Do not apply for a BA Amex card today or Wednesday

No particular reason.

Just sayin’.

Here is a picture of Sylt, where I will be next week, to fill a bit of additional space in this post :-)

Sylt

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Comments

  1. Oh … I applied yesterday … for 3 cards for family members … referrals from my card! Had to though – deadline was tomorrow to get the Avios. Oh well, never mind!

  2. Thursday it is then..

  3. sandgrounder says:

    I was on the verge of recommending the OH, so I thank you for the heads up.

  4. Guess we wait until Thurs to find out if its 25k bonus +9k refferal…

    I like these type of posts, good to be kept in the loop.

    Hope your enjoying your hols…

  5. Farringdon says:

    Very nice. Travelling with your German relatives?

    Do any non-Germans go to Sylt?

    • Head for Points says:

      Don’t think so! Which is a shame.

      However, I have never actually been before. We usually go to Travemuende but my (German) wife wants a change. She hasn’t been to Sylt either as it happens.

      Parents-in-law coming as well from Hamburg so, coupled with a good kids club, I may never see my children :-)

  6. What do you mean ‘No particular reason’. There must be a particular reason … the plot thickens.

  7. Any news on the Starwood Amex?

  8. You should definitely try the Kupferkanne in Kampen on Sylt. Best cake on the island and amazing views

  9. Totally off topic but I am trying to spend my aa miles (from mbna last year) – for cx and Qatar – does aa have different reward availability than is shown on the BA website? When calling aa they can’t seem to find the same seats…

    • ineverturnright says:

      Craig I had same issue. apparently BA site shows phantom availability on CX. Google phantom availability aadvantage and you’ll see reports of the same from others

      Apparently Japan airlines site is more accurate for CX availability

    • You just need to keep trying every day. I got the CX seat I wanted after 30 days of trying…

  10. Yes….I had a problem trying to book FUK-HKG-LHR on ba.com flying with CX using my avios. CR swore blind that there was no availabiltiy. In the end I splti iti into tw osegments and booekd it online with no problem except the dimwit checkin assistant at FUK who couldn’t check my bags through to LHR on two separate PNRs and had to call hsi supervisor over!

  11. Does the rule about not owning a card for the previous 6 or 12 months mean you can’t already own an AMEX card (I currently have a Lloyds one) or is it just BA issued cards?

    • Yes if have had either of the BA amex cards within the last six months you cannot apply for another BA amex. You must have had it cancelled at least six months before. It is more prudent to wait 8-10 months before applying again, so it’s not looking too obvious. You can of course have your partner apply if they haven’t held one in that time. Lloyds amex doesn’t count.
      You can apply for a plat or SPG etc no problem. It’s within the categories this rule applies.