British Airways extends elite status for some & extends lower tier targets for all

British Airways has just unwrapped a couple of early Christmas presents for members of its Executive Club - some members will now have their elite status extended by a further 12 months while all members will now have a reduced tier point target to requalify for elite status this year. 

The British Airways Executive Club is still down but here’s a workaround

Last Saturday, British Airways closed down access to its Executive Club and access to all Avios-related functionality as part of a planned outage that was supposed to end yesterday morning. Well, at the time of writing, access to the Executive Club is still down but there's a workaround that may be of help if you're desperate to make a reward booking or to access your account.

Reminder: The big British Airways outage starts tomorrow

British Airways is having extensive work done to the systems that control the British Airways Executive Club and with the works scheduled to start tomorrow, this is a reminder that the next ~24 hours will be the last opportunity for flyers to access their BAEC accounts and to perform a variety of Avios related tasks until the works are completed.

Is British Airways paying out the wrong number of Avios on Qatar Airways Business...

The title of this post is a question to which I don't have an answer but it's a question that has come to light as a result of the recent changes that Qatar Airways made to how its Business Class fares are structured and how many Avios British Airways now says that Qatar Airways Business Class fares will accrue. If you're flying in Qatar Airways Business Class and crediting your flights to the Executive Club, this is something to look out for.

Phew! British Airways didn’t drop the hammer when Qatar Airways refreshed its Business Class...

The title of this post probably should read "...and breathe" because ever since we heard that Qatar Airways was refreshing its Business Class fare structure for the thousandth time, I've been holding my breath and waiting for British Airways to destroy what is undoubtedly one of the easiest routes to earning valuable elite status. Fortunately, my fears appear to have been unfounded.

Two less well-known (but good) benefits of British Airways Gold status

I gave up top-tier American Airlines elite status a few years ago when I worked out that the benefits that I valued most were oneworld Emerald benefits which are also offered by British Airways Gold status that I could earn at a lower cost. In the years since I gave up on the AAdvantage program, I have come to appreciate British Airways Gold status for more than just the oneworld benefits that I love, and two of the less well-known benefits, in particular, have come in useful more than once.

Upgrade A British Airways Booking With Avios (A Step-By-Step Guide)

Compared to a lot of major airlines, British Airways makes it relatively easy for passengers to upgrade their bookings to the next cabin of service so as upgrades can be one of the better ways to get the most out of an Avios balance, I thought I'd post a simple step by step guide to show how you can upgrade an existing British Airways booking with Avios.

British Airways Devalues JAL & Cathay Pacific Partner Awards (Another No Notice Devaluation)

Sadly, the headline says it all. British Airways has increased the cost of select Japan Airlines and Cathay Pacific partner awards without giving Executive Club members any notice whatsoever. The changes only affect short-haul flights of up to 2,000 miles but with some awards now costing over 50% more, this isn't good news for Avios collectors.

Two Recent Small Changes In The Miles & Points World Really Helped Me Out

This weekend saw two small changes occur in the miles & points world that shared two things in common. Both were a little surprising and both turned out to be especially good news for me.

How To Transfer Avios From Aer Lingus To British Airways (A Step By Step...

If you're primarily a British Airways flyer, earning Aer Lingus Avios can leave you with Avios balances in two different accounts (which is often sub-optimal) so this post will show you how to move any Avios you hold with Aer Lingus, over to the British Airways Executive Club.

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