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The British Airways American Express® Companion Voucher entitles you to receive a second seat for a companion on the same flight as you when you make a Reward Flight booking on a British Airways flight with a British Airways flight number, subject to availability. All you’ll have to pay are the Taxes, Fees and Charges for you and your companion’s tickets.

Alternatively, for Companion Vouchers earned from 1 September 2021 onwards, you can choose to use your Companion Voucher to make a solo Reward Flight booking whereby you will be entitled to a 50% discount on the Avios fare for your journey.

Taxes, Fees and Charges will still be payable in full for you (if travelling solo) or for you and your companion’s tickets (if travelling with a companion). You can only receive a Companion Voucher if you are a Member of the British Airways Executive Club and are the main Account holder within a British Airways American Express® Card Account (a “Cardmember”).

When booking a Reward flight with a Companion Voucher earned from 1 September 2021, you can choose to make a full Avios redemption or from other Avios & Money price options (subject to the Cardmember’s payment of the Taxes, Fees and Charges for each seat).

Companion Voucher Terms and Conditions depend on when your voucher was received and with what British Airways American Express® product.

Please read the full Terms and Conditions below for Companion Vouchers earned from 1 September 2021 onwards.

Please read the full Terms and Conditions of Companion Vouchers earned before 1 September 2021.

Please view frequently asked questions for all Companion Vouchers.

British Airways American Express Companion Voucher - Terms and Conditions for Companion Vouchers earned from 1 September 2021 onwards

These Terms and Conditions apply to the following British Airways American Express Companion Vouchers which have been earned from 1 September 2021 onwards:

  • British Airways American Express Credit Card Companion Voucher.
  • British Airways American Express Premium Plus Companion Voucher.

Earning a Companion Voucher

1. You can only receive a Companion Voucher if you are a Member of the British Airways Executive Club and are the main Account holder within a British Airways American Express® Card Account (a “Cardmember”).

2. Holders of Supplementary (additional) Cards to the main Account holder’s British Airways American Express Card Account are not eligible to receive a Companion Voucher. Any amount spent on any Supplementary Card(s) will count towards the main Account holder's spend target.

3. To be entitled to receive a Companion Voucher the Cardmember must have reached their required spend target within a 12 month period ending each year on the anniversary of their Card Account start date (e.g. if a Cardmember opens a Card Account on 1 September 2021 then they must have reached their spend target by 31 August 2022 so that they can begin earning towards their next Voucher on 1 September 2022). Anniversary date details can be found on the Card Account statements, or online by logging in at americanexpress.co.uk or by calling the number on the back of the Card. The spend target varies depending on which British Airways American Express Card the Member has:

  • British Airways American Express® Credit Card - £12,000
  • British Airways American Express® Premium Plus Card - £10,000

Please note that qualifying spend does not include Cash Withdrawals, Interest, Balance Transfers and Fees.

4. Only one Companion Voucher can be earned in any 12-month period. If the Cardmember reaches their spend target within 12 months of their Card Account start date then further spend will not accumulate towards another Companion Voucher. Cardmembers can begin earning towards their next Companion Voucher after their 12-month Card anniversary date. When the Cardmember has reached their spend target an e-voucher (“Companion Voucher”) will be added to their British Airways Executive Club account. The Companion Voucher will be valid from the date on which it appears on the Cardmember's Executive Club account and will be valid for:

  • British Airways American Express Credit Card – 12 Months
  • British Airways American Express Premium Plus Card – 24 Months

Using the Voucher

British Airways American Express Credit Cardmember

5. The Companion Voucher allows the main British Airways American Express Card Account holder, when making a Reward Flight booking using Avios, to either:

  • Book another economy (World Traveller) seat on the journey for a Companion on the same flight without having to pay the Avios flight price for that Companion; or
  • Book an economy (World Traveller) seat as a solo traveller and pay 50% of the Avios fare for your journey. Taxes, Fees and Charges will still be payable in full for you (if travelling solo) or for you and your companion’s tickets (if travelling with a companion).

