Status with Oneworld

Dear Reader,


It’s a pleasure seeing you here, nothing is more smoother than being an Top Tier when you are flying or in the ground. Let’s take a look on the opportunities out there.


When it comes to Top tier you need to pick the right FFP, so many things to consider, earning rate, threshold, etc…


Throughout this page, we’ll focus on British Airways for various reasons :


  • It’s quite easy to reach Silver for lounge access
  • It takes less trip to achieve Silver or Gold
  • It’s cheap (for now)

According to me the easiest way to hit OW Sapphire or Emerald is via British Airways.


Keep in mind you need 600 tier points to hit Silver or 1500 tier points for Gold. Please note 4 legs are requested on BA, IB or AA (BA operated), for more information please go to the FFP page dedicated to British Airways.


To keep it simple if you fly under 2000 miles range you get :


  • 40 tier points in Business
  • 60 tier points in First

*It’s no longer the case on American Airline two class plane. Even if it’s sold as First the fare bucket will be in business.

However if your flight is over 2000 miles :


  • 140 tier points in Business
  • 210 tier points in First

*It’s no longer the case on American Airline two class plane. Even if it’s sold as First the fare bucket will be in business.

Here is how I will renew my status for 2018. My status start again beginning of February.


I have purchased my 3 round trips that will make me hit Gold :


  • Basel to Houston with AA and BA via London outbound and via Chicago and London inbound for 950€ in Business thank to a sale done by AA/BA in September. I will collect 420 TP.
  • Cairo to Bangkok with Qatar Airways via Doha in First Class thanks to both the currency devaluation and a sale. I paid 840€. I bought 2 ticket. I will collect 1080 TP.

You’re done ! Gold for less than 3000€

While the price paid for Business and First is cheap, I encourage everyone to wait for BA/AA sale along with Qatar. It’s easy to rack up miles and TP, just need to wait to pull the trigger.


How about you, how will you be Sapphire or Emerald regardless the FFP within OW?


Feel free to share with us the itinerary chosen and price paid on the section below!


Enjoy your flights !


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