Judging from the recent tremendous outburst of angry inputs from the UK-based BAEC memebers, I sense many feel BA has betrayed them by stripping their precious “ENTITLEMENT”.
A UK problem mainly, partly created by BA with the steady pruning of their short haul destinations, thus effectively forcing their best customers to using another airline for the MISSING LINKS.
A change in company travel cost cutting policy of using LLC also has created a lot of “Loungeless” souls in a generally uncomfortable London air terminal that has driven many BAEC members to take refuge in BA lounges when travelling on other carriers.
I don’t think BA will reverse their decision. Bad luck for their Gold card members. BA can continuing to count on VK for support!