6. The Companion Voucher can be used to book a seat for a companion in economy (World Traveller) only on the same flight as the main British Airways American Express Card Account holder. If booking as a solo traveller, the Companion Voucher can be used to receive a 50% discount on the Avios element of the fare for a Reward flight booking in economy (World Traveller) only.

7. The Companion Voucher will be issued in the name of the main British Airways American Express Card Account holder, who must travel on any Companion Voucher booking.

8. Companion Vouchers may only be used for bookings subject to availability and British Airways offers no guarantee that Cardmembers will be able to book a seat for themselves or for a Companion on any specific flight.

9. A maximum of two Companion Vouchers can be redeemed at any one time on the same booking e.g. 2 Avios reward fares plus 2 Companion Voucher tickets.

10. Only Companion Vouchers of the same type can be combined and redeemed on one Reward Flight booking (e.g. If a Cardmember holds a British Airways American Express Companion Voucher earned before 1 September 2021 and a British Airways American Express Credit Card Companion Voucher earned after 1 September 2021 they will need to be redeemed on separate bookings. If a Cardmember holds two Companion Vouchers of the same type e.g. two British Airways American Express Credit Card Companion Vouchers earned after 1 September 2021 they can be combined and redeemed as part of the same Reward Flight booking).

British Airways American Express Premium Plus Cardmember

11. The Companion Voucher allows the main British Airways American Express Card Account holder, when making a Reward Flight booking using Avios, to either:

  • Book another seat in the same cabin (any cabin) on the same flight for a Companion without having to pay the Avios flight price for that Companion; or
  • Book a Reward seat as a solo traveller and pay 50% of the Avios fare for your journey. Taxes, Fees and Charges will still be payable in full for you (if travelling solo) or for you and your Companion’s tickets (if travelling with a Companion).

12. Enhanced access to Reward Flight seats within business (Club World) is available for British Airways American Express Premium Plus Companion Vouchers.

13. The Companion Voucher will be issued in the name of the main British Airways American Express Card Account holder, who must travel on any Companion Voucher booking.

14. Companion Vouchers may only be used for bookings subject to availability and British Airways offers no guarantee that Cardmembers will be able to book a seat for themselves or for a Companion on any specific flight.

15. A maximum of two Companion Vouchers can be redeemed at any one time on the same booking e.g. 2 Avios reward fares plus 2 Companion Voucher tickets.

16. Only Companion Vouchers of the same type can be combined and redeemed on one Reward Flight booking. (e.g. If a Cardmember holds a British Airways American Express Companion Voucher earned pre 1 September 2021 and a British Airways American Express Premium Plus Companion Voucher earned after 1 September 2021 they will need to be redeemed on separate bookings. If a Cardmember holds two Companion Vouchers of the same type e.g. two British Airways American Express Premium Plus Companion Vouchers earned after 1 September 2021 they can be combined and redeemed as part of the same flight booking.

Rules and Restrictions

All British Airways American Express Cardmembers

1. The Cardmember is responsible for paying any Taxes, Fees and Charges relating to their Companion Voucher booking. Taxes, Fees and Charges apply per person. All Taxes, Fees and Charges must be paid for using the British Airways American Express Card.

2. Companion Vouchers can be used for travel on any route as long as the Cardmember has sufficient Avios to complete the booking for their desired journey.

3. Avios and Companion Vouchers can only be used on British Airways mainline flights, where ‘BA’ is specified at the beginning of the flight number (e.g. BA1324). This includes CityFlyer where flight numbers begin 'BA', but excludes flights operated by our franchise partners Comair and Sunair.

4. The Cardmember and their Companions must travel together at all times, therefore must be booked onto the same flight and cabin class when travelling using a Companion Voucher.

5. Bookings for Companions must be made at the same time as the Cardmember makes their booking.

6. Companion Voucher must be applied at the time of booking.

7. Cardmembers can choose to take anyone as a Companion on their Companion Voucher booking.

8. If the Cardmember has a British Airways Executive Club Household Account, Companions do not have to be people who are named within this Household Account, however they will need to be within the Cardmember’s British Airways Executive Club Friends and Family list (a list which allows Household Account members to redeem for individuals who they do not live with). To find out more about Household accounts visit here.

