British Airways Silver Tier Benefits


Silver tier, offered by British Airways, is more superior to Bronze tier. This tier offers the following benefits

Silver benefits

An easier, faster way to travel

Since business-class check-in and fast-track security are two of the privileges you’ll enjoy as a Silver Member, you can make your time your own at the airport. Time you may want to spend in the tranquil environment of our lounges or making plans for your next reward flight or cabin upgrade.


More rewards, sooner

As a Silver Member, you’ll collect 50% more Avios whenever you fly with British Airways. This tier bonus is in addition to the Avios bonuses available for travelling in our premium cabins, bringing you closer to your next reward flight, upgrade, hotel stay or car hire.

Some of our partner airlines also offer tier bonuses, helping you to grow your Avios balance faster. For details, check the individual airlines found on our flight collection page.

Your lounges await

Think of our lounges as your Club rooms, your own personal space away from the hustle and bustle of airport life, where you and a guest can unwind, recharge and prepare for your flight. You can avail of the lounges whenever flying with BA or one of our airline partners, and enjoy complimentary food and drink, a relaxing environment and a range of business facilities at over 170 lounges worldwide.

Make your time your own at the airport

Your Silver membership opens up access to worldwide business-class check-in desks and priority boarding*, whatever cabin you’re flying in. So you can enjoy more time relaxing in the lounge or browsing the shops before you board your flight.

*Priority boarding not available to Silver Members at London City Airport.

You’ll also receive priority over Blue and Bronze Members on reservation waitlists and airport standby lists, giving you added reassurance on busy flights.


A tailored service

We’ve included a few thoughtful details to take some of the hassle out of travel for our Silver Members:

  • 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 minimum checked baggage allowance of two pieces in any travel class for everyone on your booking*
  • 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)

    *You must be travelling on the booking for the benefit to apply. Not available on hand baggage only (Basic) fares or group rate bookings.

Peace of mind with Reservation Assurance

We know there are times when it’s absolutely vital you make a flight. Reservation Assurance will provide you with an economy seat on your chosen British Airways flight, even if the flight is full, for some extra reassurance at those important times. To benefit you just need to:

  • book a full fare economy ticket more than 24 hours before the flight (Y class only)
  • check in at least one hour before departure

Unfortunately, we may sometimes be unable to offer this service, due to circumstances outside of our control. We are not able to extend this service to your travelling companions, nor can we ensure you are allocated a particular seat.


Partner privileges

Your Silver membership opens up a range of benefits with our hotel partner, Mandarin Oriental, including room upgrades (at participating hotels, subject to availability).