British Airways Chase Visa Signature: Get 100,000 Miles!

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Update: DEAD!!!

Worth noting: Last week I signed up for 3 Chase cards at the same time using 3 different web browsers (The BA Card, a Hyatt card, and a United card with IE, Chrome, and Firefox.  I already have 2 active Continental cards and a Freedom card although the Sapphire Preferred card and Southwest card can be good choices as well) and was able to get approved for all 3 by making a few calls to Chase’s reconsideration department (see comment #3 for some great Chase reconsideration contact numbers)
Only one hard credit pull was made.
Talk about a hat-trick, this one was worth some $3,000 in signup points!

Related: Need To Meet A Spending Threshold Deadline? Get Waived Fees On AMEX Gift Cards!

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You’ll get a total of 103,125 miles after spending $2,500 on the card, more than enough for 4 free US49/Canada round-trip tickets on AA with no added fuel surcharges! Just 1,875 miles short of 3 free tickets to Hawaii (35,000 miles each) with no added fuel surcharges and you can always transfer AMEX points to BA to make up the difference.

-Get 50,000 miles for signing up and spending $1.
-Get another 50,000 miles for spending $2,500 within 90 days.
-$95 annual fee.
-No foreign exchange fee.
-Earn 1.25 miles per dollar spent.
-Get a free companion award ticket after spending $30,000 (valid only for travel on BA, not on partners)

BA allows one-way ticket awards at half the miles of a round-trip. While AA doesn’t generally allow stopovers on any awards anymore using AA miles (except at the north american gateway city of an international award) You can use BA miles even while traveling on AA to take an unlimited amount of free stopovers, even on a one-way ticket! You can theoretically fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, stay there for a couple nights, then to Dallas for a few nights, onto Chicago for a few nights, and Cleveland for a few nights before finally flying to New York. And you can book that whole one-way ticket for just 12,500 miles and $10 tax!
A stopover ticket like this would have to be booked over the phone. You can check award availability on AA.com. BA will have access to the same sAAver awards that AA.com shows availability for.

Now here’s the thing with BA miles, they do collect fuel surcharges when you travel on most carriers. If you want to travel on BA those fuel surcharges can be quite heavy, especially on long-haul and on connecting flights. But you don’t have to travel on BA.

BA is part of the OneWorld alliance so you can also redeem to fly on OneWorld airlines (American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, JAL, LAN, Malev, Qantas, Royal Jordanian, and S7 Airlines) and they also have non-alliance partners like Aer Lingus, Alaska, and Kingfisher.

You can book some partner travel online but they don’t make it easy, you will probably need to book over the phone at 800-452-1201

Fuel surcharges are worse on some airlines than others.  While flying on BA can be very expensive you can fly on some partner airlines for much smaller fuel surcharges.

They do not currently charge fuel surcharges for travel on AA unless it’s a trans-atlantic flight. They also don’t charge fuel surcharges for travel on LAN.

BA allows families to pool miles together into a “household account.” Up to 6 people at the same address can pool their miles together!

So what are good uses for the miles? There are a few gems.
BA does not charge expedite fees. When you book an AA ticket within 21 days of departure you pay a $50-$100 expedite fee. When you book an AA flight with BA miles you don’t pay that fee.
-You can fly on AA within the US49 and Canada for just 25,000 miles with no fuel surcharges.
-You can fly on AA to Hawaii for just 35,000 miles with no fuel surcharges.
-You can fly on AA or LAN to South America for just 40,000 miles with no fuel surcharges.
-You can fly on Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong or China for just 50,000 miles.

Business class is double the coach miles and first is triple the coach miles.
A Cathay Pacific First Class (150,000 miles) ticket may have $250 in fees, but that’s still not bad on a ticket that sells for a whopping $18,000 normally!

In summary, tickets between North America and Europe or Israel will have high surcharges but there are some very good deals to be had for other tickets.

This offer is scheduled to be alive until May 5, but is subject to end at any time.

BA has a number of award charts, here are links to them:

BA Award Chart: Traveling on BA only

BA Award Chart: Traveling on one partner only

BA Award Chart: Traveling on BA and one partner

BA Award Chart: Traveling On Multiple Carriers Round The World Chart

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Crunch

Think we can avoid the $95 annual fee is we cancel within a short time?

Dan

@Crunch:
I don’t think Chase will prorate an annual fee like AMEX will.

I’m not sure if the Chase cutoff is 30 days or 60 days from when you get billed for the fee, but if you do cancel before the cutoff you will get a refund of the annual fee.
(Update: It’s 60 days according to a commenter below)

Da

In case guys have problems here are some useful Chase contacts:
Chase: 800-432-3117 (Application status)
Chase: 888-270-2127 (Application reconsideration)
Chase: 877-781-3109 (Card combining & card type changes)
Chase: 888-245-0625 (Credit Analyst reconsideration)
Chase: 888-622-7547 (Chase Executive Office)

If you have a Chase checking account you can also ask a banker in a branch to send in a reconsideration request form if you are rejected for a Chase credit card.

Dan

It’s worth noting that if you want any other Chase mileage cards if you apply for multiple cards at the same time it will still just count as 1 inquiry on your credit report and people do get approved for multiple cards that way. Just use different web browsers (Like IE, Firefox, and Chrome) and hit submit on one after the other.
Other Chase cards include:
Hyatt
United
Southwest
Continental
Sapphire Preferred (points transfer to BA, Continental, Hyatt, etc)

Math

You will actually get 103,125 miles for spending $2.5K, no?

Jeff

Just applied and got this response:

“We have received your application. Our analysts are currently reviewing your application, and our goal is to notify you within 10 days of this application. Notifications are usually sent within this time, but in some circumstances it may take up to 30 days for processing.”

Is there usually instant approval so i’m out of luck or is this the normal process?

Dan

@Math:
Correct!

@Jeff:
It’s perfectly normal to not get instant approval. Just hang in there and hope for the best!

maxime12

dan do u think that chase will let churn coz i know ussualy u cant get with chase more then once a promo and i did it last time?

chaim

@#7
just open a new british air mileage number and use it on your app and you’ll get the miles again.

Dannyboy

60 days to get fee refunded, I just canceled my BA card from last year and had 60 days from when fee was charged. I don’t think you can get around the first annual fee and keep the miles

Chaim

can you but gift cards to qualify for the 2.5k spending?

tivoboy

I saw this deal a couple days ago on the website, but very nice summary of the details dan!

Dan

@Dannyboy:
I’ve never heard of any bank ever actually taking back signup bonus miles for canceling a card.
If you get the miles within 60 days you should be able to cancel if you don’t want the card.

