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Anonymous10 Jan 2011
First of all, did anyone received this one?
They sent it to a friend of mine but i am registered on a different European country.
What’s your favourite holiday pastime? Testing your golfing skills on the local courses? Taking in the famous sights? Or forgetting all about business while lazing on a beach?
Whatever it is, you could be enjoying it a lot sooner with our quick route to a reward flight.
Just book and fly one return flight in Club World or First between 10 January and 31 March 2011 and we’ll give you 60,000 bonus BA Miles.
Easily enough to take you a long, long way on your reward flight2: North America, the Caribbean, Central America, Central and South Africa or South Asia.
What’s more, for every further return flight in Club World or First you take, you’ll earn an additional 30,000 bonus BA Miles – an added boost to your account that will provide you with a wonderful opportunity to enjoy an upgrade or take someone with you on a reward flight.
1 Valid on all BA marketed and operated flights plus transatlantic services with a British Airways flight number that are part of our joint business agreement with American Airlines and Iberia. This includes flights on routes between the EU, Norway & Switzerland and the US, Canada, Mexico & Puerto Rico operated by British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia in the following booking classes: First (booking classes F, A), Club World and OpenSkies Biz Bed (booking classes J, C, D, R, I).
2 Example is for a return reward ticket in World Traveller, excluding taxes, fees and surcharges.
Booking period: 6 January – 31 March 2011
Travel period: 10 January – 31 March 2011
This promotion is open to Members of the British Airways Executive Club locally enrolled and resident in France, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland and Vatican City State who have been personally invited to join the promotion.
Regards10 Jan 2011
No offer for me, in Malta, as yet.
I wonder if the possible strike action is hitting bookings?
I agree completely, this is contemptuous.10 Jan 2011
Whislt “contemptuous” may be one way to describe this offer, I would remind the forum that this offer is no different to cheaper ex Europe fares. As has been said in the past, different fares for different markets, is the same as different offers for different markets.
I am registered for BAEC in Germany. I recently was awarded 17,000 miles for an internal flight booked through BA but the sector was flown on AA. CBA to check why or how.10 Jan 2011
Agree, different prices for different markets, also a UK resident can find cheaper fares if he choose to fly with other European airlines such as Lufthansa or Swiss, but the main problem is about the offers for UK residents, for example we had the Spring offer that was about a silver status with a return CE booking and the award miles to book the same flight again on economy, then we had the BA+Marriott offer which was very generous also only available to ex-Europe members,
The only offer for UK residents i remember was a lottery last X-mas for a Gold Membership with 2.000.000 miles.
Are you registered at one of the above countries or on a different one? I am just curious if they are offering different benefits based on the registration country or on something else.
The offers for the ex-Europe members are coming and going through the last year, i have about 20,000 miles from tesco and i don’t change my registration country because i believe that always a new offer will come.10 Jan 2011
It is the lack of offers that is contemptuous, as P.Sepsas says.
Also, the ridiculuous differential in EC tier points, from which you also benefit.10 Jan 2011
I found more details about this offer, it seems that targets Europe zone 1 and 2, further details at this link:
I am just curious how many executive club members are based on the Vatican State :p
Regards11 Jan 2011
“DS – I would suggest you challenge BA’s marketing strategy within Europe at the next AGM!”
I don’t have any BA shares.
So I won’t be at the AGM.
However, as someone who does benefit from great offers and reduced EC tier points thresholds, I’m a bit surprised that you do not seem to have any empathy for those UK residents who are not fortunate enough to have an address elsewhere and who have basically received somewhat less than diddly squat in the way of offers, for a long time.11 Jan 2011