TRAVEL: THE SILVER LINING
With a swipe of the British AirwaysExecutive Club Silver card, you can forget having to waste time waiting in long queues, worrying about excess baggage or not getting enough rest during your transit
Our guide to a smoother journey with British Airways Silver Club Card
Flying anywhere for more than 12 hours is always a tedious task for those flying Economy—from packing just enough baggage to be allowed to check in, with that bit of room for extra overseas purchases; getting to the airport early to avoid queuing for way too long, to the actual travel experience on board. For a smoother travel experience, getting onboard a frequent flyer membership club plays a crucial role. With British Airways, it is safe to say that the treatment for Silver benefits of the Executive Club are more than sufficient—and I speak from first-hand experience.
The hassle of checking in and boarding hassle are a thing of the past with priority given to Silver executives. From easy transactions by checking in at the Business counter to complimentary baggage on top of what you are already given, along with direct access to enjoy the tranquil environment provided at their business lounges; one can definitely count on having a stress-free journey as a British Airways Executive Club Silver member.
Any over packers (guilty!) can breathe a sigh of relief because, with the Silver benefits, you get to bring an extra bag with you! I was totally ecstatic about not having to double or even triple check my bags, and pondering on what to leave behind. When onboard a plane, I almost always prefer to get the window seat. I get claustrophobic in the middle, and can’t stand having the tray tables occasionally bump against my elbows while it is being pushed down the aisle, so it was great to know that another great benefit of being a Silver member is the ability to choose my own seat preference the moment I make my booking. No more agonising over seat choices during flights—this ensures a pleasant experience, 35,000 feet in the air. Anyone guests travelling along are extended the exact same privilege!
Lounge to your heart’s content while in transit and when waiting to board your flight in not just a British Airways club lounge, but also the lounge of
sister airlines listed as part of the One World Alliance group, including Malaysia Airlines, Iberia, American Airlines, and Japan Airlines. The privilege doesn’t end there—partner privileges include room upgrades at Mandarin Oriental, so you can enjoy extra privileges when you land too! With all of these concessions and allowances, who wouldn’t want to be a Silver card status holder at British Airways?
Applying to join the Silver Club membership program is easy—sign up at BA.com to join as Executive member, and start flying with British Airways to start earning tier points. Once you have collected 600 tier points, you will be upgraded to Silver level, and you can start enjoying all of the benefits above!
747 landing at Heathrow
Meals at the Club World Eating and sleeping in Club World Concorde Room Heathrow New British Airways Lounges at Gatwick Partner airline Sigala Airways
First class cabin