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What is the best way to achieve Silver Status quickly in the British Airways Executive Club? Qatar Airways offers a cheap way to collect BA Tier Points and thus achieve Silver Status.

Silver members get free access to British Airways Airport Lounges along with complimentary fast track through security. Both of these perks have huge value for frequent fliers.

Other perks include:

50% more Avios whenever you fly with British Airways.
Free seat selection from the time of booking for everyone on your booking on British Airways flights (excluding exit row seats on long haul flights).
A checked baggage allowance of two pieces in economy for everyone on your booking (except on hand baggage only (Basic) fares).
A weight allowance of 32kg (71lb) per checked bag in any travel class for everyone on your booking.
A direct line to our dedicated team of customer support staff for when you need to speak with us (see the back of your membership card for the contact number).
Priority boarding (except at London City Airport).
Priority over Blue and Bronze Members on reservation waitlists and airport standby lists, giving you added reassurance on busy flights.

If you are a Silver Status member with British Airways, you get these perks even if you then travel in Euro Traveller Economy, World Traveller Economy, or World Traveller Plus which is the British Airways Premium Economy.

What is the easiest way to achieve Silver Status?

Take a Qatar Airways sale flight to Asia. Tickets from Europe to Asia can sell for as little as £1,000 in Business Class in a Qatar Airways sale and you might even get to try out their new QSuite (pictured above). These flights earn you 560 tier points return due to the change of plane in Doha. This works out as 90% of the points required (600) for a British Airways Executive Club Silver card. Note that you also need to have flown 4 British Airways one-way flights in your current membership year before you are promoted to Silver.

In fact, why not make a holiday of this flight “mattress run”. You can pick u a cheap stay in Asia in our Luxury Travel Auction.

If you want to be kept up to date with the latest airline news and reviews, subscribe to our Luxury Travel Diary newsletter (see bottom of page to subscribe). For detailed breakdowns of the latest Qatar Airways sales it is worth joining the Qatar Airways mailing list. For brilliant hints and tips on collecting British Airways Avios, you should subscribe to the HeadforPoints email list. In fact, it was HeadforPoints who highlighted this tip on achieving Silver Status to me.

You can also read all my latest Qatar Airways Business and First Class flight reviews along with my British Airways First and Business Class Flight reviews. If you are planning to travel to or from American, I share some good on tips on how to find cheap First or Business Class flight tickets to and from North America.

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