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If the last British Airways status extension wasn’t as generous as you would have liked or if you’re hoping to earn British Airways elite status, the news that the airline is now offering double Tier Points for select bookings covering an upcoming three and half month period may be something that brightens up your day.
How To Earn Double Tier Points
British Airways has announced that it will be awarding double tier points on flights booked as part of a package and that are taken between 9 June and 30 September 2021.
To qualify, customers will need to either:
- Book a holiday of at least five nights for two or more guests before 21 September 2021, or
- Have a holiday booking for at least five nights for two or more guests already in place.
A hotel or car must form part of your booking for the whole trip if you are to earn double Tier Points but bookings don’t have to be made through British Airways holidays – a standard flight + car booking will trigger the bonus Tier Points.
Full terms and conditions can be found on the promotion page.
British Airways has already reduced the number of Tier Points needed to earn status by 25%…
- Bronze: 225 Tier Points or 18 eligible flights
- Silver: 450 Tier Points or 37 eligible flights
- Gold: 1125 Tier Points
…so anyone able to make the most of the double Tier Points promotion and the reduced targets will be able to enjoy elite status by earning as few as 37.5% of the tier points normally required.
The sweet spot here will probably be Silver Status (oneworld Sapphire status) which comes with a lot of useful benefits like lounge access and free seat selection and which currently requires a traveler to earn just 450 Tier Points and fly on four segments booked through British Airways – that a Tier Point and segment total that could easily be achieved with one Business Class long haul booking. That could be a very nice deal if the world starts opening up this summer and people can actually travel long haul without too many inconveniences.
Overall, this is a very nice offer from British Airways but it will only really be of any use if global borders start to open up and if the UK government relaxes its rules on the testing needed for vaccinated travelers returning from various parts of the world. Let’s hope that we see some positive movement on both soon.
British Airways is now offering double Tier Points on select holiday and flight + car bookings that cover the period between 9 June and 30 September 2021. On the face of things, this should make earning British Airways status even easier than it already is (courtesy of the reduced status targets), but the world will need to open up a lot more than it has so far for this to be a promotion that a lot of people can enjoy.