BA Gold Guest List members can now permanently take five guests into the lounge

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British Airways has announced that Gold Guest List members (see this article for how you get to become Gold Guest List) can permanently bring five guests into a lounge.

This has been trialled over recent school holiday periods and clearly went well.  It will not be a total free for all though:

Gold Guest List British Airways lounge guests

all guests must be travelling on the same flight, but not necessarily the same booking

at busy periods you may be told to use Galleries Club instead of Galleries First

it does not allow Concorde Room access

it only applies at British Airways lounges

it only applies when flying on BA and not a partner airline

the full party can use the First Wing in Terminal 5 but at all other departure points, including Heathrow T3 and Gatwick, additional guests must use the standard security line

It remains to be seen how much with leads to increased overcrowding.  During school holidays this benefit was generally used to bring in children, but with it opened up to a ‘year round’ benefit we may find more business travellers bringing in a group of colleagues.

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Comments

  1. Mikeact says:

    OT/Bits. I’ve been out all day but I received an email overnight from United Airlines. Whilst this news probably won’t apply to the majority it may be interesting to some.
    Basically they are lowering the starting rate for domestic routes, not all, but many, starting at 5000 miles. Some are linked to specific credit cards, but most are open to all members. Some are also early or late departures which is to be expected.
    It may be interesting to see how this pans out…..will the competition sit up and take notice ?
    It’s certainly a bit of first to see an airline lowering redemption requirements, albeit by a small amount….at least I can get rid of my smallish amount some time.

    • Delta does that already. Just booked JFK to SEA for 5000 skypesos.

      • Mikeact says:

        Lucky you. I’ve just looked on my Delta account for the same run I need to do next October. I can’t get below 10500 miles , plus €5.60. I still have a chunk of miles frozen in time for life, so I might try for a one way flat bed instead.

      • Mikeact says:

        Forgot to ask…can you elaborate a bit more…..booked through Delta…what day are you travelling ? Try as I may, I can’t find any oneway mileage deals at that level.

        • Yes! No problem. I was looking for a redemption on Avios or Delta (MR transfer). What I noticed is that Delta – sicne they moved to a revenue based system- it is very dynamic. So one day was available, after 3 days no, then again it appeared. You have more chances getting a cheap redemption if you travel Tue-Wed-(Thu). I’m flying on the 26th April (fri) – but was lucky to get it. Now you can find for 6000 skymiles on the sema date, but for 6000. I think* your travel dates are too far ahead to get some cheap redemptions on delta.

        • BTW, I booked this past monday, and transferred some MR points – the transfer was done very quick (log out and log in)

  2. rams1981 says:

    OT any other options similar to revolut which offers credit card top up with no cash advance fees and ability to make bank transfers?

    Had my 5th revolut stop for checks and wonder st what point they’ll stop me using it.

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