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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. ITAmateur says:

    OT^ot – am moving to Toronto in a few weeks. Can anyone recommend a website similar to HFP that covers the Canadian market/airlines/rewards programmes?

  2. Thanks Rob, a very useful list and will be perfect for calculating if a tier run is worth it.

  3. Really helpful post. Am going to be 165 tier points under gold this year so thinking about a run to Reykjavik or Helsinki with a connector for those last 5 points based on this.
    Quick Question – I saw somewhere that Gold has a soft drop to Silver if you don’t achieve 600 TPs in following year, is that true? If so I’ll push for gold thsi year and use all my reward flights next year and just drop to silver the following

    • Yes, soft landing, which is one of the best benefits of Gold! I have done the same strategy as you in the past.

      • I did that this year, turned out that I’m ending the year on 620 anyway because of work travel but saved so much using avios this year. Now, do I push for Gold again on 9th Feb?!

  4. Very helpful post, thanks Rob

  5. Not all of the long-haul routes you list as earning 210 in F have an F cabin (some Caribbean and Orlando as examples).

  6. The main benefit of status is that you earn a bonus number of miles. For instance LHR-SFO-LHR in First gets you 37,000 Avios if you are Gold.

    First-Wing check-in and the First lounge at LHT T5 makes a difference as well.

    • And on lowest fare economy, Gold actually earns you 5x what a blue member would earn as it is 25% of miles + 100% of miles (rather than 25% of miles + 25% of miles as you might expect when you read that Gold earns 100% bonus Avios on BA flights). Conversely, the 100% bonus does not apply to the cabin bonus you get in Club or First. So Gold is more valuable to those booking lowest fare economy than those flying First (and who of course would also have access to First Wing etc anyway).

  7. khourshed T says:

    i am planing to visit Orlando on the 2nd week of February I feel dumbed cause the price on BA Business is very disappointing i want to travel on BA to maintain my Silver status
    Any advise

    • You could try an indirect route with AA and earn many more TPs.

    • Worth checking if they have avios availability. Booking premium economy and upgrading with Avios is often fantastic value as the fare can be not much more than the “taxes” and you still earn some tier points and avios

    • You’re travelling near to the half term holiday so reasonable prices and avios availability will both be in very short supply. Going indirectly or flying to another Florida airport would be your best bet (Miami/Fort Lauderdale/Tampa).

    • Lady London says:

      I noticed fares booked from the On Business account whilst logged in there began to be mostly higher. I’d suggest you clear cookies, not log in at all then get fare quotes. As soon as you’ve made the booking go into Manage my Booking and you can add your ob details. I also don’t think there’s any issue collecting regular Avios if you book via a t/a or ota by adding your exec club number and checking very carefully which fare class they would book you into and what you would earn (not ob just regular Avios).

    • Lady London says:

      Also try any other Florida airport like Tampa, MIA, Sarasota, etc. You can hire a car and drop it at a different airport there usually without extra fee.

      • Plus with (Avis) rentals in Florida your spouse/domestic partner is included as a free additional driver.

  8. Hi Rob
    I’ve downloaded both the Tier Points and Avios Pricing spreadsheets, which are great, thanks.
    I’ve also added the Pricing destinations to the sheet that you added to the article, but note that the TP sheet is missing details for Brindisi.
    Further, I’ve combined the two into one sheet – would you like a copy?

  9. Qwerty Bertie says:

    When are tier points credited, at point of purchase (and clawed back if ticket cancelled), or after attendance on the flight has been confirmed?

    How about moving through the tiers, is the new status & benefits granted instantaneously when the tier points credit? (Subject to the required number of flights of course.)

    • Post flight. You are upgraded immediately once you hit the threshold.

      • Genghis says:

        Not quite immediately. Takes a couple of days.

        • Lady London says:

          And if the flight you’re waiting to be credit is Qatar, then don’t wait just phone BA and ask if they can see you took it and can they credit it, if you are waiting for status.

          Apparently some QR flights take a while to be credited otherwise. Luckily I had kept an eye on it and phoned BA when I really needed it credited and it worked.

  10. Qwerty Bertie says:

    Thanks, I was afraid that would be the answer. Was contemplating a short trip prior to an already intended first class holiday to Mauritius, hoping I would be able to use the silver status for the holiday.

    • Lady London says:

      No just as with accruing Avios those are only done after the flight is flown. However I’d earned enough on longhaul outbound to add to my existing tier points so I was due to be upgraded – and got upgraded by phoning as above, before I got on the plane for the return trip.

      However if you are flying First Class @Qwerty Bertie then you would get many of the status benefits anyway such as access to lounges on your trip due to your travel class and you won’t need status, and luggage allowance in First is quite reasonable too.

      • Qwerty Bertie says:

        That’s a very good point, thank you. Given how infrequently I fly, it’s probably better to keep putting up with the occasional economy flight without status (but with Amex granted PP) and then look out for first or business class deals for the family, redeeming points whenever possible.

  11. I took my first flight with BA since reaching Gold status for the first time a few days. I was surprised no one from the crew said anything. When I reached bronze status they congratulated me on my first flight following reaching it. Same with Silver. I was looking forward to seeing if I got a special thank you or congratulations, but instead I got nothing whatsoever

    • It is not a compulsory part of the CSDs job to do a welcome to Golds – whether newly minted or long standing – but a ‘if you get time’ task and some manage to find the time to either do it themselves or brief the other CC to do it and others don’t.

      It also depends on the change being noted on the CSDs iPad. And it can take time for recent status changes to filter through the BA systems.

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