Gold Guest List beginner's guide

Old May 13, 19, 9:15 pm
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Originally Posted by EGLK FLYER View Post
I’ve just reached GGL and am trying to use my 2 jokers for this year.

With regard to getting upgrade the OP say this if fare bucket not available....

‘though the GGL team can request additional seats on your behalf in some circumstance’. Does anyone know what these ‘circumstances’ would be?

The flight I’m looking to upgrade 2 pax show 3 seats in First on the BA app yet EF shows F1 A1. And the agent has, probably quite rightly, said that the fare bucket (A?) is not available. So is this a situation when these ‘circumstances’ might apply?

thanks

The circumstance I had was something like F9 A3 or A4 and I needed 5 seats... there were zero seats sold in F at the time (about 6-7 months in advance of PHX-LHR on Dec 23)... they were able to get availability cleared within about 15 min and called me back. However this was 3 years ago and I’ve not tried since.

Note that I’ve been reluctant to update the guide as each time I do, the FT editor breaks some of the links. I’ve not tried recently but if that bug has been fixed then I’ll perhaps make an update to the guide.
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Old May 14, 19, 1:28 am
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As above, the GGL team can request an additional A class seat if needed. So if there are 5 unsold F seats in the cabin but the buckets are showing F5A1 and you need 2 seats, they may well be able to get one of the F into A so you can book.

I doubt they'd do it with the last available seat unless it was very close to departure, but may be route dependent. LAX - no chance. ATL - maybe.

However if it's F1A1 and you need 4 seats, then I'm afraid they can't install more seats on the plane for you.
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Old May 14, 19, 2:21 am
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Originally Posted by Vasco Pridat View Post
TP year ended on 8th... email arrived on the 12th - cards were there..
I remember having issues this year with my partner cards and being able to nominate so I spoke to the GGL Team and they said the partner cards are only processed once a week - so as my year ended over the weekend so I ended up waiting around 10 days for mine to appear on my account....
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Old May 15, 19, 1:08 am
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So I have finally qualified for GGL with 5310 TPs and, although not contacted by BA club, my online account shows I have 1xGG Redemption (Joker), and need another 590 points to obtain 2 more. I think I will receive 2 when my membership year comes round again (3 weeks), but am I not entitled to 2xjokers (as opposed to one) until then...the Wiki seems to suggest this?
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Old May 15, 19, 1:11 am
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Originally Posted by Wbeest View Post
So I have finally qualified for GGL with 5310 TPs and, although not contacted by BA club, my online account shows I have 1xGG Redemption (Joker), and need another 590 points to obtain 2 more. I think I will receive 2 when my membership year comes round again (3 weeks), but am I not entitled to 2xjokers (as opposed to one) until then...the Wiki seems to suggest this?
...oops, thats 690 more TPs needed, not 590!
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Old May 15, 19, 1:15 am
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Originally Posted by Wbeest View Post
So I have finally qualified for GGL with 5310 TPs and, although not contacted by BA club, my online account shows I have 1xGG Redemption (Joker), and need another 590 points to obtain 2 more. I think I will receive 2 when my membership year comes round again (3 weeks), but am I not entitled to 2xjokers (as opposed to one) until then...the Wiki seems to suggest this?
"Gold Guest List Redemption (1)" means two jokers - isn't this clear for you?

Note the jokers are not shown online like GUF vouchers so you just need to keep a track of whether you have used them yourself.
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Old May 15, 19, 1:15 am
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Originally Posted by Wbeest View Post
So I have finally qualified for GGL with 5310 TPs and, although not contacted by BA club, my online account shows I have 1xGG Redemption (Joker), and need another 590 points to obtain 2 more. I think I will receive 2 when my membership year comes round again (3 weeks), but am I not entitled to 2xjokers (as opposed to one) until then...the Wiki seems to suggest this?
The 1 in "Gold Guest List Redemption (1)" refers to the first award of the jokers as opposed to "Gold Guest List Redemption (2)" which happens at 6,000 points. It's a bit confusing but it doesn't refer to the number of them. You actually have 2.
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Old May 15, 19, 1:17 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
"Gold Guest List Redemption (1)" means two jokers - isn't this clear for you?

