Members of the British Airways Executive Club have reason to smile today as the popular double tier points offer with BA Holidays has been extended. This time, all travel up to 31 December 2024 is eligible for the offer, as long as your flight originates in the UK.
This comes hot on the heels of the changes to Avios earning announced earlier this week. Is it just me, or does it look like a case of the airline trying to turn some frowns upside down?
Double Tier Points
Tier points (TPs) are arguably the most important part of the Executive Club frequent flyer programme. Earning these determines whether you have a Bronze card (300 TPs), Silver (600 TPs) or Gold card (1,500 TPs).
Earning double tier points on your flights means you achieve the next level of status much more easily. The offer has been extended previously, so it seems to be working well.
Those Executive Club members who live outside of the UK are out of luck. You can’t make a booking from a US, European or other city outside the UK and avail of the offer. That being said there is a way around it, which would probably be an option for people living in Europe.
All you need to do is book your flights from London to your final destination with BA Holidays, then book a separate connecting flight to London after that. You can overnight in London the day before, or if the flight times work out with plenty of time in between, arrive and self-connect the same day.
It’s great to see the double tier points offer being extended all the way through to December 2024. This should help ease the pain some people were feeling from the Avios changes. Flights booked with British Airways Holidays still earn at the distance based rates, though with less bonus points for people with status.
Do remember if you are living outside the UK and decide to fly to London to avail of the offer, that British Airways do not through check hold baggage on separate tickets. You will need to arrive, collect your luggage at baggage claim, then check in for your flight out of London. Take this into account when booking and leave ample time to account for any potential disruption.
What do you think of the extension of this offer? Have you already received double tier points? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.