How many tier points does each British Airways route earn? Introducing HFP’s British Airways tier point calculator

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How many tier points do you earn from a British Airways flight?

This article is HFP’s own British Airways tier point calculator!  It lists every British Airways flight from London together with the tier points that you will earn in British Airways Executive Club.

If you want to know how many tier points you earn for a particular British Airways flight, there is no official list.  You need to go to ba.com and use the BA Tier Point Calculator page, route by route.

It isn’t ideal, especially if you want to plan a trip to maximise your tier point earning.  You cannot, for example, easily find which Club Europe routes earn 160 tier points for a return trip instead of the usual 80 tier points.

I have created this table as a one-stop reference – our own Head for Points British Airways tier point calculator.  It is a sister resource to the ‘list of Avios redemption pricing for all BA routes’ that I published on Wednesday.

The list below calculates the tier points you earn for every British Airways flight from London.  The tier points shown are for a one-way flight.  For simplicity I have shown all travel classes although some long-haul routes do not have First Class.

Remember that Bronze requires 300 tier points, Silver requires 600 tier points and Gold requires 1,500 tier points.  Tier point earning for partner airlines works slightly differently – flights under 2,000 miles are treated as short-haul (40 tier points each-way in Business) and the remainder as long-haul (140 or 160 tier points each-way in Business).  You cannot earn status purely from partner flights – you also need four cash flights BA flights, or two for Bronze, in your membership year.

I have added a link to this tier point calculator article to the site footer, on desktop and tablet, so it can be accessed easily.

If you are reading this on a mobile phone, the table is likely to look a mess.  I recommend you use a desktop or tablet instead.

Key:

  • ET/WT = Euro Traveller / World Traveller (short-haul economy and long-haul economy)
  • WTP = World Traveller Plus (long-haul premium economy)
  • CE/CW = Club Europe / Club World (short-haul business and long-haul business)

If you want to download this data so you can manipulate the columns as you want, you can.  This makes it easy, for example, to see which Club Europe routes are in the 160 tier points return band, or which Club World routes are in the higher 320 tier points return band.  Click here to download the spreadsheet in Excel format.

(This article is part of our ‘BA Q&A’ series which explains how British Airways Executive Club works.  You can see all of our ‘BA Q&A’ articles here. )

