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: good Amex / Amazon deal, 25% off Good To Go Parking, Heathrow Rewards bonus correction

News in brief: Get 500 Avios or MR points via a new Amex / Amazon promotion The good news is that a very generous offer is available to some British Airways American Express cardholders. It is also seems to be on some Gold and Platinum […]

Heathrow Rewards mega-bonus on electronics, watches and jewellery is back!

There is good news for Avios, Virgin Flying Club, Emirates Skywards, Etihad Guest and Lufthansa Miles & More members! Tomorrow, 1st November, Heathrow Rewards is launching its annual mega-bonus promotion on electronics, watches and jewellery, keen to tap into the Christmas rush. Worth noting is that World […]

Iberia drops Amex, gives STATUS with its new credit card – BA to follow?

I recently wrote this l-o-n-g article on how I saw the future of airline credit cards in a world of 0.3% interchange fees.  In summary, I expected to see higher fees, lower miles earning but better benefits – I even speculated that airline status as […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (5): British Airways American Express Premium Plus

This is my review of the British Airways American Express Premium Plus credit card. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for. These articles will be linked […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (4): British Airways American Express (BA Amex)

This is my review of the free British Airways American Express (BA Amex) credit card. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for. These articles will be […]

Bits: see BA’s new BOB menu, 25% off Radisson Blu and Park Inn, BA / Avis deal renewed

News in brief: Changes to BA’s buy-on-board menu British Airways has made changes to their short-haul economy buy-on-board menu – and, if you click the link, you’ll see they don’t look great. There is a new tapas meat and cheese platter with a couple of crackers, […]

Bits: BA closing Toronto lounge, new SPG Moments concerts, new Amex offer at Thistle, Amba, Guoman

News in brief: British Airways closing Toronto lounge It was rumoured on Flyertalk earlier this week that the British Airways lounge in Toronto was closing. The closing date has now been confirmed by the Twitter team as 31st October.  BA will be using the Plaza […]

HFP ‘Credit Cards’ page updated for October – 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’ […]

Why it is worth paying an annual fee for a miles and points credit card

I get numerous emails from Head for Points readers asking for advice on which miles and points credit card they should get.  These often come with the caveat “but I don’t want to pay a fee for a card”. I don’t agree with this approach.  […]

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 still increased to 25,000 Avios, and with the Virgin Atlantic bonus lower at 18,500 miles, I thought it was worth taking another look at why I rate this card for long term […]

A change in how ‘Combine My Avios’ works, and a reminder of its quirks

Whilst you can earn Avios in avios.com, Iberia Plus and British Airways Executive Club, the system is designed so that you can move points from one to the other using ‘Combine My Avios’. In theory it is foolproof: There is no limit to how many […]

Should you dump your free BA Amex for the new Amex Rewards card? Possibly.

Yes, you read that right.  If you have the free British Airways American Express card, I think you should consider dropping it for the new American Express Rewards Credit Card (“ARCC”). I wrote about the American Express Rewards Credit Card yesterday (click here) – you […]

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’ […]