What is the 2,000-Mile Rule
My Article on it discusses it in more detail, but in short, for the purposes of awarding Avios, it is the distance at which British Airways determines whether a flight is classed as Short-Haul or Long-Haul.
Is it possible to maximise the 2,000 mile rule?
10 Flights| 9 stops | 7 OneWorld Member Airlines
Everything is possible and the below diagram shows the most optimal routing to maximise the 2,000-mile rule and go around the world on active commercial flights.
|LHR||DME||065° (NE)||065° (NE)||1,586 mi|
|DME||DOH||156° (SE)||144° (SE)||2,193 mi|
|DOH||CMB||119° (SE)||116° (SE)||2,244 mi|
|CMB||CGK||116° (SE)||118° (SE)||2,061 mi|
|CGK||HKG||014° (N)||013° (N)||2,015 mi|
|HKG||CTS||042° (NE)||045° (NE)||2,131 mi|
|CTS||HNL||093° (E)||103° (E)||3,751 mi|
|HNL||LAX||062° (NE)||052° (NE)||2,556 mi|
|LAX||JFK||058° (NE)||046° (NE)||2,475 mi|
|JFK||LHR||055° (NE)||069° (E)||3,451 mi|
How Much does this all cost?
a whole lot of money
To maximise the 2,000-mile rule it will cost a pretty penny as the faring is not cheap, par of which Oneworld charges you the luxury to have everything under one ticket. booking separately will likely be cheaper (depending on the year) .
While theoretically possible (and yes the flights exist) it would be incredibly expensive to book all the flights under one itinerary. Moreover, this wouldn’t be possible under a single Around The World ticket due to there being to may sectors within Asia and the flight from Sapporo (CTS) to Honolulu (HNL) is a codeshare flight on Hawaiian Airlines.
But for those who can afford it, you are looking in the area of £6,000 just for the flights alone.
If this was your thing, you would get 140 Tier Points per flight and this trip would net you 1,400 TP, 87% of the way to BAEC Gold or £4.46 per TP (incredibly expensive) depending on how you look at it.