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Your BA American Express 2-4-1 companion vouchers have been extended (again)

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British Airways has extended the expiry date on some British Airways American Express 2-4-1 companion vouchers.

All vouchers due to expire before 31st December 2021 have been extended by six months.

As well as BA Amex vouchers, this extension also applies to:

  • Gold Upgrade Vouchers
  • Chase Travel Together Tickets
  • RBC Companion Award Vouchers
  • Asba Companion Vouchers
  • RSB American Express Companion Vouchers
  • RSB World Mastercard Companion Vouchers
British Airways 241 companion voucher extended by six months

This is the third extension that has been announced, following similar extensions in March 2020 and October 2020, to account for the impact of the pandemic.

In addition, British Airways is adding an additional 6-months validity to all new Companion Voucher or Travel Together tickets earned between June 2020 and the end of December 2021.

This is what my wife’s account used to show (I used this screenshot in an article two weeks ago):

BA screenshot

This is what it shows now:

Both have been extended by six months.

For clarity, the extension is also applied to vouchers which have been used but where the flight has not been taken. If you cancel a flight which has already been booked using a 241 voucher, it will come back into your account with the six month extension applied.

British Airways BA Amex American Express

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There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:

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Comments (96)

  • Graham Walsh says:

    Isn’t it still worth booking a short trip and get a FTV to lock it in for longer?

    • Nick says:

      Likely not, for reasons that will shortly become apparent.

      • Rob says:

        Likely is, because even if BA chose to change the FTV rules they can’t do it retrospectively, so you have a 241 locked down until 30th April 2023. This is still far longer than the two my wife currently holds.

        • Richard G says:

          Is it looking like they’re going to? I have a fairly chunky booking for April that’s just been cancelled, but I haven’t triggered my FTV yet as I wasn’t sure how best to proceed.

          • toomanylogins says:

            Same here. I assume that if I cancel my trip (which was booked with 2 x 241 vouchers) that the vouchers will be returned and all appropriate extensions added to them?

          • Rob says:

            You should be able to see it already – on there is a page for ‘used vouchers’ and the dates on those should also show as extended.

  • Cheshire Pete says:

    Hi Rob,

    Just like you one of my 2-1 have ended up being 3 y 6 m. I can’t recall how this ended up with x3 6 month extensions!

  • Isobel Brown says:

    Mine, issued Jan 2021, has also been extended for 6 months

  • Kiran_mk2 says:

    Just about to add a 3rd voucher to my account. Let’s hope I actually get a chance to use them soon!

  • James says:

    Any word on ltsb voucher extensions?

  • Ian says:

    Yes – literally just got my most recent voucher (13 Feb) – just been extended to 13 August 23!

  • Britbronco says:

    Ok so no need to ensure my next voucher is triggered before the end of March? I can delay until the end of my year in June now.

  • DAJ says:

    Good news!

    On another note, I know this was discussed to death last year but is there any indication of BA extending status? The reason I ask is that many have had absolutely zero opportunity to travel in 2020 into 21 – my status ends Aug 21. As things stand, it is not likely that any meaningful travel will be possible until at least the end of year.

    • Rob says:

      It all depends how many people are on course to requalify and how many are not. BA could swallow a 20% drop in elites but not 80%.

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