Geoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6 Posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 8765 times:
Now that I've reached the measly figure of 12,700-something points, I can get a "free" return trip to anywhere in Europe 1 from the UK (which I think basically means anything west of and including Germany I believe).
So, where would you go? I'm thinking different equipment (ie not 737 or 319/320/321), somewhere worth visiting (that's HAJ out the way then ) both in terms of airport and city centre, that sort of thing.
I'll be flying from either BRS, LON (any), or BHX.
Once I've used up my points, the BA card is going on the Christmas fire, to be replaced by a "proper" frequent flyer card!
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8669 times:
I would suggest NCE then, if you're stuck with Northern Europe. It's a pleasant city to visit, with Cannes and Monaco very close by. BA344/345 LHR-NCE-LHR is operated with a 757, so that could take care of the equipment requirement. Weather's pretty good for winter, sunny and temperatures around 15-20 C on a good day.
Geoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8640 times:
Ah, you've been unbanned! Yeah, taxes are pretty steep. What I can't work out why is, why are BA taxes more than U2 taxes when they use the same airports?!?!
Now, Dubai.... would only go on Emirates though. Having experienced both, Emirates wins by far! And as for getting Emirates miles added on to BA Exec Club - well, it took 7 months and dozens of emails, telephone calls, and letters. The day after I whinged here on a.net they finally got credited! Coincidence?
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4400 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 8585 times:
I am fed up with my BA card as well, what's the best alternative to save mileage when flying on OneWorld airlines usually on fairly cheap economy tickets. I have the Iberia pass as well and they have points but it also doesn't seem to lead anywhere. SkyTeam and Star Alliance seem so much more generous !
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3714 posts, RR: 27
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 8578 times:
All the OW FF programmes seem to revolve more attracting key revenue passengers. Even to the extent that in the BA programme you have to take a flexible economy or above ticket to join. It makes a lot of business sense though (especially when many airlines are hard up). Spend time working with your key revenue passengers and avoid all the admin costs associated with keeping millions of one time per year leisure passengers in your FF programme.
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