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How many tier points does each British Airways flight earn?

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

We haven’t updated our tier point calculator since before the pandemic so it was time for a refresh.

It lists every British Airways flight from London together with the tier points that you will earn in British Airways Executive Club.

How many tier points does each British Airways flight earn?

Can’t you do this on the BA website?

Not in a full list, no.

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.

The official British Airways tier point calcuator 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.

We 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 our ‘list of Avios redemption pricing for all British Airways routes’ – albeit we need to update this in light of the recent long haul changes.

How many British Airways tier points do I earn flying to ….?

The list below calculates the tier points you earn for British Airways flights from London.

The tier points shown are for a one-way flight.

For simplicity we have shown all travel classes although an increasing number of long-haul routes do not have First Class.

To earn British Airways Executive Club status, you need to earn:

  • 300 tier points in a membership year for Bronze
  • 600 tier points in a membership year for Silver
  • 1,500 tier points in a membership year for Gold

This chart is ONLY for direct British Airways flghts. 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 – the ultra-long Qantas flight from Heathrow to Perth shows as 240 tier points each-way). 

You cannot earn status purely from partner flights. You also need four one-way cash flights on British Airways or Iberia, or two for Bronze, in your membership year.

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)

Reading this via email? The table may look a bit of a mess. Please go to headforpoints.com to see it online. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Cabin:ET / WTET / WTET / WTWTPWTPCE / CWCE / CWFirstFirst
Ticket type:LowestLowFlexLowFlexLowFlexLowFlex
Ticket bucket:Q,O,GK,L,M,
N,S,V
Y,B,HE,TWR,IJ,C,DAF
Aberdeen510204040
Abuja2035709090140140210210
Accra2035709090140140210210
Algiers1020408080
Alicante510204040
Almeria510204040
Amman1020408080
Amsterdam510204040
Antigua2035709090140140210210
Aruba2035709090140140210210
Athens1020408080
Atlanta2035709090140140210210
Austin2035709090140140210210
Bahrain2035709090140140210210
Baltimore2035709090140140210210
Barbados2035709090140140210210
Barcelona510204040
Bari510204040
Basel510204040
Bastia510204040
Beijing2035709090140140210210
Belfast510204040
Bengalaru2035709090140140210210
Bergerac510204040
Berlin510204040
Bermuda2035709090140140210210
Bilbao510204040
Billund510204040
Bologna510204040
Bordeaux510204040
Boston2035709090140140210210
Brussels510204040
Bucharest1020408080
Budapest510204040
Buenos Aires204080100100160160240240
Cagliari510204040
Cairo1020408080
Cancun2035709090140140210210
Cape Town204080100100160160240240
Catania1020408080
Chambery510204040
Chania1020408080
Chennai2035709090140140210210
Chicago2035709090140140210210
Cincinnati2035709090140140210210
Cologne510204040
Copenhagen510204040
Corfu1020408080
Dalaman1020408080
Dallas2035709090140140210210
Delhi2035709090140140210210
Denver2035709090140140210210
Doha2035709090140140210210
Dubai2035709090140140210210
Dublin510204040
Dubrovnik510204040
Durban2035709090140140210210
Dusseldorf510204040
Edinburgh510204040
Faro510204040
Figari510204040
Florence510204040
Frankfurt510204040
Friedrichshafen510204040
Funchal1020408080
Geneva510204040
Genoa510204040
Georgetown2035709090140140210210
Gibraltar510204040
Glasgow510204040
Gothenburg510204040
Gran Canaria1020408080
Granada510204040
Grand Cayman2035709090140140210210
Grenada2035709090140140210210
Grenoble510204040
Hamburg510204040
Hannover510204040
Helsinki1020408080
Heraklion1020408080
Hong Kong204080100100160160240240
Houston2035709090140140210210
Hyderabad2035709090140140210210
Ibiza510204040
Innsbruck510204040
Inverness510204040
Islamabad2035709090140140210210
Isle of Man510204040
Istanbul1020408080
Jersey510204040
Johannesburg2035709090140140210210
Kalamata1020408080
Kefalonia1020408080
Kingston2035709090140140210210
Kos1020408080
Krakow510204040
Kuwait2035709090140140210210
Lagos2035709090140140210210
Lanzarote1020408080
Larnaca1020408080
Las Vegas2035709090140140210210
Leeds Bradford510204040
Limoges510204040
Lisbon510204040
Los Angeles2035709090140140210210
Luxembourg510204040
Lyon510204040
Madrid510204040
Malaga510204040
Male2035709090140140210210
Malta1020408080
Manchester510204040
Marrakech1020408080
Marseille510204040
Mauritius204080100100160160240240
Menorca510204040
Mexico City2035709090140140210210
Miami2035709090140140210210
Milan510204040
Montpellier510204040
Montreal2035709090140140210210
Mumbai2035709090140140210210
Munich510204040
Mykonos1020408080
Nairobi2035709090140140210210
Nantes510204040
Naples510204040
Narita204080100100160160240240
Nashville2035709090140140210210
Nassau2035709090140140210210
New Orleans2035709090140140210210
New York2035709090140140210210
Newcastle510204040
Nice510204040
Olbia510204040
Orlando2035709090140140210210
Oslo510204040
Palermo510204040
Palma510204040
Paphos1020408080
Paris510204040
Philadelphia2035709090140140210210
Phoenix2035709090140140210210
Pisa510204040
Pittsburgh2035709090140140210210
Portland (Oregon)2035709090140140210210
Port of Spain2035709090140140210210
Porto510204040
Prague510204040
Pula510204040
Punta Cana2035709090140140210210
Quimper510204040
Reykjavik1020408080
Rhodes1020408080
Rio De Janeiro2035709090140140210210
Riyadh2035709090140140210210
Rome510204040
Rotterdam510204040
Salzburg510204040
San Diego2035709090140140210210
San Francisco2035709090140140210210
San Jose (CA)2035709090140140210210
San Jose (C’Rica)2035709090140140210210
Santiago204080100100160160240240
Santorini1020408080
Sao Paulo2035709090140140210210
Seattle2035709090140140210210
Seville510204040
Shanghai2035709090140140210210
Skiathos1020408080
Singapore204080100100160160240240
Sofia1020408080
Split510204040
St Kitts2035709090140140210210
St Lucia2035709090140140210210
St Petersburg1020408080
Stockholm510204040
Stuttgart510204040
Sydney3060120150150240240360360
Tampa2035709090140140210210
Tel Aviv2035709090140140210210
Teneriffe1020408080
Thessaloniki1020408080
Tirana1020408080
Tobago2035709090140140210210
Tokyo204080100100160160240240
Toronto2035709090140140210210
Toulouse510204040
Turin510204040
Turks and Caicos2035709090140140210210
Valencia510204040
Vancouver2035709090140140210210
Venice510204040
Verona510204040
Vienna510204040
Warsaw510204040
Washington2035709090140140210210
Zakynthos1020408080
Zagreb510204040
Zurich510204040

