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  • Misty 289 posts

    I was just checking my account to see if I had been awarded any points for shopping via the BA Portal (sad I know) and I seem to be being offered 125,000 Avios if I order a BA Visa Signature card, does anybody else have this on their home page or is it BA’s IT going a bit mad ? I haven’t clicked on it just incase gremlins have got into the system.

    Aston100 1,449 posts
    davefl 1,413 posts

    It is indeed US residents only. IHG and Hilton do this all the time.

    Ridiculously poor IT/Marketing when they know your country of residence and can target accordingly.

    Eggtastico 43 posts

    Are you on Sky broadband?
    My apps & stuff recently decided to access US content & offers.
    example – I was offered Hulu for 99 cents & disney logged into the USA account.
    Not the retailer at fault if the ISP is messing up it’s DNS servers

    The real Swiss Tony 700 posts

    Not the retailer at fault if the ISP is messing up it’s DNS servers

    I see your point but given the OP appeared to be logged in, the retailer should be targeting by offers the customer can actually qualify for. Purely relying on the country of the IP address does seem to scream “we repeatedly underinvest in IT”. Oh, hang on…

    Misty 289 posts

    Thank you for you replies. I’m not on sky broadband. Then for some reason my account seems to think I am in the US?

    I accessed it in my usual way, i.e. put BA Ex club in search engine and clicked on the the link. I then logged in with my email and password and it was defiantly my account as it had the correct number of AVIOS.

    MY page normally shows me the link for the Basic BA AMEX for 7,000 points. I think I read on here that BA are upgrading their site so maybe something to do with that or just we repeatedly underinvest in our IT….

    TooPoorToBeHere 267 posts

    BA shouldn’t do doing GeoIP to decide where a logged-in punter is resident, surely? By the very nature of them being in the business of MOVING THEIR CUSTOMERS BETWEEN COUNTRIES, their customers are going to be logging in from all manner of places.

    Misty 289 posts

    BA shouldn’t do doing GeoIP to decide where a logged-in punter is resident, surely? By the very nature of them being in the business of MOVING THEIR CUSTOMERS BETWEEN COUNTRIES, their customers are going to be logging in from all manner of places.

    Thank you for your reply, definitely logged in in the UK. Today it is now back to my normal (somewhat naff) offer of 7,000 for a standard BA Amex.

    Misty 289 posts

    duplicate

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