(09 Mar 2021) British Airways has confirmed that it is extending the tier status of Executive Club members for a further year.
This means that any member renewing in 2021 will enjoy their status for another year, irrespective of how many Tier Points they earn.
Eligible members will receive an additional 12 months on their Tier status expiry date which will be updated in their Executive Club accounts this week.
Niall Rooney, Head of the British Airways Executive Club, said, “We know many of our members haven’t been able to travel, but today’s news means they can keep their benefits for longer and use them when they’re able to fly again. We hope this complements a number of measures we’ve already introduced, including our book with confidence commitment, which provides flexibility and reassurance for our customers.”
The tier status extension means that qualifying members will have received two years of protection. It also means that no British Airways Executive Club member will lose their Tier status in 2021.
In February, British Airways also announced a six-month extension to all Executive Club vouchers, due to expire before 31 December 2021. This was the third extension that was applied, following similar extensions in March 2020 and October 2020 and included Gold Upgrade Vouchers and American Express Companion Vouchers. The airline is also adding an additional six-months validity to all new Companion Voucher or Travel Together tickets earned between June 2020 and the end of December 2021.
British Airways has also reduced the amount of Tier Points needed to reach each Tier by 25 per cent for those whose Tier Point collection year ends before July 2022.