I wrote yesterday about BA’s entry level (Blue) and first elite level (Bronze) – you can read about it here.
The Silver Tier is earned after 600 Tier Points are accrued in your membership year. (There is a link to join the club in the previous post).
Once you cross 600 Tier Points a shiny silver card will appear in the post and this secures access to BA and oneworld business lounges when flying on a oneworld airline. Access includes one guest, regardless of the class of service flown.
Lounge access for BA Silver members includes American Airlines Admirals Club when flying with them – a benefit that is not offered to their own members flying on domestic US flights.
In addition, when flying with BA you have access to a number of other benefits:
- 50% bonus Avios
- Business Class check-in
- Priority Boarding – except at London City Airport
- Free seat selection at time of booking (except exit rows in WorldTraveller)
- 2 free pieces of luggage (except on hand baggage only fares)
- Guaranteed seat in WorldTraveller, full fare Y, at 24 hours notice
- Mandarin Oriental gives room upgrades to Silver members
BA silver gives you oneworld sapphire status which enables you to access a number of the benefits described above when flying on a oneworld airline.
A word about oneworld. The grouping consists of a number of airlines:
- American Airlines
- Cathay Pacific
- Japan Airlines
- Royal Jordanian
- SriLankan Airlines
Showing your card should obtain the benefits described. Remember, some of them have very nice airport lounges (Cathay, for example) whereas others are more basic (e.g. airberlin).
Tomorrow we’ll look at what securing 1,500 Tier Points in a membership year earns – BA Gold.