This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and to ensure you never miss anything, subscribe to our daily newsletter.

Take advantage of this excellent fare and do a mini Tier Point run to a new city or even a country you’ve never been to before. If you’re new to the game, Tier Points are a British Airways currency, which help you to progress through the levels of the airline’s elite membership programme.

For as little as £209, you can fly return from Heathrow (LHR) to Sofia (SOF) or Helsinki (HEL), or from Gatwick (LGW) to Tirana (TIA) in BA’s Club Europe — earning you a hefty 160 Tier Points. What’s that worth? For example, you are required to earn a total of 600 Tier Points (or fly 50 eligible flights) to earn British Airways Silver status (Oneworld Sapphire status), which means that with this one trip, you would be one-quarter of the way to earning the status.

The fares are available throughout November. Helsinki (HEL) is also showing as available in October. To book, head to Google Flights and change the settings to business class. Next, set the departure airport as London and the arrival destination as the city of your choice — Helsinki (HEL), Sofia (SOF) or Tirana (TIA). Then, all you need to do is scroll through the calendar until you find a suitable set of dates for you. Finally, head to the British Airways website to complete your booking.

Airline: British Airways
Routes: LHR/LGW to SOF/TIA/HEL
Cost: £209+ return
Travel Dates: November

Here are some examples of what you can book:

London Heathrow (LHR) to Sofia (SOF) for £209 return:

London Heathrow (LHR) to Sofia (SOF) for £209 return:

London Gatwick (LGW) to Tirana (TIA) for £209 return:

London Gatwick (LGW) to Tirana (TIA) for £209 return:

London Heathrow (LHR) to Helsinki (HEL) for £210 return:

London Heathrow (LHR) to Helsinki (HEL) for £210 return:

H/T: Flyer Talk

Featured photo by Nicky Kelvin/The Points Guy

Know before you go.

News and deals straight to your inbox every day.

The American Express® Business Platinum Card

The Business Platinum Card from American Express offers 40,000 bonus Membership Rewards® points as well as a slew of other valuable benefits like lounge access, hotel elite status and a digital subscription to The Times and The Sunday Times for Primary and Platinum Supplementary Cardmembers.

Apply Now
More Things to Know
  • Earn 40,000 Membership Rewards points when you spend £6k in your first 3 months of Card Membership
  • Up to 99 free Supplementary Cards - one complimentary Platinum Employee Cards and 98 Complimentary Gold Employee Cards
  • Global Lounge Collection - Access to more than 1,200 airport lounges across 130 countries, including The Centurion® Lounges and membership of Priority Pass™
  • Hotel Status at Hilton, Marriott Bonvoy™, Meliá Hotels International, Radisson Hotel Group, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts – enjoy benefits such as complimentary upgrades, early check-in and late check-out, enhanced loyalty points, complimentary Wi-Fi and more
  • The Times and The Sunday Times annual digital subscription (£312 value per Card) – available for Primary and all Supplementary Cardmembers
  • Fine Hotels and Resorts – Enjoy a collection of over 1,000 hand-selected iconic 5-star properties worldwide. Receive complimentary benefits worth an average total value of £400 per stay.*
  • £150 statement credit for every booking with onefinestay (unlimited use)
  • Dedicated Account Management Team
Annual Fee
£595
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.