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As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

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There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

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You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

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We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

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There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

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Comments (66)

  • Stephen Eaves says:

    Hi rob. I have booked a 5 day holiday from lgw to ace in March. Would I be right to assume this will produce 320 tier points. Thank you

  • Colin_Thames says:

    Thinking how to maximise TPs at min cost. If one books, a connecting flight on the same ticket does anything that earns 140 points in CE/CW count as a long haul and therefore the connecting flight is free? And if so does the connecting flight also earn tier points.
    Eg INV – LHR – Boston; or LHR – EDI – Palma

    • lumma says:

      When I’ve looked at this it always seems very expensive. Find a 160 point route on the low fare finder then add say NCL or MAN on and it becomes far more expensive. It may be cheaper if was an EU starting point

      • Stu_N says:

        Connecting flights aren’t free on cash bookings, that’s an Avios thing. Often the total isn’t too far off the sum of (say) EDI-LHR and LHR-NYC.

        Google Flights is good for finding decent connecting flights, if you search from your preferred airport or airports to Europe/ USA or whatever, filter on OneWorld, Business and a max journey time to stop it showing overnight connections you can quickly see where the cheapest options are on the list or map. You’ll need to do a bit of work to weed out unappealing flight times and airport changes but it’s a good starting point.

    • dougzz99 says:

      Optimising flights for TP/GBP is not difficult, just time consuming. For the USA it’s find the cheap starting point, recently Sofia and Budapest, Dublin always a good bet. Then flying to gateway hop-hop. So your Boston example would be say DUB-LHR-PHL-DCA-BOS for example. Earning 260 for the east coast.

      • Colin_Thames says:

        Thank you all. About 5 years ago I booked a EDI-LHR-ORD Club ticket through BA on an AA codeshare, with BA connecting. My colleague flying direct from LHR got charged slightly more. Had assumed the connecting flight must’ve been free and/or taxes from EDI lower? Wondering if this policy still applies and if so what types of flights it works on

  • Novice says:

    Totally OT but in forum you have to join and log in and I am too lazy…

    When is Virgin likely to join SkyTeam everywhere it is saying March now. @Rob or @Rhys do you know anything for certain?

    Before everyone goes off at me for posting this here, I apologise for hurting your sensibilities or whatever…

  • Sandra O'Brien says:

    please can you explain why Tel Aviv gains 140tier points in Business for less than 5 hr flight whilst Amman only earns 80? It seems slightly anomalous

    Thanks

    • Rob says:

      Tel Aviv is long haul and uses LH aircraft (777, 787). Amman is short haul and uses an A320, the same as you’d fly to Amsterdam in.

  • Slee says:

    I need to earn 580 tier points and 2 eligible flights before 31 July 2023 to retain my silver status. I have an upcoming work trip to US (visiting NY, San Fran and Las Vegas). What is the best way to get to my target?

    • Rob says:

      Should be fine. BA Business (or BA codeshare on AA) to NYC, AA business to West Coast and return – that’s 4 x 140 TP so 560 TP. If you can do AA or Alaska between Vegas and San Fran you’ll get a few more TP.

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