It’s good to see airline cashback offers returning to American Express cards following a quiet few years, and this time it’s the turn of Qantas and KLM.
Both are similar, although the Qantas offer is more generous:
- Qantas: get £200 back when you spend £1,000 or more
- KLM: get £200 back when you spend £1,200 or more
The KLM offer is only for Premium Economy and Business Class flights, whilst the Qantas offer can be used in any cabin.
The Qantas offer can only be used on Qantas flights from Heathrow. That means you are limited to the non-stop service to Perth, or the A380 service to Sydney via Singapore. You can read about my 24-hour Qantas experience to Australia in economy here.
(If you want to credit your flight to Qantas Frequent Flyer and earn Qantas Points, this article shows you how to earn extra Qantas Points from UK credit cards.)
Flights need to be booked by 29th November (KLM) or 30th November (Qantas). You need to be targetted for these offers and to opt in via the statement page of the Amex website or app for the card you intend to use.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – February 2024 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit card, here are our top recommendations based on the current 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:
You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.
Virgin Money is offering double points on spending until 14th April (£5,000 cap) to new customers when you apply for the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard. Click here to learn more.
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
15,000 bonus points and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review
Earning miles and points from small business cards
If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers:
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review
American Express Business Platinum
Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 9th April) and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
Huge 60,000 points sign-up bonus (until 9th April) and free for a year Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review
For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending.