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Old Aug 20, 12, 5:57 pm
Grand Union
Join Date: Oct 2009
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Additional Gold benefits

01 Additional Gold benefits

  • Additional reward availability in economy (V class)

  • Priority Reward is an opportunity for Gold card holders to book any available seat in any cabin, provided there are commercial seats available for sale on any flight for double the standard redemption rate. Priority Reward bookings can only be made offline, more than 30 days in advance and are open to BA mainline flights only. A 15 service fee applies. Changes to Priority Rewards booking are possible within 30 days but only if normal redemption classes are available.

  • GUF2 bookings
    Gold Upgrade for 2 are vouchers issued when a BAEC member go through the 2500 and 3500 TP barrier in any one BAEC membership year. The Gold Upgrade for Two entitles the BAEC member and a guest to a one cabin class upgrade to a higher cabin, either on a purchased ticket, or on a redemption ticket. It cannot be used in conjunction with a MFU/Upgrade using Avios booking. The guest doesn't need to be in a Household Account. Indeed you don't need a guest at all, the member can use it on their own. The Gold Upgrade for Two must be booked within 12 months from the date of issue. Travel can be after that 12 month period, effectively up to 2 years after the award, but making changes after 12 months can be difficult. Reliable sources have said that they have had the initial 12 month booking period extended by 6 months by ringing up BAEC. GUF2 awards come in the form of an eVoucher which can be used online and through a telephone booking. You can do a dummy booking to see if their is availability in the final cabin. Alternatively you can use a travel agent, if they are willing and able to do it, to use a GUF2 into certain paid-for fare buckets if there is no redemption availability.

    Also, companion vouchers can be used in conjunction with a GUF2. If one is so inclined it does have the potential to save shedloads of Avios.

02 Exclusive Gold GL benefits

A twice per membership year redemption for up to 5 people (i.e. member and up to 4 others) booked into revenue classes (A, D, T, B) rather than award classes. Such GGL redemptions are known in some quarters as Jokers. A third Joker is awarded at 6,000 Tier Points. Note this redemption award will have its own deadline for use, which may be different from your BAEC membership year.

Also GUF2 and Jokers can be redeemed together. GUF2 and UuA cannot be combined (as already stated); However, a GUF2 can be used when there are (e.g.) WT+ reduced rate redemptions to leverage into the class higher (so indirectly allowing reduced rate CW when it is not used). Must be booked by phone however

Introduction | Standard reward flights | Multi-Partner reward flights | Reward Flight Saver | Avios & Money | Upgrading using Avios | Using your companion vouchers | Additional Gold benefits | Hotel and car rental redemptions

Last edited by Prospero; Aug 27, 12 at 9:07 am
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