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Chase British Airways Avios Point Card is Back! [Expired]

Chase British Airways Avios Point Card is Back! [Expired]

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Via this FlyerTalk thread, Chase is again offering 100,000 Avios points for the British Airways credit card.

The terms are almost the same as the last offer.  You get:

  • 50,000 points after spending $1,000 within 3 months
  • Another 25,000 points after spending $10,000 within 1 year
  • And another 25,000 points after spending another $10,000 (i.e. a total of $10,000 + $10,000) within 1 year

Avios are good for short distance travel within the US.  They are also good for travel to South America without fuel surcharges, and are great to fly to Europe if you’re comfortable paying ~$400 each way in fuel surcharges (think of it as paying for coach, but traveling in business or first class).

However, in my opinion, getting 2 Citi American Airlines cards for 50,000 miles each or 100,000 miles in total is much better than the Chase British Airways deal if you have to just pick one offer.  But Avios points are a good addition to your miles and points collection.

Avios points are quirky to use, so make sure the card is right for you before applying.

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Hello

Please advise- my husband and I fly to London once a year , does this card make sense for us, we currently use Amex and do not see any value with our air miles. Also should we apply separately to max on the points even though this means paying two annual fees.

thanks

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@Hanisha – I’d pick the United card since it is cheaper to use it to fly to London (since there are no fuel surcharges). You should apply separately if you want to double the sign-up bonus.

It’s funny how people can completely criticize the value of Avios just because they don’t need them. For me, Avios are worth more than any other type of mile. I live in Miami, and using Avios to the Caribbean is an amazing deal! Starting at only 9,000 Avios I can fly to almost anywhere in the Caribbean. One ticket from Miami to the Cayman Islands costs $460 on American–I bought 2 for only 15,000 Avios when I did it through Amex MR. I’m also planning on using Avios to fly from LA to Hawaii(using SW points to get to LA). People really need to do research before making such ridiculous comments.

Does anyone know the fuel charges/fees British Air charges for the short leg from LHR to PAR (London – Paris)? I’m trying to avoid using BA for any part of an American award trip but it seems they always pop up for one leg of the trip. (Sad to have bonus points and then have to avoid one the the “partners.”)

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@Judy – The fees are much more reasonable on the last leg of the trip and you should be fine as long as you’re not flying British Airways on the long trans-atlantic segment.

Hi Darius,

I see above where canceling the Chase BA Visa will not affect the mileage already posted in ones BA Avios account, however, would this also apply to companion vouchers already posted. My wife & I each have companion certificates so I would like to close the Chase accounts to manage credit lines but will not if there is any chance of not being able to use the vouchers. Was wondering if your credit card was active when you used your voucher.

Any tips you can offer for us to fly from DFW to Rome using the companion tickets & Avios? We want to make the trip July of 2014, 2 adults & 2 teenagers in First class. Looks like it would cost me about $5K for about $46K of travel. Do you think we can pull this off? I saw you had challenges booking 4 of your family to India. Since I am limited to BA what should my Strategy be starting around July/Aug this year?

BTW – we are headed to Bora Bora Hilton this July thanks to Citi AA, Amex Hilton, and your blog.

Thanks,

Rick

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@Rick – I don’t believe you need to have the card active when making the companion pass booking. Here are the complete rules. I think I had cancelled my card when we actually flew, but had the card when I made the booking.

BA usually has good availability, but 4 seats are always tough. I wouldn’t limit yourself to only DFW and would try to search for flights from nearby cities as well. Have a wonderful time in Bora Bora!

Need more info about yearly charges etc

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@Arif merchant – There is a $95 annual fee which is not waived.

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