British Airways American Express cards

The British Airways American Express cards are hugely popular with our readers. The main attraction is the 2-4-1 voucher for Avios redemptions which you receive when you hit the relevant spending target.

 

Our main review of the free card is here and our review of the Premium Plus card with the £195 fee is here. You can learn more and apply for the cards via the Amex website.

Bits: change coming to Amex sign-up bonuses?, change already here at Tesco Clubcard

News in brief: Changes may be coming to Amex’s sign-up bonus criteria Two readers have contacted me in recent days to say that they have been told by the American Express call centre that imminent changes are coming to the way sign-up bonuses are earned. […]

FINAL WEEK: Exclusive Billhop discount for HfP readers – pay (almost) any bill with your Amex card

Back in September we first wrote about Billhop, a Swedish company that lets you pay almost ANY bill with a credit or charge card – including American Express cards. You can probably imagine how this situation could be useful in your points collecting …. If […]

£15 cashback or 1500 Avios with £100 British Airways purchase via Amex

British Airways and American Express have launched a new cashback or points deal which appears generous, especially as it can be combined with the current sale deals. (Remember that there are Club Europe seats on offer for as low as £140 return in the January […]

HSBC Premier offering you a free hotel stay to switch – and get the best Avios non-Amex credit card

I have covered the HSBC Premier World Elite MasterCard in some detail in the past – my full review is here.  It is a VERY attractive MasterCard product if you want to earn Avios. There is a £195 annual fee but you will receive 40,000 Avios […]

New year, new credit card? The best bonuses and market gossip

It is three months since I last did a round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals.  The reason for the delay is that things got a little quiet. Since October, we […]

What is your credit card ‘end game’ strategy?

People who drift into this odd hobby of ours often apply for a couple of credit or charge cards almost at random, perhaps because they were on promotion or because they didn’t know any better. They don’t have a long term strategy at that time, […]

BA says goodbye to in-flight shopping on short-haul, the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph

British Airways has made an internal announcement that it is phasing out in-flight shopping on short-haul flights from January. January 2018 sees the arrival of the first A320 / A321 NEO aircraft which will come with new high-density seating.  At the same time, the existing […]

Starting Saturday: Get £5 back on £10 purchases using Amex when you ‘Shop Small’

If you have an American Express credit or charge card (some exceptions apply), you can make big savings on your Christmas shopping from this Saturday until 17th December with ‘Shop Small’. American Express is the major UK sponsor of a scheme called ‘Shop Small’, designed […]

Bits: IAG / BA buys Monarch’s Gatwick slots, MyFlights to close, new Amex cashback deals

News in brief: BA owner IAG buys Monarch’s Gatwick landing slots IAG, the parent of British Airways, confirmed last night that it had bought the landing slots at Gatwick Airport previously used by failed airline Monarch. Whilst many of these will end up with British […]

What is the future of airline credit cards in the UK?

I wrote this article last week for potential use in another publication.  It seemed a shame not to run it on here too.  Whilst very little in this article will be new to regular readers, it does pull together a lot of news and ideas […]

Bits: good Amex / Amazon deal, 25% off Good To Go Parking, Heathrow Rewards bonus correction

News in brief: Get 500 Avios or MR points via a new Amex / Amazon promotion The good news is that a very generous offer is available to some British Airways American Express cardholders. It is also seems to be on some Gold and Platinum […]

Heathrow Rewards mega-bonus on electronics, watches and jewellery is back!

There is good news for Avios, Virgin Flying Club, Emirates Skywards, Etihad Guest and Lufthansa Miles & More members! Tomorrow, 1st November, Heathrow Rewards is launching its annual mega-bonus promotion on electronics, watches and jewellery, keen to tap into the Christmas rush. Worth noting is that World […]

Iberia drops Amex, gives STATUS with its new credit card – BA to follow?

I recently wrote this l-o-n-g article on how I saw the future of airline credit cards in a world of 0.3% interchange fees.  In summary, I expected to see higher fees, lower miles earning but better benefits – I even speculated that airline status as […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (5): British Airways American Express Premium Plus

This is my review of the British Airways American Express Premium Plus credit card. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for. These articles will be linked […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (4): British Airways American Express (BA Amex)

This is my review of the free British Airways American Express (BA Amex) credit card. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for. These articles will be […]