OhTheDrama747 From UK - Scotland, joined Jan 2005, 291 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2857 times:
I got the confirmation in today for our holiday. We'll be travelling on BA 2931 on June 18th and BA 2942 on July 2nd. I was just wondering if i can join the executive club with this? I got something that's called a record locator on the documents, it's 6 digits, but BA doesn't recognise this to join the club. Should i shoot an e-mail to them or do i need another number?
I wanted that so i could pre-book seats before we get there. Oh yeah this flight is from a travel agent, it's the flights included in the Royal Caribbean holiday thing. I don't know if that makes a difference or not.
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3691 posts, RR: 29 Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2813 times:
Only tickets in Y,B and H fares of World Traveller and anything in WT+ or above is allows you to join the EC.
My guess if you aren't in a high enough booking class to join the Executive Club. In some ways it regulates itself as if you fly on cheap tickets on BA it isn't really worth joining, you earn nothing towards BA Silver/Gold on cheap fares and the mileage earned is only 25% of flown mileage.
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Shamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2764 times:
By the sounds of it you are very unlikely to be in an eligible booking class to join the Exec Club.
However, I've heard from a number of people that the joining form on ba.com will actually work with any flight in any bkg class, so you may as well give it a try! Be warned that even if it does work there is a risk your account could be deleted if you haven't taken an eligible flight.
BAxMAN From St. Helena, joined May 2004, 671 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2696 times:
Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 4): I joined the executive club using my "Hotline" booking (staff discount). This is (or was) a heavily discounted fare which,although staff, was firm booking.
Did you have a WT+ booking? This can be made through Hotline and is nevertheless eligible for EC membership. If you were just on a cheapo economy ticket, you were lucky. Although if you continue to fly on Hotlines it will take years before you can earn enough miles for a domestic flight (and still pay all the taxes!) and about 3983 years before you can take an economy flight to the States.
Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 4): Basically, if you are flying in any class on BA and you have a BA locator, then you are eligible to join.
As said above, this is enforced whenever possible, although laziness does let a few slip through the net.
Richardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3732 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2686 times:
One of the cheapest eligible flights is LGW-MRS or TLS or BLQ return with one way in Club class about £135 return, go to ba.com select economy andd then opt for a one way upgrade.
Outbound BA2366 Gatwick (London),United Kingdom Marseille,France Economy (Traveller) Fri 18 November 2005 ,18:20 Fri 18 November 2005 , 21:10
Inbound BA2365 Marseille,France Gatwick (London),United Kingdom Business (Club) Sun 20 November 2005 ,19:30 Sun 20 November 2005 , 20:25
Price breakdown Fare per person plus taxes, fees, charges and surcharges* per person Total
1 Adult £ 93.00 £ 41.10 £ 134.10
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Total price £ 134.10(UK Pounds)
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