BFS From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 10 months 8 hours ago) and read 1615 times:
This question in particular refers to British Airways and bmi. To (a) join Executive Club and Diamond Club respectively and (b) earn miles/points, do you have to fly business class. If so there is no point in me joining since as a humble university student (with no grant and minimum student loan!) who shall always buy the cheapest of cheap economy tickets.
Does anybody know?
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months ago) and read 1563 times:
good question Floris
In my experience (though that's not with BA) you will get FF miles whichever class you fly. You'll just get more of them in businessclass (or first, if the airline has that).
One of the perks of FF programs is that you can get upgrades to businessclass (once you get enough of them) and access to services usually only open to businessclass passengers (depending on your card level usually, which again depends on the number of FF miles you have accumulated).
Giving the card only to businessclass passengers would make those perks rather useless, as these passengers already have them anyway.
Scutfarcus From United States of America, joined May 2000, 417 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1526 times:
Depends if you are a UK or US member. The US program is way, way better. But even the US program is very stingy compared to US based airlines. I just got shafted last week flying BA SFO-LHR in "Q or M" class, which was a discounted ticket purchased through STA travel. Total number of miles accrued: Zero. That's bollocks, as the English say! Nonetheless, you should always join the program if you are flying them, since some miles are always better then none. For more info, you should post in the BA forum at www.flyertalk.com