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  • JdeW 19 posts

    Amsterdam based OH urgently needs 120 TP to retain Silver by 8 March. TP run is required this weekend. Am looking at the CE short haul options that give 40 TP each way, but nothing below £500. Does anybody have any ideas?

    NorthernLass 7,573 posts

    I think at this point I would instead wait until after March 8th and look at a BA Holiday option for double TPs which would then give Silver to April 2026 (if I’ve understood the new system correctly, your OH won’t be affected by the changes as their status would run till April 30th regardless).

    The real Swiss Tony 654 posts

    Do you also need the 4 sectors? If not how about AMS-LON-SOF/IST in J to get 120 TPs then head back on a low cost carrier? Maybe also check out starting in BRU or LUX? However I’m not seeing any real bargains for next weekend.

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,083 posts

    Booking less that a week in advance is always going to cost an arm and a leg.

    What routes have you been looking at.

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,083 posts

    I think at this point I would instead wait until after March 8th and look at a BA Holiday option for double TPs which would then give Silver to April 2026 (if I’ve understood the new system correctly, your OH won’t be affected by the changes as their status would run till April 30th regardless).

    OP is in The Netherlands so double tp BA holiday not available to them.

    JdeW 19 posts

    Have been looking at SOF, HEL, OTP, IST, RAK and ALG. Best available seems to be ALG at £464 (+ an overnight hotel)

    JdeW 19 posts

    Sorry, the £464 quoted is for LHR_ALG return. I am not factoring in the AMS-LHR trip

    APPL 23 posts

    OSL/ARN/CPH-HEL-LHR with Finnair gives 120TP, and can be booked from ~£250 for next weekend. Still would need to position there and from LHR to AMS.

    NorthernLass 7,573 posts

    @Flyer/Stayer, a BA Holiday is available to them, they just need to get cheap flights to and from the UK at either end, which could give more TPs! Possibly also need their BAEC account to be registered to a UK address as well, but plenty of people do that.

    Andrew. 481 posts

    Go for a trip to EDI for the weekend?

    Out sat 2nd 16:05 from AMS with 1h25m stopover at LHR
    Rtn Mon 4th 13:55 from EDI with 1h25m stopover at LHR

    That should earn him 160TPs for £475

    Premier Inn at Edinburgh Park at £67 a night?

    Or, similar runs are available to Inverness for just over £500 and you can stay in the hotel used by the contestants in “The Traitors” for £60 a night.

    Rob reviewed “The Traitors Hotel” back in 2020.

    https://www.headforpoints.com/2020/03/19/review-courtyard-by-marriott-inverness-airport-hotel/

    NorthernLass 7,573 posts

    They only need 120 TPs though, so doing one of the legs in economy would make it a bit cheaper.

    yonasl 954 posts

    If based outside the UK and willing to put some money to fly just for the TPs wouldn’t it be better to wait for April and then do a proper 600 TPs run and get silver for 2 years?

    Michael C 671 posts

    For measuring open jaw “distance between B-C must be shorter than C-A”, how do
    BA measure those distances?
    On a generic Google search, I have São Paulo-Orlando as 60 miles less than Orlando-London, which suits my needs
    but is cutting it a bit fine! Are there official precise airport-to-airport distances I can see somewhere?
    Cheers!

    zapato1060 639 posts

    For measuring open jaw “distance between B-C must be shorter than C-A”, how do
    BA measure those distances?
    On a generic Google search, I have São Paulo-Orlando as 60 miles less than Orlando-London, which suits my needs
    but is cutting it a bit fine! Are there official precise airport-to-airport distances I can see somewhere?
    Cheers!

    http://www.gcmap.com/dist

    Michael C 671 posts

    For measuring open jaw “distance between B-C must be shorter than C-A”, how do
    BA measure those distances?
    On a generic Google search, I have São Paulo-Orlando as 60 miles less than Orlando-London, which suits my needs
    but is cutting it a bit fine! Are there official precise airport-to-airport distances I can see somewhere?
    Cheers!

    http://www.gcmap.com/dist

    ¡Gracias mil, Zapato!

    Bervios 34 posts

    Two examples

    Saturday 02cnd March – AMS/LHR/CGN Return 03rd March CGN/LHR/AMS £536 Club 160TP

    Saturday 02cnd March One day flying AMS/LHR/BFS/LHR/AMS £518 Club 160TP

    JdeW 19 posts

    All sorted. OH going to Bucharest. Not cheap, but makes sense for us. Thks to all for helpful comments

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