Klmyank From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 172 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1880 times:
Does anyone know anything about this card? I seem to remember my father having one when I was young, but I have never seen it referred to in any of BA's literature or anything. Bit late to ask the old man how he got it, so does anyone else have an idea?
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1865 times:
BA invitation tier in Executive Club. The Premier card is given to "chosen" members of the exec club, "frequent travellers" such as VIPs and company chairman or chair "people". The people associated with this are CIP (commercially important passengers) such as company CEOs. Financial executives.
eg. A friend of the family earns Gold equivalent of 9 times over per year and he doesn't have it.
There are appoximately 1200 Prems as opposed to 60,000 Golds and they have a dedicated reservations and membership number. All the stated benefits are the same as Gold although they often do a lot more for you eg. arrive at remote stand and you'll get a car service instead of a bus. Special Services are a lot kinder to you as well. I know of someone who was a Premier and was flying in F to LAX during weather problems early last year. Hardly anything was leaving LHR and he was in the cabin awaiting much delayed pushback; BA Special Services intervened moved him onto Concorde to JFK and rebooked JFK-LAX on AA.
Premier status is reviewed every year and is not for life. It also depends on your VIP status, how famous you are as it looks good for the airline if you are flying BA all the time.
PS. If you can take a photo of the card and blank out the details I know a few people elsewhere on the net who would be interested in seeing it!
[Edited 2004-11-16 00:56:51]
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Klmyank From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 172 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1754 times:
Sure thing...contact me so i can get in touch with you, I have the card in his papers somewhere. Interestign thing is, before he died he was retired for 7 years and maybe flew BA once a year, but still kept the card. However, he did run over 200k miles a year on them for many years, so maybe that was it. Also was a founding member of the original BA executive club (not sure how, but found some old moldy certificate in the files!)
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1712 times:
Re: "BA invitation tier in Executive Club. The Premier card is given to "chosen" members of the exec club"
Referred to internally at BA as "Friends of Sir Col"(in Marshall) - basically you have a higher status than God, perfumed handmaidens will waft you to your seat, grovelling minions will request the honour of licking the tar off your Rolls Royce - NOTHING is too much trouble for a Prem.