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The new British Airways American Express card – spot the difference

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A bit of silliness for a quiet Summer Saturday ….

Here is the new look British Airways American Express card now being issued:

BA Amex - NEW

Here is the old style British Airways American Express card which is being withdrawn:

BA Amex cropped

Spot the difference!

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – April 2021 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our April 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus

You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the other top current deals:

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

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

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending Read our full review

Earning miles and points from small business cards

If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these:

Amex American Express Business Gold card

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

Earn both Avios and BA On Business points with your business spending Read our full review

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

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

Disclaimer: Head for Points is a journalistic website. Nothing here should be construed as financial advice, and it is your own responsibility to ensure that any product is right for your circumstances. Recommendations are based primarily on the ability to earn miles and points and do not consider interest rates, service levels or any impact on your credit history.  By recommending credit cards on this site, I am – technically – acting as a credit broker.  Robert Burgess, trading as Head for Points, is regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a credit broker.

Comments (27)

  • Oliver Bennett says:

    Just downgraded from premium plus to this. I do hope I get the new design! 😛

  • Adam says:

    They have been issuing the ‘new card design’ since February as I’ve just checked mine and its the same

    • Rob says:

      Interesting. The reason I ran it is that Amex only formally sent this out last week asking people to switch over.

      • Jason says:

        Since at least 2013! My card was issued in early November and it’s got the ‘new’ design.

        • George Kyriakos says:

          Yup – BA premium plus since last year here, and it’s shineless…

  • Russell Evans says:

    Get the A380 back to the paintshop…….

  • Londonbus says:

    Keep your eyes open on new aircaraft for the “refreshed” speedmarque…

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