Over at German frequent flyer site Vielfliegertreff.de for the last week they’ve been having fun with a fare starting out in Berlin, flying to Frankfurt and then to Spain and bouncing around Spain all in business class.
Lucas sends me this great example of the principle:
This is really useful for earning elite status in programs like British Airways that award ‘tier points’ and bonus business class. The flights aren’t a particularly great distance, and aren’t expensive but short business class flights can be useful for status in oneworld programs once you look beyond the U.S.
I’m not going to go into too much detail, it’s their deal and it’s probably only going to be of interest to a subset of readers (but for them it will be very interesting) so I’ll just recommend heading to the Vielfliegertreff.de forum thread and using Google translate which is built into the Chrome browser.