British Airways extends tier status

British Airways has announced that members whose Tier Point collection date falls between July 1 and December 31, 2021, will have their Tier status protected for an additional 12 months, irrespective of how many Tier Points they earn.

This follows members receiving a one-year extension last June and means that no British Airways Executive Club member will lose their Tier status in 2021.

The news means that no British Airways Executive Club member, including Bronze, Silver and Gold card holders as well as Gold Guest List will lose their Tier status in 2021.

The extension follows the one-year extension announced last June.

Today’s announcement means that qualifying members will have received two years of protection. It also means that no British Airways Executive Club member will lose their Tier status in 2021.

On top of this Tier extension, in February, British Airways announced a six-month extension to all Executive Club vouchers, due to expire before 31 December 2021. This was the third extension that was applied, following similar extensions in March 2020 and October 2020 and included Gold Upgrade Vouchers and American Express Companion Vouchers. British Airways is also adding an additional six-months validity to all new Companion Voucher or Travel Together tickets earned between June 2020 and the end of December 2021.

And finally, British Airways continues to reduce the amount of Tier Points needed to reach each Tier by 25 per cent for those whose Tier Point collection year ends before July 2022.

Eligible members will receive an additional 12 months on their Tier status expiry date which will be updated in their Executive Club accounts this week.

Niall Rooney, Head of the British Airways Executive Club, said: “As we await the Government’s decision in April and plan for the safe restart of travel as soon as possible, we want to thank our Executive Club members for their loyalty during the most difficult time in the airline’s history.

“We know many of our members haven’t been able to travel, but today’s news means they can keep their benefits for longer and use them when they’re able to fly again. We hope this complements a number of measures we’ve already introduced, including our book with confidence commitment, which provides flexibility and reassurance for our customers.”

Executive Club voucher extension further information

The 6-month extension in February applied to Gold Upgrade Vouchers, American Express Companion Vouchers, Chase Travel Together Tickets, RBC Companion Award Vouchers, Asba Companion Vouchers, RSB American Express Companion Vouchers and RSB World Mastercard Companion Vouchers

Reduced Tier Point Qualifications further info

  • Bronze: From 300 to 225 Tier Points or 18 eligible flights
  • Silver: From 600 to 450 Tier Points or 37 eligible flights
  • Gold: From 1500 to 1125 Tier Points

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