VirginA346 From Mayotte, joined Dec 2003, 25 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 41614 times:
I have been hearing rumors of a level above Gold for Exec Club members on BA. Wikipedia says that it is called "Premier." Does anybody have any information about what kind of priveledges this status affords you? I would be very interested to know how many people have it and what kind of services they get!!
Edina From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 788 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 41585 times:
It's not marketed & is an invitation only level of membership - you cannot "earn" Premier level.....they have BA Special Services at their beck & call, although few want the fuss. Most Premier members I have come across want discretion as much as recognition.
Not sure about numbers, as a LHR based short haul Purser I see maybe 1 a week/10 days.
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Cusaeng From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 41267 times:
Quoting JER757 (Reply 3): The few that I have met have been generally really nice people, however you do get the odd tapedshut !!
that happens across every level of membership.
I deal with them on a day to day basis and 99.99% of them are very nice people. I dont think I have came across any one who I would concider to be a celeberty or any names that stand out.
Quite a few of them seam to have very few tier points or milage either so its not just a club for the top ff.
I think they have me on the invite list. oh boy do I influence a large amount of spending with BA. he he he
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3826 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 41147 times:
Premiers are a fairly rare breed. I'm not sure I buy the 300-400 number, as for one I've seen a few of them on my travels and a BA Premier cardholder used to be a poster on Flyertalk and said the number was around 1200 or so.
Benefits are pretty much the same as BA Gold except with a bit more mollycoddling by Special Services as well as anytime use of BA lounges for yourself and two guests regardless of airline you may be flying that day.
Quoting Cusaeng (Reply 6): I dont think I have came across any one who I would concider to be a celeberty or any names that stand out.
There are a few famous ones...Andrew Lloyd-Webber is one for example.
The card itself is pretty smart looking. The last time I saw one was under spotlights and the card looked like it had no name or BA number on it. Then as the person moved they became visible, sparkly silver. Aesthetically it's a winner
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