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Chase Avios Earning Credit Cards: BA, Aer Lingus, Iberia- Up to 100K Avios & more

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British Airways, Aer LIngus and Iberia credit cards, all issued by Chase, all earning Avios.

This thread is a continuation of the now archived: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/chas...d-fees-18.html

Chase now has 3 Avios earning credit cards, all currently offering up to 100K Avios per card.
Up to 100K Avios - 50K after $3K spend/3 mos. plus 50K after $20K spend in 12 months($95 AF) New benefits (August 2019):

Now with up to $600 in statement credits for award taxes and fees PER CALENDAR YEAR. 3x$200 or 3x $100 depending on class booked. See the details for flight restrictions, etc, here:
https://www.chase.com/personal/credi...atement-credit

The calendar year restriction means that you can use it twice in the upcoming months, 3x on or before Dec 31 and 3x again after Jan 1 or a total of up to $1200.

10% back on flights booked at BA.com using the code CHASEBA10.
The details are here: https://www.chase.com/personal/credi...save-10percent


Avios can be combined or moved between Iberia and Air Lingus accounts.
Chase also offers sign up bonuses on Air LIngus and Iberia co-branded airline credit cards. (As of August 2019's offers both are tiered 100K Avios offers) This allows big spenders that are under 5/24 to get up to 300K in sign up bonuses, plus combine points to book at BA.com for flights and get the fuel surcharge refund and 10% off.
See the BA forum and this thread in the Chase forum for Avios earnings strategies: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/chas...os-points.html

Spending $30,000 will earn a Companion Fare "Travel Together" ticket.
Details are here: https://www.chase.com/personal/credi...ravel-together

Downgrades: Chase offers a no fee BA card. It's not available for new applications but can be accessed via a downgrade from the standard, $95 a year card. When the annual fee comes due you can downgrade/ product change to the British Airways rewards credit card with no annual fee and thereby preserve your card number, credit line and Average Age of Account. It's unclear whether the fee free card will get the new perks (August 2019) of an award fee rebate. Perhaps someone with the fee free card can make a dummy booking and update us here at FT.


Q. Can I apply for this card and earn the bonus after doing so previously? How long do I have to wait before reapplying? Should I call if my application is held for further review and not approved instantly?
A. See the wiki and related discussion in Applying for Chase Credit Cards, 2017 onward
Q. Once I meet the card's initial spending requirement, how soon will I receive my signup bonus points?
A. Bonus points typically accrue at the close of the billing period in which you incur the corresponding charges. Points should appear in your hotel/airline account within a few days thereafter.

NOTE: If you complete your required spending in the last 7-10 days of the statement period, the bonus may not post until the following month's statement, even if the regular per-dollar points post on the first statement. This is normal behavior for Chase and is not worth a phone call.
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Old Feb 22, 19, 12:09 pm
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Thumbs up Chase Avios Earning Credit Cards: BA, Aer Lingus, Iberia- Up to 100K Avios & more

Anyone know if I can get this offer if I already hold a Chase BA card (over 2y old)?
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Old Feb 22, 19, 12:24 pm
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This product is available to you if you do not have this card and have not received a new cardmember bonus for this card in the past 24 months.
You would need to close the current card.

You would also need to lookup when the final portion of the new account bonus was posted to your BAEC account, and calculate 24 months from that point.
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Old Feb 22, 19, 12:57 pm
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Originally Posted by mia View Post
You would need to close the current card.

You would also need to lookup when the final portion of the new account bonus was posted to your BAEC account, and calculate 24 months from that point.
Thanks, completely missed that part on the offer page. Sounds like I would be fine downgrading the current card and immediately applying for the new one.
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Old Feb 22, 19, 9:57 pm
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Thanks, completely missed that part on the offer page. Sounds like I would be fine downgrading the current card and immediately applying for the new one.
FYI I tried doing this today but got denied. I 1) called to PC/downgrade to the no fee BA card, 2) called back to make sure PC was completed and was showing correctly to chase, at which point 3) I also asked if I should be eligible to apply for the current offer and was told a certain yes.

After applying online I was given a "We'll let you know our decision as soon as possible" message so I called recon. Was told cannot be approved because I already have this card. Argued that I PC'd it but they didn't budge, saying they only offer one BA card and I still have the same card just with different terms. I offered to close the existing account to push through the app, but was told they cannot reconsider this application and I am free to try that and reapply, but they can't advise me on that.

A bit frustrated about this, since this distinction is very much not obvious, ie that it's possible to downgrade / PC but still have the "same" card. But maybe that's my fault for not researching enough (though I haven't seen similar cases reported on). Also frustrating that an agent misinformed me specifically that I should be eligible for the bonus (but of course understand that CSR might not know all the specific terms).
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Old Feb 23, 19, 3:54 am
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Another possibility is that you simply applied too soon. See this analogous situation involving other Chase cards:

​​​​​​​Downgraded Sapphire Preferred to Freedom Unlimited, but Reserve app rejected.
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Old Feb 24, 19, 8:15 am
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Originally Posted by asdf098 View Post
FYI I tried doing this today but got denied. I 1) called to PC/downgrade to the no fee BA card, 2) called back to make sure PC was completed and was showing correctly to chase, at which point 3) I also asked if I should be eligible to apply for the current offer and was told a certain yes.

After applying online I was given a "We'll let you know our decision as soon as possible" message so I called recon. Was told cannot be approved because I already have this card. Argued that I PC'd it but they didn't budge, saying they only offer one BA card and I still have the same card just with different terms. I offered to close the existing account to push through the app, but was told they cannot reconsider this application and I am free to try that and reapply, but they can't advise me on that.

