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One World Sapphire Benefits On British Airways

One World Sapphire Benefits On British Airways

  1. Steve from LA

    Looks like Alaska if really going to join One World at the end of March. Suddenly I will become One World Sapphire. I see one of the listed benefits is “access to preferred or pre-reserved seating*” (*In accordance with the individual policy of the oneworld airline operating the flight). Does anyone know what that means with respect to British Airways? In particular, does this mean I will not have to pay to chose a business class seat on British Airways? I am kind of doubting it, but would love to be surprised.

    Thanks

  2. OCTinPHL

    [QUOTE=”Steve from LA, post: 71815, member: 3327″]Looks like Alaska if really going to join One World at the end of March. Suddenly I will become One World Sapphire. I see one of the listed benefits is “access to preferred or pre-reserved seating*” (*In accordance with the individual policy of the oneworld airline operating the flight). Does anyone know what that means with respect to British Airways? In particular, does this mean I will not have to pay to chose a business class seat on British Airways? I am kind of doubting it, but would love to be surprised.

    Thanks[/QUOTE]

    Hey Steve, I think you should be able to select business class seats at time of booking as Sapphire. This post is nearly 4 years old, but I think the info is still correct: [URL]https://onemileatatime.com/british-airways-hand-baggage-only-fares/[/URL]
    Don’t let the post title confuse you – it does cover J seating as well.

    FYI, last time I flew BA J (though as Emerald) I was able to select my seat (upper deck on a 747) at booking. That was in 2018, but I don’t think anything has changed since the post linked to above.

  3. RTBones

    Did a little digging, as I was curious. If you are OW Sapphire, that maps to Executive Club Silver on BA

    [URL=’https://www.oneworld.com/members/british-airways#tiers’]British Airways – oneworld Member Airline | oneworld[/URL]

    If you look at the Executive Club SIlver Benefits, per BA’s chart you have free seat selection at the time of booking.

    [URL=’https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/executive-club/tiers-and-benefits/compare-the-tiers’]Compare the tiers | Executive Club | British Airways[/URL]

    This from the BA website, so your seat selection should be free.

    Hope this helps.

  4. Steve from LA

    Thanks both of you. That is a pleasant surprise. Guess now I just need to keep my fingers crossed that all my current Alaska Gold benefits don’t get devalued too much with the changes.

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