BA passengers flying on the all-business class London City to New York JFK service can currently earn tier points equivalent to a BA First flight.
British Airways launched its new transatlantic route from London City last month, and to encourage Executive Club members to use the service it is offering increased tier points (180 instead of the normal 120) for the first three months of operation.
In an email to members, co-inciding with the launch of the carrier’s second daily flight on the route, BA said:
“We’re delighted to announce the launch of the second daily flight each way between London City Airport and New York JFK. With a convenient departure time of 1840, you can get a full day’s work done in the office.
"To celebrate, we’re offering you 180 Tier Points every time you fly to New York from London City Airport.
"Plus 180 more Tier Points when you make the return journey. That’s the equivalent of travelling in First - which makes Club World London City an easier way to retain your Executive Club status or to upgrade to a higher one.”
BA has been keen to promote the exclusive nature of the new LCY-JFK flights, even giving the inaugural service the prestigious flight code BA001, something previously reserved only for Concorde flights.
UK members require 600 tier points to earn Silver status, so passengers will gain enough points for Silver with two return flights from LCY to New York.
For more information visit ba.com.
Report by Mark Caswell