I have to remove the British Airways 100,000 point link by 5:00 pm EST on July 17 (Tuesday)

We devote thousands of hours of research to help you get Big Travel with Small Money. You support us by signing-up for credit cards through partner links which earn us a commission. Here’s our full Advertising Policy.

I have to remove the British Airways 100,000 point link by 5:00 pm EST on July 17 (Tuesday)

Million Mile SecretsI have to remove the British Airways 100,000 point link by 5:00 pm EST on July 17 (Tuesday)Million Mile Secrets Team

We devote thousands of hours of research to help you get Big Travel with Small Money. You support us by signing-up for credit cards through partner links which earn us a commission. Here’s our full Advertising Policy.

Link:  British Airways 100,000 Point Card

Link:  British Airways 100,000 Point Card (Alternative Version)

I’ve been asked to remove my affiliate links for the British Airways 100,000 point card on Tuesday (tomorrow), July 17th, at 5:00 pm EST.  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.

However, you may have good luck with the alternative version of the British Airways card which does not require the $20,000 spending, but requires you to keep the card for a year before getting the 2nd round of 50,000 points.

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.

In a recent poll on the blog, 79% of respondents would collect Avios points compared to 21% who wouldn’t collect them.  Check out the comments in that post to see if collecting Avios points makes sense for you or not.

Bottom Line:  As always, offers come and go, and the British Airways 100,000 point offer has appeared twice before – once in November 2009 and for a second time in April 2011.  I don’t have any inside information, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see it back again!  And we should see some new offers on other cards fairly soon.

Link:  British Airways 100,000 Point Card

Link:  British Airways 100,000 Point Card (Alternative Version)

Or like me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter!

If you liked this post, why don’t you join the 25,000+ readers who have signed-up to receive free blog posts via email (only 1 email per day!) or in an RSS reader …because then you’ll never miss another update!

Editorial Note: We're the Million Mile Secrets team. And we're proud of our content, opinions and analysis, and of our reader's comments. These haven’t been reviewed, approved or endorsed by any of the airlines, hotels, or credit card issuers which we often write about. And that’s just how we like it! :)

Add comment

E-mail is already registered on the site. Please use the Login form or enter another.

You entered an incorrect username or password

Sorry that something went wrong, repeat again!

20comments

by Newest
by Best by Newest by Oldest

I called the reconsideration line today after a “pending” last night and was told they denied my app because I had received a card within six months. I have four Chase cards, but two are at least twelve years old. The other two I applied for and received in early ’12…so the “within six months” rule seems to be rather malleable…

I asked if I could transfer half of the limit from one card, to the new BT card, and at first she said no. Then she offered to cancel one of the four existing cards so I could get the BT. We discussed cancelling one of the two older cards…but I told her it would be such a shame because I’ve had them for so long and they help my credit (which is true). So I asked again if I could transfer part of the limit from one card to the new BT and she said yes. Asked me how much, put me on hold, then approved. I’m really happy about this.

Daraius – what are your thoughts on keeping very old cards and for how long? Are two old cards better than one? My other cards are less than one year old.

I called the recon line after a “pending” last night, it had already been approved (at some point between 11pm and 10am).

Approved after calling into the reconsideration line through your link. Woohoo! Thanks so much Daraius! Your blog is my favorite by far:)

Author
Million Mile Secrets

@Mike H @Sharon – Congrats and thanks for sharing!

@Jaime – Sometimes it takes asking the same question again, or just hanging up and talking to another representative. I suspect 2 older cards are better than one, because it is an “average age of accounts” so fewer older accounts and more newer accounts will lower the average age.

Does anyone know if this Chase card is churnable? I had this card previously, and canceled it in Nov of last year. Any chance of getting the sign-up bonus again?

Thank you for all of the information on this card! I included it in my 3-card app-mini-fair last night (however I opted for the faux booking method to avoid the spend). I am grateful for the knowledge however (all my other Chase cards are your links however). I also did a SPG personal and Virgin card last night. All three approved. I’m taking 6 months off to work on spend and only pounce on limited, high offers. I’ll have a few cancellations to call in 4Q, so I want to ease into the rest of the year. And work on my wife’s apps.

Load more