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.
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