Tiers and benefits

Silver benefits

An easier, faster way to travel. As a Silver Member, enjoy business class check-in and relax in the tranquillity of our lounges before boarding your flight earlier with priority boarding.

More rewards, sooner

As a Silver Member, you'll collect eight Avios per qualifying pound (GBP) spent whenever you fly with British Airways or American Airlines, and seven Avios per qualifying euro (EUR) with Iberia.

On other oneworld® airlines it depends on how far you fly, your choice of cabin and which airline you fly with.

Learn more about collecting Avios

Your lounges await

Think of our lounges as your Club rooms, your own personal space away from the hustle and bustle of airport life, where you and a guest can unwind, recharge and prepare for your flight.

With complimentary food and drink and a range of business facilities at over 170 lounges worldwide, you can enjoy a relaxing environment whenever you fly with British Airways or one of our airline partners.

Learn more about lounge access

Make your time your own at the airport

Your Silver membership opens up access to worldwide business class check-in desks and priority boarding*, whatever cabin you're flying in. So you can enjoy more time relaxing in the lounge or browsing the shops before you board your flight.

You'll see a group number on your boarding pass which will automatically reflect your priority. As your group will be one of the first to board, you’ll be able to settle in and relax before take-off. If you arrive after your priority group has been called, you can use the priority lane to board at your leisure.

You’ll also receive priority over Blue and Bronze Members on reservation waitlists and airport standby lists, giving you added reassurance on busy flights.

*Priority boarding is not available to Silver Members at London City Airport.

A tailored service

We've included a few thoughtful details to take some of the hassle out of travel for our Silver Members:

  • Free seat selection on British Airways flights from the time of booking for everyone on your booking, excluding exit row seats on long haul flights
  • A checked baggage allowance of two pieces in economy for everyone on your booking, except on our Basic fare that is hand baggage only with no checked baggage included. This benefit also applies to others travelling with you on the booking. Not available on group rate bookings
  • A weight allowance of 32kg (71lb) per checked bag in any travel class. This benefit also applies to others travelling with you on the booking. Not available on group rate bookings
  • A direct line to our dedicated team of customer support staff for when you need to speak with us

Peace of mind with Reservation Assurance

We know there are times when it's absolutely vital you make a flight. Reservation Assurance will provide you with an economy seat on your chosen British Airways flight, even if the flight is full, for some extra reassurance at those important times.

To benefit you just need to:

  • book a full fare, flexible economy ticket more than 24 hours before the flight
  • check in at least one hour before departure

Unfortunately, we may sometimes be unable to offer this service, due to circumstances outside of our control. We're not able to extend this service to your travelling companions, nor can we ensure you're allocated a particular seat.

Keep your Executive Club status while on maternity/paternity/adoption leave

You can apply to keep your British Airways Silver status if you're planning to take maternity/paternity/adoption leave, even though you'll be taking fewer flights during this time. Also, if you enrol your child as part of your household account we'll welcome them with a gift of 1,000 Avios.

To extend the validity of your card for an additional period, all you need to do is send your documentation to us at baby@ba.com. Once we've verified your documents, we'll send you an email confirming the renewal of your status and walk you through how to enrol your child into the Executive Club as part of a household account.

Terms and Conditions

Sharing your Avios

As a Member, you and up to six other members of your household, including children, can link your Club memberships together for free. You'll continue to collect Avios individually, but we'll pool them for you to spend together, bringing those rewards even closer.

You can also share your Avios with people outside your household, by adding them to your Family and Friends list.

Discover more about Household Accounts

Member-only offers

You’ll be the first to hear our news and take advantage of our Member-only offers.

We'll bring you regular, exclusive deals on luxury holidays and hotels, offers on car rental and experiences, and lots of great new ways to boost your Avios.

Check out the latest Member offers

Exclusive Gold benefits are waiting for you

We understand that your time is precious — that’s why we’ve developed a range of exclusive benefits to enable our Gold Members to make the most of every second.

To reach Gold, you'll need to fly BA at least four times and earn 1,500 Tier Points.

Learn more about Gold membership