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Old Aug 7, 19, 12:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Gastrocnemius View Post
I've got a joker question-

am I able to use onet o open up space for 5 other people on my F&F list, so that they can pay with avios and a 2for1 voucher? I would not be planning to travel on the booking (one of them is silver, there rest have no status...)

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i tried using my joker with someone else’s 2-4-1 and they said no even though I would be travelling.
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Old Aug 7, 19, 2:34 pm
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post


i tried using my joker with someone else’s 2-4-1 and they said no even though I would be travelling.
Thanks @KARFA- I did wonder if it would be a step too far!
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Old Aug 7, 19, 3:12 pm
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Originally Posted by ThatT1Feeling View Post

Quite unimpressed by the wording on my GGL renewal letter this year... not only was it signed off by “Your Executive Club Team” rather than by a person but it says that I’ve “held on to” my GGL membership.. doesn’t exactly sound inspirational 🤨😟
I did not receive anything when my new membership year started in Feb. I rang GGL in March and was told that the renewal package wasn't sent for some reasons but another package was arranged.

However, nothing came through until July and called GGL again, then I was told that the request was sent but no items were sent off. The GGL agent told he would personally take care of this issue, and the renewal package was delivered by Signed-for.
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Old Aug 7, 19, 3:29 pm
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post


i tried using my joker with someone else’s 2-4-1 and they said no even though I would be travelling.
When I called to use a joker on a booking for someone else this was the first question they asked. Apparently it's the deal breaker.
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Old Aug 7, 19, 4:51 pm
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post


i tried using my joker with someone else’s 2-4-1 and they said no even though I would be travelling.
Do you think this would matter if the two people travelling are part of a Household Account, or just a flat out "no" cannot use your joker with a 2-4-1 of another person?
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Old Aug 7, 19, 5:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Jase76 View Post
Do you think this would matter if the two people travelling are part of a Household Account, or just a flat out "no" cannot use your joker with a 2-4-1 of another person?
I used a joker to book a trip for four of us in a HHA, using a 241 of mine, and one from my wife
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Old Aug 7, 19, 10:33 pm
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Having received partner cards from me previously, and having soft landed to the level below twice now, this year Mrs gcuk and Miss gcuk have dropped from gold and silver respectively to blue, so no soft landing for either. Called the GGL expecting to be told this was in terms of the rules, and that is exactly what I was told, so in our case, soft landings don't exist any more.

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Old Aug 8, 19, 12:06 am
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Originally Posted by gcuk View Post
Having received partner cards from me previously, and having soft landed to the level below twice now, this year Mrs gcuk and Miss gcuk have dropped from gold and silver respectively to blue, so no soft landing for either. Called the GGL expecting to be told this was in terms of the rules, and that is exactly what I was told, so in our case, soft landings don't exist any more.
thanks for the update. Was there any difference in how you did it? Perhaps one year you nominated online and another year you called?
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Old Aug 8, 19, 12:28 am
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Always done online. Maybe will try calling this year
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Old Aug 8, 19, 12:52 am
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In the last 6 months three of my partner card holders have soft landed - 2 x Silver t Bronze and 1 x Gold to Silver.. Most recently at the beginning of this month. They were all nominated 2 years ago and I think I nominated them all online at that stage. As an aside, have been unable to nominated anyone online for the last 6 months and have had to email or call.
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Old Aug 13, 19, 4:28 pm
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Thanks to the OP for putting together this guide. It's been both extremely interesting and inspiring for me. I read it a few times in 2018, and with the likelihood of some additional business travel, family who love vacations, and a good friend who's more than up for a good tier point run, thought attaining GGL would be a good challenge to take on.

A couple of weeks ago, I finally tipped over 5000 tier points and achieved it!

Some vital stats:
- Time to attain: 7 months
- Flights taken: 60
- Cost: £9698.44 (this was the flight cost to collect about 4300 tier points, the rest were obtained via business travel. I'd estimate about another £2000 on accommodation)
- Most visited destination: Helsinki

I've blogged about the experience from start to finish. Didn't post anything before in case I didn't make it!
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Old Aug 14, 19, 2:43 am
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Originally Posted by Wayland View Post
Thanks to the OP for putting together this guide. It's been both extremely interesting and inspiring for me. I read it a few times in 2018, and with the likelihood of some additional business travel, family who love vacations, and a good friend who's more than up for a good tier point run, thought attaining GGL would be a good challenge to take on.

A couple of weeks ago, I finally tipped over 5000 tier points and achieved it!

Some vital stats:
- Time to attain: 7 months
- Flights taken: 60
- Cost: £9698.44 (this was the flight cost to collect about 4300 tier points, the rest were obtained via business travel. I'd estimate about another £2000 on accommodation)
- Most visited destination: Helsinki

I've blogged about the experience from start to finish. Didn't post anything before in case I didn't make it!
I really enjoyed reading excerpts from your blog, Wayland. Great effort on chronicling your pursuit in such detail. I hope the promised land is everything you imagined it would be! Certainly my experience is that BA show you a lot more love than as a GCH.
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Old Aug 20, 19, 1:19 pm
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Made it to 5000 tier points thanks to BAMissingAvios Can someone please DM me the GGL email address?

Thanks,

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Old Aug 22, 19, 10:49 am
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I have a question about partner cards and dates. I've tried to understand this in the past but failed dismally. It never really mattered to me until now when I'm trying to change something.

My 3 partner cards have been allocated to the same people for several years. My year renews in June and their years all renew in November. When my 2018 renewal came around I think it meant that their cards were valid until the end of their subsequent year which will be November 2019. Hopefully that's correct so far?

In June 2019 my year renewed and I once again nominated them for partner cards which I think means that it will extend their status from November 2019 to November 2020 but that period hasn't kicked in yet because they already have status until November 2019 based on my nominations in June 2018.

I would really like to change one of the silver nominations to a young guy I know who flies a lot but not enough to make silver. BA are saying I cannot change the nomination because I already nominated someone in June but as far as I can tell those nominations don't take effect until November 2019. Is there really no way to adjust this without waiting until June 2020? Apart from the hassle of the admin at BA's end I don't think I'm asking for something that's unreasonable as - as far as I can tell - their status as a result of my nominations in June 2019 has not been applied yet.

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Old Aug 22, 19, 1:26 pm
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Originally Posted by golfmad View Post
I have a question about partner cards and dates. I've tried to understand this in the past but failed dismally. It never really mattered to me until now when I'm trying to change something.

My 3 partner cards have been allocated to the same people for several years. My year renews in June and their years all renew in November. When my 2018 renewal came around I think it meant that their cards were valid until the end of their subsequent year which will be November 2019. Hopefully that's correct so far?

In June 2019 my year renewed and I once again nominated them for partner cards which I think means that it will extend their status from November 2019 to November 2020 but that period hasn't kicked in yet because they already have status until November 2019 based on my nominations in June 2018.

I would really like to change one of the silver nominations to a young guy I know who flies a lot but not enough to make silver. BA are saying I cannot change the nomination because I already nominated someone in June but as far as I can tell those nominations don't take effect until November 2019. Is there really no way to adjust this without waiting until June 2020? Apart from the hassle of the admin at BA's end I don't think I'm asking for something that's unreasonable as - as far as I can tell - their status as a result of my nominations in June 2019 has not been applied yet.
Something's not right. I don't think it's possible to nominate someone for the same status until their card expires (NB not their membership year, which is a sore point). I had a silver partner card left to allocate and although my daughter's membership year was up, because her silver card was still valid until the end of the next month, I couldn't allocate the silver card to her.
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