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Cabin:
ET / WT
ET / WT
ET / WT
WTP
WTP
CE / CW
CE / CW
First
First
Ticket type:
Lowest
Low
Flexible
Lowest
Flexible
Lowest
Flexible
Lowest
Flexible
Ticket bucket:
Q,O,G
K,L,M,N,S,V
Y,B,H
E,T
W
R,I
J,C,D
A
F
Aberdeen
5
10
20
40
40
Abu Dhabi
20
35
70
90
`90
140
140
210
210
Abuja
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Accra
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Algiers
10
20
40
80
80
Alicante
5
10
20
40
40
Almeria
5
10
20
40
40
Amman
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Amsterdam
5
10
20
40
40
Antigua
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Athens
10
20
40
80
80
Atlanta
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Austin
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Bahrain
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Baltimore
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Bangkok
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Barbados
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Barcelona
5
10
20
40
40
Bari
5
10
20
40
40
Basel
5
10
20
40
40
Bastia
5
10
20
40
40
Beijing
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Beirut
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Belfast
5
10
20
40
40
Bengalaru
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Bergerac
5
10
20
40
40
Berlin
5
10
20
40
40
Bermuda
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Bilbao
5
10
20
40
40
Billund
5
10
20
40
40
Bologna
5
10
20
40
40
Bordeaux
5
10
20
40
40
Boston
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Brussels
5
10
20
40
40
Bucharest
10
20
40
80
80
Budapest
5
10
20
40
40
Buenos Aires
20
40
80
100
100
160
160
240
240
Cagliari
5
10
20
40
40
Cairo
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Calgary
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Cancun
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Cape Town
20
40
80
100
100
160
160
240
240
Catania
10
20
40
80
80
Chambery
5
10
20
40
40
Chania
10
20
40
80
80
Charleston
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Chennai
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Chicago
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Cologne
5
10
20
40
40
Copenhagen
5
10
20
40
40
Corfu
10
20
40
80
80
Dalaman
10
20
40
80
80
Dallas
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Delhi
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Denver
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Doha
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Dubai
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Dublin
5
10
20
40
40
Dubrovnik
5
10
20
40
40
Durban
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Dusseldorf
5
10
20
40
40
Edinburgh
5
10
20
40
40
Faro
5
10
20
40
40
Figari
5
10
20
40
40
Florence
5
10
20
40
40
Fort Lauderdale
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Frankfurt
5
10
20
40
40
Friedrichshafen
5
10
20
40
40
Funchal
10
20
40
80
80
Geneva
5
10
20
40
40
Genoa
5
10
20
40
40
Gibraltar
5
10
20
40
40
Glasgow
5
10
20
40
40
Gothenburg
5
10
20
40
40
Gran Canaria
10
20
40
80
80
Granada
5
10
20
40
40
Grand Cayman
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Grenada
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Grenoble
5
10
20
40
40
Hamburg
5
10
20
40
40
Hannover
5
10
20
40
40
Helsinki
10
20
40
80
80
Heraklion
10
20
40
80
80
Hong Kong
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Houston
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Hyderabad
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Ibiza
5
10
20
40
40
Innsbruck
5
10
20
40
40
Inverness
5
10
20
40
40
Islamabad
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Isle of Man
5
10
20
40
40
Istanbul
10
20
40
80
80
Jeddah
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Jersey
5
10
20
40
40
Johannesburg
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Kalamata
10
20
40
80
80
Kefalonia
10
20
40
80
80
Kiev
10
20
40
80
80
Kingston
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Kos
10
20
40
80
80
Krakow
5
10
20
40
40
Kuala Lumpur
20
40
80
100
100
160
160
240
240
Kuwait
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Lagos
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Lanzarote
10
20
40
80
80
Larnaca
10
20
40
80
80
Las Vegas
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Leeds Bradford
5
10
20
40
40
Lima
20
40
80
100
100
160
160
240
240
Limoges
5
10
20
40
40
Lisbon
5
10
20
40
40
Los Angeles
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Luxembourg
5
10
20
40
40
Lyon
5
10
20
40
40
Madrid
5
10
20
40
40
Mahe
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Malaga
5
10
20
40
40
Male
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Malta
10
20
40
80
80
Manchester
5
10
20
40
40
Marrakech
10
20
40
80
80
Marseille
5
10
20
40
40
Mauritius
20
40
80
100
100
160
160
240
240
Menorca
5
10
20
40
40
Mexico City
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Miami
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Milan
5
10
20
40
40
Montreal
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Moscow
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Mumbai
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Munich
5
10
20
40
40
Muscat
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Mykonos
10
20
40
80
80
Nairobi
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Nantes
5
10
20
40
40
Naples
5
10
20
40
40
Narita
20
40
80
100
100
160
160
240
240
Nashville
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Nassau
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
New Orleans
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
New York
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Newcastle
5
10
20
40
40
Nice
5
10
20
40
40
Olbia
5
10
20
40
40
Orlando
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Osaka
20
40
80
100
100
160
160
240
240
Oslo
5
10
20
40
40
Palermo
5
10
20
40
40
Palma
5
10
20
40
40
Paphos
10
20
40
80
80
Paris
5
10
20
40
40
Philadelphia
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Phoenix
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Pisa
5
10
20
40
40
Pittsburgh
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Port of Spain
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Porto
5
10
20
40
40
Prague
5
10
20
40
40
Pula
5
10
20
40
40
Punta Cana
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Quimper
5
10
20
40
40
Reykjavik
10
20
40
80
80
Rhodes
10
20
40
80
80
Rio De Janeiro
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Riyadh
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Rome
5
10
20
40
40
Rotterdam
5
10
20
40
40
Salzburg
5
10
20
40
40
San Diego
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
San Francisco
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
San Jose (CA)
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
San Jose (C’Rica)
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Santiago
20
40
80
100
100
160
160
240
240
Santorini
10
20
40
80
80
Sao Paulo
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Seattle
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Seoul
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Seville
5
10
20
40
40
Shanghai
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Skiathos
10
20
40
80
80
Singapore
20
40
80
100
100
160
160
240
240
Sofia
10
20
40
80
80
Split
5
10
20
40
40
St Kitts
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
St Lucia
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
St Petersburg
10
20
40
80
80
Stockholm
5
10
20
40
40
Stuttgart
5
10
20
40
40
Sydney
30
60
120
150
150
240
240
360
360
Tampa
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Tel Aviv
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Teneriffe
10
20
40
80
80
Thessaloniki
10
20
40
80
80
Tirana
10
20
40
80
80
Tobago
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Tokyo
20
40
80
100
100
160
160
240
240
Toronto
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Toulouse
5
10
20
40
40
Turin
5
10
20
40
40
Turks and Caicos
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Valencia
5
10
20
40
40
Vancouver
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Venice
5
10
20
40
40
Verona
5
10
20
40
40
Vienna
5
10
20
40
40
Warsaw
5
10
20
40
40
Washington
20
35
70
90
90
140
140
210
210
Zakynthos
10
20
40
80
80
Zagreb
5
10
20
40
40
Zurich
5
10
20
40
40