@Chaim:
Sure, you can buy AMEX gift cards to spend the $2,500 quickly.

@tivoboy:
No problem!

yakov

@Dan:

This a for sure thing? Or there is a chance that all will be denied and possibly blacklist yourself?

Dan

@yakov:
Many people have done it successfully with Chase, AMEX, and Citi on the DansDeals Forums. For all of them only 1 inquiry posted for apps mads at the same time like that from the same bank.

moneysaver

dan, just got the chase united card about a month ago. do you think i will get approved for this one so soon after? thanks

Dan

@moneysaver:
Try waiting 30 days between Chase apps unless you do them simultaneously.

steve

@chaim: So if I had this card last time and closed it and want to be eligible again.
Here are the steps to get the offer again:

I need to create a new BA account.
Apply for the card using the new BA number
I will then get the new miles applied to my new BA account.

Jeff

Dan, Does Chase consider Mint coins as a valid purchase? Which banks dont?

Dan

@Jeff:
Yes, Chase does count Mint coins as a purchase.

mb

Dan

I have not seen your answer. If I signed up last year can i get it again?

Dan

@mb:
For Chase I find that @chaim is correct.
Good luck!

Ariel

hi Dan,Can I open the credit card on somebody else’s name and get the miles to my BA account?

Dan

@Ariel:
Up to 6 people at the same address can pool their miles together with a BA household account:
http://www.britishairways.com/travel/echha_landing/public/en_us

JerseyGuy

Can the Travel Together Ticket you earn for spending $30K be used with an award from a partner airline?

Dan

@JerseyGuy:
As I wrote in the post, no.

Moshe

The mint thing is still going on? I thought that was very old. What other cards is it good on?

Chaim

Dan,

I know this is not the right forum but was wondering if you know of anyone who got in on the fairmont platinum deal whether they got any verifying card/paperwork to attest to lifetime status?
I haven’t received anything from fairmont or livingsocial.

btw if u can post a link to where this topic is being discussed i’d appreciate it.

Thanks dan!

Dan

@Moshe:
The Mint thing does still work….more discussion can be found on the DansDeals Forums here:
http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=146.240

@Chaim:
The Fairmont deal is also being discussed at the DansDeals Forums. Here is the direct link:
http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=5759.135

arye

while chase does consider mint coins valid purchases, they have been known to shut down peoples accounts who use them for large mint purchases.

Dan

@arye:
The Mint only allows $1,000 orders these days so it would be hard to make too large of a purchase.

yitz

Does similtanious mean having 2 screens open at the same time or applying 4 2 cards within a short period of time. If its the latter what is the time frame?

Dan

@yitz:
It means having 2 or 3 different web browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome, etc) open at the same time and clicking submit one after the other.

Dan

Seems like the real beauty of BA miles is their unlimited free stopover policy. I’ve updated the post with more info about that.

Mitch

Does anyone know how many miles and how much of a surcharge it costs to get to Israel?

mb

From the terms of the offer “This one-time bonus offer is valid only for first-time cardmembers with new accounts. Previous and existing cardmembers/accounts are not eligible for this bonus offer.”

Dan

@Mitch:
65,000 miles.
The surcharge will depend on which airline you take.

@mb:
Every credit card offer says that…and yet I have still managed to get hundreds and hundreds of signup bonuses 😉

Yuda

Lets say I need to buy tickets to Israel, and to the west coast for me and my wife, in the next year. I open two cards (one for me, and one for her) spend $5000 in 90 days, plus $190 (annual fee) and walk away with 200,000 miles.
1. How much am I looking at additional fees to get to from NY to Israel and the west coast (separate trips).
2. How soon can I get (and redeem) the miles?
3. Is there any risk involved?

anon

When does offer expire?

Yuda

I see Mitch asked about that, where can I get a list of surcharges for each airline?

Dan

@Yuda:
1. NY to the west coast will be 25,000 miles and $10 tax.
NY to Israel will be 65,000 miles but the taxes for trans-atlantic flights is very high.
You will likely be better off using other miles (like from the AMEX Plat card) for trans-atlantic and Israel flights.
Figure on anywhere from $350-$800 depending on the airline and class of service.
There is no list, you just have to search online or try calling to figure it out.

2. You will get the miles soon after meeting the spending requirement and can use the miles right away.

3. Why would there be any risk? Enjoy the miles!

@anon:
Please read the post.

Yuda

@Dan:
using other miles is nice if you have them, but do I have a better bet for travel this summer if I’m starting from scratch?
Also, I hear mile tickets are hard to get in July and August?

Dan

@Yuda:
Apply for some other cards at the same time as the BA card (see comment 3) and get the AMEX Plat as well: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/12735

You can get to Israel for $40 in fees instead of $400 if you play it right. And you’ll be flying free for quite a while!

Orange

Dan,
I recently got the Chase Continental card. Should that be a problem if I applied for this card?

Green Card

I got a social about 1 yr ago. I havent done much with it. I joined my self to my wifes checking bank account (which she has held for years), and added my social details a few months ago. Will this give me a chance to apply for this (or any) card, or will i get denied?

Is it worth trying to apply?

yehuda

The 65000 miles to israel is that roundtrip or one way?

eli

does BA miles expire?

steve

can i open a card for my wife and i and use the same ffn bec you can have a family account. however we still have different last names? will it be a prob

Dan

@Orange:
See comment 17.

@Green Card:
There’s no way to know without trying…
You should try to get your social added onto a credit card of hers though.

@yehuda:
It’s 65,000 miles round-trip, before fuel surcharges.

@eli:
They don’t as long as you have any account activity every 3 years.

@steve:
Why not just each have your own BA account and then join the BA accounts via a household account.

kivabb

Can I just leave FFN blank and they will automatically open new account or will they link it back to mine?

jake

When d the BA miles expire? or do they have the same expiration rules as AA?

Dan

@kivabb:
YMMV

@jake:
Please see comment 49.

theyoily

would it not be smart of me to do the 3 web browser shtick if i’ve had to call up in the past to get some chase cards pushed through?

JOSH

Can the miles be transfered to my AA FF account since they codeshare?

Dan

@theyoily:
Hard to say. You can always try and call to shift around other cards into newer cards to get the new cards approved.

@JOSH:
No.
Miles generally can’t be transferred to other airlines. Only points like AMEX Membership Rewards of Starwood Starpoints can do that.
But BA will be happy to book you on an AA flight.

