Monday - May 21, 2018

Upcoming changes to Chase-British Airways Credit Card


Starting April 30, 2015, Chase British Airways Credit Card is changing the amount of Avios you will earn per dollar spent.

Right now, You can earn 1.25 Avios for every dollar spent on non-British airways purchases and 2.5 Avios for every dollar spent on British Airways purchases.

Starting April 30, this will changes to 1 Avios for every dollar spent on non-British airways purchases and 3 Avios for every dollar spent on British Airways purchases.

 

Changes to British Airways Visa Signature Credit Card

Changes to British Airways Visa Signature Credit Card

 

This is certainly a devaluation to this card, even though the earning ratio for British Airways spend has increased to Avios per dollar.

I would not use British Airways credit card for daily use as British Airways is a transfer partner with Chase Ultimate Rewards, Amex Membership rewards and Starwood preferred guest.  Spending with credit cards that earn ultimate rewards, Membership rewards and Starwood points also offer flexibility.

You can 3X Membership reward points with Amex Premier Rewards Gold Card and convert them to Avios.

Unless you are capable of spending 30K (offer travel together ticket) on this credit card, it is not worth putting any spend on this card after the signup bonus is realized.

Chase website is still advertising this card under the old earning structure, you can get the signup bonus and store it in a cup board.

 

Chase Website still shows the old earning structure

Chase Website still shows the old earning structure

 

Conclusion:

Starting April 30, Chase British Airways Credit Card  will offer less Avios for non-British airways spend.  With this change, this card may only be good for signup bonus (50,000 Avios after spending $2,000 or more in 3 months)  for many folks.

 

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