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  • LiamG 32 posts

    Just had an email from BA to say they’re aligning all tier point collection years to 1st April – 31st March.

    We’re constantly improving the British Airways Executive Club for our Members, which is why we’re changing your Tier Point collection period to make things a little simpler. 

    From next year, your Tier status will reset at the same time as everyone else’s, meaning you’ll have the same Tier Point collection year as friends and family who are also members of the Executive Club.

    In future, the Tier Point collection year will start on 1 April and end on 31 March every year. The change will be in place for all British Airways Executive Club Members starting from 1 April 2025. 

    Rest assured, we’ll make the change gradually, and you can continue to enjoy the benefits you’ve earnt in your current Tier Point collection period. You’ll also have the same opportunity to renew or upgrade your Tier status whilst we transition your Membership to the new Tier Point collection period.

    To learn more about how this impacts your Membership, check out our FAQs using the link below. We’ll also be in touch soon with more information on what that means for you.

    With best wishes,
    Your Executive Club Team

    https://www.britishairways.com/content/executive-club/faqs/tier-point-collection-changes

    Skywalker 691 posts

    😫 This enhancement is not good (for me, anyway) – first thought

    Edit: – second thought – this might extend status whilst the changes taking place?

    LiamG 32 posts

    I’m assuming I got the email now because one of the first affected with an 8th April end date this year. For me:

    Your current Tier Point Collection Year will continue as normal until 8 April 2024
    Your next collection period will be 9 April 2024 – 31 March 2025
    Tier Point Adjustment: we’ll add on any Tier Points you earn during 1 April – 8 April 2024 to work out your Tier status from 1 April 2025
    Any Tier status you receive during the transition period will expire on 30 April 2026

    masaccio 714 posts

    😫 This enhancement is not good (for me, anyway) – first thought

    Edit: – second thought – this might extend status whilst the changes taking place?

    That seems to be what the terrible examples in the FAQ are saying. The last point:

    Collection period + Tier Point Adjustment = your Tier status until 30 April 2026

    Suggests that the TPs you earn in the truncated period from the start of your usual year to the premature cut-off on April 1, 2025 will be added to your April 2025 to April 2026 collection year.

    Some actual examples rather than badly written marketing speak would have helped.

    Skywalker 691 posts
    Richie 977 posts

    Please delete.

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,052 posts

    People really need to read the “how your TP collection year will change” section before commenting as there are posts for every month of the year based on current collection year end dates

    https://www.britishairways.com/content/executive-club/faqs/tier-point-collection-changes#examples

    This is mine for November and on first look I should be OK but I need to check my spreadsheet at home.

    Your current Tier Point Collection Year will continue as normal until 8 November 2024

    Your next collection period will be 9 November 2024 – 31 March 2025

    Tier Point Adjustment: we’ll add on any Tier Points you earn during 1 April – 8 November 2024 to work out your Tier status from 1 April 2025

    Any Tier status you receive during the transition period will expire on 30 April 2026

    pbcold 346 posts

    I have not read anything yet but will definitely be complaining in the forum.

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,052 posts

    I have not read anything yet but will definitely be complaining in the forum.

    😂😂😂😂😂

    If I ate 🍿 🍿 I’d go and buy extra !

    Richie 977 posts

    I feel for the BA staff who answer the phones.

    LiamG 32 posts

    Flights in Club to Sofia are about to become incredibly expensive every March.

    Biki 117 posts

    The way i understand the old and new system collection years overlap, I assume there is potentially a way of benefittigng from it, so you get extra status if you were to collectall the points needed for silver or gold between your the end of your old collection year and end of March for the new system (if that makes sense!)

    TGLoyalty 479 posts

    Not much change for me as I’m May 8th but I think it’s a good move.

    Flights in Club to Sofia are about to become incredibly expensive every March.

    Or every April …

    Richie 977 posts

    Please delete.

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,052 posts

    The way i understand the old and new system collection years overlap, I assume there is potentially a way of benefittigng from it, so you get extra status if you were to collectall the points needed for silver or gold between your the end of your old collection year and end of March for the new system (if that makes sense!)

    Yes the same flights in some instances will count towards both old and new systems.

    The periods vary which is why people need to read the text for their current end of collection year.

