Executive Club News

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Collect Avios with a Barclays Premier Current Account

1 Apr 2022

Get closer to your next escape for just £12 a month with Barclays Avios Rewards* and a Barclays Premier Current Account. It’s the only UK current account that can effortlessly collect Avios for you.
What you get when you join Barclays Avios Rewards as a Barclays Premier Banking customer:

  • If you’re new to Barclays and complete a full switch via the Current Account Switch Service within three months of opening your account2, you’ll get a joining bonus of 25,000 Avios. In your first year alone, you could collect at least 43,000 Avios – enough for a return flight for a weekend away in sun-soaked Valencia, or a foodie trip to Faro.
  • Or, if you’ve been with Barclays for four months or more, you’ll get 2,500 Avios.
  • On top of the joining bonus, you’ll get at least 1,500 Avios every month.
  • And to celebrate each year with Barclays Avios Rewards, you’ll get an annual British Airways cabin upgrade voucher that can be used on an Avios Reward Flight. Which will be valid for two years.

*Barclays Premier customer and clients with a personal Wealth current account only. Eligibility, conditions and £12 monthly fee apply.

*You can opt in to Barclays Avios Rewards if you’re a Premier Banking customer or have a personal Wealth current account with Barclays – you’ll need to register for the Barclays app and have a British Airways Executive Club account too. There’s a £12 monthly fee and you have to opt out of Barclays Blue Rewards and go paperless for all your accounts and services with Barclays. To access Barclays Avios Rewards in the Barclays app, you need to be over 18. You can join Premier Banking if you have an income of £75,000 or £100,000 held with Barclays. Terms and Conditions apply.

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Now you can collect Avios with Qatar Airways Privilege Club

23 Mar 2022

Now your Avios can take you further. Explore the beautiful beaches of Phuket, Bali and Maldives with guaranteed Reward Seats now on Qatar Airways for the first time.
You can link your Qatar Airways Privilege Club account with your Executive Club account, and combine your Avios balance by moving it between the two. There’s no limit to how many you move or how often, you have the flexibility to move your Avios when it suits you.

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Introducing our new bp partnership

13 Sep 2021

Fuel your future adventures as we partner with bp to give you a boost on your Avios. You can now convert your BPme Rewards points into Avios, collect 25 Avios for every 40 BPme points converted. You're already buying fuel. Now let it help you go even further.

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Reward seat availability just got better

28 May 2021

From 28 July 2021 we are doubling the guaranteed number of reward seats in business (Club World and Club Europe), and in economy (World Traveller and Euro Traveller) on all of our flights. We are also adding reward seats in premium economy (World Traveller Plus) on all our long haul flights for the first time.

We know many of you will welcome this extra benefit and this is the start of more improvements to come. What’s more, with reward seat availability increasing across Iberia too, there are even more seats and destinations to choose from.

A Reward Flight is a flight booked using Avios. You can find and book a reward seat on ba.com and pay for these using Avios plus taxes, fees and carrier charges.

With a wide range of ways to spend Avios on flights and more, it’s easy to start making savings on your next trip.

Book now for flights from 28 July 2021. Terms and Conditions apply.

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High Life Magazine

18 Aug 2020

Discover your new source of travel inspiration, tips and advice from the world’s most trusted voices, including award-winning journalists, business experts and luxury insiders. Explore new destinations and rediscover places you love, safely and with confidence.

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New Royal Air Maroc codeshare

6 Feb 2020

British Airways has announced a new codeshare partnership with Royal Air Maroc, bringing Executive Club Members even more destinations and benefits. Royal Air Maroc, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Morocco, is our first codeshare partner in Africa and will also become the newest member of oneworld on 1 April 2020. Codeshare services are on sale for travel from 20 February 2020, offering the opportunity to connect seamlessly to Royal Air Maroc’s Casablanca hub and onto their extensive regional network beyond including Agadir, Abidjan and Freetown. Executive Club Members will enjoy benefits on codeshare routes including earning Avios and lounge access based on cabin eligibility.

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Supersonic support for kids

22 Nov 2019

Ever wondered what a flying car will look like? Well, we’re one step closer thanks to a partnership with the Air League Trust and Aston Martin.

To fund a scholarship for young people, we’re creating 10 luxury cars using Concorde blades and all the hallmarks of our distinguished heritage design.

See innovation in action and help us support a great cause.

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TAG by British Airways

21 Jun 2019

TAG is an exciting digital innovation that promises to improve your journeys. A durable and effective solution that will simplify your airport experience so you can get on with enjoying your time away.

TAG is a reusable digital bag tag that seamlessly connects your luggage to your smartphone. Simply attach your personal TAG to your luggage before bag drop and link it with your BA app to ensure your details travel with your bag on its journey.

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Premium watchmaker Bremont celebrates Concorde's 50th birthday

25 Oct 2018

We have teamed up with Bremont, to mark Concorde's inaugural flight in 1969 by launching a new, limited edition timepiece that includes a piece of this iconic plane.

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Rendering of First Bar in renovated First lounge at New York JFK Terminal 7.

A new First for JFK

5 Oct 2018

Work on the $67 million (£52m) refurbishment of New York JFK Airport’s Terminal 7 is progressing well.

The spacious new First lounge is now open and welcoming customers after a complete redesign. A contemporary, luxurious feel flows throughout the lounge which has been increased in size, offering new bespoke zones including boutique pre-flight dining, a wine room, work area, and an opulent bar.

customers flying in First from JFK also now enjoy an enhanced check-in experience at the exclusive new First Wing and First check-in, as well as direct access to Fast Track security.

The Club lounge will be next to have a makeover, and customers visiting the refreshed Concorde Room, can expect an even more luxurious experience than before.

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2 Apr 2017

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7 Mar 2017

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