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Where to Credit
I have just booked a multi city itinerary with BA from IKA (Tehran) – LHR (London) – IAD (Washington) – LHR (London) – JNB (Johannesburg) – CPT (Cape Town) in Club (business class) for $2,200.
I have three options for where to credit the miles. If I credit all to BA, I will earn 600 tier points, enough for silver status, which is great, (oneworld sapphire), but I am currently a blue and so I will only earn 150% reedemable miles. I also already have a ton of miles with BA and am worried about having too many avios given the impending devaluation to revenue based.
I am an Alaska MVP Gold 75K, so I could also earn 375% redeemable miles for the entire itinerary, but in doing so I wouldn’t get any OW sapphire status, since I don’t fly Alaska that much this translates into quite a loss. That said, mileage plan is a great program and earning 375% redeemable miles is really good for discounted business class.
If you can make use of silver status and can find a way to requalify each year, it’s a good option.
Otherwise, I’d probably credit to AS, given the higher earning and redemption opportunities, as well as you already having a chunk of Avois.