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: BA pilots strike moves nearer, BA Amex ‘buy Avios’ bonus, Marriott & BA’s GDPR fines, Stansted Express family deal

News in brief: Strike by BA pilots looking more likely As we have covered before, the British Airline Pilots Association is currently balloting its members who work for British Airways on industrial action. It turns out that BALPA and BA spent Monday and Tuesday at […]

Amex will have a cardmember lounge at Wimbledon!

American Express has teamed up with Wimbledon to offer a variety of amenities during the 2019 tournament, which starts on Monday. This includes a members lounge. You can see the details on the Wimbledon website here. Visit the American Express Wimbledon Cardmember Lounge The biggest […]

Bits: Virgin Atlantic orders 14 new aircraft, BA Amex ‘buy Avios’ bonus launched – good deal?

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic orders 14 new A330neo aircraft The rumours we reported recently were true, with Virgin Atlantic confirming an order for 14 Airbus A330-900neo aircraft at the Paris Air Show yesterday.  There is also an option for an additional six aircraft. The […]

Why NO-ONE should spend £20,000 for a 2-4-1 on the free British Airways American Express card

Long-term readers will recognise this article, as I like to give it an outing every 12-18 months.  I wanted to give it another run today as it has a lot of value for new HFP readers who may be putting £20,000 per year on the […]

Do you know that Amex has a private lounge for cardholders at the O2 Arena – with a free drink?

I was having a look at the reservations process for the American Express lounge at the O2 Arena last week, and noticed that it has changed entirely in the last year or so. I thought it was worth running over the new details today, especially […]

How two people can still earn 185,000 Avios from Amex sign-up bonuses – in 2021!

Following the recent changes to the American Express sign-up bonus rules, imposing a 24 month gap between bonuses, and the reduction in the sign-up bonus on Preferred Rewards Gold and American Express Rewards, many people immediately decided that it was no longer possible to earn […]

Top 10 reasons to get the British Airways American Express (BA Amex)

Why should you get the British Airways American Express credit card? Today, in our ‘Top 10 Reasons’ series, I want to look at the top 10 reasons to apply for the free British Airways American Express credit card. You can see all of our ‘Top […]

Top 10 reasons to get the British Airways American Express Premium Plus card

Why should you get the British Airways American Express Premium Plus credit card? Today, in our ‘Top 10 Reasons’ series, I want to look at the top 10 reasons to apply for a British Airways American Express Premium Plus credit card. You can see all […]

What are the top UK credit card sign-up deals by £ value?

What I thought might be interesting to look at today, in very mercenary terms, would be to rank the best UK travel credit card sign-up bonuses in terms of cold hard cash. How do I value my miles and points? The biggest question mark is […]

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

If you have a British Airways American Express card, an interesting new promotion could be waiting for you.  Many, but definitely not all, cardholders seem to have it.  My wife and I do not. You need to go to the American Express website here, log in, […]

American Express brings back ‘Shop Small’ – but only for 80,000 people

‘Shop Small’ is one of the most popular American Express promotions.  Running annually in the Autumn, it offers £5 cashback every time you spend £10 at a designated ‘small shop’.  You are limited to one transaction per card per shop, but you can earn in as […]

Have you had problems with the American Express / Bremont deal?

A couple of weeks ago we highlighted a very generous deal being offered by British watch brand Bremont via American Express. If you were targeted by American Express for this offer and signed up, you would receive £400 cashback with a £500+ spend at Bremont.  […]

Should you leave American Express for 24 months until you can get a new sign-up bonus?

We have spent a lot of time in the last few days discussing the new American Express sign-up bonus policy.  In most cases, you need to cancel all of your personal American Express cards and wait two years before you would qualify for any new […]

The beginners guide to whether you qualify for an American Express sign-up bonus or not

On 21st March 2019, American Express made some major changes to the rules on how you qualify for a sign-up bonus. I have put together this one page summary of the new rules.  I will add a link to this page to the sidebar on the […]

BIG NEWS: American Express blocks multiple sign-up bonuses, starting immediately

American Express unveiled massive changes to its UK card sign-up bonuses last night. This will effectively end card churning for most people. Before I go on, I want to stress one thing.  The new rules on bonuses do NOT stop you applying for any of […]

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