British Airways Executive Club has announced plans to extend status by 12 months, and lower the qualification thresholds for those looking to earn status. While most programs announced similar initiatives several weeks back, it sure took British Airways some time…
British Airways extends status by 12 months
British Airways Executive Club status isn’t based on the traditional calendar year, but rather individuals have different membership years. British Airways will be adding 12 additional months to everyone’s Executive Club status:
- This will apply to those with Tier Club collection end dates in July 2020 through June 2021
- This will be applied automatically, so there’s no need to contact British Airways; status extensions should be reflected in accounts within two weeks
British Airways is extending elite status by 12 months
British Airways lowers status thresholds
Not only is British Airways extending status, but they’re also lowering Tier Point requirements by 25%. This is useful whether you’re looking to earn status from scratch, requalify for your status in the future, or achieve a higher elite tier.
The new Tier Point thresholds will be as follows:
- Bronze status requires 225 Tier Points or 18 eligible flights
- Silver status requires 450 Tier Points or 37 eligible flights
- Gold status requires 1,125 Tier Points
Note that the requirement to complete a certain number of British Airways or Iberia flights (two for Bronze members, and four for Silver and Gold members) remains in place for those taking advantage of the reduced status requirements.
British Airways is lowering elite thresholds by 25%
British Airways vouchers being extended
British Airways will also be extending the validity of any Gold Upgrade Vouchers, Companion Vouchers, and Travel Together Tickets, by six months.
This applies to all vouchers that have already been issued, and those from March through June should already show the extended expiration.
British Airways Travel Together Tickets are being extended by six months
British Airways Executive Club is extending status for members by 12 months, is lowering elite requirements by 25%, and is extending many vouchers by six months. British Airways was an outlier in terms of how long it took for status to be extended, but at least it has happened now…
Will you benefit from British Airways’ status extensions and/or reduced elite thresholds?