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Strategy for Avios
Is the Chase British Airways visa as good as it looks?
Would I be eligible to apply if I lived in the UK?
What is the best way to maximise my Avios earning — like on petrol, Tescos and things. Any ideas?
I fly fairly frequently with BA.
Hi. Good question(s)/
For starters, invest some dosh to get BA Gold. I could get you an itinerary (flying for 2-3 days) in the States for £1,200 or so. CC’s are good for avios only when you initially sign up (signup bonus). Otherwise, unless you are spending 10000’s it is hardly worth it.
JMR The BA visa is an attractive card for most people in the US who can use Avios without fuel surcharges. You can apply for it if you have a US social security number and credit history. I wouldn’t put much money on it other than what is required to earn the bonus or $30k if you want to earn a travel together ticket. Better to use something like the Chase sapphire that earns bonus points on travel and transfer 1:1 to BA of you need more Avios.
[USER=93]@JMR[/USER]-laddie — That card is only an option if you are able to apply for US credit cards, unfortunately.
If you’re based in the UK, there are some American Express cards that might be worth exploring more.