I fly all over Europe in British Airways European Business Class. I fly for free on my Avios (more on that below) but many people will choose to fly European short-haul Business Class to EARN Avios and tier points.
For nearly all routes within Europe, you earn 40 tier points each way in Club Europe.
What you may not know is that certain short-haul European routes actually earn double Tier Points due to their extended length.
Even though BA’s European Business Class seats are the same as those in Economy (you have the middle seat free which is turned into a table which is surprisingly useful space-wise as you can type on your main table whilst your food tray sits on the side table…), and even though their international Business Class is far from world-leading (so many of their seats don’t have aisle access), maintaining the right staus means you get perks like free lounge access even if you fly on BA in economy.
So status is valuable and these European routes can help rack up tier points efficiently. The routes which earn 80TP each way, or 160TP round trip are:
- Reykjavik (Keflavik)
- St. Petersburg (note that Moscow is not included here, as it actually earns 140TP instead)
- Gran Canaria
From Manchester, Birmingham:
- Helsinki (note this is marketed or operated by Finnair. This route is particularly exceptional because Oneworld Flights not marketed by BA tend to earn either 40 or 140 Tier Points)
Flights to Greece, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, and Turkey tend to offer the cheapest fares as these tend not to be full of business travelers.
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