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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]


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 23, 20, 8:41 pm
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Not me! Same date although BA said it would be.
Sigh!
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Old Jun 24, 20, 2:44 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
Yes, your expiry date has been extended by a year.

As noted in a few posts earlier today, there isn't any expectation of you getting a further extension beyond that. If you have re-qualified already for your current status level in the current year, then effectively you get no extension benefit. Your card expiry would have had a year added on anyway when you got to year end.
I thought now there was an expectation that nearer year end you would get another year added on for those who re-qualified early , hence pushing expiry into 2022 ?


Gosh this is mightily confusing stuff .
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Old Jun 24, 20, 3:00 am
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Well, so far, the extensions have ranged from August 2021 to May 2023. This will mean that some members are back having to earn full TPs from July 2021, whereas others will be starting their discount year then and still others won't even start their discounted year until June 2022 and can have effectively 2 years of no need to earn anything. It's such a mess.
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Old Jun 24, 20, 3:08 am
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Originally Posted by docklander View Post
I thought now there was an expectation that nearer year end you would get another year added on for those who re-qualified early , hence pushing expiry into 2022 ?
I think that's unlikely.
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Old Jun 24, 20, 3:20 am
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Originally Posted by ThatT1Feeling View Post
Well, so far, the extensions have ranged from August 2021 to May 2023. This will mean that some members are back having to earn full TPs from July 2021, whereas others will be starting their discount year then and still others won't even start their discounted year until June 2022 and can have effectively 2 years of no need to earn anything. It's such a mess.

Yes so it seems
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Old Jun 24, 20, 3:28 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
I think that's unlikely.
The confusion deepens
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Old Jun 24, 20, 3:43 am
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Looks like everyone is getting a year added to whatever their current card expiry date is... which is exactly what the BA e-mail said would happen.

"We've added 12 months extra onto your Silver Executive Club membership."

I thought it was pretty simple when I first read it

Still think it's a nice gesture, despite the "oh but she got 7 months more than me" / "but I already qualified for next year so I want another year on top" whining on here. The alternative was getting nothing and we got a year extra plus discounted TPs. It's still a win!
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Old Jun 24, 20, 3:55 am
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Originally Posted by FlightDetective View Post
Looks like everyone is getting a year added to whatever their current card expiry date is... which is exactly what the BA e-mail said would happen.

"We've added 12 months extra onto your Silver Executive Club membership."

I thought it was pretty simple when I first read it

Still think it's a nice gesture, despite the "oh but she got 7 months more than me" / "but I already qualified for next year so I want another year on top" whining on here. The alternative was getting nothing and we got a year extra plus discounted TPs. It's still a win!
Totally agree if it is indeed an extra year and not a year one would have got anyway
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Old Jun 24, 20, 4:02 am
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Originally Posted by docklander View Post
Totally agree if it is indeed an extra year and not a year one would have got anyway
The email says "We’re adding 12 months extra onto your Executive Club membership". That's what has happened, 12 months has been added to your current card expiry date
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Old Jun 24, 20, 4:13 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
The email says "Were adding 12 months extra onto your Executive Club membership". That's what has happened, 12 months has been added to your current card expiry date
Certainly have

Which will be meaningful if in August they do exactly the same thing .Required TP levels surpassed so can't see why not
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Old Jun 24, 20, 4:15 am
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Originally Posted by docklander View Post
Which will be meaningful if in August they do exactly the same thing .
Where were you seeing they would do this? Is it just from the one or two posted reports on this thread?
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Old Jun 24, 20, 4:21 am
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Tried asking this a couple days ago but it quickly disappeared up a few pages, so as my mum always say, if at first you don't succeed...

This is probably a stupid question and/or already has been answered above, but hopefully someone can help.

I’m currently a lowly Blue member with my points year ending in January. Flying plans this year could take me up to roughly 500 points (assuming the remaining flights happen). Would this put me to silver, or does the reduced threshold only start in the next year?
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Old Jun 24, 20, 4:27 am
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Originally Posted by richiejv View Post
Tried asking this a couple days ago but it quickly disappeared up a few pages, so as my mum always say, if at first you don't succeed...

This is probably a stupid question and/or already has been answered above, but hopefully someone can help.

Im currently a lowly Blue member with my points year ending in January. Flying plans this year could take me up to roughly 500 points (assuming the remaining flights happen). Would this put me to silver, or does the reduced threshold only start in the next year?
I think it wasn't answered as no one knew for sure. It seems the reduced thresholds will apply for current and next membership years https://www.headforpoints.com/2020/0...-tier-upgrade/


We now have an official answer from BA.

The reduced tier points thresholds will be applied on Monday 29th June.

If you have reached the thresholds mentioned above (225 for Bronze, 450 for Silver, 1125 for Gold) your tier will be upgraded automatically next week.

These people will ALSO benefit from the lower tier threshold for your next membership year, so effectively benefit from the lower threshold for two membership years.

All other BAEC members should see the reduced tier thresholds showing online too, with the lower target applying for the rest of their current year AND the following year.
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Old Jun 24, 20, 4:29 am
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Originally Posted by golfmad View Post
Tier points always reset at the end of every tier point collection year. Those are the rules of the club as stated in the terms and conditions.



Any flights between now and your expiry of December 2021 will earn tier points but your annual tier points will be reset to 0 on December 9th 2020.
I get that. But this is a change to the rules and terms and conditions. The rules say your membership lasts 12 months. The new rules say, your membership will be extended by 12 months. The new rules dont say it will be extended by 12 months but your earning period will be split in 2.

I'm still of the belief the TPs will continue, though I appreciate it's up in the air..
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Old Jun 24, 20, 4:30 am
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Originally Posted by richiejv View Post
Tried asking this a couple days ago but it quickly disappeared up a few pages, so as my mum always say, if at first you don't succeed...

This is probably a stupid question and/or already has been answered above, but hopefully someone can help.

Im currently a lowly Blue member with my points year ending in January. Flying plans this year could take me up to roughly 500 points (assuming the remaining flights happen). Would this put me to silver, or does the reduced threshold only start in the next year?
To be honest I thought I got this 12 month extension thingy wrapped around my head, yet some recent data points seem to have contradicted post #796. Now I don't know what's the relative truth anymore!

So I'm just going to respond to you with this comment - your mother taught you well. And I'm sure there are far other more knowledgeable and less confused people in this forum who can help you out.
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