Note the jokers are not shown online like GUF vouchers so you just need to keep a track of whether you have used them yourself.
...oh really...no that wasn't clear but is now thanks Karfa. BTW, It actually shows on my household account page.
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Old May 30, 19, 6:16 pm
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Hi, I will make GGL for the first time in June, about 2-3 weeks before the end of my membership year (assuming Qatar continues to post TPs in a timely manner!).

I want to make use of one of the first set of Jokers that I will have for that 2 weeks for a trip at xmas.
One way: London to Perth (LHR-KUL with BA and the KUL-PER with MH)

I believe I can do this by:
A: Booking LHR-KUL with BA on avios or GUF1 with joker and KUL - PER separately direct with airline. I would probably add a 24hour stop to make the connection safer though, which is not preferred.
B: a cash booking for the whole itinerary in WT or WTP and the LHR-KUL is upgraded using the GUF1.

Is it possible to:
C: A full avios booking on BA and then partner airline with the joker used on the BA segment and assuming avios availability on the partner flight (currently ok for KUL/PER)

Thanks in advance!

A few notes:
It could be KUL or SIN, doesn't really matter.
If I did a cash booking, I would book open jaw LHR-PER / KUL-LHR so no issues about expensive one way fares or wasting half a GUF1.
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Old May 31, 19, 2:26 am
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Originally Posted by want2goeverywhere View Post
Is it possible to:
C: A full avios booking on BA and then partner airline with the joker used on the BA segment and assuming avios availability on the partner flight (currently ok for KUL/PER)
Yes.
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Old Jun 2, 19, 2:16 pm
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My replacement CCR is embossed with the BA100 logo. Is that going across all membership cards do you think?
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Old Jun 3, 19, 4:23 am
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Originally Posted by AdBoy View Post
My replacement CCR is embossed with the BA100 logo. Is that going across all membership cards do you think?
Mine also (just issued)
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Old Jun 12, 19, 2:50 pm
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Ref:

”GGL renewal

If you reach at least 3,000 TP, your GGL status will renew, and you'll receive a new set of GGL cards, two silver & one gold nominations, 2 fresh jokers with any remaining jokers from the previous year expiring.

If you reach 5,000 TP, you'll also receive a new CCR card.”

I have a question regarding the above from the GGL guide.

I have 2.5k TPs and one GGL joker left. My membership year starts in February.

I will hit 3,000 TPs next week.

I just spoke to BA to check how many redemptions I have left and was told I will not get 2 new GGL Jokers when I hit 3,000 TPs.

Were they wrong? I thought I would get 2 new ones on re-qualifying (also wiping out any previously unused ones), or have I got this wrong / have they changed the programme?

I wanted to book a flight for next week but won’t do it if I’m going to use up all my vouchers until next Feb! Thanks
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Old Jun 12, 19, 3:06 pm
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Originally Posted by SuperstarDJ View Post
Ref:

”GGL renewal

If you reach at least 3,000 TP, your GGL status will renew, and you'll receive a new set of GGL cards, two silver & one gold nominations, 2 fresh jokers with any remaining jokers from the previous year expiring.

If you reach 5,000 TP, you'll also receive a new CCR card.”

I have a question regarding the above from the GGL guide.

I have 2.5k TPs and one GGL joker left. My membership year starts in February.

I will hit 3,000 TPs next week.

I just spoke to BA to check how many redemptions I have left and was told I will not get 2 new GGL Jokers when I hit 3,000 TPs.

Were they wrong? I thought I would get 2 new ones on re-qualifying (also wiping out any previously unused ones), or have I got this wrong / have they changed the programme?

I wanted to book a flight for next week but won’t do it if I’m going to use up all my vouchers until next Feb! Thanks
Unfortunately you will not get them when you hit 3000 but when your next year starts.
3000 will qualify you again. And then when the next year starts you get the new jokers and the cards.
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Old Jun 12, 19, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Vasco Pridat View Post
Unfortunately you will not get them when you hit 3000 but when your next year starts.
3000 will qualify you again. And then when the next year starts you get the new jokers and the cards.
Thanks.

Oddly it also says on my account that my next benefit will be a GGL redemption!
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