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BA Holidays Double Points offer – MASTER THREAD

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  • Lady London

    Why are people not demanding an extension to status if it takes this long?

    elguiri

    Data Point: Following this thread, I emailed gecsreplies@contact.britishairways.com on 1st May and got their response on 10th May, with the extra tier points applied the same day.

    PriorityPass

    I emailed on the 24th and again on the 30th to duty.office@holidays.ba.com, loyalty.feedback@ba.com, gecsreplies@contact.britishairways.com and executiveclub@my.ba.com. Got a reply from gecsreplies@contact.britishairways.com on the 1st of June apologising and confirming all my points had been added to my account which has meant I’ve kept my Silver status and well on the way to Gold.

    Many thanks to everyone with that suggestion.

    p.s. All my points were allocated on the 1st of June, not retrospectively. Fortunately, my points end date isn’t until August.

    astra19

    Question on strategy:
    I currently Silver, and have 1000 tier points, and my year expires this week. I am waiting for a further 500 points from this promotion. I haven’t contacted BA yet.
    My husband, also Silver, also has 1000 tier points and will get another 500, but his earning year does not end for many months, so he will definitely reach Gold soon.

    I’m wondering whether I should get BA to retroactively add the points to make me Gold, or use them as a way to ensure that I will at least reach Silver for next year and get a leg up towards Gold too. Since my husband will already have Gold, is there any real disadvantage to me staying Silver? Do I just need to get him to book our flights so that we ensure we get the Gold benefits, or is that even necessary?

    Hogdiesel

    When we eventually got points credited it was after the end of my tier year. It didn’t change my status at all so the only lasting impact was on my lifetime total. But the points were credited and then instantly removed as a year end adjustment. So unless BA have changed approach in the meantime, I doubt they will ever count towards your next year.

    If you have already waited the 60-days, I think its definitely worth emailing all the addresses in the post on this tier on 2nd June. They do sometimes respond very quickly, and it should at least mean that they promote your status when the points are credited.

    YFP

    Hi everyone, i’m trying to make the most out of double tier points promotion to try and push for gold (currently a silver). I’m trying to book EDI-LHR-SOF return, but because of the fact that the LHR-SOF is in the morning at 8:15 am, the only EDI-LHR flight i can take is the night before. It seems that BA holiday can’t price that, so it just doesn’t work. Does anyone have any tips on how to get it to work, as i’d need the double points to apply to the EDI-LHR leg.

    Tocsin

    Hi everyone, i’m trying to make the most out of double tier points promotion to try and push for gold (currently a silver). I’m trying to book EDI-LHR-SOF return, but because of the fact that the LHR-SOF is in the morning at 8:15 am, the only EDI-LHR flight i can take is the night before. It seems that BA holiday can’t price that, so it just doesn’t work. Does anyone have any tips on how to get it to work, as i’d need the double points to apply to the EDI-LHR leg.

    I had to phone, but I had a similar overnight: NCL-LHR (Hilton) LHR-PDL outbound for an Azores holiday. Booked the hotel as part of the holiday, so am hoping to get the extra points!

    FFoxSake

    Just double checking… for a 5 night break LHR-SOF-LHR Oct29 to 03Nov (5 nights) would the double tier points still apply to the return leg as well, even though flight is after the promo end date of 31Oct?

    T&Cs seem to suggest that the booking only has to start before that date, but has anyone had something similar to this confirmed by BA Hols?

    Skywalker

    Just double checking… for a 5 night break LHR-SOF-LHR Oct29 to 03Nov (5 nights) would the double tier points still apply to the return leg as well, even though flight is after the promo end date of 31Oct?

    T&Cs seem to suggest that the booking only has to start before that date, but has anyone had something similar to this confirmed by BA Hols?

    https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/executive-club/offers/holidays-double-tier-points#TnC

    “This promotion is only open to Eligible Participants. An Eligible Participant is a person who has a British Airways Executive Club membership and who books and travels on a Qualifying Booking (see definition below). British Airways Holidays reserves the right to verify the eligibility of Eligible Participants. By taking part in this promotion, Eligible Participants confirm that they unconditionally accept the Terms and Conditions set out below.
    A “Qualifying Booking” is a British Airways Holidays booking that meets all of the following criteria:
    a. The booking must be for a British Airways Holidays Flights + Hotel or Flights + Car or Flights + Hotel + Car package booking originating in the UK only and the hotel or car element of the booking must be booked for the duration of the trip.
    b. British Airways flights including codeshares and British Airways marketed and/or operated flights only.
    c. The booking must be made before 22 October 2022.
    d. Travel is for outbound departures between 9 June 2021 and 31 October 2022 inclusive (final outbound departure date is 31 October 2022).

    ^^^that’s what it seems to suggest, that the last day to depart on the outbound leg is 31st October 2022, stay your five nights and you will get double tier points

    that’s how I read it, anyway.

    savannahibiza

    Forgive me if this is common knowledge, newbie here….

    I have just bought a business in Florida so will be travelling a lot of transatlantics moving forward. I was previously Virgin Gold (lost a few years ago) but am switching to BA as they offer more routes around the area I will be moving to.

    I have found a 7 night flight & car flying from EDI-LHR-DFW and using the double points holiday offer, will just about make it from Blue to Gold in one trip.

    My question is, on the inbound leg if I do not board the LHR-EDI, will I still be credited with the tier points for the leg? (I live in London)

    JDB

    Forgive me if this is common knowledge, newbie here….

    I have just bought a business in Florida so will be travelling a lot of transatlantics moving forward. I was previously Virgin Gold (lost a few years ago) but am switching to BA as they offer more routes around the area I will be moving to.

    I have found a 7 night flight & car flying from EDI-LHR-DFW and using the double points holiday offer, will just about make it from Blue to Gold in one trip.

