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British Airways is offering new members to its Executive Club frequent flyer program 5,500 Avios for joining by the end of today, September 30, 2013, and crediting either a recent British Airways or Open Skies flight or one taken by October 31, 2013, to their new account. You can register for the bonus and enroll here.

Screen shot 2013-09-30 at 1.15.24 PMBecause British Airways’ Avios program is distance-based, you only need 4,500 Avios to redeem an award ticket on a flight that’s less than 600 miles, such as from New York to Montreal aboard American. For example, this flight at the end of the week, which only requires 4,500 Avios and $2.50 (because BA doesn’t charge last-minute award booking fees):

Screen shot 2013-09-30 at 1.26.28 PMBut would cost you $529 to book:

Screen shot 2013-09-30 at 1.28.05 PMSo that 5,500 Avios bonus could hold some real value depending on how you redeem them.

Hat tip: Frugal Travel Guy.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 4 Avios for every $1 spent on all purchases within your first year up to $30,000. That’s up to 120,000 bonus Avios
  • Every calendar year you make $30,000 in purchases on your British Airways Visa card, you’ll earn a Travel Together Ticket good for two years.
  • 4 Avios for every $1 spent on all purchases up to $30,000 in the first 12 months from account opening, you will then earn 3 Avios for every $1 spent on British Airways purchases and 1 Avios for every $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • Pay no foreign transaction fees when you travel abroad.
  • Simply tap to pay with your contactless British Airways Visa Signature Card. Just look for the contactless symbol at checkout. It's fast, easy and secure!
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
18.24% - 25.24% Variable
Annual Fee
$95
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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