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.

Amex USA extends the sign-up bonus spend period by 3 months – will the UK follow?

In the last few weeks we have had a constant stream of emails asking us if American Express is offering any help to people struggling to hit their sign-up bonus spend threshold. This is often £3,000 to £4,000 within the first three months of holding […]

Bits: catch Rhys on the Simple Flying podcast, you can’t call it a 2-4-1 voucher!, contactless limit raised to £45

News in brief: Catch Rhys on the Simple Flying podcast A couple of weeks ago Rhys recorded an edition of the Simple Flying podcast to discuss British Airways’ premium offerings and lounges and how to earn status. You can listen to it online here.  It […]

Get £5 American Express cashback on £30 spend at Marks & Spencer

A new American Express cashback offer may be showing on some, all or none of your cards.  You need to look under the ‘Offers’ tab on the online statement page for every card you hold. You will receive £5 cashback when you spend £30 at […]

New British Airways American Express 2-4-1 Avios companion vouchers are NOT being extended

EDIT:  British Airways has now told us that all 2-4-1 vouchers earned by 30th June 2020 will be extended by six months at some point On Monday we were the first to highlight the six-month extension given to all outstanding British Airways American Express 2-4-1 […]

All British Airways American Express 2-4-1 companion vouchers have been extended by six months

Finally! With absolutely zero fanfare – in fact, with no notification of any sort – all British Airways American Express 2-4-1 companion vouchers have been extended by six months. Here is a screenshot from my account to prove it: Note that my vouchers were issued […]

What will British Airways do about status extensions and expiring BA American Express 2-4-1 companion vouchers?

One of our other articles today looks at the new Virgin Atlantic policy for extending your Virgin Flying Club status and vouchers due to coronavirus – read here. We have, unsurprisingly, had a lof of emails and discussion in our comments section about what is […]

How can you maximise the American Express ‘£20 cashback on £25 Daily Telegraph spend’ offer?

There is an interesting offer from the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph showing on a lot of American Express accounts at the moment. To see if you are targeted, you need to look under the ‘Offers’ tab on the statement page for each Amex card […]

What are the 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 […]

What are the 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 […]

Is British Airways dropping Amex for Mastercard? Willie Walsh drops vague hints

IAG, the parent company of British Airways, announced its 2019 financial results on Friday.  There were no stand-out announcements, which is why we haven’t done a full article on it, except to note that: Iberia is planning ‘improvements’ to its Business Class product this year […]

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

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!  Until Wednesday 5th February, we are running an EXCLUSIVE Head for Points reader offer on the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa.  You will receive £150 cashback or 15,000 Avios if you sign up using our ‘headforpoints’ promo code.  This is […]

Improved £75 Hilton hotel cashback deal launched with American Express

This week a new Hilton cashback offer appeared on a lot of American Express accounts.  The targetted offer was for £50 cashback on a spend of £250+ and we covered it a couple of days ago. If you did not get the original offer, it […]

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