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What Would You Do With 12,000 BA Miles?  
User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Posted (10 years 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8536 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  Wink/being sarcastic ) 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!

Cheers!

Geoff M.

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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8498 times:

What's the furthest you can go ? I'd get the most value out of those miles if I were you. How about GIB or MJV ? Maybe somewhere in the Canaries ? or Madeira ?

User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 8485 times:

BA Miles redemption zones

Europe 1
Belgium, Channel Islands, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom (including domestic routes).

That doesn't even include Spain! Flying nearly 53,000 miles with them and this is all I get?!?!

Geoff M.


User currently offlineA319114 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 541 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 8482 times:

I would go for Zurich, nice airport and a nice destination overall. Nice, France, could be nice too!


Destruction leads to a very rough road but it also breeds creation
User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 8445 times:

Been there, all for about half an hour between connecting flights!

Cheers

Geoff M.


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 8440 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.

User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8414 times:

Don't waste your 12,000miles on a lousy European flight!

Purchase 12,000 or 13,000 miles from BA. £207 and £223 respectively. Now you can use 25,000 miles to upgrade a WT+ ticket to Club World on any of the following places.

Anywhere in the US, South Africa, Dubai, Canada

Surely the best value for money, especially bearing in mind that taxes take up a huge chunk on European flights



"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8411 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?

Cheers

Geoff M.


User currently offlineAirWales From UK - Wales, joined Oct 2004, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 8395 times:

Nice or Marseilies would be nice this time of year!

User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4353 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8356 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?
User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 8349 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.


"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineSJUboeingGirl From Puerto Rico, joined Nov 2004, 274 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8328 times:

wow u are soo lucky!!!

i would go to Munich, Germany.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



If it's not Boeing, I ain't Going!
User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (10 years 23 hours ago) and read 8342 times:

Thanks for the ideas. Yes SJU, I'll probably be doing the ERJ-145 from BRS to MUC. I've only been on one of those 145s once. Then there's Christmas markets, German beer...!

Geoff M.


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