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Here are the new British Airways American Express card designs – what do you think?

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As it is now midnight, we are allowed to give you a first glimpse of the new-look British Airways American Express cards.

There will be two full-length articles later on Wednesday to look at the cards in detail, and share details of some exciting new limited time sign-up bonuses.

If you want to see if the new sign-up offer is live already, the application page for the British Airways Premium Plus card is here and the free card is here.

Here is the new Premium Plus card:

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

As you can see, Amex has chosen to stick with a horizontal format. This makes us very happy because it is far easier to fit a horizontal image into our articles!

The image is a play on the British Airways logo, as you can see if you look at the top right of the card and how it swirls.

You’ll note that the card number and expiry date have disappeared. These now appear on the back of your card. I’m not sure why the other information has remained on the front, especially the ‘Member Since’ date.

Here is the new free British Airways American Express card (click to enlarge):

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

At first glance it looks more attractive than the Premium Plus version, but we haven’t seen one ‘in the flesh’ yet to give a proper view.

I assume that American Express will not be wasting money and plastic reissuing all outstanding cards, so you may have to wait a couple of years to get your hands on the new design.

Alternatively you could report your current card as lost, but this will lead to a new card number being issued and a lot of administration changing over automated payments etc …..

Pop back from 5am and we will have full details of the new cards, the new card benefits and the limited time sign-up bonuses on offer.

Comments (49)

  • NFH says:

    With the new very hefty £250 annual fee, shouldn’t these cards now be metal rather than plastic? Less expensive premium versions of other cards, e.g. Curve and Revolut, are metal, so Amex should do the same. And I do have a metal Amex Platinum card.

    • Rob says:

      Are you not bored with metal cards now? I am currently carrying my Plat and Curve and it is a lot of weight. I don’t need another one.

      • NFH says:

        I have only the same two as you – Amex Platinum and Curve. But I put them in slots of my wallet that prevent my wallet from undesirably bending. But I hadn’t considered the weight impact of more metal cards. It’s a good point, consdering my wallet holds 16 cards, because if they were mostly metal, it would be quite heavy.

  • @mkcol says:

    Disappointing to read the comments of those who are so wasteful as to order a new one as their old was ‘damaged’ or ‘lost’ just to get the new card design early.
    Quite sad.

    • SJ says:

      Virtue signalling about environmental waste on a blog about…grinding airmiles. Chapeau!

    • TGLoyalty says:

      In reality its probably the least sad thing that goes on with the readers/commentators on this site …

  • pauldb says:

    Even my Tesco credit card is black now (along with 4 others). Maybe they could have come up with something different.

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