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.

REMINDER: American Express currently giving new applicants SIX months to hit their sign-up bonus spend

Since the start of May, American Express has been giving new applicants six months – rather than the usual three months – to hit the spending target required to earn the sign-up bonus on a new card. It is now a lot easier to earn […]

American Express buys £750 million of Avios in return for an extension of its British Airways credit card contract

IAG, the parent company of British Airways, announced this morning that it has extended its credit card deal with American Express. In return, American Express has agreed to pay IAG £750 million.  A ‘significant part’ of the £750 million is pre-payment for Avios points which […]

‘Miles and points’ for the solo traveller – should you have a different collection strategy?

How should your miles and points collecting change if you are a solo traveller? Whilst Head for Points generally treats the 2-4-1 voucher from the British Airways American Express card as the greatest thing since sliced bread (and it is – here is the maths […]

American Express launches luxury shopping cashback offers

A raft of American Express cashback offers for high-end retailers have appeared on cards.  Some, all or none of these offers will appear in the ‘Offers’ section of your online American Express statement.  Remember that you need to click ‘Save to Card’ to register – […]

Is Capital On Tap Business Rewards (15,000 Avios bonus) or BA Accelerating Business Amex the best SME credit card?

Until 13th July, we are running an EXCLUSIVE Head for Points reader offer on the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa.  You will receive points worth £150 cashback or 15,000 Avios if you sign up using our ‘headforpoints’ promo code.  This is a great deal […]

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

In Part 1 of this article 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 […]

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.  Beginners to this hobby may not be aware of the full range of cards which are available.  You have more options than you may […]

Get £50 cashback as American Express Shop Small returns – and another £50 for each supplementary card you have!

Today is the first day that all High Street shops in England are allowed to re-open, regardless of whether they are considered ‘essential’ or not. To celebrate, American Express is launching a new ‘Shop Small’ initiative to support independent shops and give you up to […]

British Airways to give a six month extension on upcoming BA Amex 241 companion vouchers

British Airways has done a big favour to British Airways American Express cardholders whose membership years end in July, August or September. As part of the current coronavirus compensation deal, all British Airways American Express 241 companion vouchers issued by 30th June 2020 were to […]

How do British Airways American Express 2-4-1 companion vouchers work?

How do British Airways American Express 2-4-1 companion vouchers work? 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 […]

Should you trigger your next British Airways American Express 2-4-1 voucher before 30th June?

Back in early March, British Airways extended all British Airways American Express 2-4-1 Avios companion vouchers by six months. This didn’t just apply to unused vouchers.  The extension was also applied to used vouchers too, so if you end up cancelling an existing redemption flight […]

Save 15% on Gett taxi app rides with American Express cashback

American Express has launched a new cashback offer with taxi app Gett. You can use Gett in 25 major cities nationwide including London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Glasgow and Newcastle. The offer may or may not be showing under the ‘Offers’ section on the Amex app or […]

News: Get American Express cashback at Selfridges, no more Virgin Flying Club miles from international money transfers

News in brief: American Express launches Selfridges discounts Two Selfridges cashback deals have launched across American Express cards.   These codes are marked as online only, so they are unlikely to work instore when it reopens.  You also cannot order a gift card online because, I […]

REVIEW: Is BA Accelerating Business Amex or Capital On Tap Business Rewards the best Avios credit card?

Which is the best credit card to earn Avios from spending by your small business? There are four contenders: Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa (£105, convertible to 10,500 Avios, bonus) British Airways Accelerating Business American Express (2,200 On Business points bonus) American Express Business […]

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