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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.

New BA Amex offer – get 3,000 bonus Avios for £300 of British Airways spend

A good new offer should be showing on your British Airways or British Airways Premium Plus American Express card. If you spend £300 or more at ba.com between registration and 16th February, you will receive 3,000 bonus Avios. For clarity, this bonus comes from American […]

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

Throughout this week, I am updating a few popular reference articles.  These are mainly for the benefit of new Head for Points readers who find us in early January as they start researching their Summer travel plans, but there is something in them for everyone. […]

How a couple can earn 185,000 Avios from Amex sign-up bonuses – if you’ve not had an Amex recently

History shows that this week will see a lot of new readers finding Head for Points for the first time, as they start to plan their 2020 holidays.  For the benefit of those people, many of whom will not have had any American Express cards […]

What American Express bonuses can you get, based on the cards you have?

This is our beginners guide to whether you qualify for an American Express sign-up bonus or not. It runs through the checklist of which UK American Express cards you can get based on the cards you have. This way I have written it below is, […]

BA sneaks out some interesting bits of news via its New Year resolutions ….

British Airways put out a press release yesterday announcing its ’20 New Year resolutions’. I was tempted to delete it unread, obviously!  That would have been a mistake, however, as for some reason BA chose to slip out two new announcements among the 20 resolutions. […]

Bits: bonus Avios on all BA Amex spend, £10 supermarket cashback with Amex, win a £12k Malaysia holiday

News in brief: Get bonus Avios on all BA Amex spend until 27th December American Express is currently running a special offer for all British Airways American Express cardholders. You may have been emailed about this last week, but if you have opted out of […]

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

We have recently seen two new small business credit cards launching, both of which allow you to earn Avios.  But which is best? Both cards seem to take advantage of a loophole in the EU interchange fee regulations which means that they do not apply […]

STARTS TODAY: Get £5 back on a £10 purchase via American Express ‘Shop Small’ 2019

Shop Small is back for 2019!  If you have an American Express credit or charge card, you can make big savings on your Christmas shopping from today until 22nd December with ‘Shop Small’. What is American Express Shop Small? American Express is the major UK […]

Odd things are happening when you add a return to a one-way British Airways 2-4-1 ticket

British Airways seems to have tweaked its rules on how you can book a return ticket using a British Airways American Express 2-4-1 voucher, assuming you want to book as soon as tickets are released. Let me recap the position for the benefit of readers […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (6): British Airways American Express Premium Plus

This is my review of the British Airways American Express Premium Plus credit card. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for. These articles will be linked […]

Bits: 2-4-1 vouchers now working on Avios sale, Thomas Cook slots sold, Virgin Trains drops Nectar

News in brief: American Express 2-4-1 vouchers now working on the Avios sale Avios is currently running a redemption sale, which we covered here. World Traveller and World Traveller Plus seats are reduced by 50%, whilst Club World and First Class require 10% fewer Avios.  […]

Bits: new BA flights for Avios redemption, Virgin expands at Manchester, new Waitrose and LNER Amex deals

News in brief: British Airways adds extra flights to New Orleans and Grand Cayman British Airways has added two new services for the Summer 2020 timetable, which starts at the end of March. These services are now available for Avios redemption, so if you previously […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (5): British Airways American Express (BA Amex)

This is my review of the free British Airways American Express (BA Amex) credit card. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for. These articles will be […]

Amex launches new cashback deals with Accor and the Post Office

American Express has launched two good new cashback deals.  You may see these offers on some, none or all of our cards – you need to look at the online statement page and look under the ‘Offers’ tab for EVERY card you own. You will […]

Amex ‘Shop Small’ returns for 2019 – but it is capped

American Express has announced the return of ‘Shop Small’ for 2019, but with a catch. ‘Shop Small’ is an annual American Express event aimed at encouraging cardholders to visit local independent shops.  (It is also a way of persuading local independent shops to accept American […]

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