How to join British Airways exec club from Australia?

Lynnelanne

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Hi, call me hopeful but I decided that I would try to get some Avios points happening so that next time there’s a point sale offered I can buy in. However I just filled out all the documentation online and it told me that I couldn’t join from where I live (e.g., Australia). How do people get around this please?
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Did I do something wrong? If so please advise? I see Ms Tam is a moderator and I am clueless so now I’m concerned.
You have done nothing wrong at all. @Hvr just reached out as he knows I am a BAEC member.

BA do not permit AU or NZ addresses when joining. I was a bit clumsy when I joined and misspelt Australia. It seems I typed in a European country name that comes close. Oops.

Or you could find a friend who lives anywhere but AU/NZ and use their address.

Oh, and 'Jessica' will do, not 'Ms Tam' ;)
 
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When I joined BA I also reach to others in this community for advice. Thanks to some "extended family" I now have a second home in Scotland.
 

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When I joined BA I also reach to others in this community for advice. Thanks to some "extended family" I now have a second home in Scotland.
Ye gods, when Scotland gains independence and hopefully the English get a vote this time I am sure BA will kick those out with a Scottish address. :p (If not Griselda will be writing a strongly worded letter to Harold Wilson, or Ted Heath......or whoever the current prime minister is!! :p )

As an aside the BA scheme has been highly advantageous to me, gold for life (QF Platinum for life equivalent) is more easily attainable - four and a half years for me :D, and even after a slight devaluation Avios are very good value spent on QF internal flights.

You are probably aware that you need to get flights in on BA flight numbers/metal (I never remember how many etc because I normally have 50 or 60 BA flights a year!!) but other than that it is a mighty fine program.
 

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I used my friends' address in The Netherlands. As with many companies these days, most things are done electronically. I don't think my friends in The Netherlands have ever received any correspondence for me. You could use any address you like provided it is not in Aus or NZ.
 

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One way to get a UK address, and you get to help an environmental cause, is to 'gain' yourself a Scottish Title - ignore what that @TonyHancock chappie said.

Sign up to Highland Titles (Highland Titles | Become a Laird, Lord or Lady of Glencoe), get yourself the right to a square foot of land (MrsK pictured standing on our estate) and use their office address. And you can select 'Lady' from the drop down titles when setting up a Qantas booking.
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...ignore what that @TonyHancock chappie said.
That is a given on just about any thread :D
Sign up to Highland Titles (Highland Titles | Become a Laird, Lord or Lady of Glencoe), get yourself the right to a square foot of land (MrsK pictured standing on our estate) and use their office address. And you can select 'Lady' from the drop down titles when setting up a Qantas booking.
I hadn't thought of that. Quite clever indeed!
 

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One way to get a UK address, and you get to help an environmental cause, is to 'gain' yourself a Scottish Title - ignore what that @TonyHancock chappie said.

Sign up to Highland Titles (Highland Titles | Become a Laird, Lord or Lady of Glencoe), get yourself the right to a square foot of land (MrsK pictured standing on our estate) and use their office address. And you can select 'Lady' from the drop down titles when setting up a Qantas booking.
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I have one of those Scottish titles (a gift from a friend who obviously recognises class when she sees it) so I may have to update my address and add my title.
 

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I have one of those Scottish titles (a gift from a friend who obviously recognises class when she sees it) so I may have to update my address and add my title.
MrsK tried to use her rightful title on a credit card application, but unfortunately they didn't accept it. She has managed to use it on a few Qantas bookings with Lady MrsK on her boarding pass, and did get odd looks as she boarded a Dash 8 out of Canberra - the staff seemed to be thinking, "... if she's a Lady, what is she doing on a Dash 8?"
 

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MrsK tried to use her rightful title on a credit card application, but unfortunately they didn't accept it.
I really need to do this. the alternative is to go full on Kind Hearts and Coronets*, given I am the youngest son.

*One of the finest films ever made, clever, witty, and outrageously funny in parts. Alec Guinness is quite exceptional but Dennis Price matches him all the way through and I just dare you not to fall in love with Joan Greenwood!^
^ Well if you are male and like women or if you are female and like the husky voiced temptress. Do I need to add something for trans, never quite sure these days, it is so complicated, nevertheless Joan Greenwood as Sibella is simply gorgeous.
 
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I really need to do this. the alternative is to go full on Kind Hearts and Coronets*, given I am the youngest son.

*One of the finest films ever made, clever, witty, and outrageously funny in parts. Alec Guinness is quite exceptional but Dennis Price matches him all the way through and I just dare you not to fall in love with Joan Greenwood!^
^ Well if you are male and like women or if you are female and like the husky voiced temptress. Do I need to add something for trans, never quite sure these days, it is so complicated, nevertheless Joan Greenwood as Sibella is simply gorgeous.
A classic movie - it was on here just last year. It kept you guessing right up to the end
 

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Thank you everyone for the informative and hilarious responses. Tally ho and all old chaps, I'll try to find an address in a different colony. @JessicaTam, do you think that your card is skulling around somewhere in Austria? Seriously, did you ever receive one? TIA
 

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Why *does* BA still prevent this still? The QF/BA tie up is long gone - may have been a reason prior?

Slightly OT, but how many, if any, other airlines have this silly rule?
 

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