Is this definitely right? I'm pretty certain I have moved from Red to Silver to Gold within 12 months in the past, by earning just the required TP for Gold, rather than having to start again from scratch when the Silver TP threshold was reached.
I understand TP's are reset at the end of a Silver/Gold membership year, but it was my understanding that starting from Red, you could earn enough to move to Silver, and then those TP can still count towards earning Gold so long as you reach the earning threshold before the end of the membership year.
I'm in the same position as the OP - I have earned 800 TP within 6 months and was expecting to be upgraded to Gold, however Flying Club insist I have to earn an additional
800 TP on top of the 300 that got me to Silver just a few months ago.
This doesn't seem to fit with the wording on their website, which says:
"You’ll now just need 300 Tier Points instead of 400 to earn or retain Silver membership status and 800 Tier Points instead of 1000 to earn or retain Gold status.
You could earn those with three return flights in Economy* over a year. Or treat yourself to two flight in Upper Class** and glide straight to Gold."
What could they mean by 'glide straight to Gold' (with two UC flights) other than earn 800 TP to go straight to Gold tier?