My flying year

My Tier Point year ends on the 8th March and, as I have no more flying lined up, I thought it would be interesting to review my year in the air.

This year I have flown more than I have ever done before, including:

  • My first ex-EU fare
  • My first American Airlines legs, including F on the A321T JFK-LAX
  • My first Club World London City flight
  • My first flight for business
  • My first upgrade at the gate flight.

The majority of my flying has been domestic and intra-Europe to GLA, ABZ, MAN, BHD, DUB, FCO and NCE x 3 on a mixture of cash and redemption fares.

BA EU

I also completed my first ex-EU Tier Point run / holiday as a DUB-LHR-JFK-LAX-LAS-MIA-JFK-LCY-DUB ticket.

USA

I earned a total of 1020 Tier Points, planting me firmly into Silver, but too far away from Gold to justify chasing it. I also earned 32505 miles from flying. This takes my lifetime tier points up to 1270 since I joined the BAEC in February 2008, so it has been a busy year!

Month Flights Tier Points Avios
May 2015 LHR-NCE-LHR 20 1290
June 2015 LHR-GLA-LHR
July 2015 LHR-BHD – LHR 10 500
August 2015 DUB-LHR-JFK-LAX-LAS-MIA-JFK-LCY-DUB

LHR-FCO-LHR

930

 

26931

 

September 2015 LHR-NCE-LCY 20 1292
October 2015 LHR-MAN-LHR

ABZ-LHR

15

5

875

325

February 2016 LHR-NCE-LCY 20 1292
    1020 32505

For completeness, I also flew 4 sectors on Alitalia (TLS-FCO-NAP-FCO-LHR), although too late for me to benefit from the status match.

AZ-EU

Once the year is over, I will also look at the Avios earned from other areas like the AmEx and car hire, as well as Avios spent.

My upcoming year looks, at the moment, less busy. I have a few days booked to Nice, a TP run with my mum and an ex-CPH to SFO.

Month Flights Tier Points Avios Notes
May 2016 LHR-NCE-LHR BA CE Avios / AmEx 241
July 2016 (LHR-)DUB-LHR-MAD-FRA-MAD-LHR-DUB-(LHR) 240 7352 BA/IB/LAN CE/Business Cash with positioning flights on Avios
August 2015 (LHR-)CPH-LHR-SFO-LHR-CPH-(LHR) 360

 

24996

 

 

BA CE/CW Cash + Avios part pay with positioning flights on Avios

 

    600 32348  

This should see me to 600TP and a re-qualification to Silver until April 2018.

There are a couple of fun routes that I would like to try:

JER-LGW-AMS-LGW-JER with a nested AMS-LHR-GLA-KOI-ABZ-KOI-GLA-LHR-AMS can be had, earning, I think, 360TP and about 11,000 Avios. It is possible to do the LGW-JER-LGW-AMS-LHR and reverse on a Thursday and Monday, leaving the LHR-GLA-KOI-ABZ outbound on the Friday and in on the Sunday, which is fine for me as I live in London so cuts down on the accommodation costs. But is is a little crazy…!

JER-ABZ

 

 

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