British Airways is Offering a Free Upgrade to Club Europe for World Traveller Plus Passengers

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British Airways is offering a special deal on connecting flights to/from World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) long-haul flights. Usually, the short-haul European flights are booked into the regular Economy cabin. But for tickets booked before 30 November, 2019, those European (and UK) short-haul flights will book into the Club Europe (Business Class) cabin.

Regular BA travellers will know that Club Europe is nothing special; but nonetheless you will receive:

  • more Avios and Tier Points
  • access to lounges (valuable if you don’t enjoy elite status)
  • Group 1 priority boarding
  • complimentary food and drink service
  • an empty middle seat

It’s also worth reminding readers that the British Airways Executive Club “double Avios” promotion is ongoing. Booking a World Traveller Plus / Club Europe combination will earn you a substantial number of Avios. Click here to re-read our earlier post about this promotion.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Customers who book selected qualifying World Traveller Plus British Airways (BA) flights in World Traveller Plus with a connection onto a BA short haul flight will be eligible to be booked into Club Europe. Customers booked in W class on long haul will be booked into the lowest available Club Europe class up to and including D class, customers booked in E class on long haul will be booked into the lowest available class in Club Europe up to and including R class. Where the relevant classes are not available customers will be booked into Y class in Euro Traveller.
  2. Certain route exclusions may apply.
  3. Travel in Club Europe is subject to availability at the time of booking.
  4. Customers who change their travel arrangements after the date of booking will only be seated in Club Europe subject to the new arrangements meeting the eligibility criteria.
  5. There is no limit to the number of times a customer can take advantage of the offer.
  6. Avios will be awarded for the cabin flown in.
  7. Booking dates: 15 October 2019 – 30 November 2019.

Click here to be taken to the landing page for this promotion. (I’m not sure why it doesn’t seem to have been widely promoted, despite running for over a month!) 🙁


  1. John says

    Alitalia does this for its long-haul premium economy customers as well ( the connecting flight between London and Rome books into business)

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