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Where Shall I Fly With BA?  
User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2819 times:

Hi there people,

I received an email from BA with regards to their half price redemption sale the other day, and I'm interested in taking advantage of this offer since I don't really participate in the BA FFP.

I have just under 9k in miles with them which is dire but I don't care. Each RTN trip into Europe is between 4.5k and 7.0k in miles plus taxes. Here are the following destinations that would be available:

Aberdeen
Amsterdam *
Basle
Belgrade
Berlin
Brussels
Budapest
Copenhagen *
Cyprus
Dusseldorf
Edinburgh
Frankfurt
Geneva
Glasgow
Hamburg
Lisbon
Lyon
Manchester
Milan Linate
Milan Malpensa
Munich
Newcastle
Nice
Oslo *
Paris
Prague *
Rome
Stockholm
Stuttgart
Vienna
Warsaw
Zurich *

The catch is you have to fly between 16th Feb and 2nd Mar 2007 and it excludes travel between 1-9 Apr. These days suit me really!

My question is where would you fly given this oppurtunity? I have put an astrisck next to the locations I'm tempted by.

Cheers,
Justin Big grin

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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2808 times:

Stockholm is beautiful if you can do it.

User currently offlineIDISA From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 262 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2801 times:

Well Amsterdam should be a beautiful city, like many other you put in the list. Probably my choice would be Lisbon since a piece of me still is lying there...
Wherever you go, have a nice trip!!

IDISA

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User currently offlineTanyaluvs2fly From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 351 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2791 times:

Well you know my vote already, but seems it not on there.. Munich


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User currently offlineBoeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1840 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2757 times:

Of the astericke'd locations, I would choose Prague. Always a place I have wanted to go to. I am actually going to the CR this week, but unfortunately not to PRG.  Sad

User currently offlineNateDAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2755 times:

I'd probably go with Nice.


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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2746 times:

Nowhere unless you plan not to fly BA again soon.

You'll still have to pay taxes on the ticket and so your miles will probably only 'save' you about £20! If I were in your shoes I'd save up the miles to redeem for a business class upgrade somewhere. They start at only 20,000 miles to places in the Middle East (25k to the US/South Africa/India) and you are almost half way there.



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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2731 times:

Quoting IDISA (Reply 2):

Amsterdam is great but I've been! I'd probably only go there to get stoned and shoot some photos at AMS!  Wink

Quoting Tanyaluvs2fly (Reply 3):

No comment Tanya!  Wink

Quoting Boeing744 (Reply 4):

Prague is great, a possible consideration.

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 6):

Fraser me ole mucker. How is life?

I can see your angle actually. But I'm not sure on how often I'll be flying BA in the near future.  Sad

- Justin Big grin


User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2714 times:

Go Cyprus; because it's discounted you might as well squeeze the maximum amount of flying hours out of BA! Plus the weather is guaranteed to be better out of all of those places too. It's a 767 as well, would be fun.

737


User currently offlineBuckieboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2713 times:

Quoting Jkw777 (Thread starter):
I received an email from BA with regards to their half price redemption sale the other day,

I received a similar e-mail and on following the links I was disappointed that only drop-downs from LHR and LGW were available on the BA website. Yet another example that BA should re-title itself as "London Airways".

No outward flights from MAN, GLA, EDI, NCL, BHX and the other cities that appear on the maps in their glossy in-flight magazine.  Angry

As BA do not fly out of my local UK airport and are unlikely ever to do so, I take a rather apathetic stance to the Company. Clearly, they have many 'legacy issues', which need to be dealt with, counterbalanced by a (largely) conscientious (and in some areas an underpaid) workforce. Nevertheless, I won't become emotional if I never fly them again, or if their fortunes head the way of Sabena or Swissair.

Just my 1 RMB

Cheers

BB

PS I don't disagree with any of the suggestions above. Europe to Tripoli for 15000 miles with KLM looks a much better bargain, IMHO.  wink 


User currently offlineKstateinALB From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

I've always wanted to go to Rome or Lisbon, so those would be my picks, so I could see some pictures of them from your trip reports. Wink


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User currently offlineLHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2701 times:

Quoting Ryanair737 (Reply 8):
Go Cyprus

agreed! although it might be the 757 service for the winter (apart from the GBAirways A320 LGW/MAN-PFO)


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3075 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2697 times:

Quoting Jkw777 (Thread starter):
*

What does this mean?


16th of march to april isn't that great of a time for sunny destinations, try going to some beautiful cities like Geneva and go skiing.

-CXfirst



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User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2696 times:
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And... in all these destinations is not included Venezia?

What a wonderful city... my soul is resting there...and my mind, too...



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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 12):
What does this mean?



Quoting Jkw777 (Thread starter):
I have put an astrisck next to the locations I'm tempted by.


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2679 times:

Having been to the majority of those on the list, my choice would be Berlin Berlin Berlin.

I like it so much i'd recommend you go three times Big grin



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User currently offlineHighpeaklad From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2653 times:

Get a Tesco credit card and start saving those miles. Then when you've got 25000 wait for a sale for a cheap WT+ fare and use the miles to upgrade to Club. Last September I paid £490 for WT+ to JFK and have upgraded to J, saving about £2000 on the usual cheapest price.

Failing that, go for somewhere you wouldn't usually pay to visit, or that's usually expensive to get to.

Happy flying,

Chris



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