Odd status upgrade at check-in

Old Dec 28, 14, 4:33 am
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Odd status upgrade at check-in

So I am Bronze at the moment, I make silver with a trip in Feb and Gold with one long trip in August. However I have just checked in and been told that I am now Silver. My boarding pass shows it as SAPPHIRE/BA/SILVxxxxxxxx

Presumably this is another error in the booking system and others have had it as well.

No complaints if this is actually somehow Silver and I have been magically been given 230TP early. Even with the flight I am about to take (paid J, UuA to F) I would be 90 short.
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Old Dec 28, 14, 4:35 am
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Just refreshed the app and it shows me as Bronze so it must be an error.

It would have been an interesting test if I was in Y or W and had no other OWS/OWE status and showed up the Terraces Lounge in DXB with this boarding pass...
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Old Dec 28, 14, 4:39 am
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If you log into your Exec Club account what does it say and is there an unexpected transaction in your transaction history? I remember years ago waiting an eternity for a mileage claim to be credited and was always told it had already been processed. It turned out the claim had processed but to the wrong member's account.
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Old Dec 28, 14, 4:45 am
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370TPs as expected. Recent transaction was for the outbound LHR-DXB.
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Old Dec 28, 14, 5:52 am
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Odd status upgrade at check-in

I would recommend double checking your BAEC number has been correctly input into the booking - just in case!
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Old Dec 28, 14, 9:06 am
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Originally Posted by Foofighter69 View Post
So I am Bronze at the moment, I make silver with a trip in Feb and Gold with one long trip in August. However I have just checked in and been told that I am now Silver. My boarding pass shows it as SAPPHIRE/BA/SILVxxxxxxxx

Presumably this is another error in the booking system and others have had it as well.

No complaints if this is actually somehow Silver and I have been magically been given 230TP early. Even with the flight I am about to take (paid J, UuA to F) I would be 90 short.
Very occasionally BA will manually promote commercially-deserving persons to a higher status. Have you been buying a lot of full-fare Y tickets recently?

However I only ever hear it for Silver to Gold and Gold to Gold Guest List.
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Old Dec 28, 14, 9:17 am
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Very occasionally BA will manually promote commercially-deserving persons to a higher status. Have you been buying a lot of full-fare Y tickets recently?
or sleeping with anyone at BA?

young KARFA keeps asking me if that's my secret to success.....
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Old Dec 28, 14, 9:59 am
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or sleeping with anyone at BA?

young KARFA keeps asking me if that's my secret to success.....
Is it?
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Old Dec 28, 14, 10:38 am
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Odd status upgrade at check-in

I believe you have to sleep with someone really high up to start getting a few benefits, which is probably good for those who like a bit of Willie
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Old Dec 28, 14, 10:43 am
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or sleeping with anyone at BA?

young KARFA keeps asking me if that's my secret to success.....
I notice that you proudly declare in the Programmes field of your profile here that you obtained your Accor Plat status in "the sleeping way"?
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Old Dec 28, 14, 1:37 pm
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I did flirt with the surly looking check-in agent but I am the least subtle flirter. I don't think it was that. If it was indeed that then chris1979 maybe you need to learn a trick or two from me.

So BAEC still shows me as Bronze.

Back on a lighter note is there a thread where people have shared their flirting antics and their associated success rates? This is limited to the confines of airports and aircraft of course.
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Old Dec 31, 14, 7:34 am
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I am Silver as of today. With 510TP. Very weird.
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Old Dec 31, 14, 7:41 am
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Are you based in continental Europe? (Or, at least - is your BAEC address?)
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Old Dec 31, 14, 8:04 am
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No, London.
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Old Dec 31, 14, 9:37 am
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This is interesting. I can't help thinking it has something to do with you already being OWS / US Gold. Do you think the US status info could have 'leaked' into your BA booking somehow?

I know there are reports on here of BA allowing Silvers to renew with less than 600TPs over a year.
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