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Collecting Avios with credit cards

British Airways credit card.

See more of the world and collect more Avios with the new British Airways Credit Card

You can enjoy reward flights and hotel stays even sooner with up to 9,000 bonus Avios on your initial purchases and double Avios until 31 July 2014.

Apply now


The card that offers you the world

Our credit card is welcomed in more places than any other. And because you collect Avios whenever you make a purchase, you’ll soon be welcomed in more places too. You could earn up to 9,000 bonus Avios on your first purchases, that’s already enough for a return flight from Johannesburg to Durban or even Victoria Falls.*

Earn more every day

  • Double Avios on all purchases until 31 July 2014
  • 5,000 bonus Avios when you spend on your card for the first time
  • 4,000 Avios when you spend R24,000 in the first three months
  • 1 Avios for every R7.50 spent
  • 1 Avios for every R5 spent with British Airways, Pick n Pay and BP

More to enjoy for you and those who matter most

As soon as you receive your card, you’ll be entitled to priority check-in on domestic British Airways flights in South Africa. And the more you spend the more your benefits will add up. So spend R50,000 and you’ll earn an upgrade voucher and a SLOW Lounge day pass. If you spend R100,000 you’ll also receive 10% of your Avios back on one regional reward flight each year (we call it a Reward Flight Saver)*.

Also, when you spend R200,000 you will gain SLOW Lounge access for the whole year, and a second upgrade voucher. What’s more you will earn a Companion Voucher which entitles you to an additional ticket for a companion for the same flight and cabin, letting you share the British Airways experience and the rewards it brings with the people you really care about.

Companion Voucher Terms and Conditions

New to the Executive Club?

If you're not an Executive Club Member already, we’ll automatically enrol you into the Club when you receive your British Airways Credit Card. You’ll then be able to collect even more Avios on British Airways flights, hotels, shopping and car rental with us or our many partners.

*Subject to availability. Taxes, fees and carrier charges apply.

Terms and Conditions

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Customers who apply for and are accepted for a British Airways Credit Card - Powered by Barclaycard will be eligible for a 9,000 Avios joining bonus. The joining bonus will comprise of 5,000 Avios awarded on the first qualifying card transaction and a further 4,000 Avios will be awarded if you spend R24,000 during the first 3 months on Qualifying Expenditure on the British Airways Credit Card. The first month's spend starts from the date your account was opened, not the date you receive your card, so you may not get a full calendar month to spend. Avios will be awarded within eight weeks of the Qualifying Spend being achieved.

Qualifying Expenditure means all expenditure using a British Airways Credit Card excluding balance transfers, cash advances, and amounts billed more than once in whole or in part for the relevant period, delinquency charges, annual fees and interest. Avios will not be awarded if the goods purchased under the qualifying spend are returned.

Customers will only be eligible for one joining bonus from British Airways. In the event that a customer re-applies for the British Airways Credit Card, Barclaycard may process an application and issue the British Airways Credit Card but British Airways will not award a further bonus offer.

For every qualifying card transaction British Airways Credit Card cardholders will earn 1 Avios for every R7.50 spent or 1 Avios for every R5.00 spent exclusively at British Airways, BP and Pick N Pay. Double Avios offer valid until 31 July 2014.

British Airways Credit Card cardholders are eligible for Priority check –in when travelling domestically within South Africa with British Airways (operated by Comair Limited). SLOW lounge access, companion and upgrade vouchers will be awarded when spend levels are reached on qualifying purchases within a 12 month period. Terms and conditions apply (see below).

Members and their companion will be carried by British Airways (operated by Comair Limited) in accordance with its Notice and Conditions of Contract (as stated on each ticket) and its General Conditions of Carriage for Passengers and Baggage.

The British Airways Credit Card is issued by Absa Bank Limited (Reg No. 1986/004794/06 – Authorised Financial Services Provider, Registered Credit Provider with NCRCP No. 7). British Airways Credit Card terms and conditions apply.

Information relating to the financial information of the card is the responsibility of Absa Bank Limited and British Airways accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies. Questions regarding the British Airways Credit Card should be directed to Absa British Airways Credit Card team: Email the Absa British Airways team, tel 0861 4 BA 000 (0861 4 22 000)

Avios points are issued subject to British Airways Executive Club terms and conditions. Reward flights and companion voucher bookings are subject to availability. Taxes, fees and carrier charges apply. Detailed information can be found here or by calling +27 11 441 8500.

These terms and conditions may be amended by the Promoter at any time. Any such change will not affect the validity of any Vouchers or Reward Tickets already issued or due or the terms on which the Vouchers or Reward Tickets may be used.

British Airways Plc registered offer: Waterside, Speedbird Way, Harmondsworth, UB7 0GB. Registered in England: 1777777.