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Comments

  1. Genghis says:

    Remember that BAEC eligible flights can also be marketed and operated by IB.

  2. HPN-HRL says:

    IB flights (must be both operated and marketed by IB) certainly used to qualify as BAEC eligible flights, but I just took a look at the BAEC Terms and Conditions and saw no mention of IB flights:

    ” 6.2. Membership Card entitlement … Members progress from Blue to Bronze, Bronze to Silver and from Silver to Gold. In order to achieve or retain Bronze status Members must ensure they take at least 2 flights operated and marketed by British Airways during each Tier Point Collection Year in addition to obtaining either the required number of Tier Points or completing the required number of eligible flights. In order to achieve or retain Silver or Gold status Members must ensure they take at least four flights operated by British Airways during each Tier Point Collection Year in addition to obtaining the required number of Tier Points.”

    Has this always been the wording in the T&Cs, or are IB flights no longer “eligible flights”?

    • Lady london says:

      Yes and surely only seeing ‘operated by’ on the it’s and c’s above, also means flight coding doesn’t have to be BA so long as BA operates the flight? This does not sound right.

      • Every time I write about this people throw in different interpretations. I will simplify it back to ‘4 flights’!

  3. Good effort, although splitting by fare class on W J and F seem overly fussy.

    Also, I think FNC is a SH+ route given it is over 1500miles.

  4. >>Tier point earning for partner airlines works slightly differently – flights under 2,000 miles are treated as short-haul (40 tier points each-way in Business) and the remainder as long-haul (140 or 160 tier points each-way in Business).

    This is not true. If BA flies the same route then the tier points on partner airlines are the same as BA. They might extend this rule from “same route” to “between the same countries”.
    For example Helsinki-Manchester is shorter than Helsinki-Dublin but you earn 2x the tier points when flying Finnair Helsinki-Manchester as Helsinki-Dublin (and you’ll probably fly over Manchester on the way there). This is caused by LHR-HEL on BA earning more tier points than most “short haul” destinations. Finnair naturally match this for their LHR-HEL flights but extend this to MAN/EDI flights as well (it would be awkward for MAN-HEL to earn half the TP as LHR-HEL).

    • I agree that the wording may not be the clearest, but the overall meaning is. Under 2k miles is 40TPs, and over is 140/160 in J. There are no SH+ routes onnoartner airlines apart from this offered by AY to/from UK.

      I’d be more concerned about the reference to four cash flights on BA or codeshare partners. This is not strictly true. IB for example. And BA have codeshare partners but just because you fly them doesn’t mean these flights will not necessarily contribute to the four flight requirements unless they have BA flight code on that particular flight..

  5. OT: I am trying to use my avios for Cathay Pacific exemption from SGN to HKG. I saw a lot of availability a few months back but now cannot see a single date anywhere in 2019? I needed it for April 2019. Im I missing something? Thanks in advance.

    • filipino_chino says:

      phone up, Cathay Seats seem to be available online and then get taken down again, over and over – it’s annoying.

  6. Might be a stupid question, I fly 3-4 times a year with my family.

    But why would I want tier status?

    What benefits do you get?

    • Memesweeper says:

      Status mainly favours a regular flyer in economy. Different benefits at different tiers but the key ones are free seats at 7 days (bronze) and free seats at booking time + lounge access + fast track (silver). If you don’t fly often you’d be much better off buying seat selection or lounge access for each trip rather than worrying about status.

    • filipino_chino says:

      free seat selection i think, lounge access, you get to check-in in the business line so you don’t have to queue. Depending on the airline free excess baggage – able to redeem more flights (some airline open more seats if you have gold status etc) – to name but a few

    • Lounge access, fast track security, priority boarding, extra Avios, free seat selection.

