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Current sign-up, referral, spend promotions and retention offers


New member sign ups

British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card:
Collect 25,000 bonus Avios when you spend £3,000 within the first three months of card membership.

British Airways American Express Credit Card:
Collect 9,000 bonus Avios when you spend £1,000 within the first three months of card membership.

Referrals

If you are already a BA American Express card holder (either BA card) and introduce a friend to the BA American Express card, you'll receive a 4,000 Avios bonus once your friend's application is approved.

If you are already a BA American Express card holder (either BA card) and introduce a friend to the Premium Plus card, you'll receive a 9,000 Avios bonus once your friend's application is approved.

If your friend achieves the spend required for the welcome offer on either card they'll receive an additional 1,000 Avios. I.e. 26,000 or 10,000 total bonus Avios for the Premium Plus and Credit Card respectively.
Small print:
You must refer your friend via the referral link provided above to be eligible for this offer.

You may recommend as many friends or family members as you wish but you can only receive a maximum of 45,000 Avios per calendar year for those approved for a Card.

You will receive 4,000 bonus Avios if your friend applies and is approved for the British Airways American Express Credit Card. Your friend will receive 4,000 bonus Avios after they have been approved and spent a minimum of £1,000 on goods and services purchased and charged to their Account within three months of Account opening.

You will receive 9,000 bonus Avios if your friend applies and is approved for the British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card. Your friend will receive 19,000 bonus Avios after they have been approved and spent a minimum of £3,000 on goods and services purchased and charged to their Account within three months of Account opening.

When completing the referral form, you must
(i) select the Card you hold from the list at Step 1 and
(ii) select a card to recommend from those listed at Step 2. If you do not follow this process, you and your friend will not be eligible for the bonus.

If your friend has already applied for any of the British Airways American Express Credit Cards without using this referral, you and your friend will not be eligible for the bonus Avios.

All introductory offers are subject to change, can be withdrawn at any time and are not available if your friend currently holds or has held any other British Airways American Express Credit Cards in the past six months.


Promotions

Retention offers
  • I had a BA Blue card. I called to ask if there were any incentives to upgrade to the BAPP one. I was told no (which eventually proved to be untrue, as I got a non-advertised bonus on my first spend), and when I said that I probably would've just cancelled the card and reapplied in the future, I was offered 3 Avios per £1 for 3 months. I later on upgraded to the BAPP, within those 3 months, and I kept the triple Avios retention promotion until it expired. (ringingup - May 2014)

Voucher eligible spend
Pretty much everything counts towards the £10,000 (or £20,000) required to earn a 2-4-1 Companion Voucher, including the following which might be unexpected:
  • Foreign transaction fees

A few things that don't:
  • Annual membership fee
  • Interest payments
  • Transactions under £1 (although you can earn the single Avios )

The online total to the right of the card summary is pretty up to date, and far more useful for tracking spend than what the statements show.


Insurance
Both standard and Premium Plus cards include insurance benefits for goods and services purchased on the card. Full details here and here respectively. Summary of Premium Plus benefit are shown here, with standard card offering same cover unless alternate figure is shown in parentheses:
  • Purchase protection: £2,500
  • Refund protection: £300 (£200) per item
  • Flight delay / cancellation / overbooking / missed: £200 (£0)
  • Baggage delay (6+ hours): £750 (£0)
  • Baggage delay (48+ hours): £1,000 (£0), additional to 6 hours benefit
  • Accident: £250,000 (£75,000)
  • Hijack (24+ hours): £1,500
  • Hijack (72+ hours): £3,000, additional to the 24h benefit
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Old Nov 4, 17, 5:21 pm
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Originally Posted by SussexFly View Post
Hoping somebody can provide and answer for me rather than me diving through Tís&Cís.

I currently have an Amex (unsure of the exact title of it), and my 1st year with Amex is up in April
Iím seriously toying with the idea of moving to a Premium Plus BA Amex - solely for the 2-4-1 voucher.
however, am I entitled to the welcome bonus (spend X amount in 3 months and gain X amount of bonus Avios) if I just switch from Amex to BA Amex?
Or do I need to leave Amex altogether and rejoin?
From my own experience I believe you will be eligible for the welcome bonus for the BA card. Earlier this year I switched from Amex Gold to the BA PP card and received the new signup bonus without any issues.
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Old Nov 4, 17, 10:00 pm
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Originally Posted by S_W_S View Post
From my own experience I believe you will be eligible for the welcome bonus for the BA card. Earlier this year I switched from Amex Gold to the BA PP card and received the new signup bonus without any issues.
fantastic - just what I wanted to hear!
thsnk you.
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Old Nov 5, 17, 1:13 am
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Originally Posted by SussexFly View Post
Hoping somebody can provide and answer for me rather than me diving through Tís&Cís.

