Maximizing British Airways Avios Series: Spotlight on Taxes and Fees

April 11, 2012

This is an installment in my new Maximizing British Airways Avios series. Other posts include Master FAQ Post on British Airways 100,000 Avios Offer, Distance-Based Awards, Travel Together Companion Ticket, Household Accounts, Using Avios to Upgrade Paid Tickets, The Avios and Cash Option, Save Money on Fuel Surcharges by Transferring British Airways Avios to Iberia, Using Avios For Non-Flight Redemptions. Update: The current […]

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Sunday Reader Question: Using American and British Airways Miles Together for Awards

April 8, 2012

TPG reader Andy writes: “I have about 105,000 American AAdvantage miles and I am about to also get my 50,000 Chase points from the Sapphire Preferred sign-up bonus. However, Ultimate Rewards points don’t transfer to AA, but they do with Oneworld partner British Airways. I am wondering if there is a way I could parlay both […]

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Chase British Airways 100,000 Mile Bonus is Back!

April 6, 2012

Update: The current sign-up bonus offer for the British Airways Visa is 50,000 Avios when you spend $2,000 within 3 months of account opening. The day points pros have been waiting for is finally back! Chase is again offering the British Airways Visa with a 100,000 Avios points bonus. That’s double the usual 50,000 bonus they’ve […]

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Citi to Potentially Add British Airways and Singapore Airlines to ThankYou Program

March 27, 2012

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Citi ThankYou Preferred card has expired. View the current offer here.  It’s no secret that competition is heating up in the credit card space with Chase and American Express duking it out for the most credit worthy cardholders. Citi has somewhat competed with their ThankYou Preferred card, but that program pales […]

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Up to $100 Credit for NYC Michelin Dines With British Airways Visa Card

February 10, 2012

Last fall the British Airways Visa card offered $50 off a dine at any New York City Michelin starred restaurant (except Peter Luger Steakhouse which does not accept credit cards). You could do it twice, for a total of $100 in rebates – not bad if you were going to dine out at a participating […]

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1,000 British Airways Avios for $50 Safeway Purchase + Free Shipping

February 9, 2012

The British Airways Estore has been on a roll lately! This deal isn’t as lucrative as the bananas 36 points per dollar Nordstrom deal thats currently going on, but it could be an easy win for anyone who shops at Safeway grocery stores. The Estore is giving 1,000 Avios points for, “First-time customers for any completed […]

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Update: Realtytrac British Airways Promo Not Authorized, Accounts Will Be Closed

February 8, 2012

The CEO of Realtytrac just contacted me to let me know that the current 3,000 free point promotion with the British Airways Estore is unauthorized and  they will be canceling every single account signed up through this promotion so no one will be charged a dime. At this point, I do not know if the […]

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Positive Update: 3,000 British Airways Points for Realtytrac Now Pending

February 8, 2012

Update: A rep from Realtytrac just contacted me to let me know this promotion was unauthorized and they are working to shut it down via the British Airways EShopping Mall. I do not know what this means or whether the points will be honored. Something similar happened with and the Chase Ultimate Rewards Shopping […]

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3,000 Free British Airways Avios Points with Realtytrac

February 6, 2012

Realtytrac is a paid service that allows you to research real estate properties. The British Airways E-store (which is also currently running an amazing promotion with Nordstrom) is currently offering 3,000 British Airways Avios points when you sign-up for Realtytrac. Simply log-in and then search for Realtytrac in the top right search bar and you’ll […]

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British Airways Nordstrom 36 Points Per Dollar: Positive Update

February 5, 2012

On Friday I wrote about an insanely lucrative online shopping deal with Nordstrom: 36 Avios points per dollar spent. The details were a little bit murky, but basically the current earn ratio is 12 Avios per dollar and it said triple points on your first order of $50 or more when you enter promo code […]

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Amazing Deal Alert: 36 British Airways Avios Per Dollar Spent at Nordstrom!

February 3, 2012

Online shopping bonuses have been all the rage lately. Many retailers are gearing up for a busy Valentines Day shopping season and it looks like the British Airways e-store and Nordstrom have a whopper of a promotion: 12 Avios per dollar spent normal ratio plus “Triple Avios will be awarded on your 1st qualifying purchase […]

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Oneworld Megado Day One: American Airlines JFK-LHR First Class and British Airways in London

January 25, 2012

The first ever Oneworld Megado began yesterday with a quick jaunt across the pond from JFK-LHR aboard one of American Airlines’ flagship 777-200’s. American Airlines really rolled out the red carpet for attendees making it quite possibly the best customer service I’ve ever gotten in an airport. Upon arrival I was welcomed numerous times and […]

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Updated: 20 of My Favorite Airline Awards

January 23, 2012

It’s been almost a year since I’ve updated the list of my 20 Favorite Airline Awards. Since then, so much has changed in the world of points and frequent flyer miles—from Aeroplan fuel surcharges to British Airways’ new Avios program—that I thought it was high time for a refreshing of the list. I’m going to […]

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Reminder: British Airways Avios 30% Amex Transfer Bonus Ends January 31

January 19, 2012

Back in November I wrote a post about Maximizing the 30% Amex transfer bonus to British Airways’ new Avios program. This is just a reminder that this promo ends January 31, 2012. The bonus is hard coded into the transfer ratio, so 1,000 Amex points = 1,300 Avios points and they transfer instantly. Also remember, […]

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