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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 Jul 10, 22, 5:38 am
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Originally Posted by oxtailsoup View Post
I agree with the above. I do think 2022 Q4 memberships will be extended though, just a feeling given the ongoing cancellations.

@ISTFlyer.. also largely agree (and always appreciate reading your thoughtful posts). The only thing I would point out is that London based GGLs with GfL dropping to Gold next year doesnt necessarily mean we are a captive for BA because we would be able to choose who to fly to the US with depending on value rather than loyalty. Whereas if trying to maintain GGL status there is a tendency to opt for loyalty over value (within reason of course).
i thought q4 2022 ggls have already been extended. Golds have not. I do not see that change
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Old Jul 10, 22, 5:57 am
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Yes I think GGLs with year ends up to and including December have been extended now.
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Old Jul 10, 22, 6:13 am
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Referring to Gold. My wife is Gold with October year end and I suspect Golds will be extended in Q4. Not a request… just my gut feeling that will happen,rightly or wrongly.
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Old Jul 10, 22, 7:02 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
Yes I think GGLs with year ends up to and including December have been extended now.
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Yes thats correct. Im a July GGL year end and was extended in April until August 2023.
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Old Jul 10, 22, 7:09 am
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ISTFlyer makes very valid points. He says that most GGL are UK London based. But some of us are not. Those GGL based in the US have been flying non-stop for many months now and will have no problem to meet the thresholds, but those in the European continent, we continue suffering disruptions and reduced connections with LHR. As GGL, it is obvious to me that I will not make the reduced threshold by the end of this year and there is no chance of making the 3000 next year either. My company is still believing that Zoom will save us all and my centre of interest for work and pleasure, in East Asia, is still closed because of covid restrictions. Long story short, I am already now kissing goodbye to my GGL and preparing myself to being a Silver member again as of May 2023. I am not too far from GfL so I may still cling to BA to get it but it is obvious to me that, in the future, when I can fly, I will do it without the hassle of connecting at LHT T5 if I can. No hard feelings, it was great while it lasted
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Old Jul 10, 22, 8:38 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
Yes I think GGLs with year ends up to and including December have been extended now.
I have a December year end and my GGL has been extended to Jan 24 and I have received the GGL card to that effect.
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Old Jul 12, 22, 8:53 am
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Originally Posted by oxtailsoup View Post
Referring to Gold. My wife is Gold with October year end and I suspect Golds will be extended in Q4.
Fine for Q4 GGLs who already have another year, but given today's request by LHR not to sell any more tickets, and not to rebook anyone whose flight is cancelled (I mean, WTAF?!), there are going to be a lot of downgrades and grumpy status holders if October Golds aren't extended... I for one will renew Gold only if all my long-planned summer flights actually *happen*, and who knows right now?!
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Old Jul 12, 22, 9:00 am
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Originally Posted by kt74 View Post
Fine for Q4 GGLs who already have another year, but given today's request by LHR not to sell any more tickets, and not to rebook anyone whose flight is cancelled (I mean, WTAF?!), there are going to be a lot of downgrades and grumpy status holders if October Golds aren't extended... I for one will renew Gold only if all my long-planned summer flights actually *happen*, and who knows right now?!
I do think the summer schedule disruption has increased the chances of a Q4 Gold extension - or an extension to the 25% reduction - or both.

However, this comes from a low starting point, so I still wouldn't hold out too much hope on it.
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Old Jul 12, 22, 10:19 am
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Makes me glad I got my flying done in May....
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Old Jul 19, 22, 6:24 am
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I still think the big concern for BA with extending further is lounge capacity at T5. There's a reason the CCR card was removed and all GGLs given access to the CCR - as it eased the burden on GF a little.

Extensions for Q4 Golds was not offered - though it was given to GGLs. This all sounds like a capacity concern to me.
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Old Jul 19, 22, 6:26 am
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Originally Posted by Wozza2404 View Post
I still think the big concern for BA with extending further is lounge capacity at T5. There's a reason the CCR card was removed and all GGLs given access to the CCR - as it eased the burden on GF a little.

Extensions for Q4 Golds was not offered - though it was given to GGLs. This all sounds like a capacity concern to me.
/ they also reduced F cabins and got rid of the 747's so needed people to actually be in the CCR to keep it going

/ they needed to incentivise customers and keep them loyal
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Old Jul 19, 22, 6:30 am
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Originally Posted by PGberkshire View Post
/ they also reduced F cabins and got rid of the 747's so needed people to actually be in the CCR to keep it going

/ they needed to incentivise customers and keep them loyal
Doesn't change the fact it reduced pressure on GF - which when coupled with the fact only GGLs got a Q4 extension and not Gold, still suggests capacity is a concern to me.
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Old Jul 19, 22, 6:31 am
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Originally Posted by Wozza2404 View Post
Doesn't change the fact it reduced pressure on GF - which when coupled with the fact only GGLs got a Q4 extension and not Gold, still suggests capacity is a concern to me.
It maybe a factor, but Im guessing not the only one
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Old Jul 19, 22, 6:46 am
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Originally Posted by PGberkshire View Post
It maybe a factor, but Im guessing not the only one
Oh of course not. There will be a myriad of factors. I'm just pointing out that lounge capacity could explain the reluctance to further extend silvers at all, Golds no further than Sept, and yet GGLs through EOY.
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Old Jul 19, 22, 9:56 pm
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Here's a way more likely explanation that is consistent with all facts in evidence at this time. BA's current behavior is consistent with a multiheaded snake, an amoeba, Brownian Motion, Entropy, or any other similar analogy you can come up with. Their actions on everything from meal service on long haul flights, constant flight cancelations, rebooking, then canceling of the rebooked flight, treatment of upper level frequent flyers, you have it, everything you are observing is nearly entirely random. Assuming that there is some higher purpose, that someone is steering this rudderless ship, is an exercise in fantasy.

Mr. Cruz is starting look better by the day.

The people in charge now are making decisions on the fly. They don't know what they are doing, they are overwhelmed by circumstances and they are flailing in the wind.

Any other hypothesis would require evidence that one is dealing with sentient beings, and I'm having trouble coming up with any evidence of that.
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