British Airways adds six Heathrow routes for Summer 2020. Which ones earn 80TP?

British Airways have just added 6 new routes for Summer 2020 departing from Heathrow, all already bookable over at ba.com

Kosovo

Making debuts on BA's route map, the Kosovan capital city Pristina will be served from Heathrow once per week on Saturdays from 4th July – 29th August 2020. The flight details as follows:

  • Saturdays 04 Jul – 29 Aug 2020.
  • BA 528 London LHR – Pristina PRN departing 13:20 arriving 18:20
  • BA 529 Pristina PRN – London LHR departing 19:10 arriving 21:30

Montenegro

Like Pristina above, the Montenegrin capital Podgorica, will also be served from Heathrow once per week on Saturdays from 4th July – 29th August 2020. Flight details below:

  • Saturdays 04 Jul – 29 Aug 2020.
  • BA 532 London LHR – Podgorica TGD departing 14:10 arriving 19:10
  • BA 533 Podrogica TGD – London LHR departing 20:00 arriving 22:10

Italy

Another new route, Perugia in central Italy, will depart on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 2nd July – 31st August 2020. 

  • Mondays, 02 Jul – 31 Aug 2020.
  • BA616 London LHR – Perugia PEG departing 10:10 arriving 14:35
  • BA617 Perugia PEG – London LHR departing 15:25 arriving 17:00.
  • Thursdays, 02 Jul – 31 Aug 2020.
  • BA616 London LHR – Perugia PEG departing 15:25 arriving 19:50
  • BA617 Perugia PEG – London LHR departing 20:45 arriving 22:20.
  • Saturdays, 02 Jul – 31 Aug 2020.
  • BA616 London LHR – Perugia PEG departing 13:55 arriving 18:20
  • BA617 Perugia PEG – London LHR departing 19:10 arriving 20:45.

Greece

Rhodes is already served from Gatwick, but will also be served by Heathrow on a once-per-week basis every Saturday between 4th July – 29th August 2020. 

  • Saturdays, 04 Jul – 29 Aug 2020.
  • BA624 London LHR – Rhodes RHO departing 06:55 arriving 14:10
  • BA625 Rhodes RHO – London LHR departing 15:15 arriving 17:35.

Turkey

Dalaman is already on Gatwick's network but will be added to Heathrow once per week during summer 2020. 

  • Saturdays 23 May – 24 Oct 2020
  • BA670 London LHR – Bodrum BJV departing 12:05 arriving 19:20
  • BA671 Bodrum BJV – London LHR departing 20:20 arriving 22:35

Similarly, Bodrum will also be once-per-week with an early morning Saturday start. 

  • Saturdays 23 May – 24 Oct 2020
  • BA678 London LHR – Dalaman DLM departing 06:25 arriving 13:40
  • BA679 Dalaman DLM – London LHR departing 15:00 arriving 17:15

Which of these will be 80 Tier Point routes?

The official Tier Point Earning Calculator does not yet recognise these newest routes, so for now we can only speculate whether they will be class as short haul (earning 40TP each way in Club Europe) or ‘short haul plus' (earning 80TP).

Certainly 80 Tier Points

All routes from London to Greece and Turkey are already 80 Tier Points as per my full list, with Rhodes and Dalaman being existing routes from previous years. I would expect Corfu and Bodrum to become 80 Tier Point routes.

Certainly 40 Tier Points

Perugia will almost certainly be a 40 Tier Point route, given it is closer to London than Rome and several other destinations which earn 40 Tier Points.

Uncertain either way

The uncertainty comes with Pristina and Podgorica. These appear to be right on the boundary.

As key references, both London – Corfu, Greece (1277 miles) London – Catania, Italy (1230 miles) and London – Helsinki, Finland (1151 miles) are all 80 Tier Point earning routes. Pristina (1181 miles) sits squarely in between these routes, which would indicate a good chance that this could be an 80TP route, though not certain.

It will probably be bad news for Podgorica though being 1120 miles from London. As a reference Tallinn, Estonia is 1126 miles from London and is a 40 Tier Point earning route. We will need to await confirmation in the Tier Point Earning Calculator though. When it does get updated I will amend my full 80 Tier Point list.

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