I've always been a happy customer of British Airways. They even upgraded me on my birthday some years ago as a surprise. So naturally I've always tried to keep a BA Visa in my wallet box as a backup for future flying and points collecting. Executive Club also helped me pay for my first award ticket to Doha during my PhD studies.
So one year ago when the Visa was being offered with a 100,000 Avios sign up, I couldn't pass it up.
Now, if you believe some other bloggers out there, Avios aren't what they used to be. Flying BA means paying for huge fuel surcharges and planning out your trip using a distance-based model. But if you can figure all that out, the actual flying experience is very comfortable - I've always felt well taken care of when flying BA. In fact, Dad and I did a connection from Oslo to London Heathrow on BA in June for 10,000 Avios and we got to try Club World!
The deal I signed up for a year ago was 50,000 Avios on the first swipe, and another 50,000 at the one year card anniversary. How easy is that?? You don't even have a spend requirement. So, the one year mark just passed and after checking my account, my second 50,000 has posted!
My flight options just increased............