Tier points from prior to joining?

Old Dec 15, 17, 1:16 pm
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Tier points from prior to joining?

My dad has been flying approx 40 flights with EI a year and I realised he hadn't joined aerclub so I signed him up. When I read the T&Cs it stated:

"A new Member may claim Avios points and Tier Credits for eligible Aer Lingus flights taken up to 3 months prior to the commencement of their Membership."

I submitted a claim for the 10 flights he had flown in the previous 3 months after signing him up. They all show now and the avios have been credited but there are no tier points... Is this because they would then be zeroed from his join/requalification date or should they have adjusted his requalification date to be a year from the first flight in the last 3 months and given him the tier points?

I can see this in the T&Cs but it doesn't really say why they might assign a different date:

"Tier Credit Collection Year" means the 365 day period starting from either the joining date of the Member or the anniversary date as assigned to the Member by AerClub, and every consecutive 365 day period thereafter"
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Old Dec 15, 17, 1:57 pm
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If you've looked around here a little, you will see that the introduction of Aer Club, now over a year ago, has been a complete mess.

However, I think you should count yourself lucky that everything appears to have worked as intended in your case. Given that the "Tier Credits" can only be collected/counted in the membership year, there is no scope for Tier Credits for flights taken BEFORE membership to count. Your Tier Credits are cleared on your membership "anniversary", so effectively the Tier Credits that were associated with those flights have now already expired.

This is what you would expect with BA Executive Club and Tier Points, right? [You can claim Avios - but not Tier Points - for flights taken before joining the BAEC]
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