• Do you yearn to drive on the left side of the road without getting a ticket?
• Do you pester your spellchecker with words like humour, colour and recognise?
• Do you pronounce every letter in “Aluminium”?
If so, this is a chance for you to get your Pip-Pip and Cheerio on – for a trip to London!
Apply for the British Airways card and get 50,000 Avios points after making just one purchase. That is enough to fly direct from Los Angeles to London. Unlike other airline branded cards, British Airways does not waive your $95 annual fee the first year.
This flight is Free-ish. The British Airways Customer Service Rep said the Avios points would save me $919 on my flight from Los Angeles to London. I’d still have to pay taxes, fees, and charges totaling $600, but I’d have to pay that whether I purchased the ticket or used my Avios points.
There are no foreign transaction fees with this card. People living in the same household can combine points. You do not have to share any blood, just the same address. You get 1.25 Avios points for every $1 spent – double that on British Airways purchases.
British Airways is part of the One World Alliance. You can use these points to fly on those airlines which include American Airlines and Quantas among others. The best use of Avios points might be to fly domestically to avoid the hundreds of dollars in taxes fees. If you decide to stay in the US, you can still grab a pint, wrap your Long John Silvers in the Des Moines Register and think about what might have been. Apply now!
UPDATE: Save 10% off any BA flight booked with your card through ba.com/Chase10. Enter discount code CARDOFFERU to receive the discount at time of booking. Flights must be booked and outbound travel completed between now through December 31, 2012. Your discount is off the total cost of the fare (Including taxes, fuel and surcharges).