EDIT: British Airways has now told us that all 2-4-1 vouchers earned by 30th June 2020 will be extended by six months at some point
On Monday we were the first to highlight the six-month extension given to all outstanding British Airways American Express 2-4-1 vouchers.
Whilst not unexpected, this was still a welcome move and one which allows voucher holders to plan ahead for trips later this year and in 2021.
It is important to note, however, that this does not appear to be a blanket extension. On Flyertalk yesterday, someone posted a screenshot of a voucher which had just been issued. It only had the standard two-year validity.
It looks like British Airways did a one-off bit of IT jiggery pokery to extend all existing vouchers (and, for clarity, this includes used vouchers which will now be refunded). This is not, it seems, a permanent change of strategy.
You should assume that any voucher which is close to being issued will come with the standard two-year validity.
This creates the odd possibility that your next upcoming voucher could expire before your previous voucher! My previous voucher is now extended to May 2022, so if I spent £10,000 quickly on the card this year – which isn’t going to happen in the current circumstances – I could have my new voucher only running to March or April 2022.
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