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BA clarify tier point changes (a bit)
The absolute mess of trying to explain the changes to align members’ tier point years by BA continues with the majority of people still confused and many unanswered questions, such as what happens with things like when you get your GGL jokers and partner cards. If anyone from BA is reading this, I beg you next time to get a group of either frequent flyers or journalists who specialise in this area like myself and Head for Points and brief them first. Firstly, to see if what you have written is actually understandable and also so we can try to explain it to other people. An hour of BA’s time would have stopped this mess from happening.
In the meantime, BA has updated its website to clarify what happens to the status beyond March 2025, as this was not at all clear from the previous announcement, although I had assumed that there was no change to any existing card expiry dates in my article.
Any existing status valid beyond 31 March 2025 will continue for the full duration.
This means, for example, that if you have already earned Gold status in your current membership year, which ends 8th October 2024, your status will remain valid until 30th November 2025. It will not be shortened to end on 30th April 2025.
They also stated that there will be no change in the way you can renew or upgrade your status during your Tier Point collection period ending on or before 8 March 2025. Any Tier status earned in your next Tier Point collection period ending on 31 March 2025 will be valid until 30 April 2026.
Finally, as well as adding on the tier points earned during the transition period, this will also include any eligible flights as you still obviously have to meet that minimum criteria as well as the tier points target.
Easy 1000 Avios with Accor and Qatar
If you are planning to stay at an Accor hotel soon (or fly with Qatar), you can earn an easy 1000 Avios bonus by simply linking your ALL and Qatar Airways Privilege Club accounts before 29 February 29, 2024. Then, to get the bonus, you need to stay at an eligible Accor hotel and/or Travel with Qatar Airways between January 30 and March 31. You then receive a bonus of 1,000 Reward points and/or 1,000 Avios.
The only downside would be that if you are collecting BA tier points, you would have to credit the flight to your Qatar Privilege Club, not BA, to get the bonus.
Rosewood gift card bonus
You can, in effect, get a discount on your next Rosewood stay by buying a gift card online and getting a 10% bonus gift card. You have to purchase a Gift Card online worth US$500 or more by 18 February, but given the price of Rosewood Hotels, that should not be too hard! You then receive an additional 10% bonus E-Gift to spend at Rosewood’s collection of hotels and resorts around the world.
Qatar Airways latest discount code
Qatar Airways has a new discount code, but it is only for 5%. Usually, they offer at least 10% or more, so I wouldn’t rush unless you find a good fare now and need to book it.
- Booking period: 5th Feb 2024 to 31st March 2024
- Travel Period: 5th Feb 2024 to 30th June 2024
- Code: TAKEOFF
The code is available for most European departure points, including the UK. You can only fly to certain destinations but most major Asian destinations such as Bangkok, Singapore, and Australia.
You can find the list of routes and more details on the offer page here.