Gold Guest List beginner's guide

Old Mar 25, 19, 6:35 am
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Originally Posted by mmxbreaks View Post
So here's a question. Connecting LHR-SIN (F) and onward to SIN-SYD (J), does the Concorde Bar permit access as a customer continuing from a First flight? I know this would apply to CCR at T5, but this is a different scenario...

Although Qantas F lounge might be open by then, so may just swerve it altogether.
Assuming it’s a same day connection, your inbound F flight to SIN will give you access to the ‘coffin’ prior to your SYD flight.
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Old Mar 25, 19, 10:27 am
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Originally Posted by LUFTY View Post
Hot off the press from next week GGLs will be able to guest upto five people into the lounge.

This is on a permanent basis and not the seasonal promotions.

I am not sure about the CCR and am pretty sure this will not include non BA run lounges.
Originally Posted by ThatT1Feeling View Post


What’s the source for this? (Or is it a secret ) It’d be a very rarely used benefit for me but nice to have in those very unusual cases.
Originally Posted by LUFTY View Post
It is on the BA Internal Intranet sent to at least all Gatwick staff. I was shown it so I can vouch for its authenticity.
Got the email just now to confirm this change in policy.

Originally Posted by Wozza2404 View Post
I can't imagine this will be extended to the CCR purely due to capacity issues.
Correct, the guests only get to sample the school dinners canteen in GF:

Terms and Conditions

This benefit is only available to Gold Guest List and Gold Guest List for Life Members. It is linked to your individual Executive Club membership, is not transferable, and is subject to the standard conditions of your membership.

Whilst we will make every endeavour to accommodate your guests, additional lounge access is subject to capacity and limited to a maximum of five additional guests travelling with you on the same flight (in addition to any partner card access). Should your first choice of lounge not be available you may be asked to use the business (Club World) lounge.

This extended access does not apply to The Concorde Room.

Guests travelling with the Gold Guest List Member from London Heathrow Terminal 5 may use The First Wing.

Due to limited capacity at London Heathrow Terminal 3 and all other worldwide airports, additional guests will be asked to use standard security lanes.

This offer is limited to British Airways flights only at all British Airways owned and operated lounges worldwide.

For all other flights and lounges, including oneworld carriers, standard Guest Access Policy applies.
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Old Mar 25, 19, 10:39 am
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Originally Posted by LUFTY View Post
Hot off the press from next week GGLs will be able to guest upto five people into the lounge.

This is on a permanent basis and not the seasonal promotions.

I am not sure about the CCR and am pretty sure this will not include non BA run lounges.
Good scoop!! Just got the confirmation email 👍😊
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Old Mar 25, 19, 11:35 am
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"on the same flight".

That's new.

Have they updated the standard guesting T&Cs with the same wording?
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Old Mar 25, 19, 11:38 am
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Originally Posted by Wozza2404 View Post
"on the same flight".

That's new.

Have they updated the standard guesting T&Cs with the same wording?
i think it is to operate in tandem with the existing broader guesting rule rather than replace it - just like the recent school holiday relaxations https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/30927869-post21.html
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Old Mar 27, 19, 9:06 am
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Originally Posted by dylanks View Post
Attachment 12889

GGL Redemption/Jokers

This is by far the most sought after benefit, as it allows you to make two return bookings per year on BA flights with Avios booking into revenue available seats as follows:
  • Seats needs to be available in revenue classes (A for first, D for CW, T for WT+) (though the GGL team can request additional seats on your behalf in some circumstances)
Just checking on this before I phone in. Do other fare classes count? I assume business 'I' is fine? I'm looking at a ticket moving from W to R, but not sure if 'R' would count as eligible for joker Avios upgrade?
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Old Mar 27, 19, 9:16 am
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Originally Posted by mmxbreaks View Post
Just checking on this before I phone in. Do other fare classes count? I assume business 'I' is fine? I'm looking at a ticket moving from W to R, but not sure if 'R' would count as eligible for joker Avios upgrade?
If I and R are available I would be surprised if D was 0.
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Old Mar 27, 19, 9:49 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
If I and R are available I would be surprised if D was 0.
I, R, D, C, J

so, typically, I or R would be OK as it's highly unlikely D would be full? But C and J are no-go for joker use?

I think that makes sense. Just trying to target the right plane for a joker use...
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Old Mar 27, 19, 2:44 pm
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I think this must be somewhere in the thread but I am struggling to find it. There are currently two seats in First in the F bucket. I called up and was told they can't do anything to release these for a space release. Anyone have any tips on getting this done? There are only 4 seats in CW too which we are currently in. Flight is this weekend so no chance they will drop into A.
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Old Mar 27, 19, 2:53 pm
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Originally Posted by annihilation View Post
I think this must be somewhere in the thread but I am struggling to find it. There are currently two seats in First in the F bucket. I called up and was told they can't do anything to release these for a space release. Anyone have any tips on getting this done? There are only 4 seats in CW too which we are currently in. Flight is this weekend so no chance they will drop into A.
if it’s F2 A0 you can’t use a joker. There used to be some element of discretion (albeit I suspect you still wouldn’t have been successful here) but these days it seems a lot more strict.
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Old Mar 27, 19, 8:43 pm
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For some reasons my paper boarding passes now longer show “GGL”. Are others experiencing this?
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Old Mar 28, 19, 1:44 am
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Originally Posted by Lolbert View Post
For some reasons my paper boarding passes now longer show “GGL”. Are others experiencing this?
Mine have said GGL for the past year or so - but on flights leaving LHR only. Though there have been some changes in how it has been presented. For a long time, it always said **GGL. Then I had a couple of flights recently where it appeared as ***GGL*** . On my last flight, it was simply written as GGL. Odd!
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Old Mar 28, 19, 1:58 am
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Originally Posted by crazyanglaisy View Post
Mine have said GGL for the past year or so - but on flights leaving LHR only. Though there have been some changes in how it has been presented. For a long time, it always said **GGL. Then I had a couple of flights recently where it appeared as ***GGL*** . On my last flight, it was simply written as GGL. Odd!

exactly the same for me. Only for flights departing LHR
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Old Mar 28, 19, 4:51 pm
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Originally Posted by IJG2 View Post



exactly the same for me. Only for flights departing LHR
...and as a datapoint exactly the same for me - my latest one was last Friday.
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Old Mar 28, 19, 6:02 pm
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Nothing on my ex-LHR boarding passes including this week’s. Strange
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