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What is a British Airways Executive Club ‘third party nominee’?

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Can someone else manage your British Airways Executive Club account for you, as a third party nominee?  Can you run someone else’s British Airways account?  The answer is ‘yes’.

Not everyone has the time or inclination to deal with the intricacies of British Airways Executive Club.  If you have ever booked a flight using miles from your partner’s account, but then had to persuade them to call BA when the booking needed changing, you’ll know what I mean.

Some people also have jobs or other commitments which make it inconvenient to call British Airways during the day, whilst their partner is happily sat behind a desk for eight hours.

The good news is that British Airways allows you to nominate someone else to manage your Executive Club account.

What is a British Airways third party nominee?

You need to create a ‘third party nominee’ for your account, or create one via your partners account if you will be their nominee.

You aren’t even restricted to one nominee.  You can list up to five people who will have access to your Executive Club account.

Once you have added your nominees to your British Airways account, and created a password, any of them can call BA Executive Club and book tickets, amend or cancel tickets or enquire about anything to do with your account.  The only thing that a nominee cannot do is make any changed to the membership of a Household Account.

I have been a nominee for my wife for many years and it has made it very easy to, for example, book open-jaw redemption flights (flights returning from a different airport to the arrival airport) using her Avios, which is a feature not available online.

To add a third party nominee to your British Airways Executive Club account, you need to visit this page of ba.com.

(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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