Business-class check-in and fast-track security are two of the privileges you’ll enjoy as a Silver Member, so you can make your time at the airport your own. Time you may want to spend in the tranquil environment of our lounges or making plans for your next reward flight or cabin upgrade.
As a Silver Member, you’ll collect 50% more Avios whenever you fly with British Airways. This tier bonus is in addition to the Avios bonuses available for travelling in our premium cabins, bringing you closer to your next reward flight, upgrade, hotel stay or car hire.
Some of our partner airlines also offer tier bonuses, helping you to grow your Avios balance faster. For details, check the individual airlines found on our flight collection page.
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 BA or one of our airline partners.
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 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.
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.
We've included a few thoughtful details to take some of the hassle out of travel for our Silver Members:
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:
Unfortunately, we may sometimes be unable to offer this service, due to circumstances outside of our control. We are not able to extend this service to your travelling companions, nor can we ensure you are allocated a particular seat.
Your Silver membership opens up a range of benefits with our hotel partner, Mandarin Oriental, including room upgrades (at participating hotels, subject to availability).
You can apply to keep your BA Silver 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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.
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 will need to fly BA at least four times and earn 1500 Tier Points.