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BA Status Colours - Will it always be Black/Gold/Silver/Bronze/Blue? Time for change?

BA Status Colours - Will it always be Black/Gold/Silver/Bronze/Blue? Time for change?

Old Mar 23, 14, 5:18 pm
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BA Status Colours - Will it always be Black/Gold/Silver/Bronze/Blue? Time for change?

Will BA always keep the colours as above, would you like to see a change or keep the status quo?

Premier = Remains as Black
GGL = Executive Diamond
Gold = Diamond
Silver = Gold
Bronze = Silver
Blue =Remains as Blue

Post away and of course this is just my own idea.
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Old Mar 23, 14, 5:26 pm
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If it ain't broke....
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Old Mar 23, 14, 5:28 pm
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I always wondered why Gold is OW Emerald and whether this came from Aer Lingus when they played a more active role.
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Old Mar 23, 14, 5:29 pm
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Hi there,
I would leave as is. I find all this Executive Triple Plated Double Crossed Twice Over Upside Down Almost Uber Status but not quite Uber Status far too confusing for a mere Dr.......

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Old Mar 23, 14, 5:30 pm
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Originally Posted by PETER01 View Post
Will BA always keep the colours as above, would you like to see a change or keep the status quo?

Premier = Remains as Black
GGL = Executive Diamond
Gold = Diamond
Silver = Gold
Bronze = Silver
Blue =Remains as Blue

Post away and of course this is just my own idea.
I'm not sure what colour an Executive Diamond would be, but in the interests of smoothing out status envy I'd suggest purple, violet,magenta cerise and índigo.
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Old Mar 23, 14, 5:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Betteronacamel View Post
If it ain't broke....
Oh. I'm not saying it is broken but it was just a thought or time for a refresh?

From a OW point of view wouldn't it be easier for all the members to agree to have the same colour names? i.e. CX Diamond = Gold, CX Gold = Silver and so on.
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Old Mar 23, 14, 5:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Embuexpat View Post
I'm not sure what colour an Executive Diamond would be
How about Blue Diamond for the boys and Pink Diamond for the girls .

Or would that be considered sexist?

Many years ago SAA/SAL called their first class Blue Diamond - very good it was too.
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Old Mar 23, 14, 5:38 pm
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I hope they don't change it. It would make it more complicated.

I've read on here how others find the oneworld levels difficult to understand. Unless you're in the know, how do you know that an emerald is two steps above a ruby?

Gold/Silver/Bronze is clear to everyone. Blue (or any colour really) is the entry level.
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Old Mar 23, 14, 5:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Betteronacamel View Post
How about Blue Diamond for the boys and Pink Diamond for the girls .
Ha

I wouldn't go as far as that but I was more thinking along the lines of every OW member having the same colours?

Of course I know the cards have the relevant Emerald, Sapphire symbol etc. but as you say maybe just leave it as it is.

I was just curious to hear others POV, that's all really.
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Old Mar 23, 14, 5:45 pm
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There are some issues comparing to others - eg American, where Gold is actually OW Ruby, and often it is assumed that BA Gold is therefore Ruby as well. But they seem to run out of colours after Platinum...

Also, status matches sometimes get it wrong.
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Old Mar 23, 14, 5:49 pm
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Originally Posted by BlackBerryAddict View Post
There are some issues comparing to others - eg American, where Gold is actually OW Ruby, and often it is assumed that BA Gold is therefore Ruby as well. But they seem to run out of colours after Platinum...

Also, status matches sometimes get it wrong.
Maybe that's why it would be a good idea for all OW airlines to have the same colours. Even AA basic is Silver
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Old Mar 23, 14, 5:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Speedbird876 View Post
I hope they don't change it. It would make it more complicated.

I've read on here how others find the oneworld levels difficult to understand. Unless you're in the know, how do you know that an emerald is two steps above a ruby?

Gold/Silver/Bronze is clear to everyone. Blue (or any colour really) is the entry level.
That's the exact reason they used gems since the metals are all over the place with OW programs. Gold is for the plebs on AA
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Old Mar 23, 14, 6:10 pm
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I like to think of it as the understated British nature compared to the bigger is better American way.

What the Americans call gold we call bronze, and what we call gold the Americans call super duper elite platinum with a side of diamonds.

Do we really need to make our tiers sound better? Although if they made GGL into platinum or diamond it would then mean you could soft land to gold. At the moment GGL is considered gold for soft landing purposes.
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Old Mar 23, 14, 6:38 pm
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How about?

Blue = Serf (card colour now brown)
Bronze = Yeoman (card colour now green)
Silver = Knight (card colour unchanged)
Gold = Nobility (card colour now red/ermine)
GGL = Royalty (card colour now purple/ermine)
Premier = Monarch (any card colour you want)

All suitably British, and provides excellent differentiation as to where your place is

Last edited by kanderson1965; Mar 23, 14 at 6:55 pm Reason: added new card colours
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Old Mar 23, 14, 6:42 pm
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Originally Posted by kanderson1965 View Post
How about?

Blue = Serf
Bronze = Yeoman
Silver = Knight
Gold = Nobility
GGL = Royalty
Premier = Monarch

All suitably British, and provides excellent differentiation as to where your place is
As long as staff must call me Sir Speedbird876 when I'm silver.
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