I reported a couple of days ago that the American Express mobile site was showing a higher sign-up bonus for the British Airways credit cards.
The Premium Plus version, with the £150 annual fee, was showing as 25,000 Avios instead of 18,000 Avios.
The basic, free, card was showing as 9,000 Avios instead of 3,000 Avios.
Amex has now emailed me to confirm that these bonuses are ‘official’ and are now showing across all sales channels. This means that you can apply directly from the main Amex website.
Both of these bonuses will run until 31st July.
Before jumping in, don’t forget that the Starwood Preferred Guest Amex also offers 20,000 SPG points at the moment. These can be converted into 25,000 Avios points. The card also has a lower fee than the BA Premium Plus Amex and also gives you the flexibility to convert to 29 other airline programmes as well, or of course redeem for free Starwood hotel nights.
It doesn’t, of course, offer you the 2-4-1 voucher for spending £10,000. However, if you do not think you can achieve this then the SPG card may be the better option.
(To see our complete list of all current credit card bonuses, click here to visit our ‘Credit Cards Update’ page or use the link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)