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FAQ : BAEC : status extensions & Tier Point (re)qualification thresholds reduced

FAQ : BAEC : status extensions & Tier Point (re)qualification thresholds reduced

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AS OF 11 July 2022:

BRITISH AIRWAYS PROTECTS TIER STATUS FOR ITS LOYAL EXECUTIVE CLUB MEMBERS
  • Gold Guest List with renewal dates July-December 2022 will be extended for a further 12 months
  • Gold members with renewal dates July-September 2022 will be extended for a further 12 months
  • Silver and bronze do not get any further renewal
  • However, Silver members with renewal dates July-September 2022 will given a 50% reduction in the amount of tier points needed (From 600 to 300 TPs)
  • Everyone else still gets the 25% reduction in tier points until 31 December. This also applies if you want to qualify for a higher status level.


See post 796 for further details https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/32452931-post796.html

https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb...efits#vouchers

20 Sep 21 Update - see post #3594 onwards

21 Dec 21 Update - see post #3942 onwards

20 Apr 22 Update - see post #4483 onwards

The graph Illustrated below covers simple renewal milestones (collection year start/end dates) onto a blue bar (mid blue represents your current membership year; dark blue represents the extension periods). This does not touch the effect tier jumps have on the extension end dates. You can find confirmation of the extension being added to your BAEC account via "My Executive Club". This is signified by the "Card expiry date"


Updated 20 September 2021


Coronavirus: How the Executive Club is supporting you
Were adding 12 months extra onto your Executive Club membership so you have more time to enjoy your benefits, whenever youre ready to fly.

All members will benefit, starting with those who have a Tier Point collection end date of July 2020, through to June 2021.

Whats more, it will be even easier to retain your status next time youre up for renewal, as weve decreased the amount of Tier Points needed by 25%. This is the same for upgrades thresholds too, making that next Tier more achievable.

This results in lower Tier qualification thresholds, as shown below:

Bronze: 225 Tier Points, or 18 eligible flights
Silver: 450 Tier Points or 37 eligible flights
Gold: 1125 Tier Points
Gold Guest List: 3,750 Tier Points (to attain), 2,250 Tier Points (to retain) [not in the original email but understood to be true]

You'll still need a minimum of 2 eligible flights for Bronze and 4 for Silver.

NB: These reduced qualification/requalification thresholds apply until 31 December 2022, regardless of when your membership year ends. They won't show on the BA app or website these will still say you need 300/600/1500 tier points but should you pass the reduced threshold for a higher tier, your level will increase as normal. If you requalify on an existing tier, your status will be extended by the end of January 2023.

To ensure our Members still have the opportunity to use their Gold Upgrade Vouchers, Companion Vouchers and Travel Together Tickets earned via a British Airways credit card, weve applied 6-month expiration extension to any current vouchers.

See link to BA site for further FAQs.



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Old Jun 11, 20, 6:41 am
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Members who renewed at or attained their preferred level with 8 June 2020 membership year end dates have the best deal here, because they essentially get that status for 2 full years - one 'free' and one with reduced tier points earning requirement for the following year.
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Old Jun 11, 20, 6:43 am
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Originally Posted by Confus View Post
No no no no no no no no!!!! I can see why everyone else is delighted... but as someone with a June end-date who didnt requalify for Silver, it means I get an extension... of Rust. Why couldnt they just give everyone 12 months full stop?! Thats just mean.
I have dropped from Gold to silver with a TP year end of June. I now get Silver guaranteed through to June 2022 with a reduced threshold for achieving gold.

Whilst its a shame to lose out on Gold, BA need to draw the line somewhere.
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Old Jun 11, 20, 6:43 am
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Originally Posted by Mixbury View Post
Source wrt the reduced threshold? Apologies if I have missed it...
Directly from BA who confirmed it to Turn Left for Less, it is also shown on their site now https://www.turningleftforless.com/b...us-extensions/
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Old Jun 11, 20, 6:43 am
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I am longstanding Silver, had a TP year end of June 8, which I finished with 360 TP (just shy of the lower 420 TP threshold for Silver renewal). I was one of the special cases that filled out the webform and was told my membership would be transferred to Silver for another year. This has yet to be updated in my account and I have not received the blanket email about status extension. Do you think I have manually been excluded from this benefit because I am a special case or will it be that I get Silver transferred until June 2021 and then additionally benefit from another year of Silver until June 2022 per this blanket extension?
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Old Jun 11, 20, 6:44 am
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Ok, so my year-end is 8th October 2020 - I qualified for Silver in March and my expiry is November 2021.
As i understand it this will be extended to November 2022 (i hope). To retain beyond that i will still need 600TP in collection year Oct 2021 - 2022.
Basically i don't need to worry about collecting tier points Oct 2020 - 2021 to retain silver?
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Old Jun 11, 20, 6:44 am
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Originally Posted by rossmacd View Post
It appears the June members appear to be the most lucrative out of this deal (which includes me ). Nice bonus, thanks BA
Us too.

I think it's either us June's or July's who will benefit or not the most.

