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A refresh to British Airways AmEx Accelerating Business Card announced

More opportunities to earn Avios on business spending which can be used for personal travel

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A refresh to British Airways AmEx Accelerating Business Card announced. Source:

According to the press release, small business owners have the chance to earn more Avios from their business spending, with the refreshed British Airways American Express Accelerating Business Card.

Avios is a travel rewards currency that can be spent on a wide range of travel experiences such as reward flights, flight upgrades, hotel stays, and car hire.

A new tiered Avios Annual Bonus will give cardmembers 10,000 bonus Avios for every £20,000 of spending, up to three times per calendar year. This gives businesses of different sizes the opportunity to earn a bonus every year and means cardmembers can earn up to an additional 30,000 bonus Avios annually.

Combined with the earn rate of 1.5 Avios for every £1 spent, which remains unchanged, business owners have the opportunity to earn up to 120,000 Avios each year, if they spend £60,000 on their card. In fact, this amount of Avios is enough for two peak economy return flights from London to destinations such as New York or Dubai.

Our Card offers small business owners increased travel rewards through their day-to-day business spending, every year. This Card, particularly through the new annual bonus, is designed to reward businesses no matter their size or circumstances. Small business owners are hard-working and passionate, and have shown incredible resilience over the past 18 months, and we want to support them as they get back on their feet and into the air again, on their next hard-earned trip with British Airways
Evan Lubeck, Vice President Global Commercial Services at American Express

The existing On Business Annual Bonus will cease from 1 January 2022. If cardmembers haven’t already achieved the On Business Annual Bonus in their current cardmembership year, they will have until 31 December, 2021, to reach the £20,000 spending threshold to receive their existing bonus, regardless of their card anniversary date. Spending between 1 September and 31 December, 2021, will also contribute towards the new Avios annual bonus.

We’ve reported that American Express introduced ‘’buy now, pay later’’option for flights.


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