Freddie

Great comprehensive article as usual!

adamSmiles

Dan,

If I just got the BA 50K offer within the past few months, any chance I can call cust service and ask for the difference? Anybody have any experiences around this? Thanks

Mchem

Hi Dan, I recently opened an AMEX platinum card and a Chase Sapphire card. I am concerned that opening too many cards withing a relatively short time period will affect my credit negatively. I currently have very good credit. What are you thoughts? Am i right for being concerned? should I be concerned?

Dan

@Freddie:
Thanks!

@adamSmiles:
You can definitely try sending them a secure message asking for the additional 50K.

@Mchem:
I wouldn’t be overly concerned. If you’ve seen my credit card collection and credit score you wouldn’t be either 🙂

Applying for a new card will drop you a few points but the extra credit line and lower credit utilization you have will raise your score even higher.

adamSmiles

@Dan: what’s the email address please?

Dan

@adamSmiles:
See this post for instructions:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/12103

jacky

So basically if i got it last year and applied now again(and was approved)but used the same BA number as last year, i wont get the miles?

Ben

I currently live in South Africa and can’t stand having to pay foreign exchange fees every time suing a credit card. Which cards do you suggest would be best for foreign travelers?

Also, is BA good for travel between SA & USA or Australia or Israel mileage wise?

Thanks for a great post!!

Marc

@Ben: Ben –

American Express Platinum cards no longer charge foreign exchange fees!

hocker

Hi I still have my ba account no. But is closed the account a few month ago is there a any way that can get this card ?

eli

is this a type of card u need to have good credit to get approved?

Anonymous

I JUST DID THIS AND GOT APPROVED INSTANTLY – I BELIEVE THAT THE PERSON WHO SAID THAT TEHY WILL NOTIFY THEM IN A MONTH IS CHECKING THEIR CREDIT REPORT

Matityahu

@adamSmiles: Let us know what you say, and what Chase says. I’m in the same situation, except that I applied only 4 DAYS ago! That was some bad timing. 😉

churner

I got this BA Chase 100k bonus last year and closed the card a few months ago is there any chance of getting it again?

shaya

Hi dan I need to go to austrellia for smicha how many miles and how much wulde it cost to go with qwantes and can my uncle get the card and give me the miles plz reply

daniel

Does sapphire transfer into AA?
And can you transfer sapphire points into someone else’s mileage account, like AMEX points?

Jason

I love the idea of being able to go to Asia on Cathay Pacific for 100k business or 150k first using these miles, even with the fuel surcharge, since as you said, the charge pales in comparison to the actual value of the ticket!

I was trying to decipher American’s award chart for AA miles, since they seem to be a bit different for north america to asia trips – is BA better?

AJ

The baggage section of the site says you get 2 free bags for travel within US with AAnytime mileage awards. Does that apply for flights on AA books with BA miles.
If not, how can you avoid those hefty baggage fees?

jeff

Can i transfer the BA miles to aa, or united/continental?

Miles

How soon can I close the account, and what do I do with the miles so they don’t disappear when I close the account?

Dan

@jacky:
YMMV.
You won’t know until you spend $1 and wait for the statement.

@Ben:
Check out http://www.dansdeals.com/forums for more in-depth info like that.

@hocker:
@churner:
Yes, read through the previous comments.

@eli:
You need “good credit” for any card.

@shaya:
80,000 miles round-trip

@daniel:
Sapphire transfers to BA, Continental, Hyatt, and Marriott.
It does transfer to anyone.

@Jason:
For JFK-HKG, AA charges 70K in Coach, 110K in Business, and 135K in First.
AA does not have a generous stopover policy like BA but with AA you won’t pay a fuel surcharge. Although the BA fuel surcharge for transpacific flights isn’t too bad.

@AJ:
You cannot book AA AAnytime AAwards with BA miles. You can only book the sAAver AAwards that you see on AA.com
Only AA/OneWorld elites will avoid baggage fees.

@jeff:
No, see comment 55.

@Miles:
You can close the account after getting the miles if you want. I don’t think they will take back the signup miles (though they may threaten that)

Freddie

@AJ: Become an elite member with one of the One World airlines. AA started doing matches about a month ago.

Jason

Dan, sorry to go more OT, but for the AA mileage rates to Asia (70K Coach, 110K Business, 135K First) – is that good on Cathay similar to how BA is? If so, it seems like it would make more sense to do first with AA vs BA if you’re flying Cathay Pacific, right?

Dan

@Jason:
I’d be happy to discuss it (and any other off topic questions) more at length at http://www.dansdeals.com/forums

Avi

@dan

Not the right place possibly, but i am looking to get a world master card for insurance on car rental in israel. I got my first *review wih answer in 10 days* from citi, are there any other card which offer rental car insurance in israel?

BTW used 150k Continental + 50K venture miles for 2 adult tickets and two infant tickets to israel 🙂

Thanks for all the assists everybody

hishai

Thanks Dan for going thru the sugya for us as usual!

Dan

@Avi:
See comment 79.

@hishai:
Your welcome!

meir

thanks dan i got approved on the spot i plan on going to isreal with these miles!!

cala

So can i get this straight: if i already have cards with BA as long as I put in a new british airways executive club account number, I will still get the points?

cala

Also is anyone else having trouble getting on to the application page?!

steve

Can anyone apply for a new BA executive club account number?
How about if they had one in the past?
What is the link for that?

chaim

@ #84
yes, the same thing works with other chase cards like continental and united.
no problem with the app.

@ #86
yes
https://www.britishairways.com/travel/register-now/public/en_us

adamSmiles

@Dan: worked like a charm for my wife’s card which is still open.

Any experience trying to get it for a card that is now closed? I opened mine in Jan, spent the $2500 and closed it on 2/1. Any advice? Should I offer them to re-open my acct and try for the additional 50k? Thanks Dan

adamSmiles

@Matityahu: Just got an email back saying the 50K will be posted next month!

goodboy

dan how do do with your cc that u still have a good credit u close it or keep all of them ?

mendel

HI Dan
Is there anyway to give BA miles or Tickets purchased through miles as a gift?
I.E. is there any way to capitalize on miles?

Dan

@adamSmiles:
YMMV!

@goodboy:
Many times I can transfer the credit line on a card before I close it so that my credit utilization ratio stays low. Or I convert it to a fee-free card.
But I also close cards all the time and my score is still excellent.

@mendel:
Sure, you can use your BA miles (or most any miles for that matter) to book a ticket for anyone you want!

adamSmiles

@Dan: any suggestions how to phrase the question to them?

