Very quietly, all British Airways American Express 2-4-1 companion vouchers due to expire between 1st October 2020 and 31st March 2021 have been extended by a FURTHER six months.
(Gold Upgrade Vouchers with the same expiry dates have also been extended, but that is not the subject of this article.)
In addition, all new companion vouchers issued between 1st October and 31st March 2021 will come with a six month extension. This means that vouchers on the free British American Express will be issued for 18 months and those on the British Airways Premium Plus for 30 months.
So some companion vouchers have been extended twice?
Yes. Here is a screenshot from my wife’s account to prove it:
Note that the vouchers were issued in July 2018 and April 2019 and so should have expired in July 2020 and April 2021. (This is off a British Airways Premium Plus American Express so the voucher has a 2-year validity.)
The voucher from July 2018, which was due to expire in January 2021 after the first extension, is now due to expire in July 2021.
However, the other voucher – due to expire in October 2021 after the first extension – has NOT been extended further. This is because this new extension only applies to vouchers due to expire by 31st March 2021.
Hopefully you will see the same when you go into your British Airways Executive Club account.
If you want to learn more about how to use it now you have the extension, this Head for Points artice is the definitive guide on everything you need to know about the British Airways American Express 2-4-1 voucher.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards.
Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)