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:
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):
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.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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. 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.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
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.)