Question about GGL.

Old Jul 11, 11, 8:38 am
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Question about GGL.

Hi All,

It is now not long until I should see my BAEC account upgraded from Gold to GGL.

I was just wondering, will I see my account having been upgraded when I log in at BA.com?

I remember the colour change and the fact that it said 'Gold' rather than 'Silver' when my account was upgradede from silver to gold some years back.

(Sadly, I don't think I'll make the CCR card this year, but perhaps in my next BAEC year.)

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Old Jul 11, 11, 9:02 am
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I feel like a peasant advising the King but I don't think you automatically become a GGL without an invitation. I believe you have to do a bit of grovelling first.
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Old Jul 11, 11, 9:31 am
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You won't see anything different.

But at 2500 after you have got your GUFT, it will say "you need xxx TPs to earn/retain GGL".

Then at 3000 it will say "you need xxx TPs to get another GUFT".

So, you only know, from the TP countdown thingey (at least that it what is shows for retaining GGL, presumably the same for earning it).
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Old Jul 11, 11, 9:43 am
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It's automatic if you've qualified using the 3K for 2 years/5K one year rules.

As Smirnoff says, only you will know using the countdown thingie. You should get a letter welcoming you along with a super-fabulous card.
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Old Jul 11, 11, 10:50 am
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Originally Posted by Swanhunter View Post
It's automatic if you've qualified using the 3K for 2 years/5K one year rules.

As Smirnoff says, only you will know using the countdown thingie. You should get a letter welcoming you along with a super-fabulous card.
What? A tatty piece of black cardboard?
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Old Jul 11, 11, 11:35 am
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Originally Posted by Lolbert View Post
What? A tatty piece of black cardboard?
I was being a little ironic and using card in the original sense of the word.
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Old Jul 11, 11, 11:49 am
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So no parade and fireworks then?
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Old Jul 11, 11, 11:58 am
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Originally Posted by Lolbert View Post
What? A tatty piece of black cardboard?
Cardboard?

It's a bit of thick paper, like what the T5 car park spews out at you at the barrier.

And you are supposed to keep it nice for years to come, as a special reminder of what a valued customer you are.

No new bits of cardboard/thick paper at renewal, no bag tags, no calendars, nothing.

Just a phone number to plug into your phone.
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Old Jul 11, 11, 12:16 pm
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I have to say Bwah-ha-bwah-ha ...

Our shiny Silver cards are durable plastic, which is just as well as they'll have to last for years!!
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Old Jul 11, 11, 12:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Smirnoff View Post
Cardboard?

It's a bit of thick paper, like what the T5 car park spews out at you at the barrier.

And you are supposed to keep it nice for years to come, as a special reminder of what a valued customer you are.

No new bits of cardboard/thick paper at renewal, no bag tags, no calendars, nothing.

Just a phone number to plug into your phone.
Which is why the key benefit is known as a joker!
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Old Jul 11, 11, 2:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Smirnoff View Post
Cardboard?

It's a bit of thick paper, like what the T5 car park spews out at you at the barrier.

And you are supposed to keep it nice for years to come, as a special reminder of what a valued customer you are.

No new bits of cardboard/thick paper at renewal, no bag tags, no calendars, nothing.

Just a phone number to plug into your phone.
and a BA Birthday Card saying Get a life
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