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
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):
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.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2023)
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 with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
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.
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 10,500 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.
EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.
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.