The Chase British Airways Visa Card with 100,000 bonus miles (Avios) is one of the best, if not the best airline credit card sign-up bonus offers in the last couple years! A couple different versions of the 100k Avios offers have popped up in the last year. I jumped on this gravy train back in July. Twice, as a matter of fact! I got one for myself and one for my wife. That offer was a little different as the offer I took advantage of did not have a spending requirement attached to it. I got 50,000 bonus miles on the first purchase and then I will get the other 50,000 miles at the 1 year anniversary of the card. At that point, I will call to cancel in order to get out of the $95 annual fee. So in the I will come out with 200,000 Avios (British Airways lets you combine miles w/ anyone in your household free) and plan on using 70,000 of them for a trip to Costa Rica w/ my wife and then 124,000 of them to fly my family of 5 down to Orlando again next year!
British Airways Avios are awesome for short domestic flights. Most miles programs charge a flat amount of miles for a domestic round trip ticket, usually about 25,000 miles. However, unlike most programs, British Airways has a distance based award chart with shorter flights only costing 4,500 Avios for a one-way ticket and since they are part of the One-World Airline Alliance you can redeem them for flights on American Airlines. For example, for me to fly from Sioux Falls, SD to Chicago O’Hare it would only take 4,500 Avios or 9,000 for round-trip vs. 25,000 miles if I were to use American Airlines Aadvantage miles. Everyone needs to have some Avios in their miles and points war chest!
The Offer: Valid until February 27 2013
- You will get 50,000 bonus Avios after $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
- 25,000 bonus Avios after $10,000 in purchases within the first year of account opening.
- Plus an additional 25,000 bonus Avios after you make an additional $10,000 in purchases also within the first year of account opening.
- Travel Together Ticket in any year you spend $30,000 so you can take a companion with you on your award flight for $0 (with the exception of the taxes)
- No Foreign Transaction Fees
- 1.25 miles per dollar spent
- $95 Annual Fee
- Smart Chip Technology for easier use in Europe and abroad
This is a really large spending requirement, considering you would need to spend $20,000 in order to get the full 100000 bonus Avios. But if you are able to hit that spending requirement then this could be a great offer for you.
The Travel Together Ticket (TTT) can be worth thousands of dollars if you use it right! If you spend $30,000 in a calendar year you will get this ticket which will be valid for two years. If you were to use the Travel Together Ticket on an international first class flight it could literally be worth $10,000 or more depending on where you go!
If you spend the $30,000 and use the TTT for an international first class flight you have in essence just made this offer the equivalent of getting 200,000 miles/Avios for $30,000 in spending. Not too shabby!