A bit frustrated about this, since this distinction is very much not obvious, ie that it's possible to downgrade / PC but still have the "same" card. But maybe that's my fault for not researching enough (though I haven't seen similar cases reported on). Also frustrating that an agent misinformed me specifically that I should be eligible for the bonus (but of course understand that CSR might not know all the specific terms).
You need to wait a few days to a week between downgrading and re-applying for the same Chase card. I would recommend no less than 4 days.
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Old Feb 28, 19, 11:43 am
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So IE, BA and IB credit card bonus offers are now all downgraded. $20k spend used to net 120k points, now just 80K points. I wanted to load up on Avios points, so this hurts.
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Old Apr 23, 19, 1:53 am
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Chase BA Card Question

I signed up for the Chase BA Card which offers a bonus of up to 120,000 Points when spending up to $30,000.
I just purchased a British Airways Ticket worth $2000 for which I received 3X Miles + 1X Miles = 8000 Miles (my cc statement is ready and Avios are posted to my account)
But, I did not get the 4X Bonus which should have been another 8000 Miles

What am I missing? Does the Bonus take time to post? I thought the new promotion meant that you got the bonuses every month.
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Old Apr 23, 19, 7:53 am
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Originally Posted by DFWsakp View Post
.... I did not get the 4X Bonus which should have been another 8000 Miles....
If you only purchased the airline ticket, no additional points are due. There is no "4X Bonus", it's 4 points per dollar total, and that's what you received.

In simple terms:

3 base points + 1 bonus point if buying BA, IB, EI, LV
1 base point + 3 bonus points if buying anything else

Review the terms:

4 Avios points on up to $30,000 in purchases your first year: You'll earn 4 Avios points for each $1 spent on purchases for your first 12 months from account opening, or until you reach $30,000 in purchases, whichever occurs first. This is an additional 1 Avios point on top of the 3 Avios points earned on flight purchases made directly with British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia and LEVEL, and 3 additional Avios points for each $1 spent on all other purchases. After that, you'll earn 3 Avios points: You'll earn 3 Avios points for each $1 spent on flight purchases made directly with British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia and LEVEL. 1 Avios point: You'll earn 1 Avios point for each $1 spent on all other purchases.

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Originally Posted by mia View Post
If you only purchased the airline ticket, no additional points are due. There is no "4X Bonus", it's 4 points per dollar total, and that's what you received.

In simple terms:

3 base points + 1 bonus point if buying BA, IB, EI, LV
1 base point + 3 bonus points if buying anything else

Review the terms:
Vowwww! I totally missed that. All other cards and even this same card in the past would give you the Bonus separately. For example: AMEX Platinum will give you a 5% Bonus MR Points on Flight Purchases + the 50,000 or 60,000 Bonus Points for the Spend. I was under the impression that BA Chase was doing somewhat similar for these purchases.
In this case, I would have been better off buying the Airline Tickets on my AMEX Platinum as that gives me 5% MR Points which many a times in the past, I have converted to Avios with 30% Bonus so would have got about 6.5% return vs. the 4 points per dollar.
I got the card 19 days ago. They have not charged me an Annual Fee yet. Can I go ahead and cancel the card without paying the Annual Fee OR Can I convert the card to a No-Fee Card?
I just ordered the card and I don't feel that this is really a good value. I guess I will just cancel the card and
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Old Aug 28, 19, 9:53 am
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Fuel Surcharge Credit now offered

Here's a new perk to the BA card:

Reward Flight Statement Credit


Get up to a $200 statement credit on Reward Flight bookings

Pay for your reward flight taxes and fees using your Chase British Airways Visa Signature® and you’ll automatically receive a statement credit of $100 for an economy or premium economy booking or $200 for a business or first class booking. Use the credit to enhance your next trip with a tour, dinner, or more. The possibilities are endless. You can receive one statement credit per reservation, up to 3 times per calendar year.

https://www.chase.com/personal/credi...atement-credit
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Old Aug 28, 19, 10:27 am
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Originally Posted by StartinSanDiego View Post
Here's a new perk to the BA card:

Reward Flight Statement Credit


Get up to a $200 statement credit on Reward Flight bookings

Pay for your reward flight taxes and fees using your Chase British Airways Visa Signature® and you’ll automatically receive a statement credit of $100 for an economy or premium economy booking or $200 for a business or first class booking. Use the credit to enhance your next trip with a tour, dinner, or more. The possibilities are endless. You can receive one statement credit per reservation, up to 3 times per calendar year.

https://www.chase.com/personal/credi...atement-credit
On-going discussion of this new benefit can be found in this thread on the British Airways Executive Club page:

Chase BA Visa card offers new rebate for redemption fees
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Old Aug 28, 19, 10:37 am
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On-going discussion of this new benefit can be found in this thread on the British Airways Executive Club page:

Chase BA Visa card offers new rebate for redemption fees
Thanks for that link. I wish I still had a BA card!
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Old Aug 30, 19, 12:40 am
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Originally Posted by StartinSanDiego View Post
Thanks for that link. I wish I still had a BA card!
Why, when the YQ charge for an F or J is thousands of dollars a lousy $200 doesn't help at all.
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Old Aug 30, 19, 7:14 pm
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Why, when the YQ charge for an F or J is thousands of dollars a lousy $200 doesn't help at all.
That lousy $200 is a 13 percent discount for my annual flight SEA-LHR in J.

Out of principle, you should refuse to accept it.
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