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CX: DXB-BAH 5th Freedom lie flat J flight $360 USD (40 min flight)

CX: DXB-BAH 5th Freedom lie flat J flight $360 USD (40 min flight)

Old Oct 11, 19, 6:12 pm
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CX: DXB-BAH 5th Freedom lie flat J flight $360 USD (40 min flight)

Was looking at flights between DXB-BAH. Looks like CX is offering 5th freedom J at or near the same price as most Y.

No idea about qualifying points or any of that stuff, but if I can fly a nice J product for the same price as Y... I've done it between SIN-DPS on KL. Totally worth it.

https://www.google.com/flights#flt=/...;sc:b;sd:1;t:b

Apologies if this has been covered before. Did a search.
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Old Oct 11, 19, 7:21 pm
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its a 40 minute flight...
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Old Oct 11, 19, 9:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Guanran Wang View Post
its a 40 minute flight...
Its blocked at 1 hour 25 mins & if you knew anything about inra-gulf flights you'll know they can be horrendously expensive in premium cabins. This flight is a bargain at about GBP300 & thats a fact.

Nearest comparison in Business I could see (after a quick Google search ) was more than GBP800 on Gulf Air.
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Old Oct 11, 19, 10:53 pm
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Originally Posted by NoY View Post
Its blocked at 1 hour 25 mins & if you knew anything about inra-gulf flights you'll know they can be horrendously expensive in premium cabins. This flight is a bargain at about GBP300 & thats a fact.

Nearest comparison in Business I could see (after a quick Google search ) was more than GBP800 on Gulf Air.
So it is a good fare, but is it a good deal? This is, after all, a Premium Cabin Mileage Run discussion thread. Where would you credit this?

I would credit to AS. The flight is 303 miles, 606 return. CX earns on actual miles flown, no 500 mile minimum. Earnings would be 100% of miles flown + a 25% class of service bonus for AS EQM.

606 ◊ 125% = 757.5 miles, round to 758 RDM
$360 ◊ 100 / 758 = 47.5 cents per EQM. ROFLMAO

For RDM you earn 100% + 25% COS + 100% Additional Bonus = 225% As an MVPG75K, I would earn an additional 125% Elite bonus. Total RMD for me would be 225% + 125% = 350%

606 ◊ 350% = 2121 RDM.
$360 ◊ 100 / 2121 = 16.97 cents per RDM. ROFLMAO
You can purchase AS RDM for 1.97 cents per RDM.

I am not sure a PDB and a 20 minute nap on a lie-flat is worth it, but to each their own. Yes, it may be a good fare but it is by no means a good deal for the thread subject matter.

To retain MVPG75K, I would need to fly this return itinerary 45 times. At $360 a pop, that is $16,200. hahaha, I am still laughing. You are hilarious. I appreciate the chuckles.

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Old Oct 12, 19, 6:23 am
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How many tier points would you pick up with this flight if you credit to BA?
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Old Oct 12, 19, 6:30 am
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How many tier points would you pick up with this flight if you credit to BA?
80
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Old Oct 12, 19, 6:38 am
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Originally Posted by IrishStephen View Post
How many tier points would you pick up with this flight if you credit to BA?
60 in F o/w, 120 r/t (fare class F or A), 40 in J o/w, 80 r/t (Fare class J,C,D or I)
Not counting the price, a quick way of getting 120 TP/day for a couple of hours spent
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Old Oct 12, 19, 7:09 am
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Thank you alp67 and also onobond
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Old Oct 12, 19, 7:21 am
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Originally Posted by onobond View Post
60 in F o/w, 120 r/t (fare class F or A), 40 in J o/w, 80 r/t (Fare class J,C,D or I)
Not counting the price, a quick way of getting 120 TP/day for a couple of hours spent
A nice top-up for Gulf based BAEC members.
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Old Oct 13, 19, 5:44 am
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The 4 hours between flights makes a B2B quite possible.

If doing a B2B I assume that you donít need to get a visa on arrival as you can just go through transit.

BA.com confirms 80 tier points for this return trip.
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Old Oct 13, 19, 7:53 pm
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I just deleted quite a few off topic posts here discussing if this fare belongs here. It is a premium class fare, and as others have noted, some do find value in it. Please keep the discussion on topic, discussing the fare on this thread.

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Old Oct 13, 19, 10:13 pm
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Originally Posted by onobond View Post
60 in F o/w, 120 r/t (fare class F or A), 40 in J o/w, 80 r/t (Fare class J,C,D or I)
Not counting the price, a quick way of getting 120 TP/day for a couple of hours spent
Correction:

....a quick way of getting 80 TP/day for a couple of hours spent
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Old Oct 14, 19, 2:48 am
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Originally Posted by IAN-UK View Post
Correction:

....a quick way of getting 80 TP/day for a couple of hours spent
True, as thereís no First Class on this service.
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Old Oct 14, 19, 1:12 pm
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Originally Posted by MaxFlyer View Post
The 4 hours between flights makes a B2B quite possible.

If doing a B2B I assume that you donít need to get a visa on arrival as you can just go through transit.

BA.com confirms 80 tier points for this return trip.
Yes you can go through transit, however to actually board the flight from BAH you would meet a BP to present at the gate.
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Old Oct 15, 19, 3:29 am
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As an add on to a 1st class RTW these flights before Qatar got cut out used to be a very valuable quick cheap way of getting BA Tp’s
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