British Airways American Express Card

Benefits & Avios Points Calculator
Review the benefits of the British Airways American Express Card and calculate how many Avios you can earn based on the spend amounts you enter.
Last Updated 2022-06-23

The British Airways American Express Credit Card is a straightforward and basic credit card for earning Avios. You'll earn Avios at a flat rate for all purchases ran across the card while receiving various travel and purchase protection/insurance benefits at no annual fee.

The British Airways American Express Credit Card also offers a companion voucher for those who are able to run a large amount of spend through the card during the card membership year.

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British Airways AMEX earning rates

The British Airways American Express Card earns 1 Avios for every ÂŁ1 ran across the card for all purchases. There's no limit to the amount of Avios you can earn running spend through the card.

British Airways AMEX benefits

Travel with a Companion Voucher

Every membership year that you spend ÂŁ12,000 on the British Airways American Express Card, you'll receive a Companion Voucher which you can use to either take a companion with you in the same flight and cabin or, if traveling solo, a 50% discount on the Avios price you pay for your flight.

Vouchers earned with the British Airways American Express Card are redeemable when you book an reward flight in Euro Traveller and World Traveller cabins (economy class) only.

Do note that taxes, fees, and carrier charges will still apply per person.

American Express Experiences

American Express Experiences gives you access to special events, often before they go on general sale.

Travel and Shopping Coverage

  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Refund Protection
  • Purchase Protection

British Airways AMEX Avios value

Redemption option Redemption value
Business and first class flights with British Airways and oneworld partners 2p
Standard flight redemptions with British Airways and oneworld partners 1p - 1.4p
Upgrades to Business class 1.5p - 2.5p
Transferring to Nectar Rewards 0.8p
Redeeming points for hotels and car rentals 0.5p - 0.7p

Avios have an average cash value of about 1p for economy flights and as much as 2p when used for Business and First class flights with British Airways and oneworld partners.

Avios Points calculator

Input your monthly and yearly spend amounts into the Avios Points Calculator to see how much you can earn with the British Airways AMEX Card. Compare the results side by side up to two credit cards to find out which cards are best for you.

Any spend entered into the primary card column (the first column) will carry over to all credit card calculators on the site, so there's no need to re-enter spend when viewing other credit cards.

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