British Airways Executive Club Frequent Flyer Program

Information verified correct on December 3rd, 2016

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

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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287 Responses to British Airways Executive Club Frequent Flyer Program

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    Dr | November 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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      Anndy | November 24, 2016

      Hi Dr Alan,

      Thanks for reaching out.

      Please note that finder.com.au 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.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    Steven | November 1, 2016

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

    • Staff
      May | November 1, 2016

      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.

      Cheers,
      May

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    May | October 12, 2016

    I travel to to u.s by british airways and i dont know how to add my miles

    • Staff
      Anndy | October 13, 2016

      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 ba.com 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.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    Allegra | October 11, 2016

    Any miles available to our family account?
    Thank you

    • Staff
      Sally | October 11, 2016

      Hi Allegra,

      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 how many points are in your frequent flyer balance.

      You can view your Executive Club balance by logging in to your online account using your membership number and PIN.

      I hope this has helped.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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    Sally | September 13, 2016

    Hi Eileen,

    Thanks for your question.

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

    You can book seats or manage existing bookings via the British Airways website.

    I hope this has helped.

    Cheers,

    Sally

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    Mike | September 13, 2016

    Hi I am thinking of joining the frequent flyer scheme and have already flown earlier this year to Singapore and again to San Francisco can points be added retrospectively?

    • Staff
      Sally | September 13, 2016

      Hi Mike,

      Thanks for your question.

      Yes, 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 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. Alternatively, you can download and complete a British Airways claim form. British Airways flight claims will normally be processed within seven days.

      I hope this has helped.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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    LOURDES | August 31, 2016

    HOW CAN I INCLUDE MY CARD FV on an earlier flight ?

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      Sally | August 31, 2016

      Hi Lourdes,

      Thanks for your question.

      You can earn Avios miles on an earlier flight by completing the online form via your Executive Club online account. If you took the flight while you were an Executive Club member, you can claim on flights taken within six months. Otherwise, if you’re a new frequent flyer, you can only claim flights taken within the previous 3 months.

      To complete the form, you will need your ticket number (a long string of numbers starting with a three-digit prefix which you can find on your e-ticket receipt) and a copy of your boarding pass.

      I hope this has helped.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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    Alain | August 20, 2016

    I registered to the BA Frequent flyer program and I already booked 2 oversees flights.
    First one, was a Virgin Atlantic flight. My points couldn’t be transferred to the BA program
    Second one is an American Airlines. Hopefully I’ll be able to report my points to the BA program but I can’t register on-line through my BA program.

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      Marie | August 23, 2016

      Which retailers can I get Avios points from or any other options to collect. Thanks

    • Staff
      Sally | August 23, 2016

      Hi Marie,

      Thanks for your question.

      Please note that you can only earn Avios points from retailers if you’re located in Britain. If so, you can shop and earn points in any of the Chic Outlet Shopping Villages. Here you can earn five Avios for every £4 or €4 spent. You can also collect Avios points when shopping at Heathrow airport. You can receive 1 point for every £1 you spend in shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, at car parks and on pre-booked Heathrow Express tickets.

      I hope this has helped.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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      Sally | August 22, 2016

      Hi Alain,

      Virgin Atlantic isn’t partnered with British Airways, so that’s that you wouldn’t have been able to earn British Airways Executive Club miles on that flight. However, British Airways is partnered with American Airlines, so you should be able to earn British Airways miles on your flights with American Airlines. If you didn’t quote your Executive Club frequent flyer number at the time of booking, you’ll need to need to complete and submit a missing avios miles form.

      I hope this has helped.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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      | September 3, 2016

      Thanks. I know, it’s not my point. My point was that I couldn’t register on line from the BA internet site since it was an American flight.
      Regards
      Alain

    • Staff
      Sally | September 5, 2016

      Hi Alain,

      Thanks for getting back to us.

      Sorry about the confusion and thanks for confirming. You might need to contact British Airways Executive Club directly if you have more questions about your specific flight and whether you can redeem it for miles.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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    Steve | July 27, 2016

    I have a membership with Malaysian Airlines ‘enrich’ can I transfer those points on Executive club?

    • Staff
      Sally | July 27, 2016

      Hi Steve,

      Thanks for your question.

      You can’t directly transfer your Malaysian Airlines Enrich miles to British Airways’ Executive Club miles, but you can use your Enrich miles to redeem flight rewards with British Airways.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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    Adesola | July 18, 2016

    I just registered under the executive club, I gave my membership number and have confirmed it in my mail box. I will be flying this weekend on BA. What to I do to put add this mileage to my frequent flyer platform as I haven’t added my previous trips before? Is it possible to add the previous trips on BA.

    • Staff
      Sally | July 18, 2016

      Hi Adesola,

      Thanks for your question.

      New Executive Club members can claim Avios for British Airways flights flown in the three months prior to joining using the online claim form. Once you’ve signed up, you can claim missing miles for flights taken within the last six months.

      You can claim miles for flights via your online Executive Club account, just make sure to have the details of your previous flight (such as flight and booking number) on hand.

      Cheers,

      Sally

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