What are the benefits of British Airways Executive Club Silver status?

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What are the benefits of British Airways Executive Club Silver status?

Silver is one of four tiers of the Executive Club, British Airways’ frequent flyer membership scheme. In this article we’ll look at what the benefits are of having British Airways Executive Club Silver status.

What are the benefits of British Airways Executive Club Silver status?

Silver status is the second of the elite status levels on British Airways. To get Silver status you first have to acquire Bronze membership, which comes with its own set of benefits. Like Bronze, you achieve Silver when you cross the threshold of tier points or eligible flights flown. You can read the requirements for British Airways Silver status here.

Although Bronze comes with some good benefits, Silver is where things really start to get interesting. You’ll get:

50% bonus Avios on all British Airways, Iberia, American Airlines and Japan Airlines

Free seat selection at the time of booking for you and anyone else on your booking, excluding “extra legroom” upgrades and all hand-baggage only fares

2 free 32kg bags per person in all classes, for everyone on your booking

Club World, Club Europe or oneworld equivalent business class check in desks, regardless of your flight class

Access for you and one guest (travelling on a British Airways or oneworld operated flight) to the British Airways Galleries Club, Terraces and Executive Club, or the equivalent oneworld business class departure lounge

Priority boarding

Reservation assurance on full-fare economy tickets, guaranteeing you a seat even on full or overbooked flights.

The official ba.com list of British Airways Executive Club Silver benefits is here.

As you can tell there are almost twice as many benefits in Silver as there are for Bronze.  The two key benefits are:

access to the British Airways or oneworld equivalent business departure lounges, letting you escape the crowds in the airport

free seat selection

It’s also worth noting that your checked baggage allowance increases to two 23kg bags – useful if you like to travel with plenty of outfits.  I’d say that 90% of the value to me of Silver status comes from the lounge and seat selection benefits however.

The good news is that Gold is even better than Silver status.  You can read all about the benefits of a British Airways Gold card here.

(This article is part of our ‘BA Q&A’ series which explains how British Airways Executive Club works.  You can see all of our ‘BA Q&A’ articles here. )

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