Answered - Why BA (Executive Club)? | Page 5 | Australian Frequent Flyer
Australian Frequent Flyer

Welcome to Australia's leading independent Frequent Flyer and Travel Resource since 1998!
Our site contains tons of information that will improve your travel experience.

Joining AFF is fast, simple & absolutely free - register now and take immediate advantage of these great BENEFITS.

Once registered, this box will disappear. And you will see fewer advertisements :)

Answered Why BA (Executive Club)?

andye

Established Member
AFF Supporter
Joined
Jan 14, 2013
Messages
3,684
Virgin
Platinum
Flights
My Map
They seem quite happy to welcome the Indian, African and even the American dominions and colonies.
It's just those beyond the seas they keep out.
 

amaroo

Enthusiast
AFF Supporter
Joined
Sep 22, 2011
Messages
11,170
Qantas
Platinum 1
Flights
My Map
Why BA? BA F is good for when you have some ashtray change and you want to fly J+ between places :D
 

justinbrett

Active Member
Joined
Mar 6, 2006
Messages
972
Qantas
Platinum
Flights
My Map
Hmmm, I just confirmed this (I joined years ago with a UK address).

Seems odd. It made sense during the JV years, but now they are effectively a competitor for QF.

I wonder if they are worried Aussies will rack up status flying QF with little to no benifit to them?
 

andye

Established Member
AFF Supporter
Joined
Jan 14, 2013
Messages
3,684
Virgin
Platinum
Flights
My Map
Hmmm, I just confirmed this (I joined years ago with a UK address).

Seems odd. It made sense during the JV years, but now they are effectively a competitor for QF.

I wonder if they are worried Aussies will rack up status flying QF with little to no benifit to them?
In theory, flying QF and crediting to someone else is good for QF. Less costly in points, lounge fees etc
However, it's when people choose not to fly QF as they have lost the handcuffs (only exacerbated by the Simpler & Fairer enhancements) that QF misses out. This compounds if they are then less likely to take out a QF credit card, shopping at WW, but QF wine etc
 

OATEK

Established Member
AFF Supporter
Joined
Apr 12, 2013
Messages
2,861
Flights
My Map
For those who have watched the videos from Dennis B in Adelaide, I have not forgotten his comments that the best J seat on a BA was window facing back at the rear of the cabin, but the best J seat for long haul was on another airline.
 

TonyHancock

Senior Member
AFF Supporter
Joined
Aug 26, 2010
Messages
5,320
It also has LT (OWE). ;)
Yes indeed and now my next batch of flights are booked I will reach that milestone on April 5th - 4 years, 3 months and 10 days after first crediting BA....not that I am counting. :) ........and no, LTGGL is not even a remote possibility for me... :p

For those who have watched the videos from Dennis B in Adelaide, I have not forgotten his comments that the best J seat on a BA was window facing back at the rear of the cabin, but the best J seat for long haul was on another airline.
I am no fan of BA's J product but the bed is one of the best I have slept on. The benefit of BAEC is the upgrade vouchers offered at 2500, and 3500 tp's and then optionally at 7000, 8000 and 9000 TP's. These allow automatic upgrades into F when booking J for all BA flights on a PNR, :)

Whilst the thread is entitled "Why BA?" the reality is BAEC is what it is all about.
 
Last edited:

serfty

Veteran Member
Moderator
Joined
Nov 16, 2004
Messages
40,811
Qantas
Platinum
Virgin
Platinum
Flights
My Map
They seem quite happy to welcome the Indian, African and even the American dominions and colonies.
It's just those beyond the seas they keep out.
I know a few BAEC members who hail from Austria ... ;)
 

ALH

Active Member
AFF Supporter
Joined
Apr 22, 2012
Messages
945
Now I need to study this thread.

Achieved QFF Lifetime Gold some time ago, and WP1 has been quite underwhelming (so far).

I need to start crediting to BAEC, with our plans to live in Europe in the next year or so.
 
Last edited:

AFF on Air Podcast

  • Are Loyalty Programs a Scam? – AIR020
    Sat, 21 Sep 2019 08:36:18 AEST
      The ACCC recently released a damning draft report into Australian loyalty schemes, calling out practices that it says may shock consumers and putting loyalty program opera ...
  • Air Chathams – AIR019
    Sat, 07 Sep 2019 16:41:06 AEST
      With less than two weeks until the upcoming Qantas Frequent Flyer changes, now is the time to make any last-minute Classic Flight Reward bookings! In this episode, Matt ch ...
  • Project Sunrise – AIR018
    Sat, 24 Aug 2019 16:12:31 AEST
      Later this year, Qantas will decide which aircraft it will use to operate non-stop flights from the east coast of Australia to London and New York - a feat it aims to achi ...
  • Choosing a Rewards Program – AIR017
    Sat, 10 Aug 2019 13:32:24 AEST
      If you're new to the world of frequent flyer points - or moving to a new country - it can be difficult to know where to start. In this episode, Matt discusses the consider ...
  • Travel Insurance – AIR016
    Sat, 27 Jul 2019 07:34:12 AEST
      They say that if you can't afford travel insurance, you can't afford to travel! In this episode, Matt chats to James Green about the importance of travel insurance, and wh ...

Community Statistics

Threads
82,930
Messages
1,923,177
Members
50,581
Latest member
yikching
Top