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Gold benefits

Travel as you've always imagined it

You spend a lot of time travelling, and we know your time is precious. So, as a Gold Member, we’ll help you make the most of every second, with exclusive benefits that ensure you can savour some moments of tranquillity and comfort on your journey.

Ghee lamps.

More rewards, sooner

As a Gold Member, you’ll collect double Avios whenever you fly with British Airways. The tier bonus is in addition to cabin bonuses for travelling in premium economy, business and first, bringing your next reward flight or cabin upgrade even closer.

Many of our partner airlines also offer tier and cabin bonuses, helping you top up your Avios balance. See Collecting Avios and Tier Points on flights for details.

Learn more about collecting Avios

Learn more about spending Avios

London Heathrow at sunset.

Making it easier to spend your Avios

Spending your Avios is one of the most rewarding parts of the Club, and we understand the importance of being able to spend them on the flight you want, when you want. As a Gold Member you'll get access to additional reward seats in economy cabins at the standard price.

If there is no availability in your chosen cabin or on the flight, with the Gold Priority Reward you have the option of using double the regular Avios to secure a seat of your choice on the flight, providing you book 30 days or more in advance. All you have to do is call us to make the arrangements.

London Heathrow T5, Galleries First lounge.

Our First lounges await you and a guest

Gold Members are invited to enjoy the comfort of our luxurious First lounges, specifically designed around your travel needs. Should you want to unwind and recharge, or alternatively do some work before your flight, we think you’ll find our lounges the perfect place to do so away from the hustle and bustle of airport life. As a Gold Member, you can also access the Arrivals lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 5 when travelling on longhaul flights.

Learn more about lounge access

Female getting a facial treatment.

Elemis Travel Spas

De-stress and re-energise with complimentary skin therapies and relaxation treatments courtesy of one of the most renowned British spa and skincare brands, available whenever you fly long-haul into or out of London Heathrow and New York JFK*.

Learn more about Elemis Travel Spas

*Subject to availability

First - Putting you in control.

Putting you in control

Your Gold membership opens up access to worldwide first-class check-in desks and priority boarding — whatever cabin you're flying in, giving you more time to relax before your flight.

We'll also work to ensure your plans aren't disrupted when flights get busy through Reservation Assurance and priority waitlisting.

Care in the air.

A tailored service

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

  • free seat selection at the time of booking for everyone in your travel party, whatever cabin you're travelling in (except on hand baggage only fares). This even includes family or friends on other bookings as long as they’re travelling in the same cabin and on the same flight
  • a minimum checked baggage allowance of two pieces in all cabins (except on hand baggage only fares)
  • no booking or service fees for Priority Reward bookings
  • a direct line to our dedicated team of customer support staff for when you need to speak with us (see the back of your membership card for the contact number)
The Langham, Chicago.

Partner privileges

Your Gold membership opens up a range of exclusive benefits with several of our partners:

  • Mandarin Oriental — room upgrades
  • Langham Hotels — complimentary membership to their 1865 elite tier, Voyager
  • Avis — complimentary Avis Priority Rental Service, delivering your rental car directly outside the Arrivals Hall at London Heathrow Terminal 5
Family wading in ocean.

Sharing your Avios

As a Member, you can share your Avios for free with other Members who are on your Family and Friends list, so they can enjoy a reward flight sooner.

Transfer Avios for free

You can also create a Household Account for free so that you can pool your Avios with up to six people who live with you, including children.

Discover more about Household Accounts

Crystal chandelier in the Concorde Room at London Heathrow Terminal 5.

An upgraded experience

Even with the exceptional rewards of Gold membership, we often find that Members still like something to aim for. That's why we've reserved some of the most exceptional rewards for Gold Members who earn even more Tier Points: upgrade vouchers, a card to the luxurious Concorde Room lounges and three Executive Club Partner Cards. This part of the Club is a very small club indeed. Care to join it?

  • At 2,500 Tier Points we will award you with a voucher that you and a companion can use towards an upgrade to the next cabin of your choice subject to availability. If you earn 3,500 Tier Points we will award you 2 Gold Upgrade for one vouchers which you can use for yourself or to travel with a companion.
  • At 5,000 Tier Points, you will receive the Concorde Room Card, your key to the most luxurious and well-appointed lounges at London Heathrow Terminal 5 and New York JFK Terminal 7, the perfect setting for both relaxation and business.
  • At 5,000 Tier Points, you will also receive two Executive Club Silver Partner Cards and one Gold Partner Card, so that you can share your benefits with those who matter to you most.
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Gold membership for life

Imagine a Gold membership that didn't expire, no matter how many times you flew or how many Tier Points you earned. That's exactly what awaits you when you reach 35,000 Lifetime Tier Points. We'll award you lifetime Gold membership status and automatically renew your membership every year, so all you have to do is keep on enjoying your benefits and privileges.

Learn more about Lifetime Tier Points