British Airways Executive Club Frequent Flyer Program

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Make travel more rewarding with the British Airways Executive Club.

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The British Airways Executive Club opens up a world of travel benefits to its members. This frequent flyer program is free to join, and members can collect Avios, the club currency, to spend on flights, cabin upgrades and a range of other travel rewards.

Club membership also gives you access to special deals and offers, while you can move up through the membership tiers to unlock more exclusive benefits as you accumulate frequent flyer miles with British Airways. You can even collect Avios by flying with other airlines in the oneworld Alliance, making it even easier to earn and access travel rewards.

What is the British Airways Executive Club?

The Executive club is an air miles reward program that offers members points each time they travel with the airline and any of its partners.

Members will be offered an array of special offers from British Airways themselves, along with some tasty treats from partner restaurants, and some of the leading package holiday companies.

Members will also receive regular offers in the form of cheap air travel, free hotel room upgrades, two for one offers at some of London's most popular attractions, and exclusive low prices on some amazing package holidays around Europe.

In addition to all this, those with a premium membership will also gain access to the luxury British Airways airport lounges, making that business trip that little bit more peaceful and relaxing.

About British Airways

British Airways is a full-service global airline that flies to an extensive network of destinations around the world. Established in 1919, British Airways boasts one of the largest and most modern fleets of any airline in the world.

Based out of London Heathrow, the airline employs more than 40,000 people, mostly in the UK. Its fleet of approximately 240 aircraft includes around 115 long-haul aircraft, and British Airways flies to more than 160 cities. In total, the airline operates in excess of 300,000 flights every year.

British Airways Executive Club Member Tiers and Benefits

There are four different membership tiers in the British Airways Executive Club, each of which has its own special features and benefits.

Membership Tiers

Blue

Blue level membership is attained as soon as you join the club. This level offers access to a range of member-only offers and special deals, including discounts on holidays, hotels, car rental and a range of experiences. You’ll also be able to utilise a number of exclusive benefits with the club’s hotel partner, Mandarin Oriental.

You can collect Avios on flights, hotels, shopping and car rental or by spending with one of the airline’s many partners, while you can also earn tier points to access the next membership level. You even have the option of saving your meal and seating preferences so British Airways remembers them next time you travel.

Bronze

Bronze membership is attained when you reach 300 Tier Points. Bronze members collect 25 percent bonus Avios whenever they fly with British Airways, allowing them to access better rewards sooner. You’ll also get cabin bonuses for travelling in premium economy, business and first class, while many of British Airways’ partner airlines also offer Tier and cabin bonuses.

You also receive access to business class check-in desks and priority boarding, while you can choose your seats in advance to make check-in even easier. Other features include Mandarin Oriental benefits and priority at Baggage Arrival Services desks.

Silver

You graduate to this membership class once you’ve received 600 Tier points. This gives you the power to earn Avios twice as fast, meaning a host of rewards are within easy reach. You’ll also enjoy privileges such as business class check-in and fast track security, which takes the stress out of your time at the airport.

You’ll have access to the comfort of British Airways lounges, while extra features such as an increased checked baggage allowance offer a nice touch. Partner privileges with Mandarin Oriental are also available, and you of course can take advantage of member-only offers.

Gold

Attained once you reach 1500 Tier Points, Gold membership status helps make your travelling as comfortable as possible. You can enjoy the luxurious comfort of British Airways’ First lounges, as well as access first class check-in desks and priority boarding.

You’ll also collect double Avios and have access to a host of member-only deals, as well as a range of deals with partners like Avis, Mandarin Oriental, Global Hotel Alliance and Langham Hotels. Other benefits include an additional baggage allowance and additional reward flight availability.

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How do I collect Avios?

Avios is the currency of the British Airways Executive Club, and there are a number of ways you can collect Avios:

  • Flying. You'll earn at least one Avios for every mile you fly with British Airways or any of our oneworld airline partners, with a minimum of 500 Avios per flight.
  • Staying. Collect Avios every time you stay at one of the airlines 8000 partner hotels across the world.
  • Driving. You can earn Avios every time you rent a car with Avis.
  • Booking holidays. Book a British Airways holiday package and you’ll earn bonus Avios.
  • Parking and transfers. Collect extra Avios when you arrange airport or valet parking in advance at any major UK airport or book your Heathrow Express rail transfers.
  • Foreign currency. Change your money or take the Executive Club Multi-currency Cash Passport to earn Avios.
  • Shopping. Purchase on board or at a range of retailers to earn Avios.
  • Special offers. Take advantage of special member-only offers for the opportunity to collect more Avios.
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How do I spend Avios?

You can spend your Avios on a wide range of rewards. These include:

  • Flights with British Airways or its oneworld partners
  • Flight upgrades
  • Hotels
  • Car rental
  • Wines, champagne and beer from British Airways

You’re also allowed to share your Avios with other members of your household for free. If you don’t live at the same address, however, you can transfer your Avios to your family or friends for a fee.

How do I join the British Airways Executive Club

Join the Executive Club by filling out the online form on the official British Airways website. Joining is free and you’ll need to supply your name and address, contact information and a few other personal details. Once that’s done you can simply sit back and enjoy the many wonderful perks of being a member of the British Airways Executive Club.

What is my British Airways Executive Club membership number?

