A spokesman for BA explains: “Mr Winner has a complimentary gold card from British Airways. Given his recent comments, we are sure he won’t be needing it. So we won’t be renewing it. Our message to Michael Winner is: ‘Don’t worry, dear, it’s only a gold card.’ ”
Ok, fair enough, There’s no reason for British Airways to extend you special courtesies if you’re going to trash it in print.
But… wait a minute!
The airline is offering up status, presumably hoping that it will influence your public statements. Shouldn’t that sort of thing be disclosed when you’re commenting publicly on the airline?
And more importantly, why isn’t British Airways extending complimentary Gold status to me so that I’ll write nice things about it? My current Silver status will be expiring in April, so please hurry up BA!