Written on 25th May 2017

British Airways changes to the Executive Club

Free seat reservations on Basic fares

From 14th June, British Airways (BA) are re-introducing free seat reservations for Bronze, Silver and Gold Members on a Basic (previously known as Hand Baggage Only) fare. BA will be proactively refunding any seating fees to customers with an upcoming booking on or after 14th June back to their original form of payment. Customer’s seat request will remain in their booking after their seating fee has been refunded. The refunds will be processed in travel date priority order from 14th June and could take up to 28 days to process.

If you have already paid to allocate a seat and are due to travel from the 14th June, you may be eligible to receive a refund on the cost of that seat reservation.  Any refunds will be processed by BA directly back to the original form of payment.  If you do not receive your refund in the above mentioned time frames, please contact your designated travel executive.

Please note your current Executive Club tier seating policy applies, find out more details here.

Find out more on refund eligibility here.

Exciting rewards for new parents

British Airways are now offering new parents some great benefits. Executive Club Members who may be taking fewer or no flights during their maternity, paternity or adoption leave can apply to put their account on hold for a year, protecting hard-earned Executive Club Bronze, Silver or Gold status.

In order to qualify for this, members just need to provide a letter from their doctor, a birth certificate or documentation relating to the adoption or paternity leave and email it to baby@ba.com, along with their Executive Club membership name and number.

As a further bonus, if you use this benefit, British Airways will gift your new addition 1,000 Avios when you enrol them into your Household Account.

See full terms and conditions here.

Collect Avios even when you’re not flying

It’s easier than ever to keep your Avios balance topped up with British Airways great range of collection partners. With the British Airways Avios eStore you can collect up to 12 Avios for every £1 spent with hundreds of your favourite retailers. So whether you’re updating this season’s wardrobe or finding the perfect home furnishings, your purchases have never been more rewarding.

In the last year alone the British Airways Avios eStore has helped Executive Club Members earn over 268 million Avios, that’s enough to fly 2,680 times in Club World to New York.

For more information please visit ba.com

Source: British Airways