Executive Club improvements


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May 2018

We’ve been listening to your feedback and are making some exciting changes to the Club. Here's what you can look forward to so far.

Use Avios to pay for seats

You can now use your Avios to pay and reserve seats in advance via Manage My Booking, with full or part payment options available. This new benefit gives you more options to spend your Avios and is available for British Airways operated flights.

Of course, as an Executive Club Bronze, Silver or Gold Member you can reserve seats for free in many instances. For more Terms and Conditions.

More about reserving seats in advance

Exciting rewards for new parents

If you’re taking fewer or no flights during your maternity, paternity or adoption leave you can apply to put your Executive Club account on hold for a year, protecting hard-earned Bronze, Silver or Gold status.

You will simply need to email a letter from your doctor, a birth certificate or documentation relating to the adoption or paternity leave to baby@ba.com, along with your name and Executive Club membership number.

As a further bonus, if you use this benefit, we’ll gift your new addition to the family 1,000 Avios when you enrol them into your Household Account.

See full terms and conditions

  • New parents that are flying a less can freeze their Executive Club status for a year.

    Family time

    Executive Club Members on maternity, paternity or adoption leave can now put their account on hold for a year. Plus, we'll give new babies enrolled in a Household Account a welcome gift of 1,000 Avios.

    Find out more
  • The First Wing: A dedicated check-in area for premium customers.

    The First Wing

    As a Gold Member, you can use this dedicated check-in area that takes you directly through security and in to the lounge. Available at Heathrow Terminal 5 and New York JFK Terminal 7.

    Explore the First Wing

Collect Avios even when you’re not flying

It’s easier than ever to keep your Avios balance topped up with our great range of collection partners. With the British Airways Avios eStore you can collect up to 12 Avios for every £1 spent with hundreds of your favourite retailers*. So whether you’re updating this season’s wardrobe or finding the perfect home furnishings, your purchases have never been more rewarding.

In the last year alone the British Airways Avios eStore has helped Executive Club Members earn over 268 million Avios, that’s enough to fly 2,680 times in business (Club World) to New York.

Start shopping

*All retailers have their own specific collection rates and card acceptance policy

Finally, we’re delighted to have won the best European frequent flyer programme at the FlyerTalk 2017 Awards. So, a big thank you to all of you who voted