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Do not apply for a British Airways American Express card today or Wednesday

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No particular reason.

Just sayin’.

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Comments (21)

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  • Craig says:

    Totally off topic but I am trying to spend my aa miles (from mbna last year) – for cx and Qatar – does aa have different reward availability than is shown on the BA website? When calling aa they can’t seem to find the same seats…

    • ineverturnright says:

      Craig I had same issue. apparently BA site shows phantom availability on CX. Google phantom availability aadvantage and you’ll see reports of the same from others

      Apparently Japan airlines site is more accurate for CX availability

    • JQ says:

      You just need to keep trying every day. I got the CX seat I wanted after 30 days of trying…

  • Waribai says:

    Yes….I had a problem trying to book FUK-HKG-LHR on flying with CX using my avios. CR swore blind that there was no availabiltiy. In the end I splti iti into tw osegments and booekd it online with no problem except the dimwit checkin assistant at FUK who couldn’t check my bags through to LHR on two separate PNRs and had to call hsi supervisor over!

  • smallal says:

    Does the rule about not owning a card for the previous 6 or 12 months mean you can’t already own an AMEX card (I currently have a Lloyds one) or is it just BA issued cards?

    • Polly says:

      Yes if have had either of the BA amex cards within the last six months you cannot apply for another BA amex. You must have had it cancelled at least six months before. It is more prudent to wait 8-10 months before applying again, so it’s not looking too obvious. You can of course have your partner apply if they haven’t held one in that time. Lloyds amex doesn’t count.
      You can apply for a plat or SPG etc no problem. It’s within the categories this rule applies.

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