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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 Mar 19, 23, 5:37 am
  #436  
 
Join Date: Dec 2022
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I submitted a claim for missing Avios using a web-form, and it took a month for a response.

Is there a direct e-mail with a quicker response time someone could send/post here?

Thanks
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Old Mar 29, 23, 12:10 am
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Join Date: Jan 2018
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Dear All - advice please. My TP year started 09MAR23 & have already 640TP meaning Silver regained. My thoughts are you got the rest of current year plus the next for that status - right ?? (Basically two years).
My account on the app is showing card exp 30April24 (one year of Silver). Will this update itself later, a typical BA app IT glitch or do I need to get on the phone to BAEC ? any help appreciated.
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Old Mar 30, 23, 9:53 am
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Join Date: Apr 2022
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Jersey as TP Holiday Double starting point?

I'm wondering if Jersey is eligible as a starting point for a Double Holiday TP run, since it is a Crown Dependency?

Thanks in advance
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Old Mar 30, 23, 10:57 am
  #439  
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Programs: BAEC Gold (1w Emerald), United Platinum (*G), Marriott Plat Elite
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Originally Posted by Masbro
I'm wondering if Jersey is eligible as a starting point for a Double Holiday TP run, since it is a Crown Dependency?

Thanks in advance
JER works

but GIB does not
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Old Mar 30, 23, 11:06 am
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Join Date: Apr 2022
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Great, Thank you
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Old Mar 30, 23, 11:07 am
  #441  
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Originally Posted by THEOBCMAN
Dear All - advice please. My TP year started 09MAR23 & have already 640TP meaning Silver regained. My thoughts are you got the rest of current year plus the next for that status - right ?? (Basically two years).
My account on the app is showing card exp 30April24 (one year of Silver). Will this update itself later, a typical BA app IT glitch or do I need to get on the phone to BAEC ? any help appreciated.
What was your status last year? (9th March 2022 until the 8th March this year)

If you were already qualified for Silver for this year then you'll be Silver until 30th April 2024 as you already have 640 TP's (and I'm assuming you have met the 'qualifying flights' rule)

If you were Bronze at the start of your TP collection this year this year then as you have earned 640 TP's already you would/will/should then be Silver for the rest of this year plus the following 12 months. So, in effect until 30th April 2025

Hope that makes sense
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Old Mar 31, 23, 6:57 pm
  #442  
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Santa Barbara, CA, Park City, UT
Programs: AA EXP, Delta Plat, Marriott Plat,Hilton Diamond, Hyatt Globalist, IHG Plat
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Gold Status on BA questions

I’m starting to consider crediting AA flights to BA in the future. As I understand it 1500 tier points and taking 4 eligible flights on BA or Iberia is all that’s needed. Eligible means BA or Iberia marketed flights per the contract. Questions are:

1. I fly about 20 RTs, 4 segments with different flight numbers domestically in US. Based on using the BA calculator I’d earn 40 tier points x 4 booked in discounted Business class(first class in US speak) so 160 for 4 segment round trip. That’s 9.375 RT on this route to earn gold except the 4 eligible flights on BA or Iberia needed.

2. Eligible flights-seems any BA or Iberia flight purchased directly from the airline counts. If I fly CDG TO LHR TO FRA is that 2 flights(if have different flight no.s?). And I see nothing about award travel, does that count as well if using Avios on BA or Iberia metal?

3. What is the time period for status. Calendar year or other?

Seems to easy. Qantas First lounge at LAX even when flying domestically? Other first lounges. At a minimum Flagship AA lounges in US.

thank you.
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Old Apr 3, 23, 8:49 am
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Originally Posted by Jonesdds
I’m starting to consider crediting AA flights to BA in the future. As I understand it 1500 tier points and taking 4 eligible flights on BA or Iberia is all that’s needed. Eligible means BA or Iberia marketed flights per the contract. Questions are:

1. I fly about 20 RTs, 4 segments with different flight numbers domestically in US. Based on using the BA calculator I’d earn 40 tier points x 4 booked in discounted Business class(first class in US speak) so 160 for 4 segment round trip. That’s 9.375 RT on this route to earn gold except the 4 eligible flights on BA or Iberia needed.

2. Eligible flights-seems any BA or Iberia flight purchased directly from the airline counts. If I fly CDG TO LHR TO FRA is that 2 flights(if have different flight no.s?). And I see nothing about award travel, does that count as well if using Avios on BA or Iberia metal?

3. What is the time period for status. Calendar year or other?

Seems to easy. Qantas First lounge at LAX even when flying domestically? Other first lounges. At a minimum Flagship AA lounges in US.

thank you.
Re #1: what's the question? sorry..
#2: Per the top posts, qualifying flights are defined as:
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.

So, avios flights don't count as your 4 qualifying. Yes, the cdg-lhr-fra example counts as 2 assuming they are BA coded or operated.


#3: "Other". Have you signed up for a BAEC account yet? If so, it will show you your membership year / qualifying timeframe.
Again, from the top post:

You will be set a membership year which initially lasts between 12 and 13 months. The actual duration is dictated by the date you join. For example, if you sign up on 12 January, your year end will be 8 February the following year. Similarly, if you join on 24 October, your year end will be 8 November the following year. After your first year has passed your membership year cycles in more regular 12 monthly intervals.