I currently have an Amex (unsure of the exact title of it), and my 1st year with Amex is up in April
Iím seriously toying with the idea of moving to a Premium Plus BA Amex - solely for the 2-4-1 voucher.
however, am I entitled to the welcome bonus (spend X amount in 3 months and gain X amount of bonus Avios) if I just switch from Amex to BA Amex?
Or do I need to leave Amex altogether and rejoin?
You need to tell us what your current Amex card is.
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Old Nov 5, 17, 1:19 am
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Originally Posted by ringingup View Post
You need to tell us what your current Amex card is.
a Preferred Rewards Gold Card is what I have at the moment
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Old Nov 5, 17, 1:22 am
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Originally Posted by SussexFly View Post
a Preferred Rewards Gold Cardbia what I have at the moment
Ok. So you cannot ďmoveĒ to a BA Amex. You will have to apply for the BA Amex Premium Plus card as a new applicant.

Good news is that youíll get the signup bonus! Happy to refer you if youíd like a slightly higher bonus

You can cancel your Gold card if you donít want to pay the annual fee due from the second year.
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Old Nov 5, 17, 1:35 am
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Originally Posted by ringingup View Post

Ok. So you cannot ďmoveĒ to a BA Amex. You will have to apply for the BA Amex Premium Plus card as a new applicant.

Good news is that youíll get the signup bonus! Happy to refer you if youíd like a slightly higher bonus

You can cancel your Gold card if you donít want to pay the annual fee due from the second year.
fantastic!
Iím assuming Iíll need to wait for the annual bonus of membership rewards to credit my account before I cancel my gold card, so itíll be the new year before I apply for the BA Amex.
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Old Nov 5, 17, 1:37 am
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Originally Posted by SussexFly View Post
fantastic!
Iím assuming Iíll need to wait for the annual bonus of membership rewards to credit my account before I cancel my gold card, so itíll be the new year before I apply for the BA Amex.
Yes, you will have to wait for the annual bonus to post, after which you can cancel the card and get a prorata refund.

No need to wait in order to apply for the BA card. You can hold both at the same time.
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Old Nov 5, 17, 1:50 am
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Originally Posted by ringingup View Post
Yes, you will have to wait for the annual bonus to post, after which you can cancel the card and get a prorata refund.

No need to wait in order to apply for the BA card. You can hold both at the same time.
amazing - thank you for your help!
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Old Nov 7, 17, 5:56 am
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Wondering if anybody else has experienced a long delay in their Avios from the BA Amex posting to their BAEC account? Usually they show up on my BA account with a day or 2 of the new month, but here we are on the 7th Nov and no sign of them, yet they have disappeared from my Amex account! (Who do I call to track them down, Amex or BA?)

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Old Nov 7, 17, 6:14 am
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Originally Posted by Pilot37 View Post
Wondering if anybody else has experienced a long delay in their Avios from the BA Amex posting to their BAEC account? Usually they show up on my BA account with a day or 2 of the new month, but here we are on the 7th Nov and no sign of them, yet they have disappeared from my Amex account! (Who do I call to track them down, Amex or BA?)

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I would start with Amex. All BA will be able to say is that they haven't received the Avios. I had a similar situation a while ago and the Avios were debited from Amex but then credited back again a couple of weeks later when the transfer had failed. Apparently the link from Amex to BAEC had been broken when I upgraded to the Premium Plus card. It all got sorted after a few weeks with a bit of chasing Amex. Of course your circumstances may be different.
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Old Nov 7, 17, 6:33 am
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Originally Posted by fruitcage View Post
I would start with Amex. All BA will be able to say is that they haven't received the Avios. I had a similar situation a while ago and the Avios were debited from Amex but then credited back again a couple of weeks later when the transfer had failed. Apparently the link from Amex to BAEC had been broken when I upgraded to the Premium Plus card. It all got sorted after a few weeks with a bit of chasing Amex. Of course your circumstances may be different.
Thanks fruitcage, Iíll start with Amex and see what is going on.

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Old Nov 7, 17, 7:35 am
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Originally Posted by Pilot37 View Post
Wondering if anybody else has experienced a long delay in their Avios from the BA Amex posting to their BAEC account? Usually they show up on my BA account with a day or 2 of the new month, but here we are on the 7th Nov and no sign of them, yet they have disappeared from my Amex account! (Who do I call to track them down, Amex or BA?)

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Fwiw my Avios haven't posted yet either (same as you - gone from Amex but not shown up at BA).
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Old Nov 7, 17, 7:52 am
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Originally Posted by Pilot37 View Post
Wondering if anybody else has experienced a long delay in their Avios from the BA Amex posting to their BAEC account? Usually they show up on my BA account with a day or 2 of the new month, but here we are on the 7th Nov and no sign of them, yet they have disappeared from my Amex account! (Who do I call to track them down, Amex or BA?)

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Same here, usually on the 2nd I got the avios but not this month...
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Old Nov 7, 17, 8:21 am
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Glad Iím not the only one! I rang Amex and the agent says Amex have sent the Avios to BA, but BA havenít picked them up yet (whatever exactly that means), so guess weíll just have to wait! Apparently 5 working days is the normal time they allow to post, so weíll have to wait another few days before raising it again.

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Old Nov 7, 17, 1:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Pilot37 View Post
Wondering if anybody else has experienced a long delay in their Avios from the BA Amex posting to their BAEC account? Usually they show up on my BA account with a day or 2 of the new month, but here we are on the 7th Nov and no sign of them, yet they have disappeared from my Amex account! (Who do I call to track them down, Amex or BA?)

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Same problem here as well.
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