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The 100,000-Point British Airways Credit Card Offer Has Returned

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The 100,000-Point British Airways Credit Card Offer Has Returned

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INSIDER SECRET: British Airways Avios points are useful for more than just British Airways award flights. They can be great to use for domestic American Airlines flights, because you’ll often pay less and British Airways has a generous change and cancellation policies.

The 100,000-point British Airways Visa Signature® Card offer has returned. Now you can earn up to 100,000 British Airways Avios points after meeting the card’s minimum spending requirements.

This deal will be better (for most people) than the previous offer, which allowed you to earn 4X Avios points on the first $30,000 you spent in the first year of card membership. I’ll explain why.

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The return of the old 100,000-point British Airways credit card offer is good news. (Photo by A Periam Photography/Shutterstock)

British Airways Credit Card – 100,000-Point Offer

The British Airways credit card offer has returned to its old 100,000-point bonus, which you can earn after meeting these tiered minimum spending requirements:

  • Earn 50,000 Avios points after you spend $3,000 in first 3 months
  • Earn an additional 50,000 Avios points after you spend $20,000 (total) in the first year of card membership

With the old offer for this card you could earn 120,000 Avios points in the first year, because the intro offer was for 4 Avios points per $1 spent the first year on up to $30,000 in purchases.

This new offer is better because once you include the points you’ll earn from the minimum spending you’ll be able to earn 120,000 Avios points in the first year with only $20,000 in spending.

British Airways has insanely high taxes and fees on lots of its award flights into and out of the UK, but Avios points can be great for booking Oneworld partner awards. I like to use them strategically to save on American Airlines domestic flights.

You can also transfer points from Chase Ultimate Rewards, Marriott and Amex Membership Rewards to British Airways.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel
  • Get unlimited deliveries with a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees on orders over $12 for a minimum of one year on qualifying food purchases with DashPass, DoorDash's subscription service. Activate by 12/31/21.
  • Earn 5X points on Lyft rides through March 2022. That’s 3X points in addition to the 2X points you already earn on travel.

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Where’s the link to the British Airways card??? What bank is it through?

I love Avios British Air miles for flying American Airlines routes from Sarasota to Washington DC. Make this run once a month. BA used to charge 7,500 Avios for one way coach….now it has gone up to 9000. But still a deal compared to using AA miles. Plus, their cancellation policy is way, way better……you don’t get charged. And, they don’t have close in booking fees like AA. In addition, if you put your AA number on your ticket (and you can do this by looking up your ticket on Finair website), and you possess an AA credit card, like Barclays, then you get your bags free as well. All in all, a great use of BA miles. I just transferred 60,000 from my Ultimate Rewards account to BA when they had the special and got 78,000 total BA miles. People need to really know how to use their miles to get the most out of them. This stuff is an art form.

Practice makes perfect! Thanks for sharing, Jeff.

It’s definitely an adrenaline rush when you figure out the best way to redeem miles and points and then score an awesome deal like that.

nsx at Flyertalk

Too bad I’ll never be able to use the 100k Avios I already have. Saaver seats have gotten absurdly hard to find, and now AA is ditching its award chart entirely and going dynamic. Accumulating Avios to redeem on AA is a bad gaamble.

Please explain what American is doing?

Short intra-Europe award flights on BA are dirt cheap. You can often book “Business” for close to what the other guys charge in Economy (e.g. FRA-LHR 9k Avios + $40 in BA Business vs. 8k MileagePlus + $49 in LH Economy). Their Business cabin may be a joke (in this case, a blocked middle seat), but if Economy is what you wanted, you’ll get that, plus a blocked middle seat, plus likely a better meal/snack than LH Economy, plus lounge access.