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100,000 Reward Miles When You Spend $2,000 in 3 Months With British Airways Signature Visa

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Last Edited by VaDealHunter November 8, 2009 at 04:19 PM
I ran across this as I was looking for recent credit card information. It appears that Chase will be offering 100,000 miles to users who spend $2,000 in the first 3 months.
*Applications are live now*

Hope this helps someone.

Link:
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/new...nXVJytvA4w
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Last Edited by stomach April 19, 2010 at 04:44 AM
***NOTICE: DEAL IS DEAD....

Since this has been asked about 200,000 times: The miles will post after your first monthly statement closes and a few more days to get transferred to your BA account. Yes, even the first 50k miles will have to wait until your first monthly statement closes.


Direct link to offer -->

https://applynow.chase.com/FlexAp...01&TABID=1 (added by movings)


http://www.britishairways.com/chaseonboard (added by rembran)

http://www.mychasecreditcards.com...hp_postpin

the above link is dead .. try the one below (added by rembran)

https://applynow.chase.com/FlexAp...MKID=&MSC=

Sign up for BA Executive Club -->

http://www.britishairways.com/tra...blic/en_us
(if you don't have one and you get approved, they automatically make you one...but I created one for myself anyway before applying)
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As is posted in the message:
Once you apply, here's an auto application status to check the application status:
800-577-0633
then press #, the 1, then enter your SSN.

Direct number for credit card applications: (added by annamadison)
888-245-0625

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Be careful. British airways charges more in fuel surcharges for comparable trip than does american airlines.
Round trip fee from US to Europe may average $350 in fees for a "free ticket". American Airline compares with about $91 in fees for "free ticket".
See post 795
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=25299934&postcount=795

Flying on AA using BA miles does not appear to incur fuel surcharges. For example JFK-MIA using BA miles costs $5 in booking fees which is the same as using AA miles. http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=25307687&postcount=818


NOTE: To redeem BA miles for AA flights or some other partner, you still must do it through BA. If the flight doesn't show up on the BA website, you need to call BA. You do not call AA. You do not transfer miles to AA. However you can still check AA award availability on the AA website if you want, but only look at the SAAver awards. The AA "AAnytime awards" are NOT available when redeeming BA miles.
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Card says Visa Signature on the face if you got that one approved.


If you're not sure you'll be spending $2k in 3 months, do this:

Buy $2000 worth of US currency direct from the US Mint for face value and free shipping

Go here: link [usmint.gov]
Buy $2k worth of $1 coins with your new card ($500 limit for each president)
Deposit the coins, pay off your card, and enjoy the miles. TN

**The US Mint has been sending out letters on recent purchases due to recent usage since it has gotten back to them that most people are buying the coins as a way to gain points/mileage. Just be careful on the purchases.**

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Added directly from USMint website: The purchase of $1 coins under the Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Program is a cash equivalent or cash-like transaction. Ordinarily, such purchases are not eligible for credit card rewards, cash-back, cash rebate, and similar programs. Check with your card issuer for its terms and conditions. - Purchases from the mint have ALWAYS been cash equivalent purchases.

Added directly from credit card link above: You do not earn BA Miles on balance transfers, cash advances, cash-like charges such as travelers checks, foreign currency, and money orders, any checks that are used to access your account, ...

US Mint purchases will not work anymore

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1...=yhoofront
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How to spend 100,000 BA miles?? BA Miles Redeem Calculator
linky [britishairways.com]

Possible Gotcha in deal: From terms of card application: "You will first be considered for a Visa Signature card. If you do not qualify for that product, you will automatically be considered for a Visa Platinum card, which has different fees, benefits, and credit availability."
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If you are planning to apply, get approved and then cancel the card to avoid the $75 annual fee, remember that cancellation has negative impact on credit history. However, canceling newer credit cards has lesser negative impact than canceling an older card (is this correct grammar, less negative Smilie )


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"As an Executive Club member you can invite up to six people to join a Household Account. A Household Account enables you to pool your BA Miles with the other members of your household, so that you can enjoy the membership benefits of the Executive Club collectively." -- LINK [britishairways.com]

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First post so be easy guys.

This is a British Airways Signature Visa Card.

According to an article on Bloomberg today:

"JPMorgan Chase & Co., the biggest credit-card lender, and British Airways Plc will offer new customers 100,000 airline miles as the battle for affluent spenders intensifies.

The miles, worth a round-trip transatlantic flight, will go to people who spend $2,000 on the co-branded British Airways Signature Visa cards within the first three months, according to a statement.

The promotion is scheduled to start tomorrow for U.S. British Airways Executive Club members and Nov. 16 for nonmembers."

Here is the link to the article on Bloomberg:
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/new...vA4w&pos=7

There is a $75 annual fee that may or may not be possible to get waived for the first year.