Zvi

Are there any no-fee Chase credir cards to apply for at the same time as applying for the BA card? I want another credit card, but not one that I’ll have to cancel after a year to avoid the fee. Thanks.

Daniel

@Dan – coming from your link to BA app, and clicking “Apply Now” put me into a loop/redirect. I tried it on Chrome and IE as well, still no go.

Daniel

@Dan:

“Many times I can transfer the credit line on a card before I close it so that my credit utilization ratio stays low”

Dan, I thought those days were over? Isn’t each one of those a big fight?

mo

WHEN IS THIS OFFER EXPIRING??

Matityahu

@adamSmiles: Excellent! Me too. I just got my secure message center reply. Chase is giving me the 100K offer, even though I applied last week under the 50K offer.

And thanks again for all you do, Dan!

adamSmiles

@Matityahu: wasn’t as lucky on the card I closed on 2/1/11, they said it was opened over 60 days ago. 🙁
Guess I can always open another card with a new BA# 😉

scubasteve

For those who apply again (churn) for the same BA card and sign up on the application with a new British Airways account number…do you know if BA will let you combine the 2 accounts if they have the same name? or will you just have to keep the 2 accounts separate?

Can anyone report that they infact have gotten the signup bonus twice? I applied last year and got the 100k bonus and want to try it again.

cholent

do i need ba account to open this card

scubasteve

@cholent

No. They will create one for you if you don’t already have one

ShawnBig

Hi Dan,
For one way ticket with stopover, can you change date for the rest segment after you complete the first segment?
For example, after arriving Las Vegas, you decide to stay for a couple of more nights before leaving to Dallas, can you change the flight date from Las Vegas to Dallas?

Quote:
You can theoretically fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, stay there for a couple nights, then to Dallas for a few nights, onto Chicago for a few nights, and Cleveland for a few nights before finally flying to New York.

yuda

I want to apply for 2 cards at the same time and get the maximum out of it with only one inquiry so what’s the best cards and with what cards will I get the most worthy of miles
Thank you dan

eli

tried to apply but the application doesnt load.

esty

please dan <i already have a british credit card and want another one by my continental i tried with a new one pass number and it didnt work they wrote me that i already have a continental card and wont get another do you think it will help if i close my old one ?
thanks

Dan

@Zvi:
Chase Freedom gives $100 cash back after spending $500, has no annual fee, offers 5% cash back in rotating categories, and 1% cash back elsewhere:
http://www.dansdeals.com/go/freedom100/

@Daniel:
@eli:
Try Firefox? Or try clearing out your browser’s cache/cookies.

@mo:
Read the post please.

@scubasteve:
All airlines allow you to combine accounts if the name is the same.

@yuda:
See comment #4. They’re all good!

@esty:
Just close the old card before applying for a new one!

Chaim #2

If I already had this card and canceled about 5 months ago, should I open a new BA Executive account and then use that number on my new application, or should I apply without giving my Executive number and they’ll automatically give me a new one?
Please help!

Miles

Only have 2 credit cards- a Capital One no-rewards card that I got in 2007, and and AMEX PRG card I got in Oct. 2010 (which I may not keep if they do not waive the annual fee for next year). I want to get these miles but don’t want to adversely affect my credit score. How long should I keep this BA 100K card open for to minimize the credit score hit?
Thanks.

Mosh

How long does it take on till you get approved???

Loshon Hora

I have a BA card some time, could I open another one & get the bonus again?
If yes do I need to open another BA millage account & would they open a new one for me with the same name & address?

JL

Yep. Link to BA app is in loop/redirect again. Will try later again tonight.

mendel

Is this deal dead? “Apply Now” does not lead. I tried it with Firefox, Chrom and IE. I cleared the cache still doesn’t work. Can someone please help

Dan

@mendel:
It’s still alive but they must be having some problems with the link.

Just keep on trying from all 3 of those browsers and you’ll get it to work!

dan fan

i tried all 3 browsers and nothing. hopefully its not dead

Sam

Hey Dan I hope you can help Me. I just got approved for this card and I want to get the 100,000 miles with this us mint deal. How does it work? are there specific coins I need to buy?

yehuda

can i get same BA chase card, if i never canceled the one i did last year

sam

how high of a credit score do u think i need to get approved

njben

I applied for the BA card and was told will notify you within 30 days what is the likelihood of me being approved since I currently have a continental card

Question 4 Dan

DAN: Lets say my official name is Joe as appears on my license passport etc. but I go by and everyone calls me yossi and all my credit cards show yossi. Is it ok to apply as yossi, which means my miles acct will also show yossi. Would this allow me to buy a ticket with the miles under my official name thats on my passport, which is Joe ? Or should I apply for a card under joe?

Dan

@njben:
Wait and pray!

@Question 4 Dan:
You can book a mileage ticket for anyone or any name.

Question 4 Dan

Also thanks for that quick one… also more thing if im applying for the platinum and this one.I only have IE so can I open another tab in in private browsing (tools, in private browsing) and submit both after another?

Dan

@Question 4 Dan:
That trick only works for applying for cards from the same bank.
As you’re applying for an AMEX card and a Chase card there’s no need to do anything special.

Question 4 Dan

Thanks!so I it doesnt matter if i apply for them at separate times ? lets say one 2day and other tomorrow?

Dan

@Question 4 Dan:
I would still recommend if you are applying for multiple cards to do it the same day so that the other companies don’t yet see how many cards you are applying for.

But it doesn’t need to be at the same exact time like if you apply for multiple cards from the same bank.

Also banks only pull your score from 1 agency, so if you’re in a state where they all pull from different agencies then you’ll be able to get many more cards then if you’re from a state where they all pull from the same agency. Then you have Capital One who pulls from all 3 agencies, which is a good reason to avoid them as it’s 3 times the inquiries of any other card.

Question 4 Dan

Dan-Just applied for the british one ( says ill be notified by mail) but figured ill wait a month for the amex bec. it doesnt look good to apply for a few CC in a month.

Question 4 Dan

So i should apply today and not wait?

Dan

@Question 4 Dan:
I would.
I’ll often stack multiple apps on the same day.

Question 4 Dan

Got approved for amex but not for chase( notify me by mail)

moneysaver

is this dead? It doesn’t seem to be working?

Dan

@Question 4 Dan:
Congrats and good luck!

@moneysaver:
It still works. Try keep trying in different browsers like Firefox or Chrome.

yuda

dan i just applyd for this and the continental and i only got approved for british why?

