Changing BAEC renewal date.

Old Dec 8, 19, 2:59 am
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Changing BAEC renewal date.

My renewal date is 8th May. My wifeís renewal is 8th Feb. I am Gold she is Silver. I have maintained gold as of last week.
it is possible for me to in effect finish my year early and change my renewal date to Feb? So that we are in sync?
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Old Dec 8, 19, 3:01 am
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No itís just not possible to change your year end date.
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Old Dec 8, 19, 3:02 am
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Changing an existing BAEC expiry date is not allowed. Its a definite No I'm afraid.....
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Old Dec 8, 19, 3:03 am
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Afraid not. The only way would be to close one account and then open a new one at just the right time, but that would lose all Avios and TPs in the account.

Of course having staggered membership years does have some advantages.
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Old Dec 8, 19, 3:22 am
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It can be annoying. We travelled together on my way to gold and I got it but she didn't. Despite amassing the same number of points in less than 12 months, her's were split over 2 TP years.
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Old Dec 8, 19, 3:25 am
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Thanks. We will just have to deal with it.
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Old Dec 8, 19, 3:45 am
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Originally Posted by fruitcage View Post
Afraid not. The only way would be to close one account and then open a new one at just the right time, but that would lose all Avios and TPs in the account.

Of course having staggered membership years does have some advantages.
Could pay to gift Avios across but yes TPís gone. another option could be a household account to pool them together.

Opening a new account at same address is probably a no-no, but I guess another address could be used instead....

So I think there could be creative ways to align the dates but would be some administration and impact.
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Old Dec 8, 19, 4:02 am
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Originally Posted by vintagepilot View Post
It can be annoying. We travelled together on my way to gold and I got it but she didn't. Despite amassing the same number of points in less than 12 months, her's were split over 2 TP years.
If you always travel together, the best arrangement is to have your year end date 6 months apart. Lounges, baggage allowance, the First Wing, seat selection, fast track, premium check-in is all guest-able so by having a 6 month gap you can be more creative over time, for example if you need to take a break from travel for a while. Having the same date is actually the worst option.
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Old Dec 8, 19, 4:09 am
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
If you always travel together, the best arrangement is to have your year end date 6 months apart. Lounges, baggage allowance, the First Wing, seat selection, fast track, premium check-in is all guest-able so by having a 6 month gap you can be more creative over time, for example if you need to take a break from travel for a while. Having the same date is actually the worst option.
Yes, I know - it's all personal situations and timing. You're right, she generally only travels with me but it would have been nice for her to have been gold when she took her mum away. Some you win ... etc.
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Old Dec 8, 19, 4:55 am
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
If you always travel together, the best arrangement is to have your year end date 6 months apart. Lounges, baggage allowance, the First Wing, seat selection, fast track, premium check-in is all guest-able so by having a 6 month gap you can be more creative over time, for example if you need to take a break from travel for a while. Having the same date is actually the worst option.
The same, mutatis mutandis, is true of credit cards.
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