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  • freckles 134 posts

    Seems to be a change to T&C’s noted today (for UK) on the FT thread stating to qualify you must now be a UK resident

    . A “Qualifying Booking” is a British Airways Holidays booking that meets all of the following criteria:
    …b) The booking must be made by a UK resident

    NorthernLass 6,706 posts

    This was mentioned below yesterday’s article, Rob was of the opinion that they don’t know where you live!

    Hotflyer 9 posts

    Update.

    Got my double tier points today!! They have been credited today and not back to when I flew 2 months ago. Not a problem for me as in the middle of a collection year but I assume that this could have been if my year had finished recently.

    I think they didn’t post as they cancelled some of my flights (I had to reroute.)

    So…various emails…a complaint…a request on the missing avois page and a request through chat. Given this, I don’t know what was the succesful method. All a lot of hard work for something that they say will be credited within 14 days…

    Thanks for the tips and advice.

    Shivani02 6 posts

    Hi All,

    Looking for some insight here. I am trying to figure out when would be best to obtain all the tier points I need to maintain Silver.

    My dates are:
    Date of joining the club: 22 Sep 2021
    Tier Point collection year ends: 08 Apr 2024
    Card expiry date: 31 May 2024

    I became Silver in January 2023. I currently have 300 points

    Would it be best to make use of the double tier points with a flight + hotel for 5 days minimum before 08 April 2024, or 1st June 2024 to get the most out of it as I’ve read that Silver is all current year, all next year, plus 2 months. Earn 600 TP in first month of your year and you get 11+12+2= 25 months ?

    I am quite happy to do a wild Club Europe journey such as EDI-LHR-ATH and back (480 tier points) + a few more flights to get back up to 600 if it’s best to do it that way.

    Please and thanks!

    YFP 30 posts

    If i understand correctly, best thing to do will be to book a trip from the 9th of April to get you to 600TP as soon as possible, that way you get it for another 25 months + as long as you complete the trips before your card expires on the 31 May 2024, you never really lose silver anyways!

    Hi All,

    Looking for some insight here. I am trying to figure out when would be best to obtain all the tier points I need to maintain Silver.

    My dates are:
    Date of joining the club: 22 Sep 2021
    Tier Point collection year ends: 08 Apr 2024
    Card expiry date: 31 May 2024

    I became Silver in January 2023. I currently have 300 points

    Would it be best to make use of the double tier points with a flight + hotel for 5 days minimum before 08 April 2024, or 1st June 2024 to get the most out of it as I’ve read that Silver is all current year, all next year, plus 2 months. Earn 600 TP in first month of your year and you get 11+12+2= 25 months ?

    I am quite happy to do a wild Club Europe journey such as EDI-LHR-ATH and back (480 tier points) + a few more flights to get back up to 600 if it’s best to do it that way.

    Please and thanks!

    NorthernLass 6,706 posts

    If you’re going to cram a load of sectors into one BAH, make sure you check the current Ts and Cs about what now qualifies for double TPs. If you have hotel points to burn, or don’t need one, it’s cheaper to do the car hire option, especially for UK holidays. I’m doing MAN-LHR-GLA-LHR-MAN next year with a car for just over £600 and we’re using some IHG points to stay in HI/EX’S while we do a mini road trip.

    freckles 134 posts

    Seems to be a change to T&C’s noted today (for UK) on the FT thread stating to qualify you must now be a UK resident

    . A “Qualifying Booking” is a British Airways Holidays booking that meets all of the following criteria:
    …b) The booking must be made by a UK resident

    Further update to T&C’s
    b) The booking must be made by a UK resident and must originate and end in the UK

    ramsey 7 posts

    @kelly_b, apologies the report button is right next to the quote button and I accidentally reported your post.

