British Airways American Express cards

The British Airways American Express cards are hugely popular with our readers. The main attraction is the 2-4-1 voucher for Avios redemptions which you receive when you hit the relevant spending target.

Our main review of the free card is here and our review of the Premium Plus card with the £195 fee is here. You can learn more and apply for the cards via the Amex website.

Bits: new SLH scheme with free Amex upgrade, who buys Air Berlin?, currency converter app

News in brief: Small Luxury Hotels launches new INVITED loyalty scheme I mentioned back in May that hotel marketing consortium Small Luxury Hotels of the World was scrapping its loyalty scheme, The Club. Small Luxury Hotels of the World is a consortium of 520 luxury […]

Bits: 50% off Hilton Honors points, new Amex cashback offers, 3 x PartnerPlusBenefit points

News in brief: 50% off when you buy Hilton Honors points Hilton Honors is currently offering a 50% discount when you buy 5,000+ points – see this page and click through.  A 50% discount is equivalent to getting a 100% bonus. This offer does not seem […]

HFP ‘Credit Cards’ page updated for September – what are the best deals this month?

It is time for our monthly round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. Our updated directory of all 22 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ […]

Bits: new Virgin / Heathrow Rewards offer, new BA Amex spend bonus, 6000 Avios with Tesco insurance

News in brief: Heathrow Rewards launches new Virgin Flying Club offer Heathrow Rewards is launching a promotion for Virgin Flying Club members today – but it isn’t bonus miles. Anyone who transfers their Heathrow Rewards points to Virgin  Atlantic – at the standard 1:1 rate, […]

What BA economy tickets can be upgraded using Avios?

This article is part of our unofficial ‘how to’ series that we have been running during August for the benefit of recently joined readers. When British Airways ‘enhanced’ the Avios scheme in 2015, one of the carrots dangled at members to soften the blow of devaluation […]

Bits: could YOU stop BA’s next IT meltdown?!, 500 bonus Avios from Amex working

News in brief: How you can stop the next British Airways IT meltdown After losing an estimated £80m due to the total IT failure a couple of months ago, British Airways has a plan.  Maybe you know someone who can help. Business Resilience Executive Are […]

Which is better – the Lloyds Avios Rewards upgrade voucher or the BAPP Amex 241?

The received wisdom, prior to the 2015 Avios devaluation, was that the British Airways Premium Plus American Express 2-4-1 voucher was the best thing since sliced bread whilst the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card upgrade voucher left something to be desired. The 2015 changes to Avios reward pricing […]

Update on the Amex / Amazon deal – points showing, gift cards OK, Prime OK, so jump in!

There was a huge response to my article on Monday about the fantastic new Amazon offer from American Express. It is available for many – but not all – British Airways American Express, Amex Gold and Amex Platinum cardholders. You will find this offer on the ‘Offers’ […]

Great BA Amex / Amex Gold / Amazon offer: register ASAP for 500-1000 easy Avios or MR points

(EDIT:  I have now received my 500 bonus Avios for ordering a £25 Amazon gift card, despite the fact that I am also a Prime customer.  Full details on HFP on Wednesday.) American Express and Amazon have launched a generous offer for many – but […]

HFP ‘Credit Cards’ page updated for August – what are the best deals this month?

It is time for our monthly round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. Our updated directory of all 22 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ […]

Bits: 25% off No 1 Lounges, Amex finally supports Android Pay, new BA celebrity safety video

News in brief: 25% off No 1 Lounges with MSE If you got the MoneySavingExpert newsletter this week, you should have seen an offer for 25% off No 1 Lounges with a special code. This means you can get into the No 1 Lounge at Heathrow […]

Amex loses EU appeal on BA Amex interchange fees – what next for the loyalty co-brand card sector?

The end could be approaching, medium term, for the free British Airways American Express credit card after American Express lost a key European Union ruling last week. The decision is highly likely to mean that merchant fees on the British Airways, Starwood, Nectar, Costco and Harrods American Express […]

HFP ‘Credit Cards’ page updated for July – what are the best deals this month?

It is time for our monthly round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. Our updated directory of all 23 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ […]

Bits: new Amex cashback deals, triple Accor points in Europe & APAC, Opodo codes correction

News in brief: New American Express cashback deals launched American Express has launched a new wave of statement credit deals.  These offers may or may not be available for you to activate if you look at the ‘Offers’ tab on your online statement or in the […]

HFP ‘Credit Cards’ page updated for June – what are the best deals this month?

It is time for our monthly round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. Our updated directory of all 23 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ […]