British Airways Executive Club frequent flyer program

Reward yourself with Avios miles when flying with British Airways and its partners.

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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 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 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.


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.


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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    jerryJune 20, 2017

    how do I join the BA frequent flyer program. I fly to Warsaw tonight. Thank you. Jerry

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      DanielleJune 20, 2017Staff

      Hi Jerry,

      Thank you for contacting We are a comparison website and general information service, we’re more than happy to offer general advice.

      You may register or join the British Airways Executive Club Frequent Flyer Program for free through their website. You may also contact them through their hotline for further assistance.

      I hope this helps.


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    SanjeevApril 29, 2017

    Can I earn air miles from my children’s flight booking?

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      LouApril 30, 2017Staff

      Hi Sanjeev,

      Thanks for your question.

      With British Airways Executive Club, you will earn Tier Points and Executive Club status individually. However, you can still earn points when booking children’s flight by setting up a Household Account. Even children can join in this account, so everyone in your family can collect Avios each time you travel.


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    SueApril 23, 2017

    Hello. How do I earn points by booking a Heathrow express ticket in advance? How can I prove it.. Ie do I have to email you with details everytime I book a train ticket or buy an item? How do I go about getting points from you when I use any of your hotels or Avis car rental etc… Ie how do I go about getting the points from you? I am confused. It all sounds very complicated.

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      LouApril 24, 2017Staff

      Hi Sue,

      Thanks for your question.

      Kindly note that we are, a financial comparison and information website. We do not represent the British Airways.

      To collect Avios on eligible purchases and bookings, you’ll have to present your BA Executive Club card or quote your Executive Club card number at the time of booking, reservation or payment.

      There are a number of ways you can collect Avios, you can refer to our list above.


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    SueApril 23, 2017

    Hello. I wonder if someone can help me please. I will be flying on an international flight with BA in a few days time. I have often used BA and had never thought of joining until I noticed a friend and her family got free air tickets per sé from all their accumulated points.

    Is it to late for me to join and use my airline ticket number to collect points? I only fly in 10 days time but have already bought my ticket to Heathrow.

    Thank you so much for your assistance.
    Have a lovely day.

    Mrs S.

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      LouApril 24, 2017Staff

      Hi Sue,

      Thanks for your question.

      You can earn British Airways Executive Club Avios miles retrospectively. British Airways allows you to claim Avios and Tier Points for any British Airways flights flown within three months of your joining date.

      You’ll need to sign-up and log in to your Executive Club account, select the “Claim missing points” option and enter the required details. Make sure you have your ticket number and boarding pass handy. British Airways flight claims will normally be processed within seven days.


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    MAHESHApril 2, 2017

    We have Family account of BA frequent flyer for many years . Now want to add 3 grand children names. How to go about it.

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      LouApril 4, 2017Staff

      Hi Mahesh,

      Thanks for your question.

      You can add new members to your family list by logging into your online Executive Club account at British Airways website.

      Kindly note that when adding an individual to your Family list, you must provide their full name, date of birth and email address. You are also asked to provide their Executive Club account number, however this is optional.


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    jorgeFebruary 2, 2017

    Am I a member of your frequent miles program?

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      LouFebruary 2, 2017Staff

      Hi Jorge,

      Thanks for your question.

      Kindly note that we are, a financial comparison and information website that helps consumers make better decisions. We do not represent any frequent flyer program.

      To become a frequent flyer member, you’ll be required to sign-up for an account, using your personal information. If you can’t remember signing up, generally, you’ll not automatically become a member.


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    JJJanuary 26, 2017

    I have 110000 avios and I have been told I can get a business free ticket for myself and a companion to fly from NYC to Sydney Australia

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      LouJanuary 26, 2017Staff

      Hi JJ,

      Thanks for your question.

      Yes, you can redeem your Avios points for reward flights with British Airways, Iberia and other oneworld partner airlines for you and another companion, subject to the availability of seats for your desired destination and flight schedule. You’ll normally have to pay Avios plus a cash amount for paying taxes, fees and carrier charges.

      To book a flight, simply head to the British Airways website, click on the ‘Executive Club’ tab and choose ‘Spending Avios.’ Select ‘Reward Flight’ where there is a button to book a flight. You’ll have to log-in to your account to process this.

      I hope this helps.


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    DrNovember 24, 2016

    I have lost my frequent flyer number. Please could you let me have it from your records.
    Thank you

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      LouNovember 24, 2016Staff

      Hi Dr Alan,

      Thanks for reaching out.

      Please note that is a financial comparison and information website that helps consumers make better decisions. We do not represent British Airways.

      If you have lost or forgotten your Executive Club membership number, try to look for any confirmation emails that might list your membership number. If none, please get in touch with British Airways Executive Club customer service team to confirm your number.


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    StevenNovember 1, 2016

    how many points do i need to travel in business class from Chennai to Toronto. One way ticket.

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      MayNovember 1, 2016Staff

      Hi Steven,

      Thank you for your question.

      If you wish to know how many Avios points you’ll need for a one-way business ticket, you can use the Reward Flight Calculator on this page to compute.

      Hope this helps.


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    MayOctober 12, 2016

    I travel to U.S. by british airways and i don’t know how to add my miles

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      LouOctober 13, 2016Staff

      Hi May,

      Thanks for your question.

      I would like to confirm, are you referring to claiming points for flights already taken? If yes, According to the terms and conditions of the British Airways Executive Club Frequent Flyer, “Members may claim Avios points and Tier Points after completion of their travel either online at or if required by submitting the retained segment of the boarding pass and passenger receipts provided that the Member was enrolled in the Executive Club at the time of travel and the claim is made, within 6 months of the date of travel or the relevant transaction.”

      If you are a new Member, you may claim Avios points and Tier Points for eligible British Airways flights taken up to 3 months prior to the day you sign-up for membership.


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