9. Outbound travel must take place before the expiry date of the Companion Voucher however inbound travel can take place after the expiry date of the Companion Voucher, provided it is booked at the same time as the outbound travel.

10. Companion Vouchers are non-extendable and non-transferable.

11. Once travel using the Companion Voucher has been booked no name changes are allowed.

12. A 50% solo traveller Reward flight discount can be accessed either by solo travellers; or by one single adult travelling with an infant under two years of age. When booking with an infant, usual Avios redemption rules will apply.

13. If travel using a Companion Voucher is cancelled less than 24 hours prior to departure, then the Companion Voucher will not be re-issued to the Cardmember's Executive Club account.

14. If travel using a Companion Voucher is cancelled more than 24 hours before departure then the Companion Voucher will be re-issued to the Cardmembers Executive Club account for the remainder of its original validity period which is 12 months from the date of issue for Credit Cardmember's and 24 months from date of issue for Premium Plus Cardmembers.

15. The Terms and Conditions of this promotion may be changed by British Airways at any time, on giving Cardmembers 3 months’ notice. Any changes will not affect the validity of any Companion Vouchers which have already been issued.

16. Cardmembers must remain eligible for use of the Companion Voucher in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and the British Airways Executive Club Terms and Conditions at the time of travel. British Airways and American Express reserve the right to refuse to issue or honour any Companion Voucher in the event that the Cardmember is in breach of the terms of the British Airways American Express Card or the British Airways Executive Club Membership.

17. Any use of the Companion Voucher and/or use of Avios must be in accordance with the British Airways Executive Club Terms and Conditions. Please visit ba.com for more information.

18. Cardmembers and their Companion(s) will be carried by British Airways in accordance with its notice and Conditions of Contract (as stated on each ticket) and its general conditions of carriage for passengers and baggage (copies available on request).

19. A maximum of two Companion Vouchers can be redeemed at any one time on the same booking e.g. 2 Avios reward fares plus 2 Companion Voucher tickets.

5.        A maximum of two Companion Vouchers can be redeemed at any one time on the same booking e.g. 2 Avios reward fares plus 2 Companion Voucher tickets.


British Airways American Express Companion Voucher - Terms and Conditions for Companion Vouchers earned before 1 September 2021

Earning a Companion Voucher

  1. You can only receive a Companion Voucher if you are a Member of the British Airways Executive Club and are the main Account holder within a British Airways American Express Card Account (a “Cardmember”).
  2. Holders of Supplementary (additional) Cards to the main Account holder’s British Airways American Express Card Account are not eligible to receive a Companion Voucher. Any amount spent on any Supplementary Card(s) will count towards the main Account holders' spend target.
  3. To be entitled to receive a Companion Voucher the Cardmember must have reached their required spend target within a 12 month period ending each year on the anniversary of their Card Account start date (e.g. if a Cardmember opens a Card Account on 20 June 2009 then they must have reached their spend target by 19 June 2010 so that they can begin earning towards their next Voucher on 20 June 2010). Anniversary date details can be found on the Card Account statements, or online by logging in at americanexpress.co.uk or by calling the number on the back of the Card. The spend target varies depending on which British Airways American Express Card the Member has:
    — Classic - £20,000
    — Premium - £15,000
    — Premium Plus - £10,000
    Please note that qualifying spend does not include Cash Withdrawals, Interest, Balance Transfers and Fees.

  4. Only one Companion Voucher can be earned in any 12 month period. If the Cardmember reaches their spend target within 12 months of their Card Account start date then further spend will not accumulate towards another Companion Voucher. Cardmembers can begin earning towards their next Companion Voucher after their 12 month Card anniversary date.
  5. When the Cardmember has reached their spend target an e-voucher (“Companion Voucher”) will be added to their British Airways Executive Club account. The Companion Voucher will be valid from the date on which it appears on the Cardmembers Executive Club account and will be valid for:
    — Classic – 12 Months
    — Premium – 12 Months
    — Premium Plus – 24 Months


    Using the Voucher

    British Airways American Express Credit and Premium Cardmembers

  6. The Companion Voucher allows the main British Airways American Express Card Account holder, when making a flight booking using Avios, to book another seat on the journey for a Companion without having to pay the Avios flight price for that Companion.
  7. The Companion Voucher will be issued in the name of the main British Airways American Express Card Account holder, who must travel on any Companion Voucher booking.
  8. Only one Companion Voucher can be redeemed at any one time.

