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 will 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.
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 changes to the membership of a Household Account. (We explain the pros and cons of a British Airways Household Account in this article.)
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 and requiring an often lengthy call to British Airways.
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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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 2023)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also good bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These are available to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.