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Your guide to the Executive Club, attaining status and earning Avios | 2022 edition

Your guide to the Executive Club, attaining status and earning Avios | 2022 edition

Old Dec 3, 22, 5:37 am
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Oh, I see...

I was just confused because up until a few weeks ago it was showing 225 and not 300 - oh well... almost there now anyway
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Old Dec 7, 22, 11:13 am
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Hello. Can anybody please help?
I am currently BA Gold. However on my BAEC account all upcoming bookings have switched expected Avios earnt levels from Gold to Blue Levels.
For example BA LHR-DUB has gone from expected 625 Avios to 125 Avios.
My expiry of Gold status is 30-APR-22 and all these flights are before that.
Another example is my BA DUB-LHR-LAX-LHR-DUB has gone from 29,500 Avios to 19,500 Avios.
Computer error?
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Old Dec 7, 22, 1:53 pm
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Originally Posted by AviosTreasureHunter
Hello. Can anybody please help?
I am currently BA Gold. However on my BAEC account all upcoming bookings have switched expected Avios earnt levels from Gold to Blue Levels.
For example BA LHR-DUB has gone from expected 625 Avios to 125 Avios.
My expiry of Gold status is 30-APR-22 and all these flights are before that.
Another example is my BA DUB-LHR-LAX-LHR-DUB has gone from 29,500 Avios to 19,500 Avios.
Computer error?
I presume you mean 30-APR-23! This is probably just BA IT at not work and I wouldn't worry about it. At worst you can get them to fix it afterwards.
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Old Dec 13, 22, 4:04 am
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Thanks to the lower threshold I have just made gold until June 2024
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Old Dec 14, 22, 7:54 am
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Hello everyone, I apologize in advance for asking a dumb a question, please pardon me! I have been able to get the tier points through Alaska (getting them to credit is another story lol) but have fell short of the qualifying flights. I have a ticket booked JFK-LHR-MAD and back as MAD-LHR-JFK (I can cancel it up until later tonight since I would still be within the 24 hours from purchase). Given BAEC's wording around 4 flights with BA to attain Silver, I have the following questions for you all.

Question 1: With that itinerary will it count as 4 flights since it's JFK-LHR, LHR-MAD, MAD-LHR, and LHR-JFK?
Question 2: The flights were booked on AA but it did show "Operated by BA" so I should be covered since BAEC terms are flights have to be marketed OR operated by BA correct? I can retrieve my reservation on BA but not AA, so that would indicate to me it shouldn't be a problem right?

Again I apologize in advance for asking these dumb a question but I wanted to make sure before spending the money that I would actually get the credit as four flight segments (got a good deal on it and I can survive economy for a bit lol). Thank you again in advance for your help!!

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Old Dec 14, 22, 12:49 pm
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Originally Posted by dalmore62
Hello everyone, I apologize in advance for asking a dumb a question, please pardon me! I have been able to get the tier points through Alaska (getting them to credit is another story lol) but have fell short of the qualifying flights. I have a ticket booked JFK-LHR-MAD and back as MAD-LHR-JFK (I can cancel it up until later tonight since I would still be within the 24 hours from purchase). Given BAEC's wording around 4 flights with BA to attain Silver, I have the following questions for you all.

Question 1: With that itinerary will it count as 4 flights since it's JFK-LHR, LHR-MAD, MAD-LHR, and LHR-JFK?
Question 2: The flights were booked on AA but it did show "Operated by BA" so I should be covered since BAEC terms are flights have to be marketed OR operated by BA correct? I can retrieve my reservation on BA but not AA, so that would indicate to me it shouldn't be a problem right?

Again I apologize in advance for asking these dumb a question but I wanted to make sure before spending the money that I would actually get the credit as four flight segments (got a good deal on it and I can survive economy for a bit lol). Thank you again in advance for your help!!
With 4 different flight numbers each will count
From Post 4
Originally Posted by Prospero
02 What is a qualifying flight?

Examples of criteria used to determine a qualifying flight:
BA operated + BA flight prefix
BA operated + other flight prefix
Other carrier operated + BA flight prefix
IB operated + IB flight prefix

Note, reward bookings and agency or industry discounted bookings are not qualifying flights. BA/IB subsidiaries and franchise operated flights are though.

Your tier status will change as soon as you cross the next threshold, although there may be a few days lag for the system to reflect it. You will continue to accumulate Tier Points until your membership year end date. So for example, if your membership year ends on 8 January, a flight taken on 8 January will count towards your old year. Your Tier Point balance will be zeroed out on 9 January reflecting the beginning of a new membership year. If you fail to accrue the number of Tier Points (or meet the requisite number of qualifying flights) needed to retain your current level, you will drop to the level immediately below. This is often referred to as the soft landing.
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Old Dec 14, 22, 1:55 pm
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Mwenezi, thank you so much! And yes the four flights indeed have four different flight numbers, thank you again!!
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Old Dec 15, 22, 6:14 am
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Question please - If I fly on a Latam ticket that is operated by Iberia, would I be entitled to my OW sapphire benefits and secondly would I be able to credit this flight to my BAEC? Any help greatfully appreciated
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Old Dec 18, 22, 7:41 am
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Soft landing?

I didnt fly BA at all in my last tier Point year having held Gold for he last ten years. Ive recently moved to the US so am awaiting my green card - so havent left (12
months and waiting!).

My membership year ended on December 8, card expiry is January 31. Everyone online says to renew gold and is gold - tier numbers are gold.

Id expected soft landing to silver but this looks like it hasnt changed. Would it really take to the expiry of the card for everything to change to silver?

if not, when can I expect to see the change!
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Old Dec 18, 22, 7:44 am
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What year is your card expiry? 31 January 2023 or 2024?

Yes you retain status until the card expiry so you would soft land after that date.
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Old Dec 22, 22, 9:15 am
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Random tier points question here:

I am booked on a BA+AA routing of LHR-ORD-ROC-ORD-LHR, starting on 16 Dec and returning on 3-4 Jan. I was upgraded by BA on LHR-ORD from WT+ to Club World at check-in.

Manage My Booking now shows a tier points level for the total trip that would imply I'll be credited for the LHR-ORD leg at Club World level, not WT+ level. Is that correct? It's been six calendar days since the trip and the Avios and tier points have not come through yet, should I simply leave it a bit longer?

If BA is just being slow and will credit at Club World level, I don't want to chase them and risk them crediting at WT+ level!
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Old Dec 27, 22, 8:59 am
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Where are the award charts? I can't find them on the sticky.
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Old Dec 27, 22, 9:13 am
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The other sticky on " Your guide to spending Avios"
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Old Dec 30, 22, 12:26 am
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Is there a way to avoid the BA segments for BA Gold? I'm based abroad and so not able to always fly BA.
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Old Dec 30, 22, 12:48 am
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Originally Posted by tomtaylor23
Is there a way to avoid the BA segments for BA Gold? I'm based abroad and so not able to always fly BA.
You could fly Iberia but I guess it is like get out of the frying pan, into the fire. If I am not mistaken it has to marketed+operated by BA/IB.
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