There are several tiers with airlines and hotels that allow you to gift a status (or three when it comes to BA) to a family or friend.
I have previously gifted Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire tiers due to my BA GGL status, United Premier Golds for being a Million miler with the airline, and Hilton Honors Diamonds for reaching 100 nights in a calendar year, but this was my first time gifting Finnair Plus Gold (Oneworld Sapphire), as I missed granting it in my first Platinum membership year.
You can access Finnair Plus here.
The gifted status is valid for the month it is processed by Finnair + the following 12. You should only process the tier upgrade to a friend or family member when they are about to get something out of it.
Finnair Plus Shop:
The gifted Gold status form can be found in the Finnair Plus Shop. You only need to know the recipient’s Finnair Plus number.
You press confirm, and Finnair starts to process the payment of zero euros.
And soon you get the confirmation.
I ordered the gift on Sunday evening, and my friend’s account was upgraded on Monday morning.
The best part is that it also comes with four European upgrades that can be converted into a single long-haul one.
The four European upgrades are perhaps worth 400 euros. The Finnair Plus Gold status benefits (Oneworld Sapphire) are also helpful (lounge access, onboard, and checked luggage allowance). The value depends on how much my friend flies on Oneworld airlines.
The ability to Gift BA Gold (Oneworld Emerald) is a terrific GGL member benefit. You can also gift two BA Silver tiers (Oneworld Sapphire).