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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 25, 22, 7:03 am
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Originally Posted by 81romeo View Post
GGL line just told me that the 75% TPs reduction only applies if your year end is by Dec 2022.
Well that would be daft given every GGL with a year end up to Dec has been extended.

If you hit 2250 by end of Dec, then that's your requalification done.

Otherwise it's just 3000 as normal before May 8.
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Old Jul 25, 22, 7:04 am
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Originally Posted by 81romeo View Post
AS OF 11 July 2022:

BRITISH AIRWAYS PROTECTS TIER STATUS FOR ITS LOYAL EXECUTIVE CLUB MEMBERS
  • 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.
Seeking some clarification here: May year end here - do I need 3,000 TP by May 2023 regardless or 2,250 by December?
GGL line just told me that the 75% TPs reduction only applies if your year end is by Dec 2022.
The 25% reduction is regardless of when your collection year ends. Up to 31 December it's the reduced amount of 2250, from 1st January you will need to the the full tier points 3000 if you haven't reached the 2250. Log into your Executive Club account on a web browser and there it's laid out relatively clearly, ignore the tracker.
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Old Jul 25, 22, 7:10 am
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Originally Posted by Wozza2404 View Post
Well that would be daft given every GGL with a year end up to Dec has been extended.

If you hit 2250 by end of Dec, then that's your requalification done.

Otherwise it's just 3000 as normal before May 8.
Thank you, thought so!
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Old Jul 25, 22, 8:45 am
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If I meet the reduced threshold by, for example, 21Nov, will I get the new expiration or new card (if I qualify for higher status) applied fairly quickly, or will that all be handled at the end of the year?

Thanks,

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Old Jul 25, 22, 9:01 am
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Originally Posted by LCSinTexas View Post
If I meet the reduced threshold by, for example, 21Nov, will I get the new expiration or new card (if I qualify for higher status) applied fairly quickly, or will that all be handled at the end of the year?

Thanks,

LcS
I would imagine that if you go up a level that would generate a new card quite quickly. But retaining status will have that processed manually in 2023.
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Old Jul 25, 22, 9:07 am
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Originally Posted by Wozza2404 View Post
I would imagine that if you go up a level that would generate a new card quite quickly. But retaining status will have that processed manually in 2023.
I went up a status (to GGL) and it was applied instantly.

In fact, it was ahead of time. I got the e-mail confirming GGL about an hour before the tier points were showing to push me over the 3750.
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Old Jul 28, 22, 12:55 am
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Sorry I think this has been answered but Id like to double check to clarify.

My TP collection year ends Jan 2023, so just outside of the Dec 22 promotion date which requires 450 points needed to retain silver.

However, if I meet 450 before end of year, am I correct in saying that Ill make Silver again? Even though Id technically go into 2023 on 450 points when the promotion has ended.

Thanks
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Old Jul 28, 22, 1:12 am
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Originally Posted by Brisbane Road View Post
Sorry I think this has been answered but Id like to double check to clarify.

My TP collection year ends Jan 2023, so just outside of the Dec 22 promotion date which requires 450 points needed to retain silver.

However, if I meet 450 before end of year, am I correct in saying that Ill make Silver again? Even though Id technically go into 2023 on 450 points when the promotion has ended.

Thanks
Your year end is irrelevant, if you reach 450 by 31 December, you will get silver at that point and it will stay.
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Old Jul 28, 22, 5:13 am
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Originally Posted by sb1982 View Post
Your year end is irrelevant, if you reach 450 by 31 December, you will get silver at that point and it will stay.
Thanks. Ive just realised that my return flight back is on Jan 3. However, the outbound on Monday 19 Dec would put me over 450.

How would BA view this? Usually you dont get credited until youve flown the full outbound and return but technically I would have earned enough with the outbound before the deadline?
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Old Jul 28, 22, 5:16 am
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Originally Posted by Brisbane Road View Post
Thanks. I’ve just realised that my return flight back is on Jan 3. However, the outbound on Monday 19 Dec would put me over 450.

How would BA view this? Usually you don’t get credited until you’ve flown the full outbound and return but technically I would have earned enough with the outbound before the deadline?
Then you will be fine, you get the tier points for each individual flight, so your 19 Dec points should post a few days later but will be dated 19 December anyway - you will have your 450 well before 31 December and your Silver. The 3 Jan points will then post separately but you'd have achieved your status before then!
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Old Jul 28, 22, 5:18 am
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Originally Posted by Brisbane Road View Post
Thanks. Ive just realised that my return flight back is on Jan 3. However, the outbound on Monday 19 Dec would put me over 450.

How would BA view this? Usually you dont get credited until youve flown the full outbound and return but technically I would have earned enough with the outbound before the deadline?
I've qualified for a new tier mid-trip before - it's when you fly that counts, not when the points are credited. So if you hit 450 TP before the end of December, you retain Silver.

And as you're Silver already, then you'll get the benefits for your return trip - sometimes if you qualify mid-trip, the status doesn't update in time for your return so you're not able to access the benefits of your new tier, but that shouldn't be an issue for you.
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Old Jul 28, 22, 5:22 am
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Originally Posted by Brisbane Road View Post
Usually you dont get credited until youve flown the full outbound and return but technically I would have earned enough with the outbound before the deadline?
I dont understand what you mean by this. Flights are credited individually and will normally appear 1-3 days after your individual flight showing the date of the flight itself and date posted.
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Old Jul 28, 22, 6:29 am
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Originally Posted by Brisbane Road View Post
Usually you don’t get credited until you’ve flown the full outbound and return [...]
That may be true if there's not much time between the outbound flight(s) and the return, but there's no "fly the whole ticket before you get any Avios or TPs" rule. Flights post when BAEC receives and processes the operating airline's notification that you've flown. That can be the next day for some BA flights or it can take several days.

As others have said, whether you earn or renew status is determined by whether you fly enough before your TP collection year ends -- but obviously your account will only show what has actually been posted at the time you look.
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Old Jul 28, 22, 7:25 am
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Originally Posted by sb1982 View Post
Your year end is irrelevant, if you reach 450 by 31 December, you will get silver at that point and it will stay.
I'm in a similar situation so normally rules of getting status for the following year applies?

Example, 450 TP - Gain Silver Dec 2022
Still 450 TP Renewal Year end Jan 2023 - Continue Silver or soft landing down to bronze?
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Old Jul 28, 22, 10:24 am
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Apologies to be slow but my tier points collection year ends in Feb 2023. To retain gold status the BA app says I need to have 1500 tier points by then. Am I right in thinking that if I earn 1125 tier points by 31 December 2022 I will qualify for gold status due to the 25% tier point reduction this year?
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