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British Airways credit card review: Can you do better?

Pros

The British Airways credit card isn’t the only way to earn British Airways miles with a credit card, but if you put a lot of spending on the card, the companion ticket lets you book one ticket with points, and get the second one for no points at all.

  • Great for nonstop flights on American and Alaska Airlines starting at 4,500 points each way
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Travel together ticket if you’re a big spender is a plus
Cons
  • Most awards from the U.S. to Europe and beyond involve expensive fuel surcharges
  • Award prices are higher for connecting flights as each flight is priced separately based on the distance you fly
Overall Rating
3/5 Stars   
Key Features

 

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The British Airways Visa lets you earn 3 Avios per dollar spent on British Airways, Iberia and OpenSkies purchases, and 1 Avios per dollar on everything else.

Every calendar year you make $30,000 in purchases, you will earn a Travel Together Ticket – good for two years when you redeem Avios for a flight on British Airways. You’re responsible for the taxes and fees on the Travel Together Ticket, which can be over $700 roundtrip.

There’s a $95 annual fee that’s not waived the first year.

 

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Partner Offer

50,000 bonus miles

Intro Offer

$95

Annual Fee

Yes

Foreign Transaction Fee Waived

Earns United MileagePlus miles

Points Can Transfer to Airline Miles ?

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