Have a travel related question? Post it here, and I’ll do my best to answer it as quickly as possible.
While anyone can comment on regular blog post, registration is required in order to post a question in this space. Creating your account is free, and you'll be able to see when your question is answered, as well as like comments from other users. And of course, you'll earn status points for offering helpful answers!
This space is intended to be more of a community as well, so please jump in and share tips!
Earning BA Tier Points Without Flying
I am 30 tier points away from retaining BA silver status but am unsure whether I will be able to travel again before the end of my account’s annual closing date. However, I see fares in BA shorthaul business class from London to Glasgow for around –120 GBP one-way, which would earn me 40 tier points, enough to get me the status. Is it possible to purchase the ticket & pay the fare but not actually travel and the day of departure and still earn the tier points?
Unfortunately, nope. You’ll only get the points for the flights if you actually take the flight.
Looks like a double post. But, is there any reason you can’t take the flight? Could you leave and return the same day?