Get double Executive club tier points on BA Holidays – but there’s a catch or three!

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British Airways Holidays announced today that British Airways Executive Club Members could earn double Tier Points this summer, by booking flights as part of a holiday package.

I have been writing about the benefits of booking a holiday with BA versus flight only for quite a while. It’s particularly useful at the moment as it means a low deposit so less money to have in voucher form if you need to cancel. Plus you get extra Avios at 1 per £1 spent on top of the flight Avios. 

The offer applies to Flight + Hotel and/or Car packages booked by 21 September 2021 with British Airways Holidays for two people or more. There’s the first big catch. If you are a solo traveller or want to book separately then you are out of luck. The second catch is that it’s only for trips of five days or more. Again if you want to do a long weekend you are also out of luck.

You can’t add a hotel or car for just one night to make it a holiday and qualify for the offer. You’ll need to book a car or hotel for the entire duration. You also must start from the U.K.

Members travelling from the UK between 9 June and 30 September 2021, who have booked a package for a minimum of five nights, will be eligible. There is some good news however as it includes those who have already made a holiday booking for travel in this period.

Malta

If you are someone who is due to renew January to June 2022 and therefore has not had a second renewal, this could be worth looking at. In terms of short haul, while Malta, the Greek Islands, and the Canaries are currently amber, they stand a reasonable chance of making the green list soon. With this offer, you would get a whopping 320 tier points return in Club Europe for these short haul+ desrinations! 4 holidays and you would make gold with the reduced tier points threshold (25% off).

The British Airways Holidays Customer Promise remains in place to offer the utmost flexibility. With just three weeks’ notice, all customers can cancel their trip in return for a voucher or amend their booking free of charge. Plus, low deposits from £60pp and ATOL protection offer peace of mind for worry-free booking.

 

For more information and to see terms and conditions, visit the British Airways Holidays Double Tier Points page here.

 

14 Comments on "Get double Executive club tier points on BA Holidays – but there’s a catch or three!"

  1. Paul Pagliari | 26 May 2021 at 6:59 am | Reply

    BA need to re-think their double tier point offer exclusion for single travellers. This is an absurd discrimination against many of its own most loyal and frequent travellers which will justifiably cause resentment. BA should apologise and apply the offer to single travellers on the same terms as dual travellers

  2. I think you’ve miscalculated on the 4 holidays to make gold. 320 tier points would be per couple, not an individual. The maximum you can earn for an EU destination is 160 tier points return, which would leave you significantly short of the gold qualifying requirements, even at the reduced rate.

    • Hi Drew. It’s 160 tier points return to Malta in Club Europe normally. Longer destination in short haul get 160 return. These include Greece and the Canary Islands. With double tier points that’s 320 per person. 4 x 320 is 1280. You only need 1125 for Gold.

      • Of course! My bad. We have a number of flight only bookings during the qualifying period (optimistic I know!) Do you know if we add a car to the booking whether it will qualify, or did you need to originally book it as a holiday?

  3. Hi Michelle

    Whilst I understand Reward Flights booked with a companion voucher don’t earn tier points or Avios, do you know if they count towards the number of flights necessary to achieve status, ie 4 for Silver/Gold?

  4. I think silver might be a more realistic and easily achievable target here. A single qualifying holiday to a longer range European destination, with a domestic sector, (eg GLA-LHR-MLA) would get you enough points, and 4 flights, to achieve silver under reduced thresholds.

  5. Of course! 🤦🏻‍♂️ My bad. We have a number of flight only bookings during the qualifying period (optimistic I know!) Do you know if we add a car to the booking whether it will qualify, or did you need to originally book it as a holiday?

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