    British Airways American Express Premium Plus Cardmembers

  9. The Companion Voucher allows the main British Airways American Express Card Account holder, when making a flight booking using Avios, to book another seat on the journey for a Companion without having to pay the Avios flight price for that Companion.
  10. The Companion Voucher will be issued in the name of the main British Airways American Express Card Account holder, who must travel on any Companion Voucher booking.
  11. Companion Vouchers may only be used for bookings subject to availability and British Airways offers no guarantee that Cardmembers will be able to book for a Companion on any specific flight.
  12. If the Cardmember has two valid Companion Vouchers on their account they have the option to redeem both of them together for one flight booking allowing the Cardmember to travel with 3 companions and pay the Avios flight price for only 2 people travelling on the booking.
  13. The main British Airways American Express Account holder must travel on any Companion Voucher booking.
  14. A maximum of two Companion Vouchers can be redeemed at any one time.

    Rules and Restrictions

    All British Airways American Express Cards

  15. The Cardmember is responsible for paying any Taxes, Fees and Charges relating to their Companion Voucher booking. All Taxes, Fees and Charges must be paid for using the British Airways American Express Card.
  16. Companion Vouchers can be used for travel on any route in any cabin class as long as the Cardmember has sufficient Avios to complete the booking for their desired journey.
  17. Avios and Companion Vouchers can only be used on British Airways mainline flights, where ‘BA’ is specified at the beginning of the flight number (e.g. BA1324). This includes CityFlyer where flight numbers begin 'BA', but excludes flights operated by our franchise partners Comair and Sunair.
  18. The Cardmember and their Companions must travel together at all times therefore must be booked onto the same flight and cabin class when travelling using a Companion Voucher.
  19. Bookings for Companions must be made at the same time as the Cardmember makes their booking.
  20. Companions do not have to be people who are named within a British Airways Executive Club Household Account. Cardmembers can choose to take anyone as a Companion on their Companion Voucher booking.
  21. All Companion Voucher bookings must originate and return to the UK.
  22. Outbound travel must take place before the expiry date on the Companion Voucher however inbound travel can take place after the expiry date of the Companion Voucher.
  23. Companion Vouchers are non extendable and non transferable.
  24. Once travel using the Companion Voucher has been booked no name changes are allowed.
  25. If travel using a Companion Voucher is cancelled within 24 hours of travel then the Companion Voucher will not be re-issued to the Cardmembers Executive Club account.
  26. If travel using a Companion Voucher is cancelled more than 24 hours before departure then the Companion Voucher will be re-issued to the Cardmembers Executive Club account for the remainder of its original validity period which is 12 months from the date of issue for Classic and Premium Cardmembers, and 24 months from date of issue for Premium Plus Cardmembers.
  27. The Terms and Conditions of this promotion may be changed by British Airways at any time, on giving Cardmembers 3 months notice. Any changes will not affect the validity of any Companion Vouchers which have already been issued.
  28. Cardmembers must remain eligible for this promotion at the time of travel. British Airways and American Express reserve the right to refuse to issue or honour any Companion Voucher in the event that the Cardmember is in breach of the terms of the British Airways American Express Card or the British Airways Executive Club membership.
  29. Companion Vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion, including Priority Reward (Gold Executive Club membership benefit). For more information on Priority Reward please visit ba.com.
  30. Any use of the Companion Voucher and/or use of Avios must be in accordance with the British Airways Executive Club Terms and Conditions. Please visit ba.com for more information.
  31. Cardmembers and their Companion(s) will be carried by British Airways in accordance with its notice and Conditions of Contract (as stated on each ticket) and its general conditions of carriage for passengers and baggage (copies available on request).