The British Airways ‘On Business’ programme has become an irrelevance for most small companies since it was devalued two years ago.
Cuts to the earning rate, the removal of non-VAT registered businesses from membership (which hit a lot of charities), the huge rise in Business Class redemption costs and the requirement to spend £30,000 per year to escape the basic membership tier meant many companies stopped focusing on it.
Two recent changes have been made which are a step in the right direction but don’t go anywhere near far enough:
You can now upgrade Iberia flights, as well as BA flights, using On Business points
You can now upgrade just one leg of a return ticket at the time of booking
Both of these new features require you to ring a British Airways call centre so the take-up is likely to be limited.
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