A staple part of the BA business traveller is the European short haul business class. For nearly all routes this gives 40 tier points each way in Club Europe.
However a selected bunch of these short haul routes actually earn double Tier Points due to their extended length. Even though BA's business class seats often leave much to be desired, these routes are particularly attractive because you can sometimes snag great deals when the timing is right and earn a decent haul of Tier Points. (also see this article on how to find mega tier point runs) For less time and marginally more money than the typical short haul route, these routes can help rack up tier points efficiently when done correctly.
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.)
Typically, flights to Greece, Malta, Morocco, Portugal and Turkey will have the cheapest fares as these tend not to be full of business travellers, but instead leisure flyers who will be more savvy with their own spending.
Before you book any route with the intention of doing a Tier Point run then you should double check against BA's Tier Point calculator in case of any reclassifications.