- Oct 5, 2009
Quite possibly and a fair point.....with the exception that there are a lot more customers to chase for that transatlantic business, so BA has the potential to make some money there. Little or no potential in Australia with a single, pre covid, flight per day.Perhaps, but wouldn’t the USA be the same or in fact a much bigger issue with a lot more AA PAX hubbing across America?
My cards have arrived quite without incident.
But,but it is only the Flounge that I use my BA card to enter.My LTP from AA gets me into the others.Surely that wouldn't be too expensive for whoever has taken over from young Willie.
I would have thought that flying into, or out of, Canberra would be perfectly fine for a "Lady". There must still be a few of those around those parts. It would be interesting to see the reaction when flying a Dash 8 out of Coffs. Might even get an upgrade to........or maybe not.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?"
I TFd Amex to Marriot Bonvoy to Avios. I think 4500 to 3000 to 1000. Edit: How to prevent AVIOS from expiring
They have quite an extensive estore including Book depository and booking.com https://www.shopping.ba.com/ Be aware though they take quite a while to post (I think 8 weeks IIRC)
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.
I just typed my address in Australia and changed the last line to Austria. Interestingly my Ba card arrived in the post.
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?
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?
As far as I understand it in Oneworld the airline operating the flight pays for the lounge visit rather than the frequent flyer program. In those circumstances I'm sure BA Executive Club would be happy for people to fly around Australia on QF as there would be no cost to BA. In fact there would be some revenue earned as QF would presumeably have to pay for the avios that would be earned on the QF flights.
Someone posted the breakdown a while back (@serfty ?) but from memory if lounge access is by class of service, the airline pays, and if by status, the FF program pays.As far as I understand it in Oneworld the airline operating the flight pays for the lounge visit rather than the frequent flyer program. In those circumstances I'm sure BA Executive Club would be happy for people to fly around Australia on QF as there would be no cost to BA. In fact there would be some revenue earned as QF would presumeably have to pay for the avios that would be earned on the QF flights.
I'm sure Qantas may find that somewhat interesting.So it seems the previous restriction on an Australian address has now been lifted.
This was the case but appears to have changed - advice from @trippin_the_rift.
The operating carrier pays, but it may also depend on other contractual and partnership agreements between the individual airlines.I assume that when you enter the QF lounge as a QR gold, QR has to pay QF for this. Is this not a good thing for QF overall?
According to the new information you have attempted to give us, your preferred address is no longer within the country to which you are currently registered. As this requires us to transfer your membership to another region, you will need to contact your current Service Centre in order to make this change.