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Executive Club Status Slippery Slope, Where Will It End? (Blue to Silver)

Executive Club Status Slippery Slope, Where Will It End? (Blue to Silver)

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Old Jul 21, 18, 10:17 am
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Executive Club Status Slippery Slope, Where Will It End? (Blue to Silver)

As a leisure flyer who is normally cost and schedule focused, I have never attained any worthwhile status with airline programmes. All this will now change. I took advantage of an excellent QR J fare to Malaysia and will go from 0 to 600 TPs and reach Silver.

Iím concerned that Iím going to start finding reasons for convoluted itineries to Hawaii and deciding that a back to back to LUX is a good way to spend a day off.

What have I got myself into!! 😱😱
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Old Jul 21, 18, 10:19 am
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Where will it end? Gold? CCR? GfL? GGLfL?

Wherever the journey takes you, enjoy!
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Old Jul 21, 18, 10:23 am
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Not sure where it'll end, but I'd suggest you ensure the trip is via the various T5 and T3 lounges
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Old Jul 21, 18, 10:56 am
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Originally Posted by krispy84 View Post

What have I got myself into!! ����
Indeed....

If the content of this forum is anything to go by....it'll most likely end in you having a personality change.
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Old Jul 21, 18, 11:02 am
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As a fellow leisure traveller, I find Silver is quite easy to attain and has enough benefits to make travel more comfortable. Saying this, I have found myself thinking - Gold?
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Old Jul 21, 18, 11:24 am
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New to BA and im doing what I've coined "Silver in Six" going from nothing to Silver in 6 months( well 5.5 but that's not as catchy). Also a leisure/ self funded traveller and trips this year have been specifically taken to achieve that goal & do it within my TP Year anniversary date. Fairly confident that costs alone will keep me out of the Gold + club ( if only they would award TP's on Amex 2-4-1s!) but i'll be happy with what that gets me. If i can ever convince Mrs CLAM to understand the benefits of a TP run ( she wont get on a plane unless we then stay where we land for a few days thus negating the whole point of a TP run) it might just be possible to hit gold but realistically probably not.

For me doing it off my own back( no company to pay for those flights) and the journey over the next few months is part of the fun for abit of an AVGeek like myself & it's fun to bring your mates along on the journey documenting your jaunts off here there and everywhere.
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Old Jul 21, 18, 11:33 am
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Silver Iíd deffo a seeet spot. Not sure if golds worth striving for but if you fly enough to he point where silver makes a real difference, itís well worth striving for (not that you have to hear!)

beware that if youíre on zero points now. You will need 4 flights on BA metal / codes before youíre officially promoted to silver
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Old Jul 21, 18, 12:41 pm
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I now find myself planning by holidays with my Tier Point Year in mind.

Am I correct in saying there is no soft landing from Silver to Bronze as with Gold to Silver?
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Old Jul 21, 18, 12:44 pm
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No, you go to bronze. It's just that bronze is quite hard when you land on it
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Old Jul 21, 18, 12:57 pm
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Originally Posted by FrogTastic View Post
I now find myself planning by holidays with my Tier Point Year in mind.

Am I correct in saying there is no soft landing from Silver to Bronze as with Gold to Silver?

i found this a quite heavy heavy landing when it happened to myself, I'll have silver back in 3 weeks 🙌

how I've missed lounge access when flying Y 😝

And free seats when booking, and I'm a self paying leisure traveller also

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Old Jul 21, 18, 1:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Benj View Post
Silver Iíd deffo a seeet spot. Not sure if golds worth striving for but if you fly enough to he point where silver makes a real difference, itís well worth striving for (not that you have to hear!)

beware that if youíre on zero points now. You will need 4 flights on BA metal / codes before youíre officially promoted to silver
The QR flights are all BA codeshares so Iíll get the 4 on this trip.

Realistically, Silver would be my natural level if I pushed most of my travel onto BA and OW. Iíll have to see how much I enjoy Silver benefits when flying Y. I can see me being tempted!
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Old Jul 21, 18, 1:41 pm
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Originally Posted by krispy84 View Post
Realistically, Silver would be my natural level if I pushed most of my travel onto BA and OW. Iíll have to see how much I enjoy Silver benefits when flying Y. I can see me being tempted!
That's how it starts... then you end up chasing Gold or GGL
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Old Jul 21, 18, 1:41 pm
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The QR flights are all BA codeshares so Iíll get the 4 on this trip.

Realistically, Silver would be my natural level if I pushed most of my travel onto BA and OW. Iíll have to see how much I enjoy Silver benefits when flying Y. I can see me being tempted!
Are the tickets on BA stock - ie 125-nnnnnnn? If the flights were bought directly through QR then I rather suspect you wonít qualify for silver. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
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Old Jul 21, 18, 1:44 pm
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Are the tickets on BA stock - ie 125-nnnnnnn? If the flights were bought directly through QR then I rather suspect you wonít qualify for silver. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
There was a flash sale from Manchester, it could take you to Penang via DOH on BA coded QR operated flights, sold by BA and issued on 125-stock. I guess OP got lucky booking one.
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Old Jul 21, 18, 1:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Mapman View Post

Are the tickets on BA stock - ie 125-nnnnnnn? If the flights were bought directly through QR then I rather suspect you wonít qualify for silver. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Bought via BA and with a 125 ticket number so should be ok I think.
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