Each Executive Club member will be assigned a unique membership number that they will need to login into their online account and to quote when booking flights and claiming points. You'll be assigned this number when you join the program. If you have lost or forgotten your Executive Club membership number, try to look for any confirmation emails or letters that might list your membership number. If not, you'll need to get in touch with the British Airways Executive Club customer service team to confirm your number.

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262 Responses to British Airways Executive Club Frequent Flyer Program

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    Pauline | June 14, 2016

    My husband & I joined BA exce club many years ago but have lost the numbers, who can I call to reconfirm them as we shall be travelling on BA in August?

    • Staff
      Sally | June 14, 2016

      Hi Pauline,

      Thanks for your question.

      You can contact the Executive Club customer service team on +44 191 4907901 option 1 then option 3 followed by option 1 if you’re located outside the UK.

      I hope this has helped.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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    Marc | April 20, 2016

    I live in Australia but only fly BA. Is there a way to get frequent flyer points for BA without having to claim them through QANTAS frequent flyer?

    Eg I would love to just have a card directly for British Airways.

    • Staff
      Sally | April 21, 2016

      Hi Marc,

      Thanks for your question.

      Unfortunately, you can’t get a British Airways Executive Club card if you live in Australia. As you mentioned, you can only earn points through British Airways if you also belong to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program.

      I’m sorry we couldn’t be of more assistance.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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    ruth | April 10, 2016

    I have joined the frequent flyer program but I can’t remember my number.
    Pls can you provide me with this?

    • Staff
      Sally | April 11, 2016

      Hi Ruth,

      Thanks for your question.

      As a financial comparison service, we’re unable to confirm your British Airways Executive Club number.

      Instead, you’ll need to contact the Executive Club directly on +44 191 4907901 to confirm your membership number.

      I’m sorry we couldn’t be of more help.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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    Paul | April 3, 2016

    flyers club.

    • Staff
      Sally | April 4, 2016

      Hi Paul,

      Did you have a question about the British Airways Executive Club?

      Cheers,

      Sally

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    james | March 24, 2016

    how do I sign up for British Airways Executive Club F.F.P.

    • Staff
      Sally | March 24, 2016

      Hi James,

      Thanks for your question.

      You can sign up for the British Airways Executive Club via their website.

      I’ve emailed you a link to the online application form for your convenience.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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    | March 17, 2016

    Can you confirm my milage status please?

    • Staff
      Sally | March 18, 2016

      Hi S,

      Thanks for your question.

      Just to confirm, though, you have come through to finder.com.au, not British Airways Executive Club.

      As such, we’re unable to confirm the status of your miles.

      Instead, you’ll need to contact British Airways directly. The number you’ll need to call will depend on your location, so I’ve emailed you a list of their contact details for your convenience.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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    Ben | March 13, 2016

    What is my British Airways frequent flyer number?

    • Staff
      Sally | March 14, 2016

      Hi Ben,

      Thanks for your question.

      Just to confirm, you have come through to finder.com.au not British Airways. As such, we’re unable to confirm your British Airways Executive Club number. Instead, you’ll need to contact British Airways Executive Guest directly to confirm these details. I’ve emailed you a link so you can find the most suitable customer service number based on your location.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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    Jonny | February 26, 2016

    Hello. I have moved to Australia from the UK and have a bunch of Avios. Can I use these to book Qantas flights? Or cash them in for Qantas points?

    Cheers,
    Jon

    • Staff
      Sally | February 26, 2016

      Hi Jonny,

      Thanks for your question.

      Yes, you can redeem your Avios points for rewards flights with Qantas. You can do this by booking over the phone and quoting your Executive Club frequent flyer number.

      I hope this has helped.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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    Anne | February 18, 2016

    Can I transfer my qantas points to BA air miles?

    • Staff
      Sally | February 18, 2016

      Hi Anne,

      Thanks for your question.

      You can’t directly transfer your Qantas Points for British Airways Avios, but you can use your Qantas Points to redeem rewards with British Airways. You can use your points for classic flight rewards, oneworld classic flight rewards and points plus pay flights. You can book your reward flight via the Qantas website.

      I hope this has helped.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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    Richard | February 16, 2016

    How many miles do I have to redeem?
    What upgrades can I get for the miles I presently have?

    • Staff
      Sally | February 17, 2016

      Hi Richard,

      Thanks for your question.

      Just to confirm, you have come through to finder.com.au, not British Airways Executive Club.

      As such, we don’t have access to your account and can’t confirm which upgrades you’re eligible to redeem.

      Instead, you can login to your Executive Club account using your membership number or username and PIN/password to see your avios balance. Once you’ve logged in and have access to your balance, you can compare how many points you’ll need for particular upgrades by browsing the Executive Club website. I’ve emailed you a link to the relevant page for your convenience.

      I hope this has helped.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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      larry | June 19, 2016

      Does joining the executive club make you an automatic flyer on BA frequent flyer program?

    • Staff
      May | June 20, 2016

      Hi Larry,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Unfortunately, no. British Airways does not operate an Executive Club programme in the South West Pacific. However, you can keep up to date with their latest news and special offers by registering with British Airways.

      But if you would like to enrol in a frequent flyer programme, their Oneworld alliance partners – Qantas and Cathay Pacific – have outstanding programmes. Members of both programmes can collect and spend Points when travelling on British Airways flights.

      Cheers,
      May

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