Anonymous

dan my credit is 820 any idea why I didnt get approved ? they said theyl notify me by mail

Steven

do I have to see the offer for the 100k miles on the actual application or is it enough just to see it on the link you posted? (when I click to open the application it doesnt mention anything about the signup bonus)
thanks!

Dan

@yuda:
Call 888-270-2127 and ask them to split the credit line between the Continental card and the BA to get approved for both.

@Anonymous:
You can still get approved, even if they don’t give you an instant approval.

@Steven:
As long as you see the 100K offer after clicking on the link in the post you will get the 100K. It does not say it on the actual application page, but that is not a problem.

cala

i was wondering – if i opened two accounts, would i be able to get the bonus twice?

need some advice

I tried opening 2 cards yesterday
one british airways and one continental. The BA said approved but when I call now it is pending.
what should I do? The continental was pending too!

Dan

@cala:
I wouldn’t open 2 simultaneously.

@need some advice:
Don’t worry, have some patience and see how it plays out.

Steven

Thanks Dan! wish me luck, I think im going for the United and Sapphire as well 🙂

Dan

@Steven:
Good luck!

yuda

Thanks dan I called them and they told me that the continental didn’t get approved cause of duplicate and for splitting the credit I still need to wait till the card gos out of pending mode even u get approved on the spot the card will be pending till the set it up

Zvi

Dan I got this CC last year (with the 100k offer), I closed my BA credit card around 2 months ago. Last week I reapplied with my old executive club number and I got approved (I was able to check by logging into my chase account.)Is there a chance that they will not credit me the 100k miles since I used this offer once already?

Daniel

What Chase number is best to call to combine this new card’s credit line with an existing card in your account? Is it 888-270-2127 ?

michael

@Zvi,

they will not give the bonus points again. You will get a letter in the mail after your card arrives that says you are not a first time card member and therefore not eligible for the bonus miles. Sorry.

Dan

@Zvi:
How come you didn’t open a new BA number?
There’s a chance you may get the miles, but the odds are significantly better with a new number.

Moshe1

@Dan: So technically, I can open one card for myself, one for my wife, spend 1$, get the miles, combine the two accounts on BA and then cancel withing the sixty days and still get to keep the 50,000 miles each without the 95 dollar fee? Correct? Thanks loads for all you help and insight!

Loshon Hora

I have a BA card now.
How could I get another one & the millage?
I asked B$ no one answered.

Dan

@Moshe1:
Yes.

@Loshon Hora:
You would need to cancel your current card, get a new BA mileage number, and apply again.

Sruly

Hey Dan I got approved for the card But I haven’t received anything in the mail or via email, the only info I’m getting is from BA. Is that normal?

Dan

@Sruly:
It can take up to 2 weeks to get a card.
You can try calling Chase to get the card expedited.

michael

Dan have you ever gotten the BA promo twice by applying for a new BA account number? I think it is a myth that is being started here.

Dan

@michael:
I have personally churned literally dozens of other Chase cards using the same method. Have I churned the BA card? No, I’m just getting it for the first time now after doing more research into the program and finding some great uses for BA miles that I hadn’t known about the last time this offer was around.

Sruly

Thanks Dan!!

michael

“But it’s known that Chase tracks bonuses by mileage numbers”

That is news to me. I suppose i will give it a shot using that method.

Because i have been turned down for other Chase card bonuses due to previous cardholder status. But, i never tried opening a new miles account first.

Will report back in a week or two if it worked

michael

I always got my hope up in the past after getting approved and than i get that dreaded letter in the mail, saying that i won’t get the bonus miles but i can keep the new card!

Wish me luck

Dan

@michael:
Hang around http://www.DansDeals.com/forums and you’ll learn plenty more tricks like that 🙂
I’ve never gotten that letter when using a new mileage number…Good luck!

Sruly

Dan, Is there another way to meet a spending limit besides actually spending the money or buying the Amex cards?

leah

i applied for this credit card 5 DAYS ago _ i never recieved reply if i was approved or not – what do i do?

Dan

@Sruly:
Dollar coins from the mint?

@leah:
Have some patience. Credit cards can take up to 2-3 weeks.

gpapadop

To Dan:

Do you combine the ff accounts afterward or do you leave them separate and drain them one by one? 🙂

Have not churned chase cc’s before. I may try this one and let them send me a new baec number. I am chicken as I still have around 120k left untouched and do not want to jeopardize them!

We are spoiled as those old days of 25k seem so…passe now:-)

Dan

@gpapadop:
It’s usually very easy to combine mileage accounts with the same name afterward.

I remember back 5 years ago how ecstatic I was when AA came out with the free 25K card which I happily churned every 60 days. Now I have enough cards to wallpaper my office and then some 🙂

Gotta love the big offers these days though!

gpapadop

@Dan

Ok, I am going for it as I missed the Business Capital One double;-)

Dan

@gpapadop:
Capital one cards come with 3 credit inquiries vs. just 1 inquiry for every other card out there=1/3 of the pain here.
And remember just 1 inquiry for applications made for cards from the same bank at the same time with multiple web browsers (see comment 4)

Consider opening a new BA mileage number first and good luck!

If you are declined and need help getting applications approved, just try calling the numbers in comment 3 where they can close old cards or shift around credit lines to get new cards approved.

Sruly

Oh how does the US mint coins work?

avi

Dan – can you give us some sample fuel surcharges on nyc – lhr, nyc – tlv, nyc -hkg routes in biz and first. Also, on the $30k companion ticket, I’m assuming they’ll make you pay for the fuel surcharge as well?

Leiby

Dan,

If I open new cc accounts and then close them quickly, will that cause my credit score to drop, and if yes, what do you recommend I do to get around that?

Thanks!
Leiby

yuda

Hi dan! Please let me know how to spend the 2500 dollars for the ba card and how do I get money from the mint please explain I’m new to this mint thing and please provide me the links
Thanks dan following your site for a long time still in the beginning when it was still ctownbochur and I enjoy it very much great deals keep it going

goodboy

Dan tanx for all the grate info.
could u please explain a bit about shift around credit lines to get new cards approved?
If my 2nd card is still pending & i didn’t give them a new ba number could i open now a new ba acc now & call them thy should add it the app? (i still have my card from last year and don’t wanna close it)

MILES

@Dan:
what is the great uses for BA u found now

MILES

if i keep open my old BA card and use a new FF # will i get the bonus miles is it YMMV or for sure want get it i am at 12k spending for the companion

Dan

@Sruly:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/5103

@avi:
You can search on BA.com for miles and taxes.
Generally BA flights and flights across the Atlantic will have the highest fuel surcharges.