    So in my case flights from 1st April to 8th November will count for my current 2023/24 Collection year (as normal) but also in my new 2024/25 year under the new system.

    This is a big change but it’s not as bad as some will make it out to be once they actually do a little bit of work and do the figures.

    Lenhunt56 4 posts

    My tier point year ends in September and my partners in August. By sheer dumb luck we will be amassing 1600 tier points between April and July. A holiday booked for November will be another 1120. If I am reading the adjustment rules correctly that will give us both 2720 tier points triggering two Guf2 vouchers to add to this year’s two. I hope, although not holding my breath.

    NorthernLass 7,490 posts

    I look forward to Rob’s article and analysis!

    truthbetold 131 posts

    Rob losing his secret sauce? Not even a warning this was coming??

    bettsd007 12 posts

    Unless I’m not understanding correctly the examples BA have shared, but there is a situation where you can lose almost 9 months of tier status. If your Tier Point year end is 8th Nov 2024, you still keep status until the card expiry year end Dec 31 2024. If you reach gold status between Nov 9th 2024 and Dec 31st 2024 you’d have kept that gold status until Dec 31st 2026 (23 months). It seems that that now gets cut at April 1st 2026, a loss of 9 months status. Am I reading that wrong?

    LiamG 32 posts

    Unless I’m not understanding correctly the examples BA have shared, but there is a situation where you can lose almost 9 months of tier status. If your Tier Point year end is 8th Nov 2024, you still keep status until the card expiry year end Dec 31 2024. If you reach gold status between Nov 9th 2024 and Dec 31st 2024 you’d have kept that gold status until Dec 31st 2026 (23 months). It seems that that now gets cut at April 1st 2026, a loss of 9 months status. I’m I reading that wrong?

    I think this is the one thing they need to clarify. It depends which wording you read on this. They do say in one place that there is no change to current years, so in theory, you would still keep Gold until 31st December 2026 anyway… but then the specific examples do not make that clear at all and only talk about the tier point year, rather than existing status.

    OldFashioned 47 posts

    I have read this a few times and not sure I get it, but…

    My collection year is January to January, so I have just started a new year and my current status expires end of March.

    Previously if I get 1500 TP between now and 7th January 2025 I would be Gold from when I get the 1500 points until 31st March 2026.

    Now if I collect say 300 TP between now and 1st April 2024 they will count to this year, then if between 1st April 2024 and 7th January 2025 I collect 1200TP I will become Gold instantly, but it I do not then collect another 300TP between8th January 2025 and 1st April 2025 I will loose my Gold status 1st April 2025, in which case its quite possible the Gold Status wouldnt last 12 months, which doesnt make sense. What am I missing?

    ed_fly 199 posts

    Flights in Club to Sofia are about to become incredibly expensive every March.

    absolutely, definitely going to change peak travel periods on the classic tier point runs. The April / May window will get more expensive, but potentially make these routes cheaper for TP run top ups later in the TP year?

    Encblue 5 posts

    Unless I’m not understanding correctly the examples BA have shared, but there is a situation where you can lose almost 9 months of tier status. If your Tier Point year end is 8th Nov 2024, you still keep status until the card expiry year end Dec 31 2024. If you reach gold status between Nov 9th 2024 and Dec 31st 2024 you’d have kept that gold status until Dec 31st 2026 (23 months). It seems that that now gets cut at April 1st 2026, a loss of 9 months status. Am I reading that wrong?

    That is my concern, maybe, just maybe, BA will clarify in a timely manner. (We can but hope)

    masaccio 714 posts

    Tier Point Adjustment: we’ll add on any Tier Points you earn during 1 April – 8 November 2024 to work out your Tier status from 1 April 2025

    Which I would like to read as “We’ll carry forward any Tier Points you earn during 1 April – 8 November 2024 into your new collection period.” But instead it says they’ll add up tier points in the adjustment period and “work out” something.

    As it stands it’s unclear whether the collection period to April 2026 effectively starts at the beginning of the previous year’s collection period, giving people much longer to make status, or whether they’ll use some heuristic to adjust how many TPs you need in April 2025-26 based on how many you got in the shortened year.

    So I stand by my “badly written marketing speak”.

    Rhys
    HfP Staff
    187 posts

    Rob losing his secret sauce? Not even a warning this was coming??

    BA don’t like us!

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