I’ve been BA Gold since 1995 and *G since 96. Today, all my long haul is LHR to wherever but I use a lot of AB for short haul commutes home to the UK on routes that BA doesn’t even serve. The decision can only be cost-driven and obviously the “Goldies” as we used to be referred to are just not that important. I guess I’m lucky that for whatever reason, AB is joining Oneworld sometime soon. Nevertheless – a really bad decision in terms of motivating people… At the same time, I would really like to know how many Goldies “support” this?!