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Going for Gold with BA in 2021
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Yes, looking forward to some weekend Tier Point runs once restrictions are relaxed. Tallinn via Helsinki is a good one as is the famous Amsterdam-Jersey shuffle.
They are really handy because you can bang the number in during the booking process for an instant reduction.
Finland is always very expensive for CW Flights as they are operated by Finnair ?
Can you notate the exact routings - ie is it LHR-JER via AMS ? and the other please.
You can get some good value BA Holidays in Club Europe which get full tier points. Often the hotel is effectively free.
This is the classic routing for the Jersey Shuffle:
1) Book a Gatwick to Jersey return. Sort of a "domestic" flight but you get Club Europe service and points. 40 points on the way out
2) Inside that return book a return from JER to AMS which is via LGW. 40 points per leg = 160 points
3) When you get back to JER fly back to LGW on the original return ticket. Another 40 points
Total = 240 tie points for the cost of two Club Europe returns all of which have short flights.
Throw in a hotel in Jersey or Amsterdam if you want to make a weekend of it,
More info here: https://pointstobemade.com/ams-jer-tp-run/
The HEL-TLL route works as HEL is one of the mid haul destinations which get 80 tier points so LHR-HEL-TLL return is 240.
I used to earn lots of points by flying to Spanish destinations via MAD or BCN but that became less lucrative when they cut the number of points for Spanish domestic routes.
Yes, there are tricks to getting the most out of any frequent flier scheme and with BA one of the the secrets is doing short legs in premium cabins. Other airlines are based entirely on miles flown but with BA the number of individual flights flown is also a factor so you earn more by flying indirect. Of course there are lots of other considerations which is why whole websites are dedicated to TP runs.