      • BA status gets you a priority call centre number that more often than not means (a) they answer the phone in a reasonable time and (b) have a clue about handling your query.

    • It depends on your needs. If i was purely leisure travelling I wouldn’t be fussed but my company has an economy only policy for intra-european flights so therefore it is worthwhile for being able to select seats/lounge access/fast track but also I don’t pay for it so why not. For my leisure trips I tend to fly business (On Avios redemptions) or non-BA for cheapness so status isn’t as useful as the Priority Pass with Amex platinum. Like everything on this hobby. it works for some, not for others.

  7. Hi Rob,

    I can see it’s correct but when did FNC change from 80 to 40? I’m sure it used to be 80 each way but then I haven’t been for a while. It was on my TP run list but I guess I need to remove it now! Many thanks for highlighting.

  8. Fixed

  9. Aha, that’ll be why then… thanks Rob – it’s now back on my TP run list! And thanks for the list by the way which is incredibly useful.

  10. Hi, I am 10 tier points away from my first BAEC bronze status, what is the easiest way to look a cheapest flight ideally out of LCY?
    Also, I am booking today a BA long flight for June, I expect to have reached bronze by then. Will bronze benefits such as seat selection 7 days before apply to this booking? Thanks

    • Use https://www.britishairways.com/travel/low-price-finder/public/en_gb and set it to a day trip in Europe.

      LCY flights are rarely cheap given that the taxes and fees to depart from LCY are £59 (usually absorbed by BA if redeeming on RFS), best bet is from LGW. LHR-LUX is often cheap too.

      I don’t think a TP run is worth it for bronze, might as well just pay the seat selection fee and probably get a better choice than what would be left at T-168.

  11. We’ve just decided on Sri Lanka for our honeymoon – just over 12 months away. We have a modest pot of Avios (c.100k) and could readily earn 50k more. We also have a 2-4-1 voucher which will be valid for the period.

    As BA does not fly to Colombo, my assumption has been we will have to either (1) fly to an Indian airport, using the 2-4-1, then change planes; or (2) fly direct on a different airline, and suck up the loss of the 2-4-1 (nothing else that is worth our while to use it for).

    Am I right, or has anyone else travelled to Sri Lanka and done anything craftier with their Avios and particularly their 2-4-1?

    • Have you looked at Doha with BA and then with Qatar to Sri Lanka?

    • Also Maldives is close by, but v hard to get availablity, and to be honest you’ll wish you weren’t just using it to connect.

    • Don’t “connect” in India unless you actually want to get a hotel and spend a night there in each direction.

      If you do use the 241 on BA followed by a separate ticket, you’ll need to recheck bags on the outbound. If your second leg is on Sri Lankan (UL), options for the 241 are Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Muscat, Bahrain??, Kuwait??

    • I went to SL via Chennai on a 2-4-1 L and connected with the first available flight. It involved a horrible 6 hour wait being shuffled from waiting area to waiting area then spending 4 hours in a brightly lit hard seat back mini lounge with inedible food. All in the wee small hours.
      Going again this year but have booked Sri Lankan economy then putting a big bid in for upgrade to J in their auction process. No way will I suffer that Chennai route again, even if it means 9 hrs in SL economy !
      Use your 2-4-1 elsewhere is my recommendation !

    • Doctorbee says:

      Did this a few years ago – booked a 2-4-1 (First) to Mumbai, spent half a day at Hilton Mumbai Airport, then overnight flight with Sri Lankan Airlines to Colombo. On the way back, spent 3 nights in Mumbai (worth spending a few days here – stayed at the Intercontinental which was very nice and a good location).

      Note that for the Sri Lankan flights, we booked Economy but made the lowest possible bid for Business and got it both ways. The Business Class lounge at Colombo (only for Business Class customers, not for Silvers/Sapphires) for the connecting flight on the way back was one of the best Business lounges I’ve ever been to (a great Sri Lankan curry feast spread).

      • guesswho2000 says:

        Re the lounge at CMB, completely agree, the Serendib lounge (for J pax) is excellent. The Serendiva lounge (OWS/OWE) is definitely not!

      • Thanks everyone for the comments. Extremely helpful.

    • Dubai with BA and then a cash ticket with Sri Lankan airlines. They have fantastic deals in business class from Dubai or Abu Dhabi

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