Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

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  • in reply to: BA Companion Voucher – Tokyo May 25?
    Traveljunkie 15 posts

    Seats are currently only released up to 1/4/25. CW gets snapped up pretty much immediately, but there is plenty of Y and PE availability. If you want CW you have to be on the ball, either online or on the phone, as soon as they are released (1 am just now). There’s is a LOT of info on this site about this process!

    *I think IB now flies to TYO as well so you may want to look into that option.

    Thanks all. I guess I have to keep an eye out. I was just trying to get an idea on prices!

    I believe there have been articles on the companion voucher not being the best use for PE and Y flights though?

    Traveljunkie 15 posts

    I applied on Tuesday but haven’t received any emails following. Not sure what the delay is.

    in reply to: Billhop – using Amex for council tax?
    Traveljunkie 15 posts

    For those of us in the impoverished north, it appears Asda have paypoint as well as my local Texaco station. I’ll be giving them a try when my overinflated ctax bill arrives.

    Word of warning AMEX consider paying through PayPal as a ‘Cash Advance’ and fees will be incurred.

    I was told just now ‘ The option to transfer amount from AMEX credit card to any other UK credit card or bank account or any international overseas card is not permitted in the UK market

    in reply to: BA sale (VS have already announced there’s)
    Traveljunkie 15 posts

    Not sure but i’m keen to know this too

    in reply to: Post your American Express Gold retention offers
    Traveljunkie 15 posts

    Been offered 20K via chat. Once this is posted can I still cancel and get a pro rata refund?

    in reply to: Post your American Express Gold retention offers
    Traveljunkie 15 posts

    Mine is up for renewal in November. I messaged live chat and was offered 7000 points, but then phoned up and got offered 6000 on top of that, so 13000 total. I was told they couldn’t offer any more than that, i’m pretty happy with what I’ve got though.

    Did you accept the chat offer of 7,000 points and then called up to confirm you are cancelling? What were the timelines?

    in reply to: Transferring MR to Avios
    Traveljunkie 15 posts

    It’s the Gold

    in reply to: Transferring MR to Avios
    Traveljunkie 15 posts

    Thanks all – My MR balance shows 0 now, should I wait for confirmation from Avios/Nectar of successful completion before closing with AMEX?

    in reply to: Gold – approaching the 1 year mark
    Traveljunkie 15 posts

    Have you held any personal British Airways American Express Card product in the past 24 months? If no, I’d apply for the British Airways American Express Premium Plus, spend sufficient to get the sign up bonus, consider pushing on for the companion voucher (be warned: it’s much less useful than it used to be thanks to the increase in taxes, fees and charges — you may find you never use it long haul).

    Wait for your annual bonus to land on the Gold, maybe keep the Gold if Amex make you a decent offer, if not, close it. Keep spending on the BAPP for six months.

    Then you’ll have choices again: Keep the BAPP for 18 months and requalify for a Platinum sign up bonus; cancel BAPP and take out a Platinum card immediately; cancel BAPP and move to a non-Avios non-MR card like Marriott (thus running the clock down on two sign up bonuses); if you can convince Barclays to give you a card, take a break from Amex completely…

    A lot swings on how much benefit you’d actually get from the Platinum fee. Only you can really be the judge of that. For some people, keeping it indefinitely is the right decision, if that’s where you’re headed you may as well upgrade as soon as you have your Gold bonus in the MR bank.

    Agree with what you both say in terms of waiting until the bonus lands. What would you say is a ‘decent Gold retention offer’? No haven’t had a BAPP card before. I think i’ll go BAPP and then wait 18 months to get the Platinum sign up offer. I mainly use it to collect Avios/flight points/lounge access etc

    A lot to think about… thanks for the reply.

    in reply to: Post your American Express Gold retention offers
    Traveljunkie 15 posts

    What does 20K points equate to? I’m up for renewal in October but thinking of cancelling given the feee and signing up to the BA Amex fee card.

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