    Apologies if this has already been asked. Looking at booking BA holiday to Dubai. The cheaper flights I am seeing are from London to Abu Dhabi via Doha. The London to Doha is a BA flight/code share. The Doha to Abu Dhabi is a Qatar code.
    The agent I spoke with this afternoon said I would get double tier points for the London to Doha leg only. The agent I spoke with this evening said the whole holiday would not qualify because of the Doha to Abu Dhabi leg. Now I am not sure what is correct. Does anyone know

    To make it up, I google the Ts and Cs for you:

    The booking must contain British Airways flights including codeshares and British Airways marketed and/or operated flights only. Flights not meeting these criteria within the booking won’t be awarded Tier Points. Flights offered as part of a British Airways Holidays package that are provided by other airline partners that do not have a BA flight number will not be eligible. Please note: Flights marketed by British Airways with or without a BA flight number that are operated by Aer Lingus, China Southern or LATAM are not eligible for Tier Points.

    Is it just me … but I find these terms open to interpretation. I’ve booked via BA holidays MAN-LHR-MIA-CUN-LON-MAN with a 7 day hotel stay in Mexico. All are BA operated and coded flights, except MIA to CAN leg is operated and coded AA. You could read the first sentence of BAs term above as meaning the whole booking is not eligible for double points as the booking does not contain only BA marketed / operated flights. However, if that’s what they meant, why have the follow on sentences, which could suggest only the one leg of my booking provided by AA won’t be eligible?

    Skywalker 611 posts

    Data point:

    Last day of BAH final segment flown on 17/11, double TP posted today 24/11

    One week wait.

    😁

    Chana 2 posts

    Hi all, need some advice on getting my wife’s double tier points which BA say she will not get as she was not the lead passenger.

    This is the response from britishairwaysexecutiveclub@ba.com

    ‘We will usually credit bonus Avios to the lead passenger’s account about four to six weeks after travel is complete and we have credited your flights.

    I’ve checked the booking and you were not the lead passenger on the booking, so we are unable to credit your account.

    I know this is not the answer you were hoping for and I am sorry for any disappointment this may cause’

    Any advise would be appreciated.
    Thanks

    Lula 195 posts

    @Chana this is to do with the extra avios for booking via BAH. They only go to the lead passenger. Double tier points go to all.

    ClubSmed 167 posts

    Hi all, need some advice on getting my wife’s double tier points which BA say she will not get as she was not the lead passenger.

    This is the response from britishairwaysexecutiveclub@ba.com

    ‘We will usually credit bonus Avios to the lead passenger’s account about four to six weeks after travel is complete and we have credited your flights.

    I’ve checked the booking and you were not the lead passenger on the booking, so we are unable to credit your account.

    I know this is not the answer you were hoping for and I am sorry for any disappointment this may cause’

    Any advise would be appreciated.
    Thanks

    That response is only talking about the bonus Avios, not the tier points.

    Chana 2 posts

    @Chana this is to do with the extra avios for booking via BAH. They only go to the lead passenger. Double tier points go to all.

    Thanks. Didn’t read that properly. Will get back on to them

    Lula 195 posts

    Double TPs for my outward posted before we’ve flown the return journey this time, rather than in a block for the whole trip.

    memesweeper 1,177 posts

    Is it just me … but I find these terms open to interpretation. I’ve booked via BA holidays MAN-LHR-MIA-CUN-LON-MAN with a 7 day hotel stay in Mexico. All are BA operated and coded flights, except MIA to CAN leg is operated and coded AA. You could read the first sentence of BAs term above as meaning the whole booking is not eligible for double points as the booking does not contain only BA marketed / operated flights. However, if that’s what they meant, why have the follow on sentences, which could suggest only the one leg of my booking provided by AA won’t be eligible?

    It’s not just you. The terms can be read as meaning *only* BA metal and codeshares are allowed in the booking. Or read to mean only BA metal + codeshares yield double TPs.

    Datapoint: my recently booked (under these new T&Cs) holiday which comprised two codeshares and two non-codeshare partner flights +car qualified for double TPs on the codeshare sectors.

    Jimbobster 4 posts

    Quick one. Is anybody else having a similar problem?

