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.

What is your credit card ‘end game’ strategy?

People who drift into this odd hobby of ours often apply for a couple of credit or charge cards almost at random, perhaps because they were on promotion or because they didn’t know any better.  They don’t have a long term strategy at that time, not […]

Amex ‘Shop Small’ starts today – get £5 back on every £10 purchase!

If you have ANY American Express credit or charge card – except TSB – you can make big savings on your Christmas shopping from today until 18th December with ‘Shop Small’. American Express is the major UK sponsor of a scheme called ‘Shop Small’, designed to […]

Avios tells HFP: ‘Readers WILL get their 15,000 Avios Amex bonus’

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the generous bonus of 15,000 Avios points which British Airways has awarded to anyone who has held a British Airways American Express card since it launched in 2001. Well, not quite ‘anyone’.  As we discussed last weekend, I […]

Why some people are missing their 15,000 Avios BA Amex loyalty bonus

I wrote earlier last week about the generous bonus of 15,000 Avios points which British Airways has awarded to anyone who has held a British Airways American Express card since it launched in 2001. Well, not quite ‘anyone’. I have had a few emails from people […]

Bits: Heathrow’s Christmas ad, two free US Uber rides, Amex shopping offers

News in brief: Watch Heathrow’s Christmas ad Heathrow Airport has released an incredibly sweet Christmas ad, reminding us all that Christmas is about spending time with your loved ones. If you haven’t seen it on TV, I strongly recommend taking a look (click below, it […]

Bits: Did you get 15,000 free Avios?, 20% off Loyalty 2017 tickets, Etihad / Times promo

News in brief: 15,000 free Avios from American Express I got a very pleasant surprise when I ran my AwardWallet update yesterday morning to refresh the balances of all my loyalty accounts.  My British Airways Executive Club balance had gone up by 15,000 Avios! When […]

£100 back on £500 BA spend (should include Avios taxes) with new Amex offer

For the first time I can remember, British Airways has launched a cashback deal with American Express.  It is surprisingly generous and set at just the right level for anyone planning a Club World redemption booking. Some – but not all, I don’t have it – […]

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 to […]

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

This is my review of the free British Airways American Express 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 to the […]

The three different types of loyalty credit cards I own

18 months ago I ran this post on ‘What is your credit card ‘end game’ strategy?‘.  This was fundamentally about which cards you should, long term, end up keeping in your wallet and generated a lot of discussion.  I will run an updated version soon. […]

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 […]