who quibbled over a measly 120 gone missing when I reached lowly Silver )
1. There are plenty of people on here who earn more (some much more) than that. They are the exalted ones, along with those that earn Gold on UK domestics or down the back.
2. I've been Gold for 4 years so that was all I clocked up in 12 months
3. It is amazing what a couple of RTW's can do to the TP balance
4. Last year was much worse, 4600 and no RTW's. But longhaul J makes it much easier.

This year will be a struggle. Very little BA flying as our corp deals are with VS, CX and BD. Plus my new love of AA miles for CX flying is taking me towards a black card....

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Old Aug 9, 06, 1:07 pm
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A couple of years ago I was doing a transatlantic flight in J once a month, and that's 12 x 240 = 2880 TPs even before the odd extra sector and regular trips to Europe are included. I'd be impressed if anyone regularly clocked up 2000+ TPs other than on business, though.
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Old Aug 9, 06, 1:44 pm
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The family used to know someone who did Concorde about once a week rt, & I'm assuming that they didn't mange it for twelve weeks of a year, through holiday etc (although they probably did some of that). This racks up an impressive 19,200 TPs/year.
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Old Aug 9, 06, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by Swanhunter
Plus my new love of AA miles for CX flying is taking me towards a black card....
Welcome to the dark side.
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Old Aug 9, 06, 1:59 pm
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I lost five points when I moved from Blue to Silver


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Old Aug 9, 06, 2:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Fraser
I lost five points when I moved from Blue to Silver


Has the therapist told you when you will recover from the trauma of this?
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Old Aug 9, 06, 2:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Jimmie76
Has the therapist told you when you will recover from the trauma of this?
Well it's approaching two years now and I got the odd 'MMB free' nightmare from time to time
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Old Aug 9, 06, 3:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Swanhunter
1. There are plenty of people on here who earn more (some much more) than that. They are the exalted ones, along with those that earn Gold on UK domestics or down the back.
2. I've been Gold for 4 years so that was all I clocked up in 12 months
3. It is amazing what a couple of RTW's can do to the TP balance
4. Last year was much worse, 4600 and no RTW's. But longhaul J makes it much easier.

This year will be a struggle. Very little BA flying as our corp deals are with VS, CX and BD. Plus my new love of AA miles for CX flying is taking me towards a black card....
Having earned silver on UK DOM my next target is gold...should be possible in the year
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Old Aug 9, 06, 3:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Fraser
I lost five points when I moved from Blue to Silver
25 here. I hope to get the 20 back which where on the flight lhr -ham after my longhaul, otherwhise that would be 45.
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