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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.

IT’S HERE! British Airways launches Club Suite, the NEW business class seat – and it’s very good (Part 1)

The waiting is over.  British Airways has launched its brand new Club World business class seat. And, I have to say, it is far better than expected. The product is called Club Suite.  It’s called Club Suite because it has a door. I saw the […]

How to earn and redeem your BA Amex 2-4-1 companion voucher – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 6

During March I am running updated versions of our ‘Avios Redemption University’ series. This series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  This article explains how to make best use of the 2-4-1 companion voucher that […]

New council tax bill arrived? Use Billhop to pay it by Amex

Council tax bills for the new tax year are dropping through letterboxes at the moment. For a lot of people these are chunky (£2,000 is not uncommon in London) and obviously it would be great to pick up some miles and points. Following the law […]

Bits: more on BA’s new CW and F seats, £400 back on £500 Bremont spend, London City and Sheraton get new logos

News in brief: More on BA’s new Club World and First upgrades A reader sent me an interview with Alex Cruz which has appeared in a BA staff magazine.  There are a couple of interesting bits of news here on the new seats which I […]

What are the best credit card bonuses for LONG TERM spending?

Many of the credit card articles on Head for Points are focused on sign-up bonuses.  Get a card, spend the minimum required to trigger the bonus and potentially move on. However, if you are a high to medium spender, the few thousand pounds of card spend […]

Curve relaunches – charge ANY debit or credit card payment to your American Express (Part 1)

(UPDATE 10pm Tue:  applications for Curve Metal and Amex top-ups are currently not available.  More to follow on Wednesday morning.) Curve Card launched its new subscription plans on Monday – and it is very interesting, to say the least.  It is also a major departure […]

Curve relaunches – charge ANY debit or credit card payment to your American Express (Part 2)

(UPDATE 10pm Tue:  applications for Curve Metal and Amex top-ups are currently not available.  More to follow on Wednesday morning.) This is Part 2 of my article about the new Curve Card subscription plans which launched on Monday.  Part 1, which reviews the flagship Curve […]

‘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?  I thought it was worth updating this article which I originally ran in 2013 in the light of the loss of the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card upgrade voucher and the […]

New year, new credit card? Learn which Amex cards you can get, based on the cards you have

We don’t do very many ‘first principles’ articles on Head for Points.  However, I ran a version of this article a year ago and it was very popular.  More importantly, I’ve ended up emailing the link to at least one reader per day since then […]

Bits: Amex Travel £200 cashback returns, BA launches Islamabad with special deals, BA’s work experience scheme

News in brief: Generous Amex Travel cashback credit launched American Express Travel has launched a new cashback credit promotion. There are a couple of versions.  The most generous, which I got, is a whopping £200 back on a £600 spend via Amex Travel.  The other […]

Bits: HFP on Radio 4, new Amex cashback hotel deals inc Marriott, changes to the Tesco Premium credit card

News in brief: Listen to me on ‘You and Yours’ I did a segment on Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ yesterday lunchtime, discussing the recent changes to petrol loyalty with Esso dropping Clubcard and BP dropping Nectar – which Esso is joining!  We did a Shopper […]

Get £5 back on a £10 purchase via American Express ‘Shop Small’

Shop Small is back!  If you have an American Express credit or charge card (unless it is a Lloyds Avios one), you can make big savings on your Christmas shopping from tomorrow (Saturday) until 16th December with ‘Shop Small’. American Express is the major UK […]

Bits: IHG ‘buy points’ bonus, 250 free Shangri-La points, 25% cashback with Gett, WOW Air going bust?

News in brief: Last day for 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 up to 100% when you buy over 5,000 points. […]

Bits: Amex ‘£10 off at BP’ offer, 2000 Hilton Honors points for new members, BA closes Munich lounge

News in brief: £10 cashback offer at BP with American Express American Express has launched a new cashback offer with BP.  You may, or may not, find this under the ‘Offers’ section of the online statement page of one or more of your Amex cards […]

Curve is now live with Amex for beta testers – this is how it works

Curve Card is an all-in-one payment wallet and aggregator that is popular amongst Head for Points readers.  I describe Curve in detail here, but in summary: Curve Card (a debit Mastercard) is free – in fact Curve will pay you £5 for trying it out […]

Bits: BA schedule changes to Italy and Spain, £5 cashback from Amex with Paypal, Necker Island available on Virgin miles

News in brief: British Airways announces Spain and Italy service changes British Airways has announced a number of changes to its Spanish and Italian networks, including a few switches between Heathrow and Gatwick. Here are the changes: Almeria – moves from Heathrow to Gatwick from […]

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