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The Top 10 BAEC members have dinner together. True or False?

The Top 10 BAEC members have dinner together. True or False?

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Old Mar 16, 18, 11:58 am
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The Top 10 BAEC members have dinner together. True or False?

A good friend of mine, who is not known for lying, stated to me that he had sat down with the highest TP earner of the BAEC - he didn't tell me of what year.

The chap said that the top 10 highest earners, get together for a dinner, at BA's expense. It is supposedly held in London.

The top earner works for a wealth management company, but I won't state the company name for privacy reasons.

Has anyone ever heard of these dinners?

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Old Mar 16, 18, 12:01 pm
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Old Mar 16, 18, 12:04 pm
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When I lived in BRU, SQ invited its top mileage members to exclusive and expensive dinners each year. They also invited a partner. They were excellent. I managed to be SQ Gold and BA Gold (when it was worth having) at the same time!
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Given how much the top TP earners are likely to travel, I would be impressed if BA found a way to bring ten such people all together at the same time...
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Old Mar 16, 18, 12:07 pm
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At a guess I would say this may be true.

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Old Mar 16, 18, 12:08 pm
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There were semi-regular GGL lunches at Mosiman’s but haven’t been to one of those in a while.
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Old Mar 16, 18, 12:10 pm
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I got chatting to a chap on a flight once who stated that the year before he had been told by BA that he had been the third highest TP earner. He is very senior in a major UK consultancy business.

Who knows own whether he was telling porkies or not (would seem a strange thing to lie about though). He never mentioned a dinner though.
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Old Mar 16, 18, 12:16 pm
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The kicker which made me think it wasn't true, was that the dinner is held at the Houses of Parliament.

Up to that point, it sounded potentially believable.

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Old Mar 16, 18, 12:21 pm
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Did he say how many TPs were needed to get in the top10?
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Old Mar 16, 18, 12:23 pm
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False. They are too busy for this and any gaps in their schedules wouldn’t coincide.
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Old Mar 16, 18, 12:33 pm
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Did he say how many TPs were needed to get in the top10?
I would wager that 37,000 TPs would stand a chance. This represents two first class returns per working week.

I don't think it need be that hard. Jump on an evening flight to NYC on Sunday, complete a day's business on Monday, return in time for a day's activity on Tuesday and Wednesday. Take the evening flight again, do a day's business on Thursday, and return for a day's business on Friday. Rinse and repeat. Psychologically I imagine that it would get much harder if you had an irregular schedule and a mix of flights to a wide range of destinations.
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Old Mar 16, 18, 12:38 pm
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I bet that was doable once upon a time. David Frost must have been close to that in his career
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Old Mar 16, 18, 12:42 pm
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I bet that was doable once upon a time. David Frost must have been close to that in his career
I heard Len Goodman on Radio 2 a few months back telling a similar tale.
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That won't get you corporate wage slave but an FTer who joined in 2016 and who has never posted.

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The kicker which made me think it wasn't true, was that the dinner is held at the Houses of Parliament.
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