Jkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2882 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:
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.
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2809 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.
"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
Ryanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2777 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.
Buckieboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2776 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.
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
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.
Highpeaklad From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2716 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.
Don't try to keep up with the Joneses - bring them down to your level !