Upcoming changes to British Airways Executive Club

Posted on January 28, 2015 by in Best use of British Airways/ Iberia Avios

BA Avios redemptions are a godsend for many redemptions in the US. My favorite is to redeem on Alaska Airlines, but American Airlines and LAN flights under 2,000 miles are equally great value.

Reading about upcoming changes made my heart stop… Here's what's gonna change:

Earning miles

It's gonna be harder to earn miles on cheap flights and easier on more expensive ones – this is in line with many other program changes of other frequent flyer programs.

The tier bonuses are also falling from April 28th.

Redemptions on British Airways and Iberia

Redemptions actually get cheaper – not that I've ever redeemed for BA flights (usually a high fuel surcharge, although lower in Europe).

Partner redemptions

There are no changes here – the redemption rates will stay the same! 🙂


The changes are bad for frequent flyers who buy cheap revenue tickets. It's not as bad as the United and Delta changes and is in line to what Miles & More and Flying Blue have done. We have yet to feature British Airways airfare deals – maybe now they will compete better?

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