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: 0.84p Avios on Groupon, new £50 Hilton cashback deal from Amex, Park Plaza £139 London deal

News in brief: 2,000 Avios for under £17 via Groupon Spain The Groupon ‘cheap Avios’ promotion in Spain, with Iberia Plus, relaunched last week.  Click here for details. The cheapest – and best value – 2,000 Avios package is now back in stock.  You are only paying €19 […]

Should you dump your free BA Amex for the Amex Rewards Credit Card? Possibly.

Yes, you read that right.  If you have the free British Airways American Express card, I think it is worth thinking about dropping it for the little-known American Express Rewards Credit Card (“ARCC”). We don’t cover the ARCC card much on Head for Points so […]

Bits: 100% bonus when you buy IHG points, Amazon gift cards DO count for £5 Amex cashback credit

News in brief: 100% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club points IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – is running another sale with a bonus of 100% when you buy over 5,000 points. 100% is as generous an offer […]

Literally everything you ever wanted to know about the BA Amex 2-4-1 voucher, in one article!

I get quite a few emails each month about various aspects of the British Airways American Express 2-4-1 voucher, both about how to earn it and how to use it. I wanted to clear up some of the more popular questions in this article.  We […]

Bits: BA to drop trolley food service in Club World, American Express Shop Small to return

News in brief: British Airways to drop trolley food service in Club World Business Traveller got confirmation yesterday that British Airways is to abandon the trolley service for serving food in Club World, just a short while after it was introduced.  Rumours had been circulating for […]

Does the confusing new ‘buy Avios’ promo for BA Amex cardholders make sense?

A new sort of ‘buy Avios’ bonus is being trialled by British Airways.  This is only available to British Airways American Express cardholders and requires registration. It is unnecessarily complex, in my view, but may make sense for some readers. The net result, at the […]

What are the best credit card sign-up deals for August? – plus a news round-up

It is time for our regular round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. Our directory of the 16 main UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ […]

Bits: Amex MR transfers to SPG delayed, new Amex offers, Hilton takes three SPG Dubai hotels and launches a new brand

News in brief: American Express extends Starwood Membership Rewards suspension  American Express Membership Rewards has suspended transfers into Starwood Preferred Guest until 21st August.  This is two weeks longer than originally announced and takes us beyond the launch date of the new programme. This is a […]

Good new BA Amex ‘bonus Avios’ promotion – requires registration

If you have a British Airways American Express card, an interesting new promotion should be waiting for you.  The majority of cardholders seem to have it. Tthat said, looking at the comments below there are a large number who do not, so don’t take it personally […]

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 2: on-going earning rates)

Yesterday I did my best to begin answering the question commonly asked by beginners to this hobby – ‘What is the best credit card for earning Avios points?’.  Today I wanted to update, in light of recent card closures, my list of the best on-going earning rates. […]

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 1: comparing sign-up bonuses)

What is the best credit card for earning Avios points?  This is not as easy an answer as you might think and beginners to this hobby may not be aware of the full range of cards which are available.  You have more options than you […]

Bits: new Amex hotel cashback deals, 500 Accor points and cocktails at MGallery, 3000 IHG points with Hertz

News in brief: New American Express hotel cashback deals Some new Amex cashback offers have launched.  Some, all or none of these deals may be available for sign-up on the ‘Offers’ tab of your online statement page.  Remember that you need to check for each […]

Earn up to 20,000 bonus Avios with new Kaligo.com hotel promotion!

Hotel booking site Kaligo.com has launched a fantastic new promotion which can earn you up to 20,000 bonus Avios for hotel bookings made before 31st August. You must be a British Airways American Express cardholder to participate. There are two good things about the way […]

What are the best credit card sign-up deals for July? – plus a news round-up

It is time for our regular round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. The market is slowly coming to terms with the interchange fee caps and is moving forward.  The key […]

What are the best credit card sign-up deals for June? – plus a news round-up

It is time for our regular round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. The market is slowly coming to terms with the interchange fee caps and is moving forward.  The key […]

Bits: Etihad Guest moving to variable reward pricing, Amex Esso cashback deal, Cathay Pacific sale

News in brief: Etihad Guest moving to variable reward pricing Just a few months after their last round of reward price changes, Etihad Guest is launching another belt-tightening measure – variable redemption pricing. From 30th June, the mileage price shown in the redemption charts or […]

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