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BA Amex Premium Plus 2 for 1 - must I start in UK?

Old Jul 27, 19, 5:38 pm
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BA Amex Premium Plus 2 for 1 - must I start in UK?

Quick question: I'm sure I remember reading for the British Airways American Express Premium Plus companion voucher, flights must start in the UK. I can't however find this on the Amex site here or here. Have I somehow invented this restriction or is it true?
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Old Jul 27, 19, 5:48 pm
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Your second link itself links to the full terms and conditions, here: https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb...onditions.html

They say, in the "All British Airways American Express cards" section:

> All Companion Voucher bookings must originate and return to the UK.
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Old Jul 27, 19, 5:50 pm
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Yes, must depart from UK.
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Old Jul 27, 19, 8:56 pm
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Note that there is also a master thread on the 2-for-1 vouchers which confirms this and provides a lot useful info.
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Old Jul 28, 19, 12:20 am
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Must start and end in the UK or JER.
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Old Jul 28, 19, 2:21 am
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Is it not, on reflection, a bit mean that all travel on a Amex 2 for 1 has to be from UK? It's been earned in the normal fashion, spend 10k or so.
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Old Jul 28, 19, 5:04 am
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Originally Posted by nivsy View Post
Is it not, on reflection, a bit mean that all travel on a Amex 2 for 1 has to be from UK? It's been earned in the normal fashion, spend 10k or so.
I think it is much meaner that they are not available to those with non-UK based BAEC accounts even if they have UK bank accounts actually... my sense is that as long as this restriction remains, it is not illogical to equally restrict the departure point to the UK.
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Old Jul 28, 19, 5:58 am
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Originally Posted by nivsy View Post
Is it not, on reflection, a bit mean that all travel on a Amex 2 for 1 has to be from UK? It's been earned in the normal fashion, spend 10k or so.
It's a totally UK focused incentive. Other countries have their own. You can't have the card if you are based overseas and if you move abroad, the card stops posting Avios to your account until you return.
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Old Jul 28, 19, 6:32 am
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On question on this point.

lets say I want to use the voucher to get from LHR -> Tokyo. easy... simple.

but what if I need to first get a flight from Paris. So...

paris -> LHR -> Tokyo -> Lhr -> Paris.

i know the voucher would work for the Paris legs, but would, on the phone, I be able to create a situation where my following legs are protected Incase of delays? ie where i donít need to fly to lhr the day before to protect my booking...
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Old Jul 28, 19, 6:38 am
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Originally Posted by Lewis42 View Post
On question on this point.

lets say I want to use the voucher to get from LHR -> Tokyo. easy... simple.

but what if I need to first get a flight from Paris. So...

paris -> LHR -> Tokyo -> Lhr -> Paris.

i know the voucher would work for the Paris legs, but would, on the phone, I be able to create a situation where my following legs are protected Incase of delays? ie where i donít need to fly to lhr the day before to protect my booking...
no, that will be two separate tickets and the risk will be yours.
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Old Jul 28, 19, 6:38 am
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Originally Posted by Lewis42 View Post
On question on this point.

lets say I want to use the voucher to get from LHR -> Tokyo. easy... simple.

but what if I need to first get a flight from Paris. So...

paris -> LHR -> Tokyo -> Lhr -> Paris.

i know the voucher would work for the Paris legs, but would, on the phone, I be able to create a situation where my following legs are protected Incase of delays? ie where i donít need to fly to lhr the day before to protect my booking...
you are right, you could only book the LHR -> Tokyo -> Lhr on the voucher. There is no way to link/merge the separate legs to Paris to that so you wouldn't have any protection between the bookings.
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