@Leiby:
As your total credit limits go higher and your credit utilization thus goes lower your score will climb as well.
Instead of closing a card open a new one and call the Chase numbers I posted in comment 3 to have them shift the credit line from the old card to the new card.

@yuda:
Mint: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/5103
AMEX GCs: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/13138

@goodboy:
You can try.

@MILES:
They’re in the post.
Hawaii is cheaper with BA miles (35K) than any other US airlines (40k-45K) miles and there are no fuel surcharges.
South America is an absolute bargain with BA miles (40K) than other US airlines (up to 60K) and there are no fuel surcharges.
Asia is a great use as well at just 50K miles, etc.

@MILES:
You should get the miles, but all churning is YMMV.

The companion cert is no great shakes. It requires you to fly on BA which means heavy fuel surcharges when the best use of BA miles is to avoid flying on BA!
Then again if you do use the companion cert in First Class then it still can be aluable even with heavy fuel surcharges.

goodboy

When u say to give them a new ba number is that if u cancel your old “credit card” or even if u still keep it?

MILES

@Dan:
i’m using the companion only in First as i posted http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=6675.msg77062;topicseen#msg77062 reply # 179

e

does anyone if chase signed me up to ba’s miles program if that means I’m approved for the card

Adam

Not sure if this was asked, but I got this card last time the had this offer and still have the card open. Do I have any options to get this one now? For example could I close the card i currently have and turn right around to get this one? Or could I just open a second one and combine the miles on the accounts somehow?

Thanks!

Dan

@Adam:
Close the card first and then open a new one.

MIMI

So just to be certain, in order to cancel and not pay the annual fee, i will need to cancel the card within 60 days of receiving it or within 60 days of receiving the bill after the first year?

Avi

got rejected! crazy, maybe because i just opened the 25-50k BA card a few weeks ago…

Dan

@MIMI:
Within 60 days of the first bill.

@Avi:
You need to wait 30 days between Chase applications if they’re not done at the same time.

Anonymous

@Dan:

Having a hard time searching their website. Keeps telling me I have 0 points so I can’t get the accurate information. Can you give us one sample on the FC companion ticket – let’s say NYC – SYD; what the mileage and fuel surcharge would be.

Dan

@Anonymous:
Even if you have 0 points it will still tell you the miles and taxes required.

You can only use the companion cert on BA, so that would having to fly from New York to London To Singapore to Sydney. The surcharges for all that flying on BA will be massive and the flight will be torture. Better off flying on their OneWorld partner Qantas without the companion cert…

churner master

got appvoved for the ba chase with 100k promo for the second time using a diff ba frequent flyer #!!!!!!!!!!!!!

question

Dan: I have 22000 points from my amex gold.. What do you advise me to do with them? I have other cc such as aadvantage,platinum and continental, should i combine?

pesachfan

just curious. is cx or qf a better first class experience. overall, am i right to assume 150k for cx first is the best redemption value (if you hit both hkg and pvg/pek)?

ac

@Churner Master

How’d you do that exactly? By applying for two, one right after the other so they didn’t have time to notice? Or, did you apply, get approved, cancel, then apply and get approved again?

That’s brilliant!

churner master

@ ac

I got approved last year for the card and cancelled it this past Jan. now when the offer came out again i got approved.

Eric

Dan, this is not a question but would like to share my experiences with playing the credit card “game” to get the intro bonus miles/points. My father discovered the loophole that if you wait 90 days after canceling a particular credit card that you are purged from their system as being a previous card member and can re-apply for the exact same card again and receive the first time member bonus. Well, I started doing this back in 1999 and was able to rack up 160,000 miles on AA in less than one year just by cycling through the numerous cards on the citicards website. At the height of my activities i was getting about 30 cards/year. I had to throttle back for a year or so since my credit score started to drop significantly but it rebounded quickly since the inquiries don’t last too long on your report. It really felt good when I booked a trip in 2008 to Tokyo first class on AA for 120k miles and saw that the sticker price was over $15,000 for the ticket if I were to pay cash. It has def. been a great hobby that PAYS!!!! Just thought I would share my story with you and your readers.

Eric

Sruly

With us mint can you buy any coin or does it have to be a specific one?

need advice

I was approved for the british airways but denied for the continental since they will not approve 2 cards at the same time
any ideas how I can get the continental approved

Anonymous

I wasnt approved: the reason is;
“too many requests for credit or opened accounts with us”

Dan

@pesachfan:
Cathay Pacific First is better than Qantas First.

And using some free stopovers with BA miles to go to the far-east is great!

@Eric:
Definitely a hobby that pays!

@Sruly:
The dollar coins are the ones you want.

@need advice:
Call the Chase numbers in comment 3 to get a rep to split the credit line between another card to open the BA card.

@Anonymous:
Try calling the Chase numbers in comment 3 for reconsideration or an analyst.

mdny

finally approved… I first applied on April 3rd… my credit monitoring service reported the inquiry was made 10 days later on April 13th… so if it’s of any use to anyone who got a delayed response to their application… that might shed some light as to why some approval are instant, and others aren’t.

need advice

Dan- I called them and asked them if I could split my credit line and they told me it’s nothing to do with that
they just won’t approve 2 credit cards right after each other
any other suggestions?

Anonymous

Dan: I have 22000 points from my amex gold.. What do you advise me to do with them? I have other cc such as aadvantage,platinum and continental, should i combine?

need advice

Hey dan I followed your advice about applying for 3 chase apps simultaneously from 3 different browser. I applied for BA United and Continental. The problem was that in the continental app I didn’t fill in the home phone number and employer etc as it wasn’t starred. As a result the united and ba apps went simultaneously but the continental didn’t.The answer from United and BA were: “Pending” Only then I realised about cont. so I quickly filled in the necessary info and hit apply for continental.I got the same answer; “Pending” Did i mess up, as all three weren’t done at the same time? If yes is there anything I can do now? Thanx Dan your awesome!

Josh

Is there anybody who got approved for both cards? (when applying simultaneously)

DAvid

Does anyone know if you can sell BA miles? I’d like to spend the 2500 bucks and then just sell the 100000 miles

Avi

@Dan: Dan – on the 150k CX First reward to the Far East, how many stopovers are allowed in each direction?

Dan

@Anonymous:
Check out http://www.dansdeals.com/forums for questions such as that.

@Josh:
Yes. Look on DDF (DansDeals Forums)

@Avi:
Unlimited as long as they’re along the route!

