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British Airways Premium Plus Amex sign-up bonus increased to 25,000 Avios via Amex Mobile

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Head for Points reader signol posted this in the Comments section of another post a couple of days ago (thank you!) but I wanted to give it a wider outing.

Amex is currently offering an increased bonus of 25,000 Avios points on the British Airways Premium Plus card. This compares to the standard bonus of 18,000 Avios.

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

This higher bonus is only available via the American Express mobile site, it seems.

Here is the link – even though it is a mobile site, it will work on any computer.

The offer expires on 31st July. You need to spend £3,000 in three months to trigger the bonus, you need to have £30,000 household income to apply and the card carries a £150 fee.

You can read my full review of the BA American Express Premium card hereAmex’s own home page is here.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (11)

  • Trevor says:

    Typical! I put off ordering the MBNA AAdvantage card until the last minute waiting for a better Avios deal – and here it is, 5 days too late 🙁 Then again, the MBNA AAdvantage card is free and I have less use for those miles, so may just ignore it or come back to it later after ordering and meeting the minimum spend on this – after all, there’s 6 months to achieve it.

  • Rob P says:

    The standard BA Amex bonus is listed as being 9,000 Avois now also via mobile

    • Rob P says:

      Although it only seems to be 9,000 if access on the mobile site from a desktop – if I access it on my mobile it’s still listed as 3,000. Curious.

  • VS says:

    Do you know if you can get both the referral bonus and the applicant’s higher bonus from the above link? When you refer you get a link, so first impulse would be to say no…

  • JF says:

    Do you know if the fee will be pro-rata if the card is cancelled?

    • Rob says:

      Yes, it should even be written into the terms and conditions, it usually is

  • VS says:

    Good spot, Trevor! They just increased this today, as yesterday it was 9k+19k (I checked..)

  • Rob says:

    I have just had an email from Amex confirming the 25k and 9k bonuses are ‘official’ and should be showing across all channels.

  • Mr Bridge says:

    do you get avios on BAPP when you book a reward flight?

    • Rob says:

      Yes, it goes through as ba.com and triggers double Avios on the taxes

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