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Update: This offer may be dead.
100,000 is a number that will always get my attention, even if it is for a credit card offer we have seen before. Today I read on Flyertalk that the British Airways card has brought back their (up to) 100,000 point offer after a couple months hiatus. I personally got this offer a year or so ago, and while it requires a whole bunch of spending to get the full bonus, it can be worth it even if you just go for part of the sign-up bonus. Keep in mind that there is a $95 annual fee for this card.
Here are the details of the offer:
- You will get 50,000 bonus Avios after $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
- 25,000 bonus Avios after $10,000 in purchases within the first year of account opening.
- Plus an additional 25,000 bonus Avios after you make an additional $10,000 in purchases also within the first year of account opening.
- Together that’s 100,000 bonus Avios, which is enough for a round-trip business class award flight. Taxes, fees, and carrier charges are approximately $1,250 per adult in business class based on travel from Seattle to London.
If you aren’t familiar with the British Airways Avios program, then check out my post about some good uses of Avios here. My personal favorite uses include the West Coast to Hawaii for 25,000 points round trip on Alaska or American Airlines, Boston to Dublin for 25,000 points round trip on Aer Lingus, the Caribbean, and short haul flights in general for as little as 4,500 points each way on partners like American. I generally do not recommend using British Airways Avios to fly British Airways to Europe as you will be hit with huge fees.
Here is a post on how to use Avios to book an American Airlines flight and a tip on how to make your Avios bookings to allow yourself the greatest flexibility. While we are on the topic of 100,000 mile offers, don’t forget about the Citi Executive AA MasterCard and it’s huge offer. There is no quicker and easier way to get a huge injection of miles and points than big sign-up bonuses like these!
As of the writing of this post, this is not my affiliate offer, just a solid deal worth mentioning.