12th October 2014 at 16:19 #532405
Anonymous12th October 2014 at 16:19 #532406
I am currently a BA gold member and have already exceeded 1500 tier points to renew my gold membership next May.
I have no interest in earning more tier points to secure a gold upgrade for 2 or other worthless reward, so my question is this…
BA state you can claim air miles and tier points for up to 6 months after you have taken a flight. If I do not enter my executive club number for my bookings between now and April, can I then simply back-claim in my new membership year and enjoy the tier points that usually would have gone to waste?
Any advice will be much appreciated.12th October 2014 at 16:41 #532407
I don’t think so. The Tier Points and Avios should fall to the date of actual travel. What happens in actual facts once a new year start, I don’t know.12th October 2014 at 17:58 #532408
I can confirm what Senator says. This has happened to me with both Swiss and BA. In each case the miles / points were credited when earned and made no difference to the next year’s qualifying round.12th October 2014 at 19:30 #532409
The tier points will be credited to the date of the flight. So no advantage delaying claiming until after your renewal date.12th October 2014 at 19:39 #532410
At least they’ll count towards ‘lifetime’ points, also if you didn’t register the card no use of the lounge or free seat allocation…13th October 2014 at 09:16 #532411
Earlier this year I had to put in a claim for Avios and tier points through BA Exec for a flight I took on Cathay Pacific. By the time I received the points and avios I had gone over the end of year, it wouldn’t have made any difference to my status.
When the points and avios were added the points were deducted straight away13th October 2014 at 09:40 #532412
With Flying Blue (KLM/AF) any points earned over the threshold for tier levels at end of year are carried over to the following year.
For example UK residents need 40,000 tier points for Gold, 70,000 for Platinum, earn 50,000 and you have Gold for following year with 10,000 points already for that years tier points, bit more flexible than BAEC
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