I’m with Openfly. I’ve been Gold, year-on-year, since the current Tier arrangement started in the early ’90s. On many occasions, I’ve well and truly exceeded the 1,500 points threshold with very little recognition in terms of upgrades, etc. I tend to reach 1,500 points after about 7 months and then stop flying BA, focusing upon the renewal of my LH Senator status.
It’s a shame that BA can’t seem to recognise long-term loyalty – in my case, over 20 years at Gold – by providing life-time membership. I have lifetime Platinum Elite Plus with Air France / KLM and Gold with American and am well looked after by both these airlines when I use them.
There seems to be a continued arrogance about BA in terms of recognising the value of long-term loyalty