British Airways offers status match with seven airlines

To the point Do you have high status with Air Canada, Air France/KLM, Delta, Lufthansa, SAS, United or Virgin Atlantic? You could be awarded the Silver or Gold status level of the British Airways Executive Club for six months.

Thanks to Head for Points for the information.

If you’re a frequent flyer with Air Canada, Air France/KLM, Delta, Lufthansa, SAS, United or Virgin Atlantic, there’s an exclusive opportunity for you: get British Airways Executive Club Silver or Gold status for six months, including the benefits of oneworld Sapphire or Emerald status.

This offer, valid until May 7, 2024, is reserved for residents of Canada and the United States.

British Airways Executive Club - What are the status matches?

British Airways Executive Club Silver or Gold status is offered according to the status held with the other airline. For example, with Air Canada, an Aeroplan 50K status matches to Silver, and 75K or Super Elite to Gold.

Here are the details for other carriers:

Airline Equivalent to Silver Tier Equivalent to Gold Tier
Air Canada 50K 75K and Super Elite
Air France/KLM Gold Platinum
Delta Gold Platinum
Lufthansa Senator HON Circle
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) Gold Diamond, Pandion
United Premier Gold Premier Platinum and Premier 1K
Virgin Atlantic Silver Gold

For how long?

The status match is valid for a period of six months from the date on which British Airways Executive Club accepts your application.

How to extend your status

If you wish to retain your British Airways Executive Club status for longer, you will need to book and travel on two eligible transatlantic premium flights within six months of achieving status.

To be eligible, these flights must be :

  • In business or first class;
  • Sold by British Airways;
  • Operated by British Airways, American Airlines, Iberia or Finnair ;
  • From the USA, Canada or Mexico to Europe (or vice versa);
  • Eligible for Avios and Tier Points.

Under the last condition, premium tickets are not considered eligible.

If you meet all the above conditions, your status will be extended for another year.


What are the advantages of British Airways Executive Club Silver or Gold status?

Among other benefits, British Airways Executive Club members with high status enjoy :

  • Access to business or first-class airport lounges;
  • A more generous baggage allowance with two pieces of checked baggage and two carry-on suitcases;
  • From fast queuing at the check-in counter to priority boarding and ;
  • Free pre-selection of seats.

Silver status with British Airways Executive Club is equivalent to Sapphire status with oneworld, while Gold is equivalent to oneworld Emerald. So you can enjoy all these benefits when you travel with another oneworld member airline.

For full details about statuses, see this page:

British Airways Executive Club - How to get status match

To apply for the status match offered by British Airways, go to this page. You will need to provide valid ID, as well as a copy of your membership card (physical or digital) from the other loyalty program.

Once the information has been received by British Airways, your request should be processed within five working days.


Bottom Line

Equivalent status offers are an excellent way to benefit from travel advantages with dozens of companies. For example, an Aeroplan member with Aeroplan Elite 50K status can benefit from Star Alliance Gold and oneworld Sapphire via British Airways Silver. That’s the equivalent of a status with 29 different carriers! Don’t wait, apply before May 7, 2024.

Other airlines and hotels offering equivalent status include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, United, Virgin Atlantic, Marriott Bonvoy, Best Western, Hilton Honors and IHG. You can find specific details on their websites.

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