Was a little surprised to see that PayPal wasn’t an option when ordering yet in the USA you can use it, then there is almost the double cost of ordering what’s with that
There goes my hope of getting some points on the Amex
Blimey, that's three of you using Amex. Don't think I've seen anyone using one in as many decades as I can count on one hand ...
... so what am i missing not having one?
Amex, worlds first credit card “I think” but still very useful, depends on your spend/usage as to benefits but it’s mostly the travel benefits, insurance, airport lounge, points etc I use my for everything I can until I’m told “we don’t accept Amex” ;(
basically companion flies free
I’ve had no joy with the Tesla referral code, maybe I’ll have more joy with this one
1.5 Avios for every £1 spent. Spend £10k in a year and get a Companion Voucher, basically companion flies free (except the tax) when lead passenger uses Avios for his/her flight. Both my wife and I have a card so we get a voucher each. Use the card on every opportunity, e.g. use it to pay for our Tesco’s shopping and cobertbthe Tesco points into Avios too.
... I know Amex have been around forever, and maybe they are great
Thanks, I'd better take a closer look
... gave up all that charging around the globe. So little opportunity for the whole Air Miles type thing now ... and I rarely fly anymore ... all the cattle-herding at the airports has become unpleasant, and sadly not able to afford a Gulfstream ... yet ...
... I know Amex have been around forever, and maybe they are great, but I've got fed up with the amount of my time that rubbish cheapest-first and race-to-bottom service consumes, so I now choose based on best-service first, second and last.
I also don't deal with any company that has been hauled over the coals for misbehaviour either, so Sharkleys, and VW are off my list forever, and if I could have my way we wouldn't trade with anyone that used Sharkleys either. What sort of message does it send if using a bank that has so flaunted the rules, both moral and legal? I'm embarrassed that we still have a VW - but only because of the finance and depreciation penalty if I bail, and VW sees no reason to compensate me, in Europe, for that ... although in USA they would be happy to buy-back the car of course ... sorry, not doing business with anyone who takes that sort of view.
Best not to ask me about something that I DO feel strongly about, eh?
From memory there are two cards, one is free and accrues 1 Avios per £1 spend, and needs £20k PA for the companion voucher.
The other, which is the one my wife and I have costs £150 PA but accrues 1.5 Avios per £1 and “only” needs £10k PA for the companion voucher.
I was halfway through buying a BA flight yesterday when the BA/Amex card screen flicked up. The suggestion was to buy the flights with a card I did not yet even have. They said it would take 10 minutes to approve. In the end the extra £195 (I think charge for the card) put me off and I used my Tesco card and got a few Avios that way but maybe I should have taken them up on it.
I used BA Amex for some years for Avios points but found it more and more difficult to get the flights I wanted. Changed to Emirates Amex which has suited us better as no longer need to fly BA through LHR and our local airport has direct flights to Dubai and onwards. Just back from Australia on business class through points.
I used BA Amex for some years for Avios points but found it more and more difficult to get the flights I wanted.