Yesterday I shared the news that British Airways is introducing lifetime Gold status in the Executive Club program. Lifetime Gold status requires 35,000 Tier Points. Ordinarily you need 1,500 Tier Points to qualify for Gold status, so in other words it takes ~23 years of qualifying for Gold status to earn lifetime Gold.
What I missed is that British Airways is also introducing Gold Guest List status for life. For those of you not familiar with Gold Guest List, it required 3,000 Tier Points per year, so double as many as Gold status.
Anyway, British Airways is offering Gold Guest List status upon earning 100,000 lifetime Tier Points. That’s the equivalent of 34 years of Gold Guest List status. I think this may just be the highest threshold for lifetime status I’ve seen in any program…
I have to wonder if anyone in the Executive Club program is even close to having reached that threshold.