British Airways Passengers Affected By The Strike: Remember To Collect Your Tier Points & Avios

British Airways pilots are striking today and tomorrow canceling all but handful of flights scheduled for these two days.

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Executive Club members who opted for refunds or who were rebooked on other airlines due to this strike activity should monitor their accounts that Avios and Tier points for these flights (even if canceled) are correctly credited.

You can BA’s page for strike information here.

Here’s the announcement from BA:

I’m an Executive Club Member due to travel with you over the impacted period, but my flight has been cancelled. The Tier Points earned would have meant that I upgraded to the next Tier. Will you honour these?

We don’t want Members’ Tier status to be negatively impacted as a result of the industrial action. We’re reviewing options at the moment for Members who would have upgraded or retained their Tier, had their flights not been cancelled. We’ll update in the next few days. Please keep checking this page for the latest updates.

Conclusion

You should always request to be rebooked on flights operated by airlines belonging to other alliances (SkyTeam or Star) in case of irregular operations such as this strike. This would allow you to essentially double dip on the award and elite qualifying miles earned.

British Airways is unlikely to credit the miles and tier points for these flights automatically, however. You should contact British Airways Executive Club and request ORC (Original Routing Credit) with the correct number of TPs (Tier Points).

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