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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).

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‘Credit Card Offers’ updated for November 2012

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Hurray – a decent British Airways Amex sign-up bonus is back

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The updated guide to collecting Avios points from car rentals

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Credit Card Reviews (8) – bmi American Express and Visa cards

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American Express and the art of the useless promotion

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Last day to register for double Amex rewards at World Duty Free

A quick reminder that today is the last day to register your Amex card (any Amex-issued Amex) to received double rewards when you shop at World Duty Free. Original post is here. You will receive .....

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Should you use a mileage or a ‘no FX fees’ credit card abroad?

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Something I stress on Head for Points whenever I can is the need to keep a clear mind when earning miles or .....

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Get double Amex rewards from World Duty Free

This offer was promoted in the latest newsletter for British Airways American Express cardholders.  However, it is actually valid for UK cardholders of any Amex-issued Amex.  You can also .....

This offer was promoted in the latest newsletter for British Airways American Express cardholders.  .....

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Two special hotel deals via American Express

There are two special hotel rate deals knocking about for American Express cardholders which may be of interest. Via this link, Hilton is offering a 30% discount on its Bed & Breakfast Rate.  .....

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

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The majority of the credit card posts on Head for Points are focussed on exploiting sign-up bonuses.  Get .....

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Shockingly poor new BA Amex sign-up bonus launched

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The last lot of BA American Express sign-up bonuses have gone, to be replaced by a set which are, amazingly, .....

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New credit card sign-up bonuses for September 2012

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by Rob Burgess4 comments

How many credit cards can you hold in the UK?

My wife was recently targetted for the Priority Club Black Visa card.  This was for the offer that I highlight on the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page – 40,000 Priority Club points (good .....

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