I could not find any more details on the offer but I'm sure more will be available tomorrow when the offer begins.
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The travel experts at FlyerTalk seem to agree that this is a fabulous deal, here [flyertalk.com] is a large thread that discusses it at length. Keep in mind that British Airways miles don't necessarily have to be used for travel on just British Airways as they have several airline travel partners, for example with these 100K BA miles can be used for four free coach roundtrips in the continental USA on American Airlines - all of this for $75 (the price of the card's annual fee).
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The travel experts at FlyerTalk seem to agree that this is a fabulous deal, here [flyertalk.com] is a large thread that discusses it at length. Keep in mind that British Airways miles don't necessarily have to be used for travel on just British Airways as they have several airline travel partners, for example with these 100K BA miles can be used for four free coach roundtrips in the continental USA on American Airlines - all of this for $75 (the price of the card's annual fee).
it sounds too good to be true
100000 miles is good enough for a business class ticket which should cost around $4000+
$2000 in 3 months? very easily done by most peopleAfter reading the article - it must be a mistake. For spending $30K a year you only get a companion ticket while spending $2000 and get a 100K miles.
Maybe it is $20,000 for the first 3 months - which is still a great deal for 100K miles.
Will check out for sure. Will get wife and kids (12 and 7 LOL) to apply for the cards. We will take a first class trip to Europe
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This sounds insane. Looking for an actual link to the offer, but still doesnt look like it's active yet. Hope it's true. Even with the taxes, can practically fly to Hong Kong for hardly anything.
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Posted link in wiki
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BA Fuel Surcharges (not including actual taxes) per longhaul segment (A Round-Trip JFK-LHR-TLV is 4 segments):
Economy (Under 9 hours): $107
Economy (Over 9 hours): $141
Premium Economy (Under 9 hours): $128
Premium Economy (Over 9 hours): $177
Business/First (Under 9 hours): $157
Business/First (Over 9 hours): $205

Other taxes and fees that BA charges will typically add more than $100 to the award ticket in addition to the fuel surcharges.

A Business Ticket from LA to Tel Aviv will cost 130,000 miles plus over $800 in fuel surcharges and other fees and taxes!
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Quote from JamManXC View Post :
BA Fuel Surcharges (not including actual taxes) per longhaul segment (A Round-Trip JFK-LHR-TLV is 4 segments):
Economy (Under 9 hours): $107
Economy (Over 9 hours): $141
Premium Economy (Under 9 hours): $128
Premium Economy (Over 9 hours): $177
Business/First (Under 9 hours): $157
Business/First (Over 9 hours): $205

Other taxes and fees that BA charges will typically add more than $100 to the award ticket in addition to the fuel surcharges.

A Business Ticket from LA to Tel Aviv will cost 130,000 miles plus over $800 in fuel surcharges and other fees and taxes!
if u just get economy it will only be 248 then...
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Quote from goldenbb View Post :
The travel experts at FlyerTalk seem to agree that this is a fabulous deal, here [flyertalk.com] is a large thread that discusses it at length. Keep in mind that British Airways miles don't necessarily have to be used for travel on just British Airways as they have several airline travel partners, for example with these 100K BA miles can be used for four free coach roundtrips in the continental USA on American Airlines - all of this for $75 (the price of the card's annual fee).
I read the entire thread at flyertalk (as of early this morning) and didn't see anyone confirm yet that it old be used for four free coach roundtrips within the US. Has anything new been added to confirm this? If so then it is looking brighter for me. Four flights is definitely worth a credit pull for me.

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i think 100K reward miles = 50K BA miles...based on "The miles, worth a round-trip transatlantic flight"

If you check BA site, for roundtrip US-UK-US flight you just need 50K BA miles in economy...
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Quote from tashayar View Post :
I read the entire thread at flyertalk (as of early this morning) and didn't see anyone confirm yet that it old be used for four free coach roundtrips within the US. Has anything new been added to confirm this? If so then it is looking brighter for me. Four flights is definitely worth a credit pull for me.

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Take a look at Post #117 in the FlyerTalk thread , it includes the link to the BA award chart (be sure to click on North America) showing that a domestic roundtrip is indeed only 25K BA miles, thus four free coach roundtrips within North America for 100K BA miles.
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Is there a fuel surcharge or any taxes when using these points for four free domestic roundtrips?
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If you're not sure you'll be spending $2k in 3 months, do this:

Buy $2000 worth of US currency direct from the US Mint for face value and free shipping

Go here: link [usmint.gov]

Buy $2k worth of $1 coins with your new card ($500 limit for each president)

Deposit the coins, pay off your card, and enjoy the miles.

EDIT: Looks like you may want to split your purchase into two orders, as you get 50k for first purchase and the other 50k when you reach $2k. Better safe than sorry.
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Last edited by TheNuke November 6, 2009 at 09:32 AM
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Wow - this is a great deal. Just applied. I'm taking the family to Florida next Spring, so the 4 round trips on American will come in very handy.
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