EVERY Oneworld flight marginally over 2000 miles. Your ultimate BA Tier Point Run reference! Updated 2020

When planning a British Airways Tier Point run the magical 2000 mile mark is very important as it differentiates short haul from long haul. This is the secret to getting those mega tier point run routes.

With some assistance from the Oneworld Interactive Map (searched by distance >3129km), I have tried to succinctly bunch all the routes which are classified as long haul for tier points. Please let me know if I have missed something from the list.

There is no hard and fast rule which routes over 2000 miles I have not included. I went by the general guidelines of:

  • I'll mention a few cities in the general direction just over 2000 miles, e.g. Doha – Sofia which is exactly 2000 miles, but expect you to realise some city pairs roughly the same direction e.g. Doha-Milan/Rome will be longer.
  • And the vague “if I didn't know there's a good chance many others didn't know either” (!)

Please also bookmark this page too. I'd hate to have spent so much time and no-one use it in the end! 😉

British Airways

From London: Tel Aviv (TLV), Beirut (BEY), Cairo (CAI), Amman (AMM)

Notable exception: Larnaca, which is just over 2000 miles but earns 80 Tier Points in Business Class rather than 140.

Iberia

From Madrid: Tel Aviv

Finnair

From Helsinki: Lisbon, Malaga, Tel Aviv

LATAM (until September 2020)

From Lima: Montevideo (MVD), Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Montego Bay (MBJ), Punta Cana (PUJ), Cancun (CUN), Havana (HAV)

 

From Sao Paulo: Lima (LIM), Bogota (BOG)

From Buenos Aires: Recife (REC)

From Santiago de Chile: Guayaquil ‎(GYE)‎, Easter Island (IPC), Quito (UIO)

Royal Air Maroc (from 1st April 2020)

From Casablanca (CMN): Stockholm (ARN), Istanbul (IST), Antalya (AYT), Beirut (BEY), Amman (AMM), Cairo (CAI), N'Djamena (NDJ), Malabo (SSG), Douala (DLA)

Note every flight to the Middle East is over 2000 miles. Royal Air Maroc flies to several destinations there.

Also for future reference, should Royal Air Maroc ever fly to any Baltic states or other Northern Scandinavian destinations, these would also qualify. For reference Casablanca-Oslo is 2038 miles and Casablanca-Vilnius (the most southerly of Baltic states) is 2165 miles.

Royal Air Maroc 2000 mile marginal routes

 

Royal Jordanian

From Amman (AMM): Copenhagen (CPH), Paris (CDG), Amsterdam (AMS), Madrid (MAD), London (LHR)

American Airlines

From New York (JFK): Seattle (SEA), Las Vegas (LAS), Phoenix (PHX), Tucson (TUS)

From Boston: Los Angeles (LAX),

From Phoenix: Boston (BOS), New York (JFK, EWR), Philadelphia (PHL), Anchorage (ANC), Hawaii (HNL, OGG, KOA, LIH)

From Miami: Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles (LAX)

From Dallas – Fort Worth: San Juan (SJU)

From Los Angeles: Anchorage (ANC), Charlotte (CLT), Washington Dulles (IAD), Tampa (TPA), Pittsburgh (PIT), Hawaii (HNL, OGG, KOA, LIH)

Japan Airlines

From Tokyo (NRT): Hanoi

Note nearly every other international flight is under 2000 miles, or very well clear of 2000 miles.

Qantas

From Sydney: Perth (PER), Broome (BME)

 

From Brisbane (BNE): Broome (BME), Port Hedland (PHE), Perth (PER)

 

From Perth (PER): Sydney (SYD), Brisbane (BNE), Singapore (SIN)

 

Note just about any non-New Zealand international flight out of Melbourne and Canberra are over 2000 miles.

2000 mile radius from Melbourne

Qatar Airways

From Doha: Belgrade (BEG), Sarajevo (SJJ), Moscow (DME), Sofia (SOF), Thiruvananthapuram (TRV), Chennai (MAA), Kiev (KBP), Male (MLE), Skopje (SKP), Nairobi (NBO), Mombasa (MBA), Seychelles, Kathmandu (KTM), Entebbe (EBB), Kilimanjaro (JRO), Colombo (CMB)

Cathay Pacific

From Hong Kong: Jakarta (CGK), Denpasar (DPS), Surabaya (SUB), Sapporo (CTS)

Malaysia Airlines

From Kuala Lumpur: Taipei (TPE), Kathmandu (KTM), Mumbai (BOM), Delhi (DEL), Nanjing (NKG), Shanghai (PVG), Perth (PER)

From Kota Kinabalu (BKI): Tokyo (NRT), Perth (PER)

Sri Lankan Airlines

From Colombo (CMB): Dammam(DMM), Bahrain (BAH), Doha (DOH), Dubai (DXB) Abu Dhabi (AUH), Jakarta (CGK)

S7

To try and help distinguish, domestic flights are in italics.

From Moscow (DME): Malaga (AGP), Alicante (ALC), Valencia (VLC), Ibiza (IBZ), Reykjavik (KEF), Tenerife South (TFS), Urumqi (URC)  Krasnoyarsk (KJA), Abakan (ABA), Bratsk (BTK)

 

From St. Petersburg (LED): Alicante (ALC)

From Novosibirsk (OVB): Anapa (AAQ) Vladivostok (VVO), Khabarovsk (KHV), Sochi (AER), Krasnodar (KRR), Magadan (GDX), Minsk (MSQ – Belarus), Simferopol ‎(SIP – Ukraine)‎, Yerevan (EVN – Armenia), Batumi (BUS – Georgia), Seoul (ICN), Dubai (DXB)

From Irkutsk (IKT): Hong Kong (HKG), Tokyo (NRT)

 

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  1. “Please also bookmark this page too. I’d hate to have spent so much time and no-one use it in the end! ”

    Thanks for this. I have bookmarked it 🙂

  2. Nice work; really! Now what may would appreciate (given American Airlines’ current trajectory) is a companion post outlining the best ways to earn OneWorld Emerald status via British Airways rather than chasing AA’s Executive Platinum status any longer.

    • Thanks! I knew about this but did not add it because it is quite far over 2000 miles. KUL-TPE is already in that general direction and more marginal.

  3. I am looking to go to LA with a trip to Hawaii and want to make the most of increasing as much tier points as possible on this trip.

    What is the most efficient way to do this?

    • Fly American Airlines domestic first class and make as many connections as you can. You will probably be governed by specific routing rules though, so your best best is just to find a reasonably priced ticket with with loads of connections.

  4. Thanks for the work. Will you update with Royal Air Maroc ? It would be a great 560 TP run from ARN via Morocco to Brasil….however it seems until today RAM is not offering such a routing with transfer in Morocco…let´s see what the future brings.

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