Back in June 2020, British Airways announced that it was cutting the tier points required to earn or renew British Airways status. This was hardly surprising given the reduction in flying.
Tier point requirements were cut by 25%.
This means that British Airways Bronze status would require 225 tier points (was 300 points), Silver status would require 450 tier points (was 600 tier points) and Gold status would require 1,125 tier points (was 1,500).
If you qualify by segments, Bronze would require 18 one-way cash flights and Silver would require 37.
So far, so ‘old news’. However, the reduced tier point thresholds were meant to apply to all membership years which expired up to, and including, 8th July 2022.
It is now late August. 1/12th of our readers have a tier point year which ends on 8th August.
If you have an 8th August year end, take a look online at your targets for the year ending 8th August 2022. The 25% discount still shows, even though it was not meant to be available for anyone with a year end after 8th July 2022.
Whilst there has not been an official announcement from British Airways Executive Club, this means either:
- BA has messed up its IT (!) or
- it has decided to extend the 25% tier point reduction beyond 8th July 2022
We’ll let you know when we find out which option is correct.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
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:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)