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  • zapato1060 717 posts

    Or should I just use the upgrade link from BA Blue to BAPP rather than trying to get P2’s referral bonus? TIA

    SteveJ 1,005 posts

    Yes. When you click the referral link it’ll take you to the blue card, select other card options and you’ll see the full range, inclusive of the BAPP. Player 1 gets their referral bonus regardless of which card you take.

    JDB 4,663 posts

    For what it’s worth, there have been reports here recently that where a referee isn’t eligible for a SUB, the referrer may no longer get a referral bonus.

    Retron 16 posts

    JDB is spot on, no, you won’t get anything.

    My friend has had a blue BA card for a few years, I’ve had the BAPP variant for several years. He wanted to upgrade (to generate Club World companion vouchers) and suggested I refer him, which I did.

    He was approved for the BAPP but I got nothing – not even an email confirming my friend had signed up! (Not having referred anyone before, I don’t know what they send, or whether the Avios just show up randomly, but it’s been several weeks now and nothing).

    alig4th 322 posts

    it’s been several weeks now and nothing).

    While referral bonuses normally show up pretty quick, the T&C state it can take up to 10 weeks (https://www.americanexpress.com/uk/legal/refer-a-friend/terms-and-conditions.html).

    And if you weren’t sat on your friend’s shoulder as they accessed/completed the application, it’s hard to be certain they did it “correctly” (e.g. definitely used your link, did the application in one sitting, didn’t use the browser back button at any time, etc).

    So I’d suggest waiting the 10 weeks then contacting AMEX (phone, don’t chat, and make sure you insist on being put through to a UK based rep; they seem to have better knowledge/training/access to the systems, and hopefully won’t have to “pass you details to the back office for 5-10 working days” which is the result of most queries to overseas centres for anything even slightly complex).

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