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Confirmed (we think): How BA’s tier point collection year changes affect you

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There has been a lot of confusion about yesterday’s announcement that British Airways will be moving everyone onto aligned tier point collection years, starting on 1st April 2025.

The official British Airways page announcing the changes is here.

Rob and I spent all morning yesterday trying to parse BA’s cryptic and clear-as-mud information. It’s not just us either. Our article yesterday has over 350 comments, confirming that confusion was widespread. The FlyerTalk thread on the subject is even longer, at over 650 posts.

These are people who know the British Airways Executive Club better than anyone else. If we’re confused, then your average points and miles collector has no chance!

Confirmed: How BA's tier point collection year changes affect you

After multiple back-and-forths with the BA Press Office and the BAEC team, we have now confirmed how the changes will affect you. We think.

Part of the complexity is that everyone is treated differently, depending on your membership year. For this reason, we are breaking it down month-by-month. All you need to do is look at the relevant section for your membership year.

This is a very factual ‘how it works’ article. Yes, you may (or may not) be getting status for a shorter period than you anticipated. Yes, you may (or may not) be short-changed by a shorter than expected soft landing – if they even continue, given that Iberia does not have them and the programmes are being aligned. Our only aim here is to tell you what is happening without comment.

Ending in February 2024

If your membership year renews on 8th February 2024:

  • Your tier point collection year will renew on 9th February 2024 and continue as normal until 8th February 2025
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 31st March 2026
  • Your next collection period will be shortened to 9th February 2025 – 31st March 2025
  • A Tier Point Adjustment will be made at the start of your shortened collection period (on 9th February 2025), re-crediting any tier points and qualifying flights you earned from 1st April 2024 – 8th February 2025
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th April 2026
  • Your next collection period will run for 12 months from 1st April 2025 to 31st March 2026
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th April 2027
  • Irrespective of the above, your status will not drop before the expiry date currently shown on your Executive Club membership card

Ending in March 2024

If your membership year renews on 8th March 2024:

  • Your current tier point collection year will continue as normal until 8th March 2024
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th April 2025
  • Your next collection year will start on 9th March 2024 and continue as normal until 8th March 2025
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th April 2026
  • Your next collection period will be shortened to 9th March 2025 – 31st March 2025
  • A Tier Point Adjustment will be made at the start of your shortened collection period (on 9th March 2025), re-crediting any tier points and qualifying flights you earned from 1st April 2024 – 8th March 2025
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th April 2026
  • Your next collection period will run for 12 months from 1st April 2025 to 31st March 2026
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th April 2027
  • Irrespective of the above, your status will not drop before the expiry date currently shown on your Executive Club membership card

Ending in April 2024

If your membership year renews on 8th April 2024:

  • Your current tier point collection year will continue as normal until 8th April 2024
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 31st May 2025
  • Your next collection period will be shortened to 9th April 2024 – 31st March 2025
  • A Tier Point Adjustment will be made at the start of your shortened collection period (on 9th April 2024), re-crediting any tier points and qualifying flights you earned from 1st April 2024 – 8th April 2024
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th April 2026
  • Your next collection period will run for 12 months from 1st April 2025 to 31st March 2026
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th April 2027
  • Irrespective of the above, your status will not drop before the expiry date currently shown on your Executive Club membership card

Ending in May 2024

If your membership year renews on 8th May 2024:

  • Your current tier point collection year will continue as normal until 8th May 2024
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th June 2025
  • Your next collection period will be shortened to 9th May 2024 – 31st March 2025
  • A Tier Point Adjustment will be made at the start of your shortened collection period (on 9th May 2024), re-crediting any tier points and qualifying flights you earned from 1st April 2024 – 8th May 2024
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th April 2026
  • Your next collection period will run for 12 months from 1st April 2025 to 31st March 2026
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th April 2027
  • Irrespective of the above, your status will not drop before the expiry date currently shown on your Executive Club membership card

Ending in June 2024

If your membership year renews on 8th June 2024:

  • Your current tier point collection year will continue as normal until 8th June 2024
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 31st July 2025
  • Your next collection period will be shortened to 9th June 2024 – 31st March 2025
  • A Tier Point Adjustment will be made at the start of your shortened collection period (on 9th June 2024), re-crediting any tier points and qualifying flights you earned from 1st April 2024 – 8th June 2024
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th April 2026
  • Your next collection period will run for 12 months from 1st April 2025 to 31st March 2026
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th April 2027
  • Irrespective of the above, your status will not drop before the expiry date currently shown on your Executive Club membership card

Ending in July 2024

If your membership year renews on 8th July 2024:

  • Your current tier point collection year will continue as normal until 8th July 2024
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 31st August 2025
  • Your next collection period will be shortened to 9th July 2024 – 31st March 2025
  • A Tier Point Adjustment will be made at the start of your shortened collection period (on 9th July 2024), re-crediting any tier points you earned from 1st April 2024 – 8th July 2024
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th April 2026
  • Your next collection period will run for 12 months from 1st April 2025 to 31st March 2026
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th April 2027
  • Irrespective of the above, your status will not drop before the expiry date currently shown on your Executive Club membership card

Ending in August 2024

If your membership year renews on 8th August 2024:

