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British Airways extends On Business points and status

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British Airways has finally made an announcement about On Business, its loyalty scheme for SMEs.

(If you have your own business and you’re not an On Business member, you can read our full review here. It is a no-brainer, since you earn On Business points on top of your usual Avios.)

This is what has been announced:

your status will roll over for 2021, irrespective of how much spending you do in 2020

tier thresholds have been cut by 40% – ON2 now requires £18,000 of BA spend whilst ON3 requires £180,000

no points will expire on 31st December 2020 – expiry has been pushed back to 30th June 2021

if you take a BA cash flight between now and 31st March 2021, the expiry date of points due to expire on 31st December 2020 will be pushed back to 31st December 2021

British Airways extends On Business points and status

The latter one is important, because On Business points have a ‘hard’ expiry date. Irrespective of your activity, points still expire after three years if not used.

You find out more on this page of the BA website.

If you are an On Business member, you can now earn additional On Business points via the new British Airways Accelerating Business American Express credit card. You can learn more in our BA Accelerating Business review here.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

Read our full review

Other information:

  • Get 50% bonus On Business points on BA flights purchased with the card
  • Annual fee: £210

Representative 80.3% APR variable based on a notional £1,200 credit limit and £210 annual fee. Interest rate on purchases 22.2% APR variable.

See if you qualify for the 2,200 points sign-up bonus +

There are no restrictions on receiving the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Accelerating Business American Express credit card.

You will receive the bonus irrespective of what other business or personal American Express cards you hold.

Learn more about the card benefits +

The card comes with the typical American Express credit card benefits:

Up to 56 days to pay

Up to 99 FREE supplementary cards for your employees

Travel inconvenience cover (with higher payouts if you or your baggage is delayed on a British Airways flight)

Travel accident protection

Purchase protection

Refund protection