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RE: @earplug “it’s quite simple : since the merger with Iberia, BA has become a mass-market airline. It is absurdly easy to get to silver or even gold tiers, and to unlock the benefits that come with those, such as F lounge access. BA needs to re-think the whole Exec club set-up. What’s the point, when there are more passengers inside the BA lounge than outside in the regular departure lounge?”
Dear earplug, I would be interested in understanding just how “absurdly easy” it is to get silver or gold status in BAEC. In all the years of flying economy and the odd club return across the pond, I have always found getting gold to be quite tricky… 1500 TP is quite a schlepp for us regular travellers. This is in stark contrast to many programs from Star Alliance carriers who actually reward Y flyers well for their loyalty.
Also, to say that there are more folks inside the BA lounge than in the main departure hall is wildly inaccurate, unless you have numbers to back up your claim?