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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 Aug 2, 22, 12:02 am
  #4846  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UK
Programs: BA Silver
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Sitting on 300TP's with an October y/e - now they've decided not to sell seats for the next week or so I've given up - no more status, I guess more easyjet
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Old Aug 2, 22, 2:32 am
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Join Date: Jan 2022
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Originally Posted by sl1ppy View Post
Sitting on 300TP's with an October y/e - now they've decided not to sell seats for the next week or so I've given up - no more status, I guess more easyjet
Slightly confused here. You need 150 more points to get to Silver. And now that they have stopped selling tickets for next week, you've given up? Was your strategy to wait until the last minute and snap up extremely expensive fare in the first week of August in the middle of summer holiday season? It seems like you could (and still can) get something more reasonable in late September/early October. A RT to Sofia would get you 160 TPs. Booking earlier would have been around 250; will be a bit more than that now. Just depends how much you plan to fly and how much value you get out of free food in lounge, fast track security and earlier boarding. Sofia is a lovely city and hotels are cheap.

Alternatively, if you wait to get the points after October 8th, you could try and get the 450 between Oct 9 and Dec 31, whereby getting Silver for a further 2 years.
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Old Aug 2, 22, 2:37 am
  #4848  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
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Originally Posted by RichieMc View Post
Slightly confused here. You need 150 more points to get to Silver. And now that they have stopped selling tickets for next week, you've given up. Was your strategy to wait until the last minute and snap up extremely expensive fare in the first week of August in the middle of summer holiday season? It seems like you could (and still can) get something more reasonable in late September/early October. A RT to Sofia would get you 160 TPs. Booking earlier would have been around 250; will be a bit more than that now. Just depends how much you plan to fly and how much value you get out of free food in lounge, fast track security and earlier boarding. Sofia is a lovely city and hotels are cheap.
Mixture of what's already booked, time available, etc. Already fly business on LH so just decided no longer worth it for me, others will have a different persective, of course.
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Old Aug 2, 22, 2:49 am
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Absolutely fair enough. But none of that seems remotely related to not being able to book next week.
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Old Aug 2, 22, 12:22 pm
  #4850  
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: London-Nice
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About one third of my flights May-July I had to change to AF, LH, Eurostar simply because BA cancelled so many and having the latest BA flight depart Paris at 4pm really doesn’t fit a business schedule. All 800-900 tickets. Still booked out BA, return AF etc. So only 800 tp in three months, This week and next had to go Vienna and Paris, yes all short notice and cost no object, but flying Austrian to Vienna (three flights a day, no problem),
Whereas year ending April I quite easily renewed GGL on flying, I really don’t see how this year that is going to work, or whether I have the energy for all this. Maybe they should at least sell tickets to GGL :-).
Travelling 2021 was a lot easier for me than it is now.
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Old Aug 2, 22, 1:50 pm
  #4851  
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Thames Valley
Programs: BAEC, LHM&M, and even a dusty KLFB!
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Originally Posted by jerry a. laska View Post
I dont think my BAEC account page is different from others; it doesnt show the eligible flights needed on the main page you have to drill down to see it under the gold benefits arrow.

For me it also shows under the account tab in the app.

Have you already achieved the eligible flights or been extended by BA under the various policies?
What does your expiration date say?
Sorry - missed your follow-up.

No - it's just not there for me - see... And I haven't already achieved them - I've only had one (paid) BA flight since the start of my year... I think the marvellous IT has just missed it off for me this year.

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Old Aug 3, 22, 8:13 am
  #4852  
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: London
Programs: BA Bronze
Posts: 77
My Exec Club overview used to state the reduced thresholds but now seems to show 'normal' figures again instead of reduced thresholds including the text of you need .. more flights to retain Bronze. I made the reduced threshold already but now it shows I need more flights. Any ideas what's going on or is this just due to crappy BA IT?
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Old Aug 3, 22, 8:59 am
  #4853  
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: DFW or CPH or...
Programs: BA Silver, Marriott GFL
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Crappy BA IT.
I had the same happen to me in May when I met the lower (450TP) threshold to hold on to Silver.
I cannot tell you how long it would take to be resolved, because I then bypassed the regular TP requirement (600TP) for keeping my current status, on my way to Gold.

LcS
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Old Aug 3, 22, 8:59 am
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Join Date: Dec 2017
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When is your year-end?

If it's in 2023, then this is as-intended, as that's what you need to achive if you happen to take the whole collection year.

But the reduced limits will apply, if you achieve them by 31st December.
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Old Aug 3, 22, 9:08 am
  #4855  
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
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Originally Posted by zen100 View Post
When is your year-end?

If it's in 2023, then this is as-intended, as that's what you need to achive if you happen to take the whole collection year.

But the reduced limits will apply, if you achieve them by 31st December.
Year end is October 2022, so it should show the reduced threshold. It did until recently, and now has changed to normal ones.
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Old Aug 3, 22, 10:26 am
  #4856  
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
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As per the FAQ posted on the BaEC site and referred to several times in this thread, if your TP end date is beyond the end of 2022 then you will be shown the regular TP threshold to retain status

i suspect the reason is nobody can then turn round in april or may or june 2023 and claim they did not know they had to reach the regular threshold, claiming they saw in November it showed the reduced number and did not realise they only had till decembet and saying they want their atatus , even sending in a screenshot, which is exaclty what would happen if they showed 450

That said, a bronze / silver with an tp end date of october , card expiry of novemeber 2022 should show the reduced threshold. Can you confirm your card expiry, have you met the bronze /silver threshold and therefore showing bronze/silver till novemeber to 2023?
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Old Aug 3, 22, 11:13 am
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Originally Posted by scottishpoet View Post
That said, a bronze / silver with an tp end date of october , card expiry of novemeber 2022 should show the reduced threshold. Can you confirm your card expiry, have you met the bronze /silver threshold and therefore showing bronze/silver till novemeber to 2023?
Card expiry is October 2022, I met the reduced threshold of 18 flights a month ago, but my expiry date was not updated (but showed flights/tier points left to Silver) and now it basically says "With Silver membership, you get a direct line to our dedicated customer support team" and "To retain Bronze membership you need an additional :". In the app it shows flights/tier points needed for Silver, but text says Progress to (null). Might well be an IT issue.
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Old Aug 3, 22, 11:24 am
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Join Date: Dec 2017
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Originally Posted by Erwin10 View Post
Year end is October 2022, so it should show the reduced threshold. It did until recently, and now has changed to normal ones.
That's not right then. It shoud show the reduced thresholds in the app for your year end Oct 2022.

After that, it should then show the full target for year end Oct 2023, but the reduced thresholds will still apply until the end of December 2022.

Mmm. So what's going on?
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Old Aug 3, 22, 12:55 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2021
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Originally Posted by zen100 View Post
That's not right then. It shoud show the reduced thresholds in the app for your year end Oct 2022.

After that, it should then show the full target for year end Oct 2023, but the reduced thresholds will still apply until the end of December 2022.

Mmm. So what's going on?
Mmm. BA IT and software behaving as BA IT and software tends to behave? Like it was coded in 1957 and has been Band-Aid patched since then.
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Old Aug 3, 22, 1:07 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2012
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Originally Posted by champignon View Post
Mmm. BA IT and software behaving as BA IT and software tends to behave? Like it was coded in 1957 and has been Band-Aid patched since then.
Which goes to show that great musicians make lousy IT support...
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