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Old Jun 13, 20, 9:08 am
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Firstly a big thank you to ManchesterBAFlyer for this simple guide to the changes. I've been through it carefully and made some calls, and it seems accurate to me. ManchesterBAFlyer has put 4 scenarios afterwards and I think they cover most of the queries raised so far, bearing in mind that though Gold was used in the examples, it actually applies to other status levels too. Click here for the full post.

Originally Posted by ManchesterBAFlyer View Post
  1. Take your status on the day of the announcement - 11 June 2020.*
  2. This status will last you 12 further months than your current tier year & expiry date. If you already earned enough tier points for that to happen anyway, then you don’t really benefit. [...]
I am going to do a slightly amended version which should help you work out what happens to you, points 1 to 4 inclusive are the important ones.
  1. Take your status on the day of the announcement - 11 June 2020.
  2. This status will last you 12 further months than your current tier year and expiry date. If you already earned enough tier points for that to happen anyway, or had a recent status upgrade, then you don’t benefit from the extension.
  3. You need to start earning tier points from your next tier year end after 11 June 2020 to maintain status for the following year. Tier points earned before then could get you a status upgrade or GUF, but you are guaranteed not to drop if you don't earn any or many tier points. So if you're not likely to earn enough to get an upgrade to your status or earn a GUF, they are essentially useless other than adding to your lifetime tier points.
  4. If that next tier year ends on or before 8 June 2022, you only need 75% of the usual number of tier points to requalify or upgrade.
  5. If your tier year was 8 May or 8 June 2020 and you are due to drop a level, this announcement doesn't save you from the drop, unless you qualify under the lower thresholds or on a case-by-case basis where BAEC accept your cancelled reservations as evidence you would have made the thresholds. If you are OK with the lower level drop, then you benefit from renewal at that level without needing to earn TPs in the year ahead of you, see point 3.
  6. Note that though there is a waiver on eligible flights in the extension scenarios, you still need them for upgrading a level and for renewing that upgrade.
  7. Gold Upgrade (GUF) vouchers and GGL tier point based rewards continue at the old TP levels, no reduction has been made there.
So in essence
- not everyone benefits from an extension in all circumstances, for example - and depending on the timings - you've already earned enough to qualify or have upgraded your status
- but everyone benefits from a year of reduced thresholds for one renewal.
- and everyone - except those GGLs who already have Concorde Cards - can benefit from lower threasholds for upgrade possibilities.

BA has said that it will take up to 2 weeks - so until the end of June 2020 - for your BAEC tracker, in the App or BA.com - to reflect any changes.

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