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How can I manage someone else’s British Airways Executive Club account?

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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? 

There are many reasons why you may prefer to manage the British Airways account of a friend, partner or family member on their behalf. 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.

How can you manage someone else's British Airways Executive Club account?

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 a member to nominate someone else to manage their Executive Club account.

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

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

Once a member has added you as a nominee to their British Airways Executive Club account, you can call BA Executive Club and book tickets, amend or cancel tickets or enquire about anything to do with their account.  The only thing that you cannot do on behalf of the other person is make any changes to the membership of their Household Account.

I have been a nominee for my wife for many years. 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 a British Airways Executive Club account, you need to visit this page of ba.com and click ‘Add A New Nominee’. As well as giving the name and email address of the nominee, you will need to create a password for them to quote when calling British Airways. It only takes a couple of minutes and then you are good for life.

(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

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (April 2024)

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

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There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £15,000 Read our full review

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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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The Platinum Card from American Express

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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.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

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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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

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Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (20)

  • QFFlyer says:

    I, I mean my OH, went in to BAEC to set this up, seems I’ve been a nominee on her account for who knows how long already.

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