Please be aware that BA never changes membership year dates. Once you have a BAEC number, the membership anniversary is fixed for life. There is little point pleading for changes, the system simply will not allow it to happen.



If you are consistently buying that many premium flights every year, I would suggest making the push for GGL if possible.. as 20RT = 3200 TP which meets the GGL requalification. (5k TP qual)
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Old Apr 10, 23, 5:21 am
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Join Date: Apr 2023
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Retain Silver

Looking for some advice please.
my membership year ends 08 Oct, Im currently at 380 TP.
have a flight next month which will bring me up to 505 TP.
I then had a return in WTP booked to Punta Cana
05 October returning 13 October but would have only of got 80TP for the outbound, therefore leaving me 15TP short.
so I am considering upgrading to Club on the outbound flight on 05 October to get 140TP taking me up to 645. My question is, will the flight on 05 October in J qualify in this year membership therefore allowing me to retain silver?
Thanks in advance
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Old Apr 10, 23, 6:01 am
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Join Date: Oct 2019
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Originally Posted by TravelKate
Looking for some advice please.
my membership year ends 08 Oct, Im currently at 380 TP.
have a flight next month which will bring me up to 505 TP.
I then had a return in WTP booked to Punta Cana
05 October returning 13 October but would have only of got 80TP for the outbound, therefore leaving me 15TP short.
so I am considering upgrading to Club on the outbound flight on 05 October to get 140TP taking me up to 645. My question is, will the flight on 05 October in J qualify in this year membership therefore allowing me to retain silver?
Thanks in advance
yes it will be credited to this year and get you Sapphire/Silver status
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Old Apr 10, 23, 6:20 am
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Join Date: Apr 2023
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Originally Posted by casey89
yes it will be credited to this year and get you Sapphire/Silver status
thank you. Best go book that upgrade to club 😊
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Old Apr 10, 23, 10:50 am
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Originally Posted by JP Flyer
Im assuming youre BA Exec Blue, in which case free seat selection only opens at check-in. Bronze holders get free seat selection seven days before departure
I'm wondering if the Bronze free seat selection 7 days before flight is calendar days before the flight or 7 days from departure time of flight (168hrs)?

Thanks for any replies
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Old Apr 10, 23, 7:54 pm
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Originally Posted by izzik
Re #1: what's the question? sorry..
#2: Per the top posts, qualifying flights are defined as:
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.

So, avios flights don't count as your 4 qualifying. Yes, the cdg-lhr-fra example counts as 2 assuming they are BA coded or operated.


#3: "Other". Have you signed up for a BAEC account yet? If so, it will show you your membership year / qualifying timeframe.
Again, from the top post:

You will be set a membership year which initially lasts between 12 and 13 months. The actual duration is dictated by the date you join. For example, if you sign up on 12 January, your year end will be 8 February the following year. Similarly, if you join on 24 October, your year end will be 8 November the following year. After your first year has passed your membership year cycles in more regular 12 monthly intervals.

Please be aware that BA never changes membership year dates. Once you have a BAEC number, the membership anniversary is fixed for life. There is little point pleading for changes, the system simply will not allow it to happen.



If you are consistently buying that many premium flights every year, I would suggest making the push for GGL if possible.. as 20RT = 3200 TP which meets the GGL requalification. (5k TP qual)
Right, #1 was a statement not a question.

I guess Ive always been a bit confused about a ba coded flight or any airlines coded flight. Is it that there needs to be a codeshare with BA, that there is a BA flight number assigned to the flight? And as far as booking can I book through AA and credit to BA this works provided a BA codeshare exists? Or do I have to book the flight through BA? The flights I take are largely on AA metal domestic flights in US with flights once or twice long haul to LHR again on AA metal.

yes, had a BA account many years, never paid attention to the qualification period, will check out.
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Old Apr 10, 23, 8:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Jonesdds
Right, #1 was a statement not a question.

I guess I’ve always been a bit confused about a “ba coded” flight or any airlines coded flight. Is it that there needs to be a codeshare with BA, that there is a BA flight number assigned to the flight?
Yes. BA Coded means BA flight number regardless of who is operating the plane.

And as far as booking can I book through AA and credit to BA this works provided a BA codeshare exists? Or do I have to book the flight through BA? The flights I take are largely on AA metal domestic flights in US with flights once or twice long haul to LHR again on AA metal.
It is unlikely that AA will sell you a ticket with a BA coded flight, though it can happen if AA does not have a codeshare for a particular BA operated segment.
You will most likely have to book a separate BA ticket to get your 4 segments.


yes, had a BA account many years, never paid attention to the qualification period, will check out.
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Old Apr 11, 23, 2:17 am
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Originally Posted by tattikat2
I'm wondering if the Bronze free seat selection 7 days before flight is calendar days before the flight or 7 days from departure time of flight (168hrs)?

Thanks for any replies
It is the time of your flight 7 days before whatever that might be so 168 hours.

Previously as a Bronze, If you have any connecting flights its the same.

Once you've selected then definitely worth checking again at T-72 and at T-24 hours as sometimes more seats might open up giving even more choice.
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