At the beginning of July we saw three fantastic sign-up bonuses introduced on co-branded airline cards. This is a reminder that they’re still going strong, so if you’re eligible and haven’t yet applied, I’d highly recommend doing so.
Chase issues co-branded credit cards in the United States for Aer Lingus, British Airways, and Iberia. All three airlines belong to the same airline group (IAG), and have the same points currency (Avios). The following three cards are currently offering welcome bonuses of 100,000 Avios after spending $5,000 within three months:
- Aer Lingus Visa Signature® Card (review)
- British Airways Visa Signature® Card (review)
- Iberia Visa Signature® Card (review)
These are really great offers. For context, in the past few years we’ve sometimes seen offers of up to 100,000 Avios on these cards, but typically with a spending requirement of $20,000. So to be able to earn 100,000 Avios with such a reasonable spending requirement is noteworthy.
Chase’s typical application rules apply, including the 5/24 rule. On the plus side, you’re eligible for the bonus on each of these cards. So if you have the British Airways Card, you’re eligible for the Aer Lingus Card or Iberia Card, for example.
If you don’t yet have one or more of these cards and are eligible, I’d highly recommend applying with these offers. See this post for a comparison of the perks of the three cards, which have a lot of overlap. Personally I think the British Airways Card is the most useful, followed by the Aer Lingus and Iberia Cards. However, it really depends on what perks you value most.
If you’re limited on how many Chase cards you can apply for, also keep in mind that the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card (review) is offering a best-ever bonus of 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points after spending $4,000 within three months. If I could only pick up one card right now, that’s the card that I would get, given the size of the bonus and the flexibility of those points.
The Aer Lingus Visa Signature® Card, British Airways Visa Signature® Card, and Iberia Visa Signature® Card, are all offering incredible bonuses of 100,000 Avios after spending $5,000 within three months. These are the best offers we’ve seen on these cards, and are among the most compelling bonuses out there.
If you’re eligible for one of these cards, I’d highly recommend applying.
Do you plan on picking up an Avios credit card with these bonuses?