I did just called the ggl line . The last 8 weeks they've answered straight away, we've had loads of flights to change . Must have called them 10 times.

Today I have been holding after 7 mins, but hung up. . It would appear others are calling them as well.

I'm not that bothered, but is bugging me.

And I have no email, so not a great sign I think.
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Old Jun 11, 20, 6:45 am
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Originally Posted by gliderpilot View Post
Indeed, it seems clear now that BA were waiting until they had a better idea of when return to service will start and only then applying changes to the overall scheme.
Reduced qualification thresholds and a year extension are exactly what I've been expecting them to do all along but I thought they wouldn't pull the trigger on it until later in the summer.

Since this development will keep me Gold until December 2022 I'm a happy bunny
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Old Jun 11, 20, 6:45 am
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Originally Posted by squawk View Post
Hang on. Are we confident about this?

Per Raffles on Head for Points:



This clearly states that the more generous reading is correct. In my case, my current year ends July 2020, but I have already status to July 2021 (with card expiring end of Aug 2021). This would be extended to end of Aug 2022. TPRun would likewise have theirs extended by a year, if I read this correctly.

It also addresses the 'next year' Tier point query.

If this is correct, I'm a very happy bunny indeed.
I don't see how this can be correct. They are extending status to all those with Collection Year expiry beteen July 2020 and June 2021.
In the case given on HFP, the collector has already requalified for status for 2020-2021 year, BUT their next collection year end is July 2021. This is outside the extension year. They would therefore have to rely on the lower earning threshold during 2021 to requalify.
Or at least that is how i read the new rules.
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Old Jun 11, 20, 6:46 am
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Originally Posted by 27Liam View Post
I am longstanding Silver, had a TP year end of June 8, which I finished with 360 TP (just shy of the lower 420 TP threshold for Silver renewal). I was one of the special cases that filled out the webform and was told my membership would be transferred to Silver for another year. This has yet to be updated in my account and I have not received the blanket email about status extension. Do you think I have manually been excluded from this benefit because I am a special case or will it be that I get Silver transferred until June 2021 and then additionally benefit from another year of Silver until June 2022 per this blanket extension?
I doubt you will be excluded from the policy as you effectively retained Silver for your 2020-2021 membership year and will receive a complimentary year of Silver for 2021-2022 under the newly announced policy.
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Old Jun 11, 20, 6:46 am
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Old Jun 11, 20, 6:48 am
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Originally Posted by Genius1 View Post
Members who renewed at or attained their preferred level with 8 June 2020 membership year end dates have the best deal here, because they essentially get that status for 2 full years - one 'free' and one with reduced tier points earning requirement for the following year.
And members who just missed out with 8 June 2020 membership get hit the hardest.

I kinda wish I'd paid more attention to bookings and cancellations a few months ago. Instead I was focusing on doing my job. Ahh well. C'est la vie.
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Old Jun 11, 20, 6:48 am
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Originally Posted by GBOAC View Post
I don't see how this can be correct. They are extending status to all those with Collection Year expiry beteen July 2020 and June 2021.
In the case given on HFP, the collector has already requalified for status for 2020-2021 year, BUT their next collection year end is July 2021. This is outside the extension year. They would therefore have to rely on the lower earning threshold during 2021 to requalify.
Or at least that is how i read the new rules.
That is what my original (less generous) reading was, GBOAC - that there would be no change to my status, as July 2021 is 1 month beyond the period mentioned for extensions, but that if I qualified before July 2021 I would need the reduced threshold.

This definitely needs some clarification!
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Old Jun 11, 20, 6:48 am
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Sadly I think I'm in the 'loser' category.

TP period ended 8 May - result is I am Silver (as defined by TP period), dropping from Gold, as expected. If I read correctly I will be Silver now until May 2022. A plus for sure.

Except that I was Gold until the end of June, and obviously. i have not been able to use gold benefits since March. [and had bookings to fly - this is not about TPs but about getting softer Gold benefits] That benefit (3 months of Gold) has now gone never to be returned. This is a benefit that I have paid for. A huge negative.

But it is OK because I can now get back to Gold by 'getting only 1100 more TPs'. Ha ha. But if I do that (let's say in Spring 2021) I will become Gold in March. And I will remain Gold until May/June 2022 (as normal). So no '12 month' extension.

Seems to me that this is pretty astute way to incentivise me to travel more to make up for a benefit that has, through no ones fault, been removed.

I will continue to fly with BA / OW but the whole way this has been handled has not been customer friendly (should have been done three months ago, and then extended etc).
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Old Jun 11, 20, 6:50 am
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Originally Posted by Genius1 View Post
Members who renewed at or attained their preferred level with 8 June 2020 membership year end dates have the best deal here, because they essentially get that status for 2 full years - one 'free' and one with reduced tier points earning requirement for the following year.
Certainly great! But not if you just missed out on your June gold renewal
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Old Jun 11, 20, 6:51 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
yes
give that man a cookie. Gosh. This k you so much. What a good news.

ufff.
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