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Australia / New Zealand / South West Pacific - ending 31 December 2013

Australia / New Zealand / South West Pacific - ending 31 December 2013

Old Jul 31, 13, 4:46 am
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Australia / New Zealand / South West Pacific - ending 31 December 2013

I've just happened to notice some information on www.diamondclub.org concerning Australia / New Zealand / South West Pacific members. I can't find it posted here already, although I don't know how new this information is.
As a South West Pacific (Australia and New Zealand) based Diamond Club member, what will happen to my account and destinations/status miles?
As we do not have an Executive Club programme in Australia or New Zealand, we advise you choose one of the following options available:

Existing Executive Club Members
If you are already an Executive Club Member registered at an address outside of Australia and New Zealand, or would like to register as a new member with a valid address in a country where we have an Executive Club programme, you can transfer your destinations miles to Avios using the Combine My Avios tool by logging into your Executive Club account on ba.com.

Temporary Enrolment in the Executive Club
If you do not have an address outside of Australia or New Zealand, we will be happy to enrol you as a temporary member so that you can transfer your destinations miles to Avios, which you can then spend on flights, upgrades, hotels and car hire*. Your temporary membership will be valid until 31 December 2013 and all destinations miles must be transferred to Avios and used before 01 January 2014. After this time any unused miles and Avios will be expired and your temporary membership will be closed. To enrol in the Executive Club, please contact us using our online query form with your full email and date of birth and we will create your temporary membership for you.

Transfer your destinations miles to another Executive Club member
If you would prefer to transfer your destinations miles to another Executive Club member please let us know using our online query form, providing your name, Diamond Club account number and the name and Executive Club number of the person you would like to transfer these to. When the destinations miles are transferred to Avios in the account of the Executive Club member you nominate the Avios will belong to them and only the member can spend them under the Terms and Conditions of the Executive Club*.

If you do choose to enrol on a temporary basis or transfer your destinations miles to another member, please allow 7 days for us to process this for you. Any destinations miles not transferred to Avios using one of the options detailed above by 31 December 2013, will expire and the Diamond Club and temporary Executive Club accounts will be closed.
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Old Jul 31, 13, 12:02 pm
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That's not good; I thought it was going to be a better outcome than that.

I presume however, there's nothing stopping someone setting up another account in their own name, but at a UK address (whether theirs or not), and then transferring the miles there?

After all, you don't need the documents in the post to redeem miles these days, just an account and email address in your own name...


Of course, I'm happy to accept anyone's miles who don't want them transferred!
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Old Jul 31, 13, 3:26 pm
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That sucks!

So why is there no BAEC in Australia at the moment? No more Qantas joint venture and they're trying to get people in Australia to fly BA via SIN rather than QF via DXB.

They're even allowing temporary membership, so people in this area can be members briefly.

This has to be the oddest decision BA has made this year.
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Old Aug 1, 13, 7:37 am
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Originally Posted by jbfield View Post
I presume however, there's nothing stopping someone setting up another account in their own name, but at a UK address (whether theirs or not), and then transferring the miles there?
Yes, that seems to be one of the avenues expressly mentioned in the first option.

I wonder whether there is a hangover of some lock-out agreement that has, surprisingly, survived the termination of the JSA.
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Old Aug 11, 13, 1:31 pm
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So.. how shall I put this... if anyone in AU/NZ is interested in participating in option 3.. well, let me know and we can discuss!
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