Members of the BA Executive Club can now use Gold Upgrade vouchers on American Airlines operated flights.
A Gold Upgrade For Two voucher is issued to Gold members of the Executive Club when they earn 2,500 tier points.
Two Gold Upgrade For One vouchers are issued when a member earns 3,500 tier points.
These can be used to upgrade a complete itinerary to the next cabin, subject to availability.
It was only possible to do this on flights operated by BA and its franchise partners. Any flights in the booking operated by other airlines would not be upgraded.
This is now extended to transatlantic and US domestic flights operated by American Airlines, including regional flights operated by American Eagle. This is regardless of whether the flight is sold by AA, or sold by BA as a codeshare.
On American Airlines operated flights, vouchers can be used to upgrade as follows:
- Economy to business (where there is no premium economy cabin)
- Premium economy to business
- Business to First Class
Upgrades from economy to premium economy are currently not available.
Members need to contact BA to upgrade a new or existing booking with sectors on American Airlines. This can’t be done on ba.com Availability in the next cabin must be available at the time the voucher is applied.
Full details of the associated terms and conditions for using Gold Upgrade vouchers on both AA & BA are on ba.com