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British Airways Executive Club promotional codes when joining BAEC

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For as long as I can remember, there has been a box on the BAEC sign-up page to insert a ‘Promotional Code’.

A Head for Points reader emailed me over the weekend to ask if there was anything that should go in this box that would benefit them.

As far as I know, there is no current code. Has there ever been a working promo code?

Oddly, when I first signed up my daughter for BAEC (as part of a Household Account with her grandparents – as I didn’t want my account operating as a Household Account), she got a 5,000 Avios bonus for her first flight, which happened to be a Club Europe return. But I never entered any promotional code when I signed her up, and I haven’t heard of any ‘first flight’ bonus for at least 5 years either!

So … the point of this thread … have I missed anything?! Has anyone actually seen a ‘promotion code’ for joining the BA Executive Club? Has anyone enrolled a family member recently who got an unexpected bonus on their first flight? I like to think I see most deals, but perhaps there is something being advertised in a BA lounge or ‘High Life’ magazine somewhere which I’ve never seen ….?!

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Comments (5)

  • Susie says:

    There have been codes in the past, specifically relating to the
    Taste of London event.

  • Andrew says:

    I signed my mother up to BAEC through a Tesco promotion which got her 2500 avios a couple of years ago. I can’t remember if that was through a special link or using a code.

  • mdj1 says:

    I’m sure when I signed up there were a few codes knocking about and I got a thousand or two miles after taking the first flight, but not seen any mention of any codes for a good few years.

  • James says:

    Yes. used to work for a join-up bonus (either 5K, 8K, or 10K). The link still works but I don’t know if the bonus is still awarded ir not… Certainly the flyer mentioning ba.con/joinus is still on display in some BA lounges.

  • Scott says:

    When I joined BAEC last year some time I asked the same question over at and I think it was the general consensus there wasn’t any.