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.
As a Gold Member, you’ll collect nine Avios per qualifying pound (GBP) spent whenever you fly with British Airways or American Airlines, and eight 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.
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.
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 long haul flights.
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.
You will 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.
We'll also work to ensure your plans aren't disrupted when flights get busy through Reservation Assurance and priority waitlisting.
We've included a few thoughtful details to take some of the hassle out of travel for our Gold Members:
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You can apply to keep your British Airways Gold status if you are planning to take maternity/paternity/adoption leave, even though you will be taking fewer flights during this time. Also, if you enrol your child as part of your household account we will 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 email@example.com. Once we have verified your documents, we will 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.
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.
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.
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?
* Tier Point values based on accrual in one year.
**Eligible Members have access to our Chelsea lounge at New York JFK Terminal 8 when travelling in First on a scheduled long-haul flight with British Airways, or a long-haul, transcontinental or international short-haul flight with American Airlines. Members with an onward connection to, or from, a long-haul, transcontinental or international short-haul flights are also invited to use the Chelsea Lounge.
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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.