  • Your current tier point collection year will continue as normal until 8th August 2024
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th September 2025
  • Your next collection period will be shortened to 9th August 2024 – 31st March 2025
  • A Tier Point Adjustment will be made at the start of your shortened collection period (on 9th August 2024), re-crediting any tier points and qualifying flights you earned from 1st April 2024 – 8th August 2024
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th April 2026
  • Your next collection period will run for 12 months from 1st April 2025 to 31st March 2026
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th April 2027
  • Irrespective of the above, your status will not drop before the expiry date currently shown on your Executive Club membership card

Ending in September 2024

If your membership year renews on the 8th September 2024:

  • Your current tier point collection year will continue as normal until 8th September 2024
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 31st October 2025
  • Your next collection period will be shortened to 9th September 2024 – 31st March 2025
  • A Tier Point Adjustment will be made at the start of your shortened collection period (on 9th September 2024), re-crediting any tier points and qualifying flights you earned from 1st April 2024 – 8th September 2024
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th April 2026
  • Your next collection period will run for 12 months from 1st April 2025 to 31st March 2026
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th April 2027
  • Irrespective of the above, your status will not drop before the expiry date currently shown on your Executive Club membership card

Ending in October 2024

If your membership year renews on the 8th October 2024:

  • Your current tier point collection year will continue as normal until 8th October 2024
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th November 2025
  • Your next collection period will be shortened to 9th October 2024 – 31st March 2025
  • A Tier Point Adjustment will be made at the start of your shortened collection period (on 9th October 2024), re-crediting any tier points and qualifying flights you earned from 1st April 2024 – 8th October 2024
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th April 2026
  • Your next collection period will run for 12 months from 1st April 2025 to 31st March 2026
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th April 2027
  • Irrespective of the above, your status will not drop before the expiry date currently shown on your Executive Club membership card

Ending in November 2024

If your membership year renews on the 8th November 2024:

  • Your current tier point collection year will continue as normal until 8th November 2024
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 31st December 2025
  • Your next collection period will be shortened to 9th November 2024 – 31st March 2025
  • A Tier Point Adjustment will be made at the start of your shortened collection period (on 9th November 2024), re-crediting any tier points and qualifying flights you earned from 1st April 2024 – 8th November 2024
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th April 2026
  • Your next collection period will run for 12 months from 1st April 2025 to 31st March 2026
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th April 2027
  • Irrespective of the above, your status will not drop before the expiry date currently shown on your Executive Club membership card

Ending in December 2024

If your membership year renews on the 8th December 2024:

  • Your current tier point collection year will continue as normal until 8th December 2024
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 31st January 2026
  • Your next collection period will be shortened to 9th December 2024 – 31st March 2025
  • A Tier Point Adjustment will be made at the start of your shortened collection period (on 9th December 2024), re-crediting any tier points and qualifying flights you earned from 1st April 2024 – 8th December 2024
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th April 2026
  • Your next collection period will run for 12 months from 1st April 2025 to 31st March 2026
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th April 2027
  • Irrespective of the above, your status will not drop before the expiry date currently shown on your Executive Club membership card

Ending in January 2025

If your membership year renews on 8th January 2025:

  • Your current tier point collection year will continue as normal until 8th January 2025
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 28th February 2026
  • Your next collection period will be shortened to 9th January 2025 – 31st March 2025
  • A Tier Point Adjustment will be made at the start of your shortened collection period (on 9th January 2025), re-crediting any tier points and qualifying flights you earned from 1st April 2024 – 8th January 2025
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th April 2026
  • Your next collection period will run for 12 months from 1st April 2025 to 31st March 2026
  • Any status earned or renewed during this period will be valid until 30th April 2027
  • Irrespective of the above, your status will not drop before the expiry date currently shown on your Executive Club membership card

Hopefully, this now makes more sense than it did previously …..


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Comments (208)

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  • Jonny Price says:

    My reset date is 8 October 2024 and my Silver expires on 30 November 2024. In the current system, I could earn 600 tier points between 8 October and 30 November 2024, renewing my Silver within the card’s current expiry date but in the next collection year, and my Silver status would extend to 30 November 2026. In the new system, if I earnt 600 tier points between 8 October and 30 November 2024, would I keep Silver to 30 November 2026 card expiry, or would it become 30 April 2026?

  • DA says:

    As my wife earns most of her tier pts via AA flights, making sure she has four BA segments somewhere in the year, is there a rule that determines how many (if any) BA segments must be included in the new shortened “year”, in her case Dec 2024 to Mar 2025. She’ll have renewed her Silver status by Dec 2024. If she has no BA flights Dec 2023 to Mar 2024, does it matter?

    • Richie says:

      I think the eligible flight record 1st April 24 to 8th Dec 24 will be carried over.

  • Lee Clarke says:

    Totally baffled by this! I have a tier point end date of 8th November. I won’t renew in the current year collecting only around 60 tier points unless I hit the AmEx spending target. I will thus only keep my silver status until the end of December 24. I’m looking to book a BA holiday in November (but after the 8th) that will net me 320 tier points. They will fall into the shortened tier point collection year. Will the threshold be lower for the period from 8th Nov to 31st March to gain Silver and how many points would I need? Or have I totally misunderstood how this all works. Appreciate any help!

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