    Trying to book an open jaw with car hire on the BA holidays ‘create custom trip’ page, might as well get double tier points for a trip I need to do. Example: LHR-MUC / FRA-LHR, but I keep getting stuck at the first hurdle: flight selection
    It won’t let me get past entering the flight dates and airport selections, as in I keep clicking ‘continue’ but nothing happens on the ‘add your flights’ section.

    I’ve tried any type of class, different number of pax ,different browsers, while logged in and out of BAEC, VPN on/off, a windows PC, android phone, iPad, iPhone… Nothing. Haven’t tried on a MacBook yet 😉

    I know BA’s IT is rubbish, but this used to work just fine with me. ??

    Richie 871 posts

    @Jimbobster I’ve had this before, it just seems to stop working, I think it is something at their end.

    davestat 33 posts

    Is there any way to easily and cheaply upgrade flights on a BAH booking ? OH needs more tier points than I thought. I can only see a change fee of £100 whereas it’s usually painless and free to upgrade flights on a non BAH booking. Having only paid a deposit it might be cheaper to simply cancel and make a fresh booking. Advice appreciated

    chrisdd89 1 post

    Has anyone had issues with double Avios points for the ’10 flights’ offer, and double points for BA holidays?
    I’ve been expecting mine to be added but nothing as yet. I had 2 holidays booked for 5-6 Dec and 11-13 Dec and standard points have been added, but still waiting for the double points to be added.

    Offer was registered before I made the booking cause I had a mild panic afterwards thinking I hadn’t and clicked the link to register which said I had already registered.

    Thanks, Chris.

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 1,866 posts

    You need to wait at least 14 days before the double TPs for the holiday post.

    How the avios post for the 10 flights offer will depend on the T&Cs for that offer.

    Optimus Prime 53 posts

    Good morning and Happy New Year!

    When booking a flight+hotel package I always get the message “Executive Club members earn Double Tier Points”, but I never get it when choosing flight+car. Do I have to phone and ask BA to confirm I’ll get double TPs?

    Thanks in advance.

    Optimus Prime 53 posts

    Good morning and Happy New Year!

    When booking a flight+hotel package I always get the message “Executive Club members earn Double Tier Points”, but I never get it when choosing flight+car. Do I have to phone and ask BA to confirm I’ll get double TPs?

    Thanks in advance.

    The issue is that drop-off time needs to be 120 hours after pickup and BA seems to set it 2 hours before your inbound flight. So I need to come back a day later to get double TP’s.

    JuliaL77 1 post

    Good morning Please can someone advise whether it is just the double tier points that come through some time after trip has finished or do you get the standard tier points for each flight within a couple of days as usual or do ALL the tier points for the trip come at once later on. The reason I’m asking is that my trip is close to the end of my year and I only need the standard number of tier points to retain Gold but if they’re all going to arrive later then I might miss it (and I’ll have to book an in-between CE trip to Europe to still qualify!).
    Many thanks

    nectar collector 277 posts

    Good morning Please can someone advise whether it is just the double tier points that come through some time after trip has finished or do you get the standard tier points for each flight within a couple of days as usual or do ALL the tier points for the trip come at once later on. The reason I’m asking is that my trip is close to the end of my year and I only need the standard number of tier points to retain Gold but if they’re all going to arrive later then I might miss it (and I’ll have to book an in-between CE trip to Europe to still qualify!).
    Many thanks

    The ‘normal’ tier points count based of the date of the flights not the date of posting so if you’re flying before the end of your collection year you’ll be fine.

    I think most people’s experience , including my own, is that normal TPs post in ‘normal’ timescales anyway, irrespective of any double points being due.

    Hartley 3 posts

    Drat, made a rookie error. I have both UK and Irish passport and have the UK details on my BA account but on my last trip I handed over my Irish one by mistake. So my double points have not credited and think that maybe why. Can I get in touch with them to confirm my live and pay taxes in the UK and my usual passport details?

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