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Scanning the skies for a Frequent Flyer Card?

Scanning the skies for a Frequent Flyer Card?

If you think big and travel often, an American Express® Frequent Flyer Credit Card or Charge Card can start earning you Frequent Flyer points straight away.
 

Why choose a Frequent Flyer Card?

With the ability to earn Frequent Flyer points on every purchase and additional travel benefits like lounge access, complimentary travel protection and 24/7 global Card support, a Frequent Flyer Credit Card or Charge Card is a great way to be rewarded, especially if you travel often.

Depending on the Card you choose, American Express Frequent Flyer Cards come with additional travel benefits such as access to VIP lounges in different airports, as well as complimentary Travel Insurance.

 

Our Frequent Flyer Credit Cards and Charge Cards

British Airways American Express® Premium Plus

25,000 bonus Avios welcome offer Representative 76.0% APR variable
  • Companion Voucher each year when you spend £10,000
  • Automatic enrolment to the British Airways Executive Club
  • Travel and shopping protection
Terms and Conditions

British Airways American Express® Credit Card

5,000 bonus Avios welcome offer Representative 22.9% APR variable
  • Companion Voucher when you spend £20,000 per anniversary year
  • Automatic Enrolment to the British Airways Executive Club
  • Travel and shopping protection
Terms and Conditions

The Preferred Rewards Gold Card

Earn 20,000 Membership Rewards® points when you spend £2,000 in your first 3 months of Cardmembership Annual fee £140 (£0 in first year)
  • Easily transfer points to frequent flyer and hotel programmes
  • 2 complimentary Lounge visits per year
  • 10% off Hertz base car rental rates
Terms and Conditions

The Platinum Card®

Earn 30,000 Membership Rewards® points when you spend £2,000 in your first 3 months of Cardmembership Annual Fee £450
  • Refined travel — unique access to airport lounges, handpicked hotels and complimentary offers
  • Worldwide travel insurance for you and your immediate family
  • Platinum Concierge can take care of travel and lifestyle plans
Terms and Conditions

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Key benefits at a glance

An American Express Frequent Flyer Card offers you:
  • A welcome bonus on selected Cards
  • The ability to earn travel rewards points
  • Spread the cost of your purchases over several months with one of our Credit Cards
  • Spread the cost of your purchases over several months with one of our Credit Cards
  • Purchase protection
  • Online fraud guarantee
  • Travel Accident and Travel inconvenience coverage
  • 24/7 customer service

How to earn points

You will earn points as soon as you start spending on your Credit Card or Charge Card. Depending which Card you have, your spend will either earn Frequent Flyer points which are automatically transferred to your Frequent Flyer program, or Membership Rewards points which you can then choose to transfer to one of our airline partners.

Accelerate your points

Some of our cards offer rich introductory bonuses which could give you a great boost and will help you to book your next holiday faster.

Supplementary Cards also earn points which are automatically added to your Account and help you get rewarded sooner.

Once you’re a Cardmember, referring friends to American Express through our referral program will give you the opportunity to earn even more points.

Redeeming your points

Frequent Flyer points can be redeemed with your chosen program for flights and upgrades. They can also be redeemed for hotel bookings, car hire, gifts and more depending on the Frequent Flyer program you’re with.

Membership Rewards points can be redeemed by transferring to and spending with our partner airlines, if you have a Card with Membership Rewards. They can also be redeemed online for Gift Cards and other rewards7.

Airline partners 

American Express has 12 airline transfer partners, including Alitalia MilleMiglia, Asia Miles, British Airways Executive Club, Delta SkyMiles, Emirates Skywards, Etihad Guest, Finnair, Flying Blue, Iberia Plus, SAS EuroBonus, Singapore KrysFlyer, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club. If you have a Card with Membership Rewards, you can transfer your points and book directly with one of our airline partners.

Spreading the cost of your purchases

One benefit of our Credit Card's is that you can pay for your travel or holiday expenses how you choose, over several months or all at once. Remember if you do decide to spread the cost of your purchases you will be charged interest on your outstanding balance.

Travel Benefits

Depending on the Card you choose, American Express Frequent Flyer Cards come with additional travel benefits such as access to VIP lounges in different airports, as well as complimentary Travel Insurance2.

And, wherever you go, as an American Express Frequent Flyer Credit Card Member, you'll also enjoy the peace of mind of our 24/7 customer service.

 

Eligibility

Before you apply, use the following checklist to see if you meet our standard eligibility criteria.

  • I am aged 18 or over
  • I have a current UK bank or building society account
  • I have a permanent UK home address
  • And if self-employed, I have been working for more than one year
  • I have no history of bad debt

Some Cards may have additional specific eligibility criteria, and you will be asked to provide employment, income and bank account information in order to submit your application.

Once you have found the Card that best suits you, read the important information, then click the 'Apply now' button on the page to begin the application process. At this point, you can choose optional additional benefits and also decide how you'd like your name to appear on your Card.

Your application takes less than 10 minutes and you can get a response in 60 seconds.

Find out if you're eligible with our Eligibility Checker

  • Only takes a couple of minutes to complete
  • Will not impact your credit rating
  • Allows you to apply with confidence
 

Frequent Flyer Cards

Enjoy points for flights.
With the ability to earn Frequent Flyer points or Avios points on practically every purchase and often additional travel benefits like lounge access, complimentary travel protection and 24/7 global Card support.

Some of our Featured Cards
 

Credit and Charge Cards Explained

Has talk of interest, annual fees, rates and percentages left you feeling confused?
Our simple Credit and Charge Card Guides are a great place to start.

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Find a type of Card to suit your needs

Explore our range of Cards, you're bound to find something to suits your needs and lifestyle.

5% cashback will be payable to you by us on all your purchases made in the first three months up to £125. Introductory offers are not available if you currently hold or have held any other Platinum Cashback American Express Cards in the past six months. Any cashback from introductory offers will be credited to your Account in your card anniversary month. Your Card anniversary month is the one month period each year following the date on which your Account was opened. Cashback is not earned on Balance Transfers, Cash Advances, American Express Travellers' Cheques, Foreign Exchange transactions, interest, any spending in excess of your credit limit, charges for returned payments, late payment or referral charges and American Express Credit Card finance charges. You will earn cashback at the rate of 0.5% cashback at warehouse retailers in the United Kingdom. You can find out which retailers we treat as warehouse retailers by checking the FAQ section of our website (americanexpress.co.uk).

Terms and Conditions apply. Please see the Insurance Terms and Conditions for full details. Please read this to understand the limits and exclusions that may apply.