dcsimg
Apply online for British Airways Visa Signature® Card
About Our Ratings
Credit Needed
Excellent/Good

British Airways Visa Signature® Card Review

Pros & Cons

  • Tiered intro offering providing cardholders the opportunity to earn 50,000 Avios after spending $2,000 within the first three months and additional bonus Avios for spending $10,000 or $20,000 within the first year.
  • Each calendar year you make $30,000 in purchases you will earn a Travel Together Ticket good for two years.
  • 3 Avios for every dollar spent on British Airways purchases.
  • Annual membership fee of $95 which means card members need to spend big to offset the cost of membership.

Top Features

Points or Miles
1-3 Avios/$1
Bonus Miles or Points
50,000 bonus Avios
after you spend $2,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
Purchase APR
16.24% Variable
Annual Fee
$95

Full Review

Curtis Arnold Editor-in-chief
This card has sign up bonus offer that allows new cardholders to earn 50,000 bonus Avios after spending $2,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. It also features no foreign transaction fee for purchases when you travel abroad and a robust ongoing rewards program.

This card compared to other airline cards

Points or Miles
1-3 Avios/$1
Earn 2 Miles per dollar spent on purchases made directly with Delta. Earn 1 mile for every dollar spent on all other eligible purchases.
Double AAdvantage(R) miles on eligible American Airlines purchases*
Bonus Miles or Points
50,000 bonus Avios
after you spend $2,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
Earn 30,000 bonus miles after you make $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within your first 3 months.
Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after making $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening*
Purchase APR
16.24% Variable
15.49%-19.49% Variable 
14.24% - 22.24%* (Variable) 
Annual fees
$95
$0 intro annual fee for the first year, then $95
$95, waived for first 12 months*
Rates and Fees
This card is best for frequent overseas travelers with good to excellent credit who are looking for a card with a rewards program, Smart Chip Technology and no foreign transaction fees when traveling abroad.
CardRatings.com Editorial Staff

British Airways Visa Signature® Card details

Balance Transfer Intro APR
N/A
Balance Transfer Intro Period
N/A
Purchase Intro
APR:
N/A
Purchase APR
16.24% Variable 
Annual Fee
$95

What Chase says about this card

  • 50,000 bonus Avios after you spend $2,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
  • Plus earn an additional 25,000 bonus Avios when you spend $10,000 on purchases for a total of 75,000 bonus Avios.
  • Plus earn another 25,000 bonus Avios when you spend a total of $20,000 on purchases within your first year for a total of 100,000 bonus Avios.
  • Every calendar year you make $30,000 in purchases on your British Airways Visa card, you'll earn a Travel Together Ticket good for two years.
  • In addition to the bonus Avios, you will also get 3 Avios for every $1 spent on British Airways purchases and 1 Avios for every $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • Pay no foreign transaction fees when you travel abroad.
  • Chip Technology allows you to use your card for chip based purchases in Europe & beyond, while still giving you the ability to use your card as you do today at home.

Credit Card Consumer Average Ratings:

Overall Ratings
Reward Program
Card Benefit
Customer Service

Credit Card Consumer Reviews:

  1. Overall Ratings:
    Reward Program:
    Card Benefit:
    Customer Service:
    Ed M ( May 15, 2012 at 4:14 pm)

    I applied for this card and received a 100k miles last year when they had a similar promotion. I was planning on using the miles to go to London during the Olympics, but good luck trying to find a flight! Now a year later, I'm finally using my points, since I discovered that you can use them for hotels, and the selection of hotels is actually pretty decent. So I will be using some of my points for a stay in Greece this summer (I just don't know if I'll be using Euros or Drachmas when I visit in August...). So in general I use my Amex since I like the fact that their rewards program allows me to shop for gift cards, electronics, travel, etc. more flexibly, but this is a good backup card since not everyone takes Amex. Overall solid card.


Write Consumer Reviews:





E-Mail will not be published









Featured offers
Currently available on the British Airways Visa Signature® Card
50,000 bonus Avios
After you spend $2,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.

Start Here

Search. Compare. Apply.

Apply online for Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express®

Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express®

  • Receive 25,000 Membership Rewards(R) Points after you spend $2,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines. 2X points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and US supermarkets. 1X points on other purchases. Terms and limitations apply.
  • No matter where you're traveling, when you use your Premier Rewards Gold Card there are no foreign transaction fees from American Express.
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $100 a year in baggage fees and more at one airline.
  • With The Hotel Collection, you can get up to a $75 hotel credit on qualifying charges, plus a room upgrade at check-in if it's available, when you book a stay of at least two consecutive nights.
  • There is a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $195.
  • Terms and limitations apply.
Credit Needed:
Excellent
Apply online for BankAmericard Travel Rewards® Credit Card

BankAmericard Travel Rewards® Credit Card

  • Earn unlimited 1.5 points per $1 spent on all purchases, with no annual fee and no foreign transaction fees and your points don't expire
  • 20,000 online bonus points if you make at least $1,000 in purchases in the first 90 days - that can be a $200 statement credit toward travel purchases
  • Use your card to book your trip how and where you want - you're not limited to specific websites with blackout dates or restrictions
  • Redeem points for a statement credit to pay for flights, hotels, vacation packages, cruises, rental cars, or baggage fees
  • Now with chip technology for enhanced security and protection at chip-enabled terminals
  • 0% Introductory APR for 12 billing cycles for purchases, then 15.24% - 23.24% Variable APR
  • Get an additional 10% customer points bonus on every purchase when you have an active Bank of America(R) checking or savings account
  • If you're a Preferred Rewards client, you can increase that bonus to 25% or more. Click "Apply Now" to learn more about Preferred Rewards.
Credit Needed:
Excellent/Good