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Switch from BA to AA?
I’m currently a BA executive club member and have Silver status. I’ve tended to be an infrequent traveller mainly UK to US on BA in J.
I’m now travelling to the US more frequently and including domestic travel within the US as well. Would you consider it better to just keep using my BA Executive club account to accrue avios and probably get up to Gold status or would it be better to join AA scheme?
Although all my interntaional travel and connecting flights will be in Business a purely domestic flight is likely to be in Coach so would gaining status on AA give me more priority for upgrades then having one world status through the BA Executive club.
Hi Chris – I would recommend you join AA and if you are using American flights for long hauls or domestic, get the miles on those, and vice versa use BA account for BA flights. end of the day it will give you the option to work multiple flight scenarios internationally because of the one world alliance.
Indeed. If you’re Executive Platinum with American you’d get unlimited domestic upgrades within the US, and even with lower status you’d be able to get discounted upgrades, which you couldn’t get based on your BA status. You’ll also get eight systemwide upgrades you could use to confirm an upgrade on any American route, so you could use those from business to first class, for example.
So there’s definitely something to be said for crediting to American.