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  • Leamunroe 3 posts

    Hello,
    I’m attempting to achieve silver status which I thought I’d do through BA holidays double tier points trip in August. I’m now not so sure and wonder if I should try and gain 60 points through another trip which will be tricky due to time.

    * I currently have 360 tier points
    * My tier point collection year ends 8th Sept
    * My ba holiday return flight is from Miami on 25th August landing in the UK the following day.
    * My flights are PE which net 90 points each way.

    I find these flight tier points post quickly so will surely have 540 tier points by 8th Sept but if the double tier points take the stated 14 working days, I will tip over to my next collection year remaining a bronze.

    WWYD? Chances of the double tier points hitting my account by the 8th?

    AJA 1,121 posts

    I think it might be worthwhile doing a UK domestic return flight in CE, say LHR-NCL return which would earn 80TP. You could do it in one day.

    It might even be possible to do CE one way and ET in the other direction provided you can find an ET fare earning 20TP.

    666mur 5 posts

    I booked a holiday to Tenerife travelled in April for the double tier points promotion. The holiday would give me 480 in total as i travelled from NCL via LHR in club. The first half of the double tier points was posted to my account within the 14 days, so I’m sitting at present on 360, however I arrived back on the 19th April and still waiting for the remainder. We’ve contacted BA and were told that it can take upto 6 weeks. Luckily I have until December to keep pushing them, so I would be cautious in assuming you will get them all in time. I’ve planned my year on flights based on getting the 480 in time.

    NorthernLass 8,274 posts

    There’s a long but very helpful thread on FlyerTalk where I’m pretty sure it’s been posted that the double TPs will apply to the membership year in which you took the flights, even if you have to call BA to get it adjusted.

    Matt 355 posts

    Tier points apply to the year they were earned in, not the year they post in. If they would have taken you up a tier then you may need to contact BA to get them to manually adjust it, but that shouldn’t be a problem.

    If you have other travel planned for September and want your silver status for then it might be worth having a weekend away somewhere in club Europe, but it’s probably only worthwhile if you want a weekend away.

    TPseeker 2 posts

    I am planning a BA holiday that crosses over my TP year to get double TP and maintain silver. Will the bonus TP be applied to the old or new year and will the base TP be applied to the year in which each leg was flown? Also, with TP collection year changing it will all get re-credited in any event and applied to the 31/3/2025 year – is that correct? thanks in advance for any advice.

    Ihar 194 posts

    AFAIK they are applied to the same flight/date as the original tier points, even though posted later. We did an F LHR/SFO return post-pandemic earning 210 tier points/leg (so 840 tier points with x2), hoping I could easily reach Gold with the reduced levels. Except mine spanned my year-end, so my wife & 13 year old son were Silver and I still Bronze (on 420).

    A sad day when you need your 13yo son to get you in the lounge 😉

    Swifty 33 posts

    yes I’m gonna be blue and my darling daughter is silver soon…

    Leamunroe 3 posts

    Thank you all so much. The clarity the tier points apply to the collection year is super helpful. My next trip is WTP in October using the 241 voucher so no tier points, but am looking forward to accessing lounge!

    Really appreciate the knowledge on this forum.

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