Free Any Fare Companion Ticket on British Airways with BA Visa

Through October 31, Chase has a new compelling offer for the British Airways Visa.

In addition to 20,000 miles with first purchase, they throw in a companion ticket. They used to offer a free ticket with purchase of a full fare ticket, useless for most. The new offer is one companion ticket that is honored with purchase of any published fare.


Full details of the companion ticket offer are here.

The companion ticket needs to be booked by January 31, 2008 for travel commencing (and outbound flight completed) by May 31, 2008.

The card comes with a $75 annual fee, and I’ve never seen a fee waived the first year offer for it, but for those who can use the companion ticket it’s well worth it.

Update:Gary from Free Frequent Flyer Miles cautions:

    Looks like the British Airways offer is targeted:


    This offer is only available to new cardmembers applying on or after September 13, 2007. The BA Visa card application must be made from the special links provided in the emails sent to selected British Airways Executive Club members and British Airways registered customers. Applications made by any other means, including ba.com, will not be eligible for this offer.

My own take, though, is that the link in question is the one I provided. My read is that the email was sent to targeted folks, and the link from that email is the only way to qualify from the offer, as long as that email is used the offer will be honored. But that all remains to be seen, anyone trying it please report in the comments whether you are able to book a companion ticket.

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Comments

  1. A great deal, but seems like a targeted promotion — only those who have got an e-mail from BA seem to be eligible?? So YMMV.

  2. I have got this offer and planning to utilise it.I have one problem though.

    I have planning a ticket from Boston to Mumbai which will also get me a companion ticket for the same route.However my wife will only join me in the trip back from Mumbai-Boston.So for Boston to Mumbai i will be alone while it will be me and my wife from Mumbai back to Boston.Would British Airways allow something like this if i dont have the companion from Boston to Mumbai ?

  3. Just discovered a complete list of all marked down products at Amazon, sorted by category
    and % off, ranging from 50% off to 90% off (thanks Sonja for the effort).

    Actually I never thought Amazon would have articles with 90% off, but only in the category
    Electronics there are more than 3000 of them – look for yourself, the list is on
    http://bargains-hunter.blogspot.com/2008/02/looking-for-marked-down-prices.html
    or on http://digg.com/gadgets/Actually_I_never_thought_Amazon_would_have_articles_with_90
    (which is a blog of a woman who specializes in finding good deals at Amazon, like Britain’s “Jeanie”).

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