Yep, I earned a hefty 100,000 miles in British Airways’ on-again-off-again Visa credit card sign-up promotion, he most generous such offer I’ve ever seen.
First, new cardholders ere awarded 50,000 miles after the first purchase.&#0160; Then they received an additional 50,000 miles fter charging $2,000 during the first three months.
The card comes with a $75 nnual fee, but that seemed like a small price to pay for 100,000 miles. &#0160;I went ahead and signed up, and then channeled ll by purchases onto the card for the next three months.&#0160; And this week I discovered that the bonus iles had posted to my account.
(I have heard from at east one person who seems to have met all the terms of the promotion but was enied the promised bonus miles.&#0160; That ill be the subject of a future blog post.)
And no, I’m not interested n giving the miles away.&#0160; Not now, nyway.
What I am interested in — for my own sake and for others who might be in a similar situation — is the irst-hand experience of British Airways Executive Club members in redeeming heir miles for awards.
The onerous fees and fuel urcharges imposed by British Airways for award travel on its own flights make Executive Club a particularly tricky program to navigate cost-effectively.&#0160; And because it’s not a program in which I’ve articipated, I haven’t yet mapped out a viable redemption strategy.