Reward yourself with Avios miles when flying with British Airways and its partners.
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.
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.Back to top
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.
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
- 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.Back to top