The new British Airways Club Europe domestic services started yesterday.
It had not been fully clear how these flights would be treated for tier points. The publicity material put out by British Airways was vague on this point, not intentionally. The fact that you only get 20 British Airways tier points for domestic Spanish flights in business class on Iberia meant that we couldn’t be certain that the same would not apply here.
However, the British Airways tier point calculator was updated yesterday. This is what you will receive on a flight from Heathrow to Manchester:
Club Europe is confirmed as 40 tier points each way.
This opens up some interesting possibilities for tier point runs. Domestic Club Europe flights can be obtained for under £200 on some dates – Leeds Bradford has the best deals – and, importantly, do not require a Saturday night stay. This makes it fairly easy to sneak one in if you need the tier points to gain or retain status.
If you are booking a long haul Club World flight for cash, you might also want to see how much extra – if anything – it costs to add in a domestic connection. If you need the tier points, the quick train ride up to Manchester from London, just to fly straight back down and then connect to your long haul service, may be worth it.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 10th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
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