Earn up to 40,000 bonus Avios with increased welcome bonuses for British Airways American Express credit cards

Aug 31, 2021

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1 September marks major changes for the British Airways-branded American Express credit cards.

As previously reported, here is a summary of the changes:

  • British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card — The annual fee on the card is increasing from £195 to £250 as of 1 September 2021, however, the Companion Voucher is getting more valuable. More specifically, you can now use it on flights that don’t begin in the U.K., and BA is opening up more award availability.
  • British Airways American Express Card — Also known as “the basic card,” the amount of spend needed to earn the Companion Voucher is decreasing from £20,000 to £12,000 in a 12-month period and you can use it on flights that don’t begin in the U.K. However, as of 1 September 2021, you can only use the Voucher on economy redemptions.

If you’ve been waiting until the changes kick in before applying for this card there’s some great news. The welcome bonuses for both cards have been significantly increased for a limited time only.

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You can earn 10,000 bonus Avios when you spend £1,000 in your first three months of Cardmembership with the British Airways American Express Card which is a great welcome bonus for a card with no annual fee.

The British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card now comes with a huge welcome bonus of 40,000 Avios after spending £3,000 in your first three months of Cardmembership. Combine this with the new and improved Companion Voucher you can earn with this card and it becomes one of the best points-earning credit cards available in the United Kingdom.

Applicants must apply and be approved by 2 November 2021 to earn these increased welcome bonus offers. Remember the restrictions on earning welcome bonuses with American Express credit cards.

You can apply for the British Airways American Express Card here or the British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card here.

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