Good news. Chase has raised the offer to a total of 100,000 Avios on the British Airways Visa!
To receive the full 100,000 Avios bonus, there are three tiers of spending requirements to meet. You will receive 50,000 Avios after spending $2,000 in 3 months, an additional 25,000 Avios if you spend $10,000 in 12 months, AND an additional 25,000 Avios if you spend $20,000 in 12 months. The annual fee is $95.
While I wish you could receive the full 100,000 with one simple minimum spend, it’s nice that you have 12 months to meet the 2nd and 3rd tiers. Even if you just committed to spending $10,000 in 12 months, you would receive 75,000 Avios. That’s a lot of Avios.
Can You Apply for the 100k British Airways Visa Offer?
The terms on the application say that you’re eligible to apply and receive the bonus if you don’t currently hold the BA card, and it’s been 24 months from the last time you received a bonus on the card.
It appears that the British Airways Visa doesn’t fall under Chase’s 5/24 rule.
Note: If you don’t have the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, you may want to apply for it first, since it’s a harder card to get approved for now if you have applied for 5+ credit cards in the last 24 months.
Other Benefits of the 100k British Airways Visa Offer
You will earn 3x Avios per $1 on British Airways purchases and 1x on all other spending. There are no foreign transaction fees and it’s equipped with smart chip technology, so it’s good for international use. The British Airways card is also a Visa Signature card, which comes with some sweet additional benefits like free wine tastings.
If you spend $30,000 in a calendar year on your British Airways Visa, you will receive the Travel Together Ticket. This ticket lets you bring a passenger on an award ticket for the Avios price of one, but you will still have to pay the fuel surcharges and fees.
Here are the full marketing details on the British Airways Visa Signature® Card:
- 50,000 bonus Avios after you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
- Earn an additional 25,000 bonus Avios after you spend $10,000 total on purchases within your first year from account opening for a total of 75,000 bonus Avios.
- Earn a further 25,000 bonus Avios after you spend $20,000 total on purchases within your first year from account opening for a total of 100,000 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.
- In addition to the bonus Avios, you will also get 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.
- Chip Technology allows you to use your card for chip based purchases in Europe & beyond, while still giving you the ability to use your card as you do today at home.
Why I Love British Airways Avios
It’s true, last year British Airways devalued their award chart for “premium” cabin flights, and 4,500 short haul domestic flights. That being said, there’s still great value in the British Airways award chart. BA has a distance = based chart, so short flights are a darn good deal.
I can fly Austin to Dallas for only 7,500 Avios and $5. Or, I can fly to Chicago for 7,500 Avios. I’ve also used my Avios for cheap flights to Mexico from Dallas for only 7,500 Avios and $25 one-way. Bargain.
Avios are great for getting to Hawaii on Alaska or American airlines from the west coast. You book LAX to Maui for only 12,500 Avios and $25 one-way.
You can also get cheap flights to the Caribbean from the west coast with Avios. Miami to San Juan, Puerto Rico is only 7,500 Avios and $5.
And don’t forget the popular Boston to Dublin route on Aer Lingus that’s only 26k Avios round-trip in economy during off-peak season.
I’ve also used my Avios to hop around internationally. They’re great for that! For example, you can fly Dublin to London starting at 4,000 Avios one-way.
Pretty much no matter where you live, or where you’re traveling, you can find a cheap Avios flight. There’s also no close in booking fee with Avios, and it’s easy to top off your account since you can transfer in Chase Ultimate Rewards. Oh, and sharing Avios is easy with household accounts.
Chase has raised the offer to a total of 100,000 Avios on the British Airways Visa card. If you’re eligible for the card, it’s one that deserves consideration since Avios can be very valuable. They aren’t my favorite award points, but they are up there because of how practical they are. If this offer is right for you, the link to apply and view all the details is below. Remember, only apply for credit cards if your credit score is in good condition, and you’re comfortable with the minimum spending requirements.
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