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    • MSE Callum
    • By MSE Callum 9th Apr 18, 8:42 AM
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    MSE News: Avios rewards programme to close - customers to be transferred to the BA Executive Club
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    • 9th Apr 18, 8:42 AM
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    MSE News: Avios rewards programme to close - customers to be transferred to the BA Executive Club 9th Apr 18 at 8:42 AM
    The UK Avios Rewards Programme is closing this summer and members are being transferred into the British Airways Executive Club - if you're an Avios customer, here's what you need to know...
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    'Avios rewards programme to close - customers to be transferred to the BA Executive Club'

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    • veryintrigued
    • By veryintrigued 9th Apr 18, 8:48 AM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 8:48 AM
    Presumably the auto exchange from Tesco points to (now) BA miles will remain.
    • MSE Callum
    • By MSE Callum 9th Apr 18, 8:54 AM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 8:54 AM
    Hi, we're working on updating the story with more details now, but in your case, your Avios will go into your new British Airways Executive Club account.
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    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 9th Apr 18, 8:58 AM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 8:58 AM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 8:58 AM
    Official details here www.avios.com/travelrewards
    • dj1471
    • By dj1471 9th Apr 18, 9:18 AM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 9:18 AM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 9:18 AM
    Looks like this is largely a rebranding exercise which doesn't really change anything. According to the FAQ it will still be possible to earn/combine/redeem on Aer Lingus and other partners, also the Lloyds Avios cards are mentioned and not affected (at least we know they'll still be around in May...).
    • steve1500
    • By steve1500 9th Apr 18, 10:10 AM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 10:10 AM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 10:10 AM
    also covered off at www.headforpoints.com
    Private Parking Tickets - Make sure you put your Subject Access Request in after 25th May - It's free & ask for everything, don't forget the DVLA
    • phatbear
    • By phatbear 9th Apr 18, 11:11 AM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 11:11 AM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 11:11 AM
    also the Lloyds Avios cards are mentioned and not affected (at least we know they'll still be around in May...).
    Originally posted by dj1471
    Not sure if this is a joke or not but LLoyds arent accepting new applications at the mo for their LLoyds Avios card.
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    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 9th Apr 18, 11:27 AM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 11:27 AM
    Not sure if this is a joke or not but LLoyds arent accepting new applications at the mo for their LLoyds Avios card.
    Originally posted by phatbear
    I thought it was still available in branch?
    • Shikakui
    • By Shikakui 9th Apr 18, 11:46 AM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 11:46 AM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 11:46 AM
    Will this also affect Vueling accounts? They also use avios.com, don't they?
    • phatbear
    • By phatbear 9th Apr 18, 12:41 PM
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    I thought it was still available in branch?
    Originally posted by PeacefulWaters
    Ive heard conflicting reports, about in branch applications, but they def aren't accepting online applications
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    • oldsinger
    • By oldsinger 17th Apr 18, 4:55 PM
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    change separates out joint accounts
    the message I had about this change stated that the 3 people in our household who currently pool Tesco Clubcard points into one AVIOS account - will NOT be allowed to pool their points in future but will have to have 3 separate BA Executive accounts - which makes the scheme much less useful
    • Voyager2002
    • By Voyager2002 17th Apr 18, 5:11 PM
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    the message I had about this change stated that the 3 people in our household who currently pool Tesco Clubcard points into one AVIOS account - will NOT be allowed to pool their points in future but will have to have 3 separate BA Executive accounts - which makes the scheme much less useful
    Originally posted by oldsinger
    Check whether points in the three BA EC accounts can be pooled through what they call a Household Account -- that always used to be possible.
    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 17th Apr 18, 5:17 PM
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    the message I had about this change stated that the 3 people in our household who currently pool Tesco Clubcard points into one AVIOS account - will NOT be allowed to pool their points in future but will have to have 3 separate BA Executive accounts - which makes the scheme much less useful
    Originally posted by oldsinger
    I'm not sure that's quite the case, on the strength of this:

    Donít worry, weíll sort out everything for you

    Your Avios balance is secure and any existing bookings and pending transactions are safe. Your Avios household account balance will be divided equally and transferred over to new British Airways Executive Club accounts.

    Hereís how your household account will be divided

    The British Airways Executive Club offer a different set up for household accounts, so we are unable to move your household account across in its current form. As a result, your account will be divided and the Avios balance shared equally between the accounts that make up the household.

    If your household account has duplicate membership names and you would like to combine your accounts, or you wish to divide the account balance differently, call us on 0344 49 333 49 or visit avios.com/household before 20 May 2018.

    Your new accounts

    Your new British Airways Executive Club accounts will be set up for all the accounts listed above unless youíve already contacted us to combine them prior to moving.

    Please note your balance will not transfer over into your new accounts until the Avios Travel Rewards Programme officially closes. We will be in touch to let you know when this is happening.
    Should you then wish to create a household account, you can online at ba.com/household


    There does seem to be a way to merge accounts - though I don't doubt that the new scheme will be inferior to the old. These schemes never, ever, get better (except for the promoters) - they always get worse.
    • alfista
    • By alfista 23rd Apr 18, 7:33 AM
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    Avios / BA Exec
    I contacted the Avios call centre last week. They were very helpful, moved my Avios over to a couple of BA exec accounts - these accounts are my BA household account, so in effect everything works as before.
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