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  1. To qualify for priority check-in, British Airways Credit Card cardholders, and those travelling with them, must be travelling domestically within South Africa on any British Airways flight (operated by Comair Limited).
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  1. To qualify for four complimentary SLOW lounge day pass vouchers, British Airways Credit Card cardholders need to spend a total of R50,000 on qualifying purchases with their British Airways Credit Card within a Card Year. A ‘Card Year’ is a period of 12 consecutive months commencing on the date the credit card was issued or any anniversary of the Commencement Date.
  2. The SLOW lounge day pass vouchers are valid for six months from the voucher issue date, via email.
  3. Each voucher is valid for one entry per person, and cannot be used more than once. Please present a voucher to the lounge staff when travelling with British Airways (operated by Comair Limited).
  4. The vouchers are valid for SLOW lounge access into Comair Limited’s lounges at O.R Tambo International Airport (Domestic and International); Cape Town and King Shaka International Airports, when travelling with British Airways (operated by Comair Limited).
  5. The vouchers are not transferable and can only be used by the cardholder. The cardholder is welcome to use an additional voucher to bring a guest into the SLOW lounge with them (limited to one guest at a time), provided the guest is travelling with the cardholder on the same British Airways (operated by Comair Limited) flight, subject to capacity.
  6. All minors (under the age of 18) must be accompanied by an adult.
  7. The vouchers have no bearing on any other frequent flyer membership which the cardholder may possess. Vouchers cannot be traded and do not allow the accrual of any frequent traveller currencies.
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  1. To qualify for a complimentary annual SLOW lounge access card, cardholders need to spend a total of R200,000 on qualifying purchases with their British Airways Credit Card within a Card Year. A ‘Card Year’ is a period of 12 consecutive months commencing on the date the credit card was issued or any anniversary of the Commencement Date.
  2. Only one lounge access card will be issued to the cardholder in any Card Year.
  3. The annual SLOW lounge access card is valid for one year from issue date or until the date of expiry on the face of the card.
  4. To enter the SLOW Lounge please present your SLOW lounge access card to the lounge staff when travelling, with British Airways (operated by Comair Limited).
  5. This card is valid for lounge access into Comair Limited’s airport SLOW lounges at O.R Tambo International Airport (Domestic and International); Cape Town and King Shaka International Airports, when travelling with British Airways (operated by Comair Limited).
  6. All minors (under the age of 18) must be accompanied by an adult.
  7. This card has no bearing on any other frequent flyer membership which the cardholder may possess.
  8. This card is not a debit card, cannot be traded and does not allow the accrual of any frequent traveller currencies.
  9. This card is not transferable and may only be used by the cardholder. The cardholder is welcome to bring a guest into the lounges, provided they are travelling with the cardholder, subject to capacity.
  10. By using this card you accept to be bound by the terms and conditions furnished upon issuance, as amended from time to time by British Airways (operated by Comair Limited).
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  1. To qualify for 10% Avios back on redemption booking (Redemption Benefit) cardholders need to spend a total of R100,000 on qualifying purchases with their British Airways Credit Card within a Card Year. A ‘Card Year’ is a period of 12 consecutive months commencing on the date the credit card was issued or any anniversary of the Commencement Date.
  2. Following qualification the Redemption Benefit is valid for 12 months.
  3. The Redemption Benefit can only be used once and will be automatically applied to the first qualifying redemption booking made following qualification.
  4. The Redemption Benefit is only valid on British Airways flights operated by Comair and is valid for a return reward flight for up to four people, travelling on the same reward flight booking. The Redemption Benefit is valid for redemptions in Traveller (economy) and Club (business) class.
  5. Only one Redemption Benefit can be earned per annual card year.
  6. Cardholders 10% Avios back will be credited into the member’s Executive Club member’s account within sixty days.
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  1. The complimentary Club (business) class cabin upgrade is applicable to all British Airways Credit Card cardholders who spend a total of R50,000 on qualifying purchases per the annual card year, using their British Airways Credit Card, and again when spending a total of R200,000 on qualifying purchases per the annual card year, using their British Airways Credit Card.
  2. Each complimentary cabin upgrade voucher can only be used once and is valid for 12 months from the voucher issue date; when reaching R50,000 and again when reaching R200,000. A ‘Card Year’ is a period of 12 consecutive months commencing on the date the credit card was issued or any anniversary of the Commencement Date.
  3. The complimentary Club (business) class upgrade is eligible on all British Airways (operated by Comair Limited) routes.
  4. To use your cabin upgrade voucher customers will need to purchase a Y, B or H Traveller (Economy) class ticket. The Traveller ticket will then be upgraded to Club (business) class subject to U class availability.
  5. All booking payments must be made with the qualifying customer’s British Airways Credit Card. Avios points cannot be used to pay for the booking.
  6. Booking period; in order to take up this offer qualifying customers will need to book and pay for their flight within the first three (3) months of receiving this notification email. All travel will need to be completed within six (6) months of receipt of this offer and the validity period may not be extended.
