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British Airways American Express

There are two American Express cards that let you earn Avios directly: the free British Airways American Express card and the paid-for British Airways Premium Plus card.

If you are committed to British Airways, the Premium Plus Amex card is your best choice.  It comes with a 25,000 Avios sign-up bonus and a 2-4-1 companion voucher that could save you up to 200,000 Avios on your next flight redemption.

This article explains how to use the BA 2-4-1 companion voucher you earn on the British Airways American Express cards.

You can read our full review of the British Airways American Express card here and our British Airways Premium Plus American Express card review here.

You can apply for the free card here (5,000 Avios bonus) and the Premium Plus card here (25,000 Avios bonus).

Get 12 months interest-free credit on British Airways flights

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by Rob Burgess33 comments

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

Yesterday, I did my best to respond to an email I received asking ‘What is the best credit card for earning Avios points?’. Because you can earn Avios points both directly and .....

Yesterday, I did my best to respond to an email I received asking ‘What is the best credit card for .....

by Rob Burgess4 comments

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 1: comparing sign-up bonuses)

I recently had an email asking ‘What is the best credit card for earning Avios points?’. This is not as easy an answer as you might think. Whilst there are the BA and Lloyds / TSB cards .....

I recently had an email asking ‘What is the best credit card for earning Avios points?’. This is .....

by Rob Burgess21 comments

500 Avios for adding a supplementary cardholder to your BA Amex account

This was first mentioned in the Comments to another article a few days ago.  (This is why I recommend that email and RSS subscribers to Head for Points should also check out the site itself .....

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by Rob Burgess13 comments

“What is the best use of 13,000 Avios points?”

Over Easter, I will be answering a number of the reader questions that were submitted via this article. If you didn’t take part this time, don’t worry as I will be re-running this feature .....

Over Easter, I will be answering a number of the reader questions that were submitted via this article. If you .....

by Rob Burgess8 comments

“How can I use my Avios to fly direct from regional airports?”

Over Easter, I will be answering a number of the reader questions that were submitted via this article.  If you didn’t take part this time, don’t worry as I will be re-running this .....

Over Easter, I will be answering a number of the reader questions that were submitted via this article.  .....

by Rob Burgess14 comments

Credit Card Reviews 2013 (5): British Airways American Express Premium Plus

This is the 5th of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of not they are worth applying for.  These articles will be linked to the relevant .....

This is the 5th of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether .....

by Rob Burgess15 comments

Credit Card Reviews 2013 (4): British Airways American Express

This is the 4th of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of not they are worth applying for.  These articles will be linked to the relevant .....

This is the 4th of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether .....

by Rob Burgess7 comments

The top UK loyalty credit card sign-up deals by £ value

I first wrote on this topic back in November 2012. However, with major changes, I thought it was a good time to re-run the analysis. Our ‘Credit Card Offers’ tab lists all of the card deals .....

I first wrote on this topic back in November 2012. However, with major changes, I thought it was a good time .....

by Rob Burgess15 comments

Amex Platinum sign-up bonus massacred (and other sign-up bonus changes)

A massacre!  Is there any other way to describe what has happened to the sign-up bonus on the American Express Platinum card which has plunged overnight from 50,000 Membership Rewards points (=50,000 .....

A massacre!  Is there any other way to describe what has happened to the sign-up bonus on the American .....

by Rob Burgess20 comments

New Amex / Foursquare cashback deals launched

March is here, and with it are two great new Foursquare deals. As was hinted at last month, two new deals have been launched with Debenhams and Fenwick / Bentalls. Both work the same way as the .....

March is here, and with it are two great new Foursquare deals. As was hinted at last month, two new deals have .....

by Rob Burgess34 comments

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