Offer: Phoenix tier point run from £1215 ENDS Tuesday 1 OCT + other tier point suggestions

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With the BA sale ending tonight along with the great deals from Paris I wrote about here, I thought it was worth a quick look at a couple of tier point runds currently available. Today I will take a look at one of the most well-known tier point runs of recent years to Phoenix plus a quick round-up of what else is out there. Of course, you don’t need to use this fare as a tier point run. Bucharest is actually well worth a night or two to look around so you could use this to do a two-centre break. You can read my guide to Phoenix in this article. 

Last summer around 40 people including Paul, Claudio and I headed for Phoenix in the baking summer heat. This was due to a great deal for tier points from Bucharest. At the time there was both a business and first class deal. At the moment the business class deal has resurfaced at a good price.

The TLFL team at the Phoenix tier point run meet up L-R Paul, Claudio and Michele

If you want to read about our trip here is how we planned it and what happened on the tier point run. 

To get the optimum routeing and book complex deals you will probably need ITA Matrix. You can read Paul’s guide to ITA part one and two. 

 

Bucharest-Phoenix

The most basic routeing of Bucharest-London-Phoenix would get you 440 tier points which is not that great value compared to a Qatar Asia flight at 560. The simplest way to optimise it is to route Bucharest-London-New York-Los Angeles-Phoenix which would give you an extra 180 tier points if you just did that one way. Add in some Club Europe positioning flights and you are looking at 900 tier points. Other options to consider is adding in Helsinki on the way to New York. Be aware that some of the options may push the price up slightly. 

The rules are:

  • Book by: ENDS TODAY 1 October
  • Travel:
    • From Europe – permitted Tue/Wed/Thu on each transatlantic sector.
    • To Europe – permitted Mon/Tue/Wed on each transatlantic sector.
    • Permitted 01 Jul through 31 Aug or 22 Nov through 29 Nov or 22 Dec through 06 Jan or 4 Apr through 21 Apr for each transatlantic sector.
  • Minimum stay: nights or a Saturday night
  • Maximum stay: 1 month
  • Transfers: (Changing flights at an intermediate airport which can get more tier points)
    • 2 Transfers Permitted In Each Direction Free
      • 1 permitted free between AA and VY in BCN/ROM in each direction
      • None permitted free between AA And VY in each direction
      • 2 permitted free in Europe in each direction.
      • And – 2 Transfers permitted in each direction free
        1 free between BA/IB AND B6 in BOS/JFK in each direction
        1 free between AA/AY/BA/IB/US and AS in LAX/PDX/SEA in each direction
        1 free between Aa/Ay/Ba/Ib/Us And AM in Mexico in each direction
        1 free between AA/AY/BA/IB/US and AC in Canada in each direction
        1 free between AA/AY/BA/IB/US and HA In Hawaii in each direction
        2 free on AA/AY/BA/IB/US only in each direction
  • Stopovers: Unlimited stopovers permitted in each direction in Europe at €150.00 each and unlimited stopovers permitted in each direction in
    the United States/Canada/Mexico at €600.00 each.
  • Refundable: No
  • Changeable: For a fee

You can book with American Airlines here or find the cheapest online travel agent here. If you want to book a complex itinerary why not try Propeller Travel Agents who can book it for you. 

 

Other suggestions for cheap tier points

  • Inverness – Helsinki £321 for 240 tier points
  • London – Helsinki £210 for 160 tier points

Requires a Saturday night stay. Expires TODAY 1 October 2019. Book with British Airways here.

 

 

Amsterdam

  • London – Amsterdam £146 for 80 tier points

Expires TODAY 1 October 2019. Book with British Airways here.

 

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Venice

  • London – Venice £150 for 80 tier points

Expires TODAY 1 October 2019. Book with British Airways here.

 

  • London – Malta £237 for 160 tier points

Expires TODAY 1 October 2019. Book with British Airways here.

 

Wat Arun, Bangkok

 

  • Stockholm-Bangkok £1267 for 560 tier points

Book with Qatar Airways here.

 

 

Singapore

  • Sofia – Singapore £1117 for 560 tier points

Book with Qatar Airways here.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

  • Abu Dhabi – Jakarta for £707 for 560 tier points

Book with Sri Lankan here

Don’t forget if you have a tier point run or travel question, we are running our TLFL Travel Surgery each weekend. To have your question considered for inclusion email: [email protected]

3 Comments on "Offer: Phoenix tier point run from £1215 ENDS Tuesday 1 OCT + other tier point suggestions"

  1. Sadly this reminder came too late! All BA runs ended yesterday, before the alert.

    • Hi. The article was published yesterday but we did not send an extra email out. We do now publish articles at various points during the day so it’s always worth checking the site in the evening to see if there is something new or following on social media to get instant alerts. We will be trialling a FB page which just has deals so allow people to see those first.

  2. Thanks…..now I may be forced onto social media… lol.

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