Avi

@Dan: One more q! – if China is my destination, can I fly JFK – LHR – TLV – HKG – PVG – KWL – PVG – HKG – JFK? What is considered “along the route”

split

Avi – If you happen to know how many miles and fuel charges are need to a trip to China from US I would appreciate it.

Amy

need advice:

Let us know what happened. How quickly did you submit all 3 apps from each other and what type of browser(s) did you use?

Yossi

Dan, i applied for my wife for the ba cc and got approved,
is it possible to apply for me as well and recieve the 100k miles?
and what about the annuel fee can in cancel anytime and stay with the miles?

Dan

@Yossi:
You can definitely apply for yourself.
If you cancel within 60 days you should get a refund and keep the miles…

schlomo

Dan, I had the cc last year and tried with a new BA number, as suggested above. They first denied me credit at first and then I called in and got them to approve and I did get approved.

I then sent a message to them to make sure that the bonus offer was correctly assigned to the card. But they wrote this: The 100,000 miles enrollment bonus offer is valid for
first time cardmembers with new accounts only. According
to British Airways, you already received an enrollment
incentive of 100,000 bonus miles on a previous British
Airways account.

So, what is going on? Has the information about different BA numbers been *verified* or just a rumor? If verified, what information (such as different address or name) has not been spelled out completely? I feel like there is some “you must read between the lines” going on that I’m missing!

Please help!

nate

Is it possible to apply for the same BA card on 3 browsers (300,000 miles)??

chaim

i did my new ba account with a different address and got no such letter so far.

Anonymous

@Amy: sure..I used firefox chrome and internet explorer. The ba and the united apps went simultanously and the continental one about 12 seconds later…

momo

Applied 4 the wife for both co and ba got declined 4 both. called and they told me i was declined for both since they were similar cards?! they asked me which one i would rather have. i told them ba they approved it . i guessi will wait to receive the cardand then try and get the c approved as well

please help

can anyone please advise me how I should proceed I got denied for 1 credit card stating that I had applied to two credit cards the same day
they were 2 totally dif cards
what should I do?

YB

What type of credit score do you need in order to get approved for a card like this?

dovi

can someone please help me
me and my wife are looking to go to Israel for suckos and we want to get a free flight or as many miles as possible, we have never used miles before and dont have any credit cards now.
what credit card should we get for the most miles

dovid

anyone receive the caed yet got aproved for me and my wife two weeks ago still didn’tget the cards?

Canadian

I am an American living in Canada and would like to apply. Can I apply using a Canadian address?..or do I need a US address, which would be my mother’s or sister’s that I really don’t live at…just as a mailing address…is this OK? what’s the best way to do it?

Gitty

@dovi: I would suggest you should wait for Dan’s answer, since he’s a bigger expert. But, as my suggest you should apply for the Amex platinum card for both, receive 50,000 for both, then apply for the chase continental as described in this site, that would give you a total of another 50,000 for both, then merge both the amex into the continental, you’ll have over 100,000 for both, that’s far more then enough for a economy class ticket. but again, Dan will be able to advise better.

Anonymous

Is there airline lounge access with this card?

Mordy

@Dan: If BA fly the same route as AA, can u choose to fly with AA using your BA miles, in order to pay less taxes or will they insist u fly with BA? Or am I totally misunderstanding how u book the flight? Thanks

Dan

@please help:
Call the numbers in comment 3.

@dovi:
Check out http://www.dansdeals.com/forums where you can search for questions like that that have been discussed at length and you can ask questions as well.

@Canadian:
I would give your parents US address.

@Anonymous:
Not with the BA card. You’ll want the AMEX Platinum for lounge access.

@Mordy:
Yes, you can definitely choose to fly AA or any other partner airline to avoid the high BA taxes.
You may need to call BA though.

Jkhein

Dan
I applied and they denied, than got them to reconsider and agent said he will put in a recommendation for a low credit limit approval.
Its still in pending a few days already but today I recievede an email from BA welcoming me the executive club and membership no. Etc, does that mean they probably will now approve it?

ben

I have a 2 other cards from chase (freedom, and quicken) will that prevent me from getting these miles?

Dan

@Jkhein:
Let us know 🙂

@ben:
Not at all.

david

does this card work for a buissness acount

fetcher

I was approved for the BA card on 4/16 and just got the card. I also got a letter from Chase that says:

” You recently opened a new British Airways Visa Card account, which offered a premium after completing your first purchase using your new card…. Our records indicate that you have taken advantage of this offer or a similar offer in the past … ” ) ]”Based on this information, your new account is not eligible to receive the premium associated with the first use of your card.”

I used a new BA FF# and I applied. I guess Chase has updated the system. About the $95 fee. Do I just cancel this card now?

sara

i would like to apply for this credit card but i don’t have any credit history since i never had a credit card
what should i do?

Dan

@david:
No.

@fetcher:
Wow, what a shame!
I’ve done the Chase churn with that same method with Continental and United literally dozens of times.

Jack

Dan,

I got the same letter as Fetcher (comment 223) So shall I just cancel the card now? Or is that not good for the credit?Shall I call and say I did not realize its for first time only? Whay you suggest??

yossi

i was wondering if
a. i can use these miles for a travel this summer to BRU (Belgium)?
b. if not, and i would like to use it next year, am i better off selling these miles for cash because of the high fuel charges?
c. is it bad for my credit if i open a cad and close it within 90 days (to avoid all fees)?
thanks for this post and all of you posts…

scwam

Dan, I will soon be attempting this new FF# on CO being a previous bonus reciever. I’m afraid they may have some new relational database that now uses some other data as the primary key for the bonus awards reference.

need help!!

I applied for 3 apps Dan at once like you said and was denied for all of them . Is there anything I can do?

Dan

@Jack:
You can try to call the numbers in post 3 and see if they’ll give you another card.

@yossi:
You can use the miles, just see how much the surcharges are and figure out if its worth it. Flying on different partner airlines will result in different surcharges.

Closing a card is not tha bad besides for losing that credit line. You can also open another Chase card and use the BA card as a negotiating tool to get approved for another card in exchange for agreeing to close and BA card and transferring the credit limit over to the new card.

@scwam:
Let us know how it goes! I’ve never had a problem churning other Chase cards, but at least the with the BA card Chase is catching up with churning unfortunately even when using a new FF#.

@need help!!:
Call the number is comment 3 to negotiate with them and move credit lines around/close other cards to get new apps approved.

If you have a Chase checking account you can also get your local banker to write a letter of reconsideration for you. They may require that you have $10,000 in the account in order to write the letter.

