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The HfP chat thread – Monday 1st November

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Comments (450)

  • Stephan says:

    If you refer someone who already has had the ba and membership card in the previous 2 years which means they don’t get a bonus. Will I still get the referral bonus? I assume there is also limit on the number of amex cards you can have

  • Sharon says:

    My friend had the BAPP and downgraded after getting the sign up bonus, he now wants to upgrade again before hitting £10k spend to get the 2 for 1 voucher. If I refer him from my card (BA Blue) would I get a referral bonus as it would just be a product transfer?

    • Pete1968 says:

      It’s not an upgrade, it’s a new card so you get the referral bonus.

      • Sharon says:

        Thank you Pete1968

      • Pete1968 says:

        Which means he wouldn’t upgrade to get the 2 for 1 voucher, it would be a new a/c.

        If he simply upgrades, you get nothing, you are not referring him.

      • TGLoyalty says:

        Not sure what you’re saying here Pete

        If you hold a blue BA and apply for a BAPP it was always processed as an upgrade, you couldn’t hold both at the same time. Therefore, no referral bonus is payable as it’s the same card account.

        I wasn’t aware this had changed….

        If it’s not the same card then the spend towards £10k wouldn’t carry over and you’d need to spend the full £10k to get a 2-4-1.

        • Pete1968 says:

          You can hold blue BA and BAPP at the same time provided you apply for each separately.

          • TGLoyalty says:

            Did that change recently then as it was not meant to work that way previously, doesn’t mean it didn’t happen by mistake.

    • Peter K says:

      I’m not sure Peter is correct.

      I believe that you can’t hold both the blue BA card and the BAPP. The system will see it as an upgrade, not a new application, even if via a referral link.

      • Cabal of rabid baboons says:

        1968 is wrong, being accepted for either cancels the other.

        • Pete1968 says:

          I’ve had both at the same time with no problems. I guess you could be right if Amex actually realise you hold both cards at the same time.

  • Shaw West says:

    Do MBNA cards work with Bendy?

    • Shaw West says:

      Looking for another card to partner VA.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      What do you mean by work? They haven’t banned it like Creation but if the MCC draws a charge without bendy it’ll draw one with it.

  • Gothbe says:

    Regarding the recent Amex spend promotion, how long after reaching the target spend does it take for the avios to be awarded? I had a target of spend £5k on my BA premium to get 10,000 bonus Avios.

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