BA has been having a tough time recently, but not as tough as its customers that have faced cancellations, IT failures, and lost luggage. Most of the issues have been caused by a lack of staff. CEO Sean Doyle acknowledged that his customer and staff were “fed-up”. Now it seems like they are trying to make amends to their most loyal customers with a further extension for those that are due to renew their status later this year.
If you qualify you should be contacted by email and your account updated automatically.
It’s more complicated than before. Here are the details:
- Gold Guest List with renewal dates July-December 2022 will be extended for a further 12 months
- Gold members with renewal dates July-September 2022 will be extended for a further 12 months
- Silver and bronze do not get any further renewal
- However, Silver members with renewal dates July-September 2022 will given a 50% reduction in the amount of tier points needed (From 600 to 300 TPs)
- Everyone else still gets the 25% reduction in tier points until 31 December. This also applies if you want to qualify for a higher status level.
25% reduction in Tier points until 31 December
You will not see any difference in the number of tier points required shown on your account if your renewal is after 31 December 2022. However, if you make 75% of the tier points needed by 31 December 2022, then you will get your status renewed for another year.
For example, my renewal is March 2023. I need to get 3000 tier points by then. However, if I get 2250 by 31 December, I will get my status renewed for another year and do not need to do anything else.
The thresholds you need to reach by 31 December are:
- Bronze 225 TP
- Silver 450 TP
- Gold 1125 TP
- Gold Guest List 2250 TP
The 25% reduction also applies to achieving a higher status tier. (For GGL you need to achieve 5000 usually to achieve status so it would be 3750 TPs with the reduction).
In all circumstances, the minimum eligible flights still need to be earned.
Eligible flights are defined as those flights marketed or operated by British Airways and those flights marketed and operated by Iberia.
- ‘Marketed‘ means the flight will have a BA flight number (in your itinerary or on your ticket).
- ‘Operated‘ means the aircraft that you travel on is a British Airways aircraft (including franchises and BACityflyer).
- ‘Marketed and operated by Iberia‘ means the flight will have an IB flight number and the aircraft you travel on is an Iberia aircraft (including franchises).
Reward bookings and agency or industry discounted bookings are not eligible.