Good luck!

robert

dan,

i have recd the ba bonus miles year ago. cancelled accot abt 30 days ago. how can i signup & rec bonus miles into my ff acct?

thx

m

did anyone open the chase credit card and then close it?
did they leave the miles on the ba card?

Dan

@m:
The miles will stay in your BA mileage account even after you close the BA card.

Jack

Follow up on post 230:

Which other cards should I get from them? I already have a continental. What else is worth it for mileage? And will they just agree to transfer from BA to another carrier?
tx

need help!!

@Dan: Dan thanx for the reply . Q . What do I tell the rep when she asks my why I applied for 3 cards on the same day? Also I don’t have other Chase cc ….what can I negotiate with them? Thnx!

Emily

Charm,

At your post 207, you mentioned that your new BA number has a new address. Is the address the same as your address for credit card application? Or you changed your old BA number to a different address?

Sam

Your words above:
You can also open another Chase card and use the BA card as a negotiating tool to get approved for another card in exchange for agreeing to close and BA card and transferring the credit limit over to the new card.

Which other card besides continental would you advise to negotiate for?

tx

Dan

@Sam:
See comment 4 for some other good cards.

Dan please help!!!!

I received the BA card. Unfortunately I received a letter in the mail stating for first time users. I opened a new BA number. what should I do? I was counting on these miles!

Hocker

Dan i applied for 3 cards from chase like u said but was denied . What should I tell the rep as to why I applied for 3 cards on the same day? Thanx

scwam

Can I ask you?
When you opened the new BA Account:

Same address?
Same Telephone No.?
Same Email?
Same exact name?

As your current BA Account? And As your current Chase cardholder account(s)? Lastly, we you targeted or not?

Dan please help!!!!

I opened the account a couple of days before I applied. dif email address, same name…

Dan please help!!!!

and they put my old british airways number on my card how do I get them to switch that????

dov

Dan, would you please let me know the total fees going on BA from Newark or JFK via London to tlv or there is a better way to fly ,i have 200.000 BA miles, thanx

no miles

I also got a letter stating that it is for new customers only. Its becoming difficult to get any chase promo. It used to be once a year for the new accounts but they are tightening up and going by ss

Shaytmg

Does anyone know if BA miles can be used for hotels, rental cars, etc., or can they only be used for flights?

Thanks.

josh

I applied and got approved and made a small purchase, when will I get the miles? They did not show up on my account.

Dan

@josh:
When your statement closes.

Chaim

Dan.

I applied today and did not get instant approval. I called them trying to get the status and they said it will take between 2-4 weeks. Does this mean I was denied? If so, I can ask them to reconsider my application, but that will be after promo ends. Does that mean I won’t be eligible for the miles?

Thank you

mb

Dan –

Can I use the BA miles to book an EL AL ticket through AA??
It’s a longshot, but you never know.

Thanks.

dav

dan,i see everyone is saying that they picked up on non first time members even with new account do you have any new info on this?

Elli

@mb: Good luck 😉

trip boy

Dan, time is ticking, do you thing applying under dif email and slightly dif name will work if i already got promo last year??? or do they go by SS? (anyone else with insight welcome to comment, tks)

MIKE

ANYONY KNOW WHAT HAPPENS IF YOUR SOCIAL IS OFF BY ONE DIGET?

abe

anyone know the fuel surcharge from usa to australia using ba miles to fly on qantas?

Sruly

Hey Dan, 1) Are there specific coins from the list that I have to order (e.g. Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Rolls – Abraham Lincoln (Y16) ) Or can I order any from the list. 2) Can I technically order $30,000 worth of coins and meet the spending limit for the voucher for two or is there an order limit?

Yossi

I have rcieved my BA Credit Card, and chase said i should get the miles after spending the 2500 and il see it between 6-8 weeks please advise if il cancel the card (to avoid anual fee) will the miles still go in the account after cancelling?

Joey

can i do a balance transfer instead of spending $2500?

yossi 2

Dan, looking to sell the 100k miles is it worth? And any idea where ill get best paid 4 it?
Thanks

sam

i just got my card i will make my first small purchase to get the 50000 but i am wondering how do i got about doing the mint coins thing can u post a link or something it will very helpfull

jk2

I was not instantly approved. Called Chase landing services and lady told me that she cannot approve my application, since I applied for 8 cards in last 12 months (my last app was with Chase in February). I asked to reconsider, but she didn’t want to even talk about it – she repeated and repeated that such number of apps is too much and even I have a perfect credit history doesn’t mean too much. What should I do?

Sam

Dan,

As I was denied the rewards as a non-first time applicant I called chase to try to transfer my credit line to a new card. They will only transfer the credit line to another existing credit card that u have with them but not to a totally new card. They said u have to close the account and then reapply for another card. What you think about that?

need help!!

@Dan: I called Chase Reconsideration and they said they need a W2 form….I also called my Chase bank and the manager said she cant mail them any such letter as it is a different party that underwrites etc…any ideas?
Thanx Dan

JUST FYI

@need help!!:

W2 has nothing to do with your Chase Bank, why not send them a W2 (just make sure its for what you stated on the application….after all you wouldn’t lie….)

Sarah

@Dan: hi, a quick question….for someone without credit history who wants to get approved for a credit card-what’s the best way to build up credit? Does it help to be an authorized card holder on someone else’s card? Thanks

Moishy

I keep on opening up the link and only the t&c are on the page not the actual offer. Any clues?

Levi

hi thanks for this great offer. i applied and less then a week later i receive notice that chase has randomely closed my freedom credit card that i had from before, reason: credit history not long enough, i have credit since 2007.
can this be linked to my application for the ba chase? is there anything that i can do for them to consider reopening it?

thanks

Dan

@Chaim:
As long as you applied before the promo ends then even if you ask for reconsideration afterward you will still get the 100K promo.

@mb:
No.

@trip boy:
The only way to know for sure is by trying.

@abe:
You can check on ba.com by booking an award ticket for the route that you want.

@Sruly:
Any from the list, but the mint limits you to $1,000 a month now I believe.

@Yossi:
The miles will post on the statement after you meet the spending requirement.

@yossi 2:
Try contacting the advertiser in the banner ad on top of DansDeals.com

@sam:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/5103

@jk2:
Try again.

@Sam:
Try opening a new card and have them transfer the limit to that card.

@Sarah:
That would help.
Or open a store card like from Gap or open a secured card.

@Moishy:
It works for me.

@Levi:
Call the Chase contact numbers in comment 3.

chanana

would this card work for small buisness?

sch

i got 100000 