Having been BAEC Gold for a few years now and recognising that their premium cabins and lounges are not in the top their, this year I made a deliberate effort to fly with other OW airlines. This has usually ment AA or QR. I fly ex EU, usually DUB as price is important, I pay for my flights! Really, I just felt BA was always second best BUT, as with Martyn, I have had 20 or so European flights on points for almost nothing. I will continue to look beyond BA while keeping my GC but it will almost certainly be within OW. I flew UC with Virgin from LGW in May for the first time in years and it was very average, much the same as BA, so give me AA or CX or QR or QF most times until BA finally catch up with the others. Last week QR were offering AMS-SIN for €1700 in J FOR TWO! Why would I fly BA?