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.