Except as modified herein, the capitalized terms used in these RBC British Airways Visa Infinite Companion Award Voucher Terms and Conditions shall have the meaning specified in the Executive Club Terms and Conditions found on ba.com/theclub.
This benefit is only available to Members of the British Airways (“BA”) Executive Club who have reached the age of majority in their province/territory of residence, 18 years or over, are resident of Canada and who hold an RBC British Airways Visa Infinite card (a “Card”) in good standing (an “Eligible Member”). If you are not currently a Member, you can enroll online at ba.com.
* Avios are earned on qualifying net purchases only; they are not earned on cash advances (including RBC Royal Bank credit card cheques, balance transfers, cash-like transactions and bill payments that are not pre-authorized charges that you set up with a merchant), interest charges or fees, and credits for returns and adjustments will reduce or cancel the Avios earned by the amounts originally charged. Where applicable, Avios are awarded based on the Canadian dollar equivalent of foreign currency purchase transactions.
** Earn 2 Avios per $1CAD spent on British Airways and British Airways Holidays and
1 Avios per $1CAD spent on all other qualifying net purchases when you use your RBC British Airways Visa Infinite credit card. Avios earned with the RBC British Airways Visa Infinite card cannot be combined with Tier Points, which are separate from Avios points and are awarded according to the conditions specified on ba.com.
^15,000 Avios Welcome Bonus
To be eligible for the 15,000 Avios Welcome Bonus, your application form must be received within the offer eligibility period and approved by Royal Bank of Canada. Please allow up to 10 weeks after receiving your card for the 15,000 Avios to be posted to your British Airways Executive Club account.
If you are not currently a member of the Executive Club, you will be enrolled automatically once you are approved for the BA Infinite Visa card. Please note that the address your Executive Club account membership is registered under must match the one of your BA Visa Infinite account at all times for the Avios to post to your Executive Club account.
This offer may not be combined or used in conjunction with any other offer and British Airways reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time.
All terms, conditions and restrictions applicable to this RBC British Airways Visa Infinite Avios Welcome Bonus Offer are established by British Airways. British Airways, not Royal Bank of Canada, is responsible for this offer and the British Airways Executive Club Programme. For all bookings, travel arrangements and other services offered or provided by British Airways, BA Visa Infinite cardholders are subject to the Executive Club Terms and Conditions, which can be consulted at: www.ba.com/theclub.
~Companion Award Voucher Terms and Conditions
Eligible Members who spend a minimum of $30,000 CAD in Qualifying Transactions annually on their Card throughout the calendar year († Calendar year refers to the time period starting from January 1st through to December 31st in the same year) will receive a voucher they will be able to apply towards the purchase of a flight for a companion travelling with the Eligible Member, on the same Reward flight (“Companion Ticket”). Please note that Qualifying Transactions exclude cash advances (RBC Royal Bank credit card cheques, balance transfers, cash-like transactions and bill payments that are not pre-authorized charges that you set up with a merchant), interest charges or fees, and credits for returns and adjustments will reduce or cancel the spend amount by the amounts originally charged. Six (6) to eight (8) weeks are necessary from the moment an Eligible Member reaches $30,000 CAD in eligible purchases on their Card for the Companion Award Voucher to post to the Eligible Member account.
An Eligible Member is entitled to a maximum of one (1) Companion Award Voucher per calendar year, notwithstanding how much in eligible purchases is charged to the Card. For example, an Eligible Member who spends $60,000 CAD in eligible purchases in one (1) given year on their Card will receive only one (1) Companion Award Voucher. Purchases over $30,000 CAD are not eligible to be carried over to the next calendar year.
The Companion Award Voucher entitles the Eligible Member to purchase a Companion Ticket at the time of booking a Reward flight, without having to pay for the price of the companion’s flight. Reservations and bookings for both the Reward flight of the Eligible Member and the Companion Ticket of the companion must be made at the same time, for the same flight, same date, in the same class, same cabin and on the same passenger name record (PNR) for travel on the same itinerary. Eligible Members will be responsible for paying, without limitation, the taxes, fees and charges including airline surcharges, related to the Companion Ticket. Eligible Members must pay for these charges using their Card. At time of publication all Reward Flights and Companion Tickets are subject to taxes, fees, charges and airline surcharges of approximately $600 per person based on travel from Toronto to London in economy class and approximately $900 per person based on business class travel.
To make a booking, (including the companion ticket) Eligible Members must visit ba.com and log in using their membership number and PIN. It is not possible to book a Reward flight or a Companion Ticket by contacting a travel agent, or at the airport.
The Companion Award Voucher may be used for flights operated by British Airways only. Travel on franchise, codeshare, or alliance airlines is not permitted. Return flights must be booked at the same time the outward journey is booked. All travel must originate in and return to Canada.
A Companion Award Voucher can only be used if and when the Eligible Member is booking a Reward flight using Avios points (i.e. cannot be booked using a combination of Avios points and cash or a charge to the Card) and cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion, mileage or frequent flyer programme. Full details of fare rules can be found on ba.com.
All Reward flights and Companion Tickets are subject to availability and there is no guarantee the Eligible Member will be able to book a flight for a companion to the Eligible Member’s choice of flight and destination.
The Companion Award Voucher is only valid if it has been acquired in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. A Companion Award Voucher is valid for twenty-four (24) months from the date it is issued and must be exchanged for a Companion Ticket with travel commencing from Canada before the expiry date on the Voucher.
Eligible Members must still have a Card in good standing at the time of travel. British Airways and/or Royal Bank of Canada reserve(s) the right to refuse to issue or to honour any Companion Ticket in the event that the Eligible Member is in breach of either these RBC British Airways Visa Infinite Companion Award Voucher Terms and Conditions, their RBC Royal Bank Credit Card Agreement or Executive Club Terms and Conditions.
The Companion Award Voucher is not extendable, refundable, transferable, and has no cash or mileage value.
At no time may the Companion Award Voucher be purchased, sold, or bartered but if it is, any such Voucher will become void.
Companion Award Vouchers are applicable to new and future bookings only; they cannot be used to amend or pay for existing bookings.
The Companion Ticket is subject to the Executive Club Terms and Conditions relating to Companion Award Vouchers. If the Eligible Member cancels the Companion Ticket booking more than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the scheduled departure of the outbound flight from Canada, British Airways will redeposit the Companion Award Voucher which will only be valid for the remainder of its twenty-four (24) month expiry period based on original date of issue. Reward bookings and Companion Tickets cancelled within twenty-four (24) hours of departure will result in the Companion Ticket Voucher and mileage being cancelled without any possibility of being reissued or credited to the Eligible Member. Please visit the full British Airways Executive Club Terms and Conditions found online at www.ba.com.
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2 Coverage underwritten by RBC Insurance Company of Canada.
◊ Your RBC British Airways Visa Infinite card gives you additional purchasing power to spend
above your credit limit, without being charged any overlimit fees. We may allow you to spend above your credit limit by an amount that varies based on several factors, including your account payment history and spending patterns; each transaction is assessed separately and we reserve the right to refuse authorization. Your RBC British Airways Visa Infinite card operates like other credit cards when you are within your credit limit. When you spend above your credit limit, you must make the Minimum Payment, that will include any balances owing that exceed your creditlimit by the Payment Due Date each month.