  7. The complimentary cabin upgrade is applicable to the qualifying customer as well as a companion of their choice, provided the companion is travelling with the qualifying customer e.g. on the same flight, same day, and the guest ticket is booked at the same time as when booking the qualifying customer’s flight.
  8. All bookings are subject to availability at the time of booking.
  9. In order to ensure members’ Avios points and Tier Points are automatically tracked, customers need to quote their Executive Club membership number when booking their flights.
  10. Any cancellations or changes must be made at least 2 hours prior to departure and are subject to the applicable fare class rules pertaining to Y, B or H class.
  11. To take up this offer all bookings need to be made via the British Airways Domestic and Regional Contact Centre by phoning 0860 I FLY BA (0860 4 359 22). Qualifying customers will need to quote that they are a British Airways Credit Card cardholder, their name and surname, as well as the date they received the email notification. Operating hours are from 07:00-19:00 Monday to Friday, 08:00-15:30 on Saturdays and from 08:00-13:00 on Sundays.
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  1. To qualify for a Companion voucher the British Airways Credit Card cardholder needs to spend a total of R200,000 on qualifying purchases with their British Airways Credit Card within a Card Year. A ‘Card Year’ is a period of 12 consecutive months commencing on the date the credit card was issued or any anniversary of the Commencement Date.
  2. Cardholders must have accrued the required billed expenditure on their British Airways Credit Card (the ‘Target’) within a 12 month period ending each year on the anniversary of their Promotion/ Card Commencement Date.
  3. Once cardholders have reached the Target applicable to their British Airways Credit Card, they will receive a voucher (the ‘Voucher’) on their Executive Club Account.
  4. The Voucher entitles the cardholder, when making a booking using his/her accumulated Avios points (a ‘Redemption Booking’), to book a return ticket (a ‘Reward Ticket’ – also known as a Companion Voucher) without incurring the flight price for a companion on that same flight (the ‘Redemption Flight’). Reservations and bookings for both the cardholder and the companion must be made at the same time. The Reward Ticket must be used for the same destination and must be booked in the same class as the Redemption Flight. Companion must travel with the Cardholder on both the outbound and inbound journeys.
  5. Cardholders and/or their Companion will be responsible for paying the taxes, fees and charges relating to the Redemption Flight and the Reward Ticket, including but not limited to departure taxes, passenger service charges and federal inspection fees. Cardholders must pay for these charges using their British Airways Credit Card. For bookings visit ba.com and log in using your membership details or call your dedicated Executive Club Contact Centre on 011 441 8500. A fee may be charged for bookings, changes and cancellations to Reward Ticket bookings, full details of which can be found on ba.com. It is not possible to redeem any Voucher by contacting any travel agent, or at the airport.
  6. Redemption Flights and Reward Tickets may only be used on British Airways (operated by Comair Limited) flights.
  7. This promotion is only available for Redemption Bookings made using Avios and cannot be combined with any other mileage or frequent flyer programme, or with partial cash payments.
  8. Reward Tickets are subject to availability and there is no guarantee of receiving a Reward Ticket to the Cardholder’s choice of destination under this promotion.
  9. The Voucher is only valid if it has been acquired in accordance with the rules of this promotion. Vouchers must be exchanged for a ticket and all outbound travel must be taken before the expiry date on the Voucher, which is 12 months from the date of its issue. For example, a ticket routing Cape Town to Johannesburg (return), the return sector Cape Town to Johannesburg must be taken before the expiry date on the Voucher. Vouchers are non-extendable.
  10. Cardholders must have a British Airways Credit Card at the time of travel. British Airways Credit Card reserve the right to refuse to issue or to honour any Voucher/Reward Tickets in the event that the Cardholder is in breach of either the terms of their British Airways Credit Card or the British Airways frequent flyer programme Executive Club.
  11. The Voucher may only be used by the Cardholder who must select/advise at the time of booking the Redemption Ticket and the Reward Ticket that he/she wishes to use the Voucher.
  12. At no time may the Voucher be purchased, sold, transferred to anyone else or bartered. Any such Voucher will become void.
  13. The Voucher may not be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  14. Any flight tickets obtained in exchange for an invalid Voucher will also be invalid and liable for removal by British Airways. Alternatively British Airways reserves the right to recover the full applicable fare for the Reward Ticket from the Cardholder or his/her companion.
  15. Vouchers cannot be used to amend existing bookings.
  16. Only one Voucher may be used at any one time for any one booking.
  17. If booking by telephone, Reward tickets must be booked at least 48 hours before the date of travel.
  18. Subject to the Executive Club terms and conditions relating to Redemption Bookings, if the Cardholder cancels the Redemption Booking or if the companion can no longer fly on the Reward Ticket more than 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure of the first flight, British Airways may reissue the Voucher which will only be valid for the remainder of its 12 month expiry period.
  19. Members with enquiries should contact the Executive Club Service Centre on 011 441 8500, Monday to Friday, 08:30-17:00.
  20. Schedules and destinations are subject to change without notice and listings are not conclusive or binding.
  21. Once flights are booked no routing changes are allowed. Once the companion is ticketed, no name changes are allowed.
  22. All Redemption Bookings must be made in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Executive Club.