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 £150 fee is here. You can learn more and apply for the cards via the Amex website.

Why the British Airways American Express Premium Plus card remains the best UK travel card for long-term spending

With the sign-up bonus on the British Airways American Express Premium Plus (BAPP) card increased to 25,000 Avios until February, I thought it was worth taking another look at why I rate this card for long term spending.   I have a BAPP and my wife has […]

Bits: new Amex cashback deals, new Virgin Clubhouse access rules, IHG to United bonus

News in brief: American Express launches new cashback deals A new wave of Amex cashback offers launched this week. Some, all or none of these will be available for registration under the ‘Offers’ tab of your online statement. Offers marked ‘Connect’ appear on the Amex […]

Bits: free cinema tickets with Amex, Atlantis The Palm Dubai Avios promo

News in brief: Free cinema tickets from American Express As part of its London Film Festival sponsorship, American Express has arranged free screenings of the Opening Night Gala Film, A United Kingdom, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, at 28 Cineworld cinemas across the UK. […]

BA American Express bonuses increased to 9,000 & 25,000 Avios

American Express has – yet again – increased the sign-up bonuses on the two British Airways American Express cards. The Premium Plus version, with the £195 annual fee, now offers 25,000 Avios instead of 18,000 Avios. You must spend £3,000 within three months to receive the […]

Do I still think that NO-ONE should spend £20,000 on the free British Airways American Express?

Back in April I ran an article which argued that NO-ONE should be spending £20,000 on the free British Airways American Express card to trigger the 2-4-1 voucher. A reader dropped me a line to ask if I still believed this to be true after […]

Bits: Which? magazine writes about HFP readers, the BA Amex Premium card lives!

News in brief: Which? covers the end of Royal Mint commemorative coin purchases In the past I have written about Royal Mint offers where you could buy commemorative coins at face value – using a miles earning credit card – and then pay them into […]

The best Avios collection tip I’ve had from a reader this week ….!

I get to hear some great Avios collecting stories from readers.  I rarely repeat them because the idea is often not scaleable or would collapse if given wider exposure.  I am happy to share this one though. With Amazon Prime Day coming on Tuesday (see […]

Bits: Qatar selling UK-Dubai for £975 in Business, new BA Innsbruck flight launched

News in brief: Qatar Airways launches Dubai in business class for £975 Qatar Airways has launched an exceptionally good fare to Dubai – just £975 return.  I have NEVER seen flights to the Middle East so cheap in business class from a UK starting point. […]

New Amex statement credit travel offers launched inc Eurostar, Hyatt, Selfridges

American Express has launched a new round of statement credit deals, with a particularly strong travel focus. There are two ways to sign up to these deals.  The easiest is to visit the Amex website or app and go the statement page for each card you hold. […]

LAST DAY: Get 10,000 or 25,000 Avios sign-up bonus with the British Airways Amex cards

Back in April, to celebrate the new £195 Premium Plus fee, American Express increased the sign-up bonus on the two British Airways American Express cards. The Premium Plus version, now with a £195 annual fee, now offers 25,000 Avios instead of 18,000 Avios. You must spend £3,000 […]

FINAL WEEK: Get 10,000 or 25,000 Avios sign-up bonus with the British Airways Amex cards

Back in April, to celebrate the new £195 Premium Plus fee, American Express increased the sign-up bonus on the two British Airways American Express cards. The Premium Plus version, now with a £195 annual fee, now offers 25,000 Avios instead of 18,000 Avios. You must spend £3,000 […]

American Express ending pro-rata fee refunds in the USA from September – UK to follow?

American Express is having a bad time of things at the moment.  The loss of the Costco contract in the US was a hammer blow to the business (I thoroughly recommend reading the story here) and there has been a drip of other contract losses. […]

‘Credit Cards’ page updated for June 2016 – what are the best deals this month?

It’s 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 directory of all 25 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ tab at […]

American Express removes the minimum income requirement from its cards

I had advance notice on Tuesday that American Express was about to make changes to the minimum income requirements to apply for its cards. To be honest, I assumed that they were going to go up. Instead, Amex has removed minimum income requirements altogether. These […]

Bits: Starbucks / Amex offer, 10% off Emirates via HSBC, Iberia / Groupon issues?,

News in brief: Starbucks cashback offer with American Express Over at Shopper Points today are details of a Starbucks / American Express cashback offer. I am delighted to say that the rules are so badly worded that the combined brain power of Anika and myself has […]

‘Credit Cards’ page updated for May 2016 – what are the best deals this month?

It’s 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 directory of all 25 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ tab at […]

Earn up to 20,000 bonus Avios with new Kaligo.com hotel promotion!

Hotel booking site Kaligo.com has launched a fantastic new promotion which can earn you up to 20,000 bonus Avios for hotel bookings made before 20th June. You must be a British Airways American Express cardholder to participate. There are two good things about the way […]