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Link: British Airways 100,000 Point Card
Link: British Airways 100,000 Mile Card (Alternative Version)
Today, May 31, 2012, is the last day to transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to British Airways at a 50% bonus.
And next Thursday, June 7th, is the last day to apply for the public British Airways 100,000 point credit card. For most folks, it really is a 50,000 point sign-up bonus since you have to spend $20,000 within 1 year to get the 2nd 50,000 points.
I also suspect that the alternative (& potentially better) British Airways offer which gets you 50,000 points after your 1st purchase and another 50,000 points after 1 year may last longer than June 7, 2012.
British Airways points are quirky, but are good for short haul travel within the US on American Airlines, travel to South America, and multi-continent hops with no or low fuel surcharges. And Avios points are great for travel to Europe if you are willing to pay fuel surcharges (~$400 each way) for a Business or First Class seat.
The downside is that each extra segment will cost you more Avios points and the high fuel surcharges make it a poor value to redeem Avios to fly in coach on most routes.
British Airways First Class Amenity Kit Giveaway!
British Airways Avios always brings up strong reactions in folks. I’m curious to learn what you really think about Avios points.
So leave a comment, by 11:59 pm CST on June 2, 2012, to win a British Airways First Class amenity kit!
I like the British Airways amenity kit because it is very well constructed, luxurious, but understated.
Emily: This is my favorite amenity kit because of its elegant, simple design and high quality amenities inside!
For more details, check out Frequently Flying’s review of the British Airways amenity kit.
Don’t forget to leave a comment to enter the amenity kit giveaway!
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