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[Emily and I get a referral for the regular British Airways 100,000 point credit card, but not for the other (potentially better) British Airways offer mentioned in the post.]
Link: British Airways 100,000 Avios points card – Expires on July 18
We just returned from our Honeymoon in Paris using the Chase British Airways Travel Together ticket! We had a wonderful time flying British Airways First Class, staying in a suite at the Park Hyatt Vendome in Paris, and exploring Paris! But you may already know this if you were following our quick Facebook updates.
We both got the Chase British Airways credit card in 2009 – the first time the 100,000 point bonus was offered. Last year, I spent $30,000 on the British Airways credit card and got a Travel Together ticket which I used to book our flights to Paris. I paid ~$750 in taxes and fees for each First Class ticket, which is less than the price of a coach ticket to Europe.
Readers often ask if you can get the sign-up bonus on the Chase British Airways card for a second time.
In general, you can’t get the sign-up bonus for the same Chase card again, unless it is a different product. For example, the Chase United Mileage Plus (no longer available) is considered a different product from the Chase United Explorer card.
Emily applied for the Chase British Airways 100,000 point card on June 4 (about 2.5 years after she got the card for the 1st time and about a year since she cancelled the card) and called the reconsideration line to get approved the same day. We applied for the regular version (50,000 points after 1st purchase, 25,000 points after spending $10,000 within a year, and another 25,000 points after spending another $10,000) and not the alternative version.
That’s because we may be able to complete $30,000 in spending to get the 2-for-1 redemption thanks to Frequent Miler’s tips and making loans to Kiva. And we’d rather get the full 100,000 points sooner rather than later (you have to wait 1 year for the full 100,000 points with the alternative version, but the minimum spending requirements are much lower).
However, we were in a hurry while completing the online application and left the field for the British Airways Executive Club membership number blank. We got the card within a week and on the front of the card was a new British Airways Executive Club number!
We then reset the password for the new British Airways Executive Club account at BA.com and added it to your Award Wallet account. And a few days ago, that account was updated with 50,000 points!
This was Emily’s experience, but as always, your experience could be different. However, there are folks on this FlyerTalk thread who have received the bonus for the British Airways card again as well.
Bottom Line: I like British Airways Avios points because they are a great compliment to my miles and point toolkit for short distance flights. And I also like the Chase British Airways Travel Together Ticket which I will use for a 2-for-1 redemption to Europe later on.
I wasn’t expecting to get the bonus for a second time, but will gladly pay the $95 for the bonus points and another shot at the Travel Together ticket.