    My question is, on the inbound leg if I do not board the LHR-EDI, will I still be credited with the tier points for the leg? (I live in London)

    No, you won’t earn tier points unless you actually fly.

    savannahibiza

    Okay, thank you

    DaftAsABrush

    Just booked a BA holiday for a family wedding, to take advantage of the double tier points but I’m looking for thoughts to see if it qualifies.

    We have flights, hotels and a car booked but there is a gap at the start:

    We fly INV-LHR-ORD-BNA and same return trip.
    A car is booked for the entire 10 day BNA stay but we have a hotel booked in inverness the night before we fly. We also don’t have all nights booked in the US, as not all of our destinations have hotel availability on the BA website.

    This means, technically, the car isn’t booked for the entire holiday because of the overnight stay in Inverness.

    Love to know what people think?

    CBU

    I’ve booked a September trip (LHR-JFK (BA)-JFK-LAX (AA) return (all in business class) plus hotels for a minimum of 5 nights) via BA Holidays.
    Usually this would yield 560 tps.
    Will the double-tier points offer apply just to the BA flights (LHR to JFK return) ie, an extra 280 tps or will it apply to all 4 flights (including the 2 transcontinental with AA) ie, 1,120 tps?
    Thank you.

    yonasl

    I wonder if you will have trouble with this:

    A “Qualifying Booking” is a British Airways Holidays booking that meets all of the following criteria:
    a. The booking must be for a British Airways Holidays Flights + Hotel or Flights + Car or Flights + Hotel + Car package booking originating in the UK only and the hotel or car element of the booking must be booked for the duration of the trip.
    b. British Airways flights including codeshares and British Airways marketed and/or operated flights only.

    Richie

    Just booked a BA holiday for a family wedding, to take advantage of the double tier points but I’m looking for thoughts to see if it qualifies.

    We have flights, hotels and a car booked but there is a gap at the start:

    We fly INV-LHR-ORD-BNA and same return trip.
    A car is booked for the entire 10 day BNA stay but we have a hotel booked in inverness the night before we fly. We also don’t have all nights booked in the US, as not all of our destinations have hotel availability on the BA website.

    This means, technically, the car isn’t booked for the entire holiday because of the overnight stay in Inverness.

    Love to know what people think?

    Your holiday starts when you’re airside at Inverness Airport. If you are not staying overnight at Heathrow and Chicago both ways, then you should be OK.

    Richie

    I’ve booked a September trip (LHR-JFK (BA)-JFK-LAX (AA) return (all in business class) plus hotels for a minimum of 5 nights) via BA Holidays.
    Usually this would yield 560 tps.
    Will the double-tier points offer apply just to the BA flights (LHR to JFK return) ie, an extra 280 tps or will it apply to all 4 flights (including the 2 transcontinental with AA) ie, 1,120 tps?
    Thank you.

    Have you booked the AA flights with BA flight numbers?

    CBU

    Thanks for the reply.
    Yes, each of the 4 flights start with BA flight numbers.

    Richie

    Thanks for the reply.
    Yes, each of the 4 flights start with BA flight numbers.

    If you are through ticketed to LAX then it’s looking good for a stack of TPs, fingers crossed.

    Joe

    I’ve got a trip booked to Aus this week with BA – All BA tail numbers. Can I add a car to this to get the double tier points? Its return in business

    JDB

    I’ve got a trip booked to Aus this week with BA – All BA tail numbers. Can I add a car to this to get the double tier points? Its return in business

    No.

    “For the avoidance of doubt this offer does not apply to any British Airways flight only bookings made without a hotel or car or where the hotel or car is added to a booking in a separate transaction.British Airways Hotline bookings are also not included in the offer.”

    Joe

    JDB, highly annoying! Thanks for letting me know

    sambe

    I believe I’ve tried all the email addressed mentioned in this thread more than once and got no reply and still no double points from the end of February (neither triple Avios). Any other suggestions?

    lblace

    Just wanted to let others know of my recent experience with chasing the double tier points from BA – looks like currently the best bet for email contact is gecsreplies@contact.britishairways.com or duty.office@holidays.ba.com.

    Flew to Boston 25th March – 1st April. Usual points posted quickly for both journeys. Waited (very) patiently for the double tier points… Emailed executiveclub@my.ba.com on 21st June and on 6th July with no response.

    Forwarded email on 26th July to suggested email addresses mentioned further up this thread (loyalty.feedback@ba.com, duty.office@holidays.ba.com, gecsreplies@contact.britishairways.com, exec-club.socialmedia@ba.com) – received automated message from duty.office@holidays.ba.com with advice on what to do if I was flying imminently, or if not, to call the contact centre (eye roll), and another automated message from loyalty.feedback@ba.com advising that was an internal mailbox and therefore they would not be able to reply via that inbox (double eye roll).

    Chased it up again on 1st August with a slightly irate email to duty.office@holidays.ba.com,
    gecsreplies@contact.britishairways.com, exec-club.socialmedia@ba.com and executiveclub@my.ba.com.

    Got a reply on 5th August from gecsreplies@contact.britishairways.com confirming the double tier points had been added.

    Plan to chase up my next trip in September more promptly!

    lblace

    Just wanted to let others know of my experience chasing up the double tier points recently. Looks like gecsreplies@contact.britishairways.com and duty.office@holidays.ba.com might be the best email contacts currently.
    Flew 27th March, chased double tier points 21st June & 6th july to usual exec club email, escalated to the above email addresses as well as loyalty.feedback@ba.com and exec-club.socialmedia@ba.com on 26th july and again on 1st August. Eventually received confirmation of tier points being added from gecsreplies email.
    Hope this helps others!

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