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British Airways Credit Card from Chase – what was the highest bonus?

British Airways Credit Card from Chase – what was the highest bonus?

  1. Daniel B

    I have just saved $1,200 by booking 3 business class tickets on BA’s website accessed through AARP. I understand that had I possessed the British Airways credit card, I could have saved another $450 or so with that CARDOFFERU (which I did not dare to use without actually having the card). Now I am thinking that I will get the card not so much for the signup bonus primarily, but this 10% off from BA fares. That would definitely offset the yearly $95 fee. Can you tell me, that:
    1. If I have the card, do I get the 10% off of any fare?
    2. What was the highest bonus ever offered (it is 50k now)?
    Thanking you.

  2. MidSouthSkier

    As far as I’m aware 100K is the largest bonus ever. I got that bonus 3-ish years ago and it was offered again earlier this year.

    I’ll let someone else answer your question #1

  3. David W

    I think the 10% off is always valid, as long as you’re a card holder and as long it’s in BA metal

  4. Daniel B

    [QUOTE=”MidSouth Skier, post: 23383, member: 184″]As far as I’m aware 100K is the largest bonus ever. I got that bonus 3-ish years ago and it was offered again earlier this year.

    I’ll let someone else answer your question #1[/QUOTE]
    Thank you for your quick reply! Was the 100k a basic 50k + another 50k if you spend $25k? I seem to remember that the bonus had two “components”.

  5. Daniel B

    [QUOTE=”David W, post: 23385, member: 29″]I think the 10% off is always valid, as long as you’re a card holder and as long it’s in BA metal[/QUOTE]
    Thank you for your quick reply! I see – that is a shame, because my plan was to book flights on BA.com but always book the transatlantic segment on AA metal. So in that case the 10% off would not work…..

  6. rickyw

    I booked a trip myself for next summer too, with the AARP discount. I actually skipped the 10% VISA discount and instead knocked $300 off by using up some Avios. The 10% would have only been about $150 off. Not my best use of Ultimate Rewards, but I’ve got a huge stockpile and thought it was a good chance to burn some.

    I like the idea of the British card too, but unfortunately CARDOFFERU and Avios are not stackable, so just remember to crunch the numbers

  7. Daniel B

    [QUOTE=”rickyw, post: 23392, member: 1436″]I booked a trip myself for next summer too, with the AARP discount. I actually skipped the 10% VISA discount and instead knocked $300 off by using up some Avios. The 10% would have only been about $150 off. Not my best use of Ultimate Rewards, but I’ve got a huge stockpile and thought it was a good chance to burn some.

    I like the idea of the British card too, but unfortunately CARDOFFERU and Avios are not stackable, so just remember to crunch the numbers[/QUOTE]
    Thank you! Yes, that is definitely worth remembering! I think I wait a couple of months for a hopefully better bonus before applying.

  8. rickyw

    Where are you headed by the way, Daniel? Curious to hear other people’s deals!

    I snagged DC to Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia in July.

  9. Daniel B

    [QUOTE=”rickyw, post: 23394, member: 1436″]Where are you headed by the way, Daniel? Curious to hear other people’s deals!

    I snagged DC to Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia in July.[/QUOTE]
    I actually posted the deal I got as a comment to Lucky’s post on the Black Friday deals on BA (I bought the tickets BEFORE his post appeared – pure luck I guess). I bought 3 BNA-BUD roundtrip business class tickets for August 2017 (that itinerary is always very expensive, so in the past I often flew from JFK and got positioning flights to and from). I paid a total of $4,954.38 for all 3 tickets going through the AARP website. I booked it in a way that we will fly on AA metal always except between LHR and BUD. Was able to select seats immediately. The 1-2-1 reverse herringbone seats on AA are far better than the non-reserveable 8-in-a-row BA business class seats……

  10. Gaurav

    Nice trip [USER=1592]@Daniel B[/USER]. To answer your previous question, yes the BA increased offer was dependent on a two step qualification of min spend for 50k and then the additional spend to get the balance 50k. I ended up putting 30k on the card to snag the BOGO ticket since I was so close but never ended up using it.

  11. Daniel B

    [QUOTE=”Gaurav, post: 23401, member: 79″]Nice trip [USER=1592]@Daniel B[/USER]. To answer your previous question, yes the BA increased offer was dependent on a two step qualification of min spend for 50k and then the additional spend to get the balance 50k. I ended up putting 30k on the card to snag the BOGO ticket since I was so close but never ended up using it.[/QUOTE]
    Thanks for the info. Yes, I was afraid of that (that needed some extra spending to get the total of 100k bonus).

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