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British Airways has extended the validity of vouchers issued to Executive Club members by six months and some additional six (if vouchers were extended per previous policy).

This policy update covers various vouchers that are expiring on or before March 2021. The airline will also extend certain vouchers that are yet to be issued.

You can access British Airways here.

Here’s the update:

I have a Companion Voucher, or Travel Together Ticket, earned through a British Airways credit card that I haven’t been able to use. Does the 6-month voucher extension apply to me?

All unused vouchers had a 6-month extension applied to their validity in March 2020; we’ve now added a further 6-month extension to all vouchers that were due to expire before the 31 March 2021, giving members more chance to enjoy them.

We’re also adding an additional 6-months validity to all new Companion Voucher or Travel Together tickets earned between June 2020 and the end of March 2021.

I redeemed a Companion Voucher, or Travel Together Ticket, earned through a British Airways credit card on a booking that was changed or cancelled. Does the 6-month voucher extension apply to me?

If you’ve applied a Voucher, or Travel Together Ticket to a booking for travel from 1 March 2020, we have already applied a 6-month extension to your voucher. If your voucher was due to expire before 31 March 2021, we’ve also automatically added a further 6-month extension.

Should your flight(s) get cancelled or you defer your travel to a later date, the extended validity has already been applied and there is no need to request this.

I have a Gold Upgrade Voucher that I haven’t been able to use. Does the 6-month voucher extension apply to me?

All unused Gold Upgrade Vouchers had a 6-month extension applied to their validity in March 2020; we’ve now added a further 6-month extension to all vouchers that were due to expire before the 31 March 2021, giving members more chance to enjoy them.

Remember, you only need to book your trip or apply your voucher to an existing booking by the expiry date, for travel up to 12 months after.

I redeemed a Gold Upgrade Voucher on a booking that was changed or cancelled. Does the 6-month extension apply to me?

If you’ve applied a Gold Upgrade Voucher to a booking for travel from 1 March 2020, we have already applied a 6-month extension to your voucher. If your voucher was due to expire before 31 March 2021, we’ve also automatically added a further 6-month extension.

Should your flight(s) get cancelled or you defer your travel to a later date, the extended validity has already been applied and there is no need to request this.

I am close to earning a Gold Upgrade Voucher. Does the 25% Tier Point reduction apply to earning vouchers or other membership benefits?

We’ve decreased the amount of Tier Points needed by 25% to make it easier for members to retain or upgrade their membership. This reduced Tier Point requirement doesn’t apply to earning Gold Upgrade Vouchers or other membership benefits.

I am close to earning a Companion Voucher, or Travel Together Ticket, with a British Airways credit card. Does the 6-month extension apply to me?

We want to maximise the opportunity for Members to use their well-earned vouchers. If your Companion Voucher, or Travel Together Ticket, earned via a British Airways credit card is issued between June 2020 and the end of March 2021, we will be automatically applying a 6-month extension when your voucher is awarded to your account.

This does not currently apply to Gold Upgrade Vouchers.

Is my voucher included in the 6-month extension policy?

This policy covers vouchers earned using a British Airways credit card.

My Vouchers

I believe that BA might have extended my vouchers already once. I fully expect these June & July 2021 vouchers to be extended.

Conclusion

Airlines and hotels don’t have any other choice than to extend these vouchers, or most of them will expire unused.

You have to remember that when you do use them, it also means that the airline or hotel will collect some cash that they may not have otherwise received. Win-win for both parties.

I wouldn’t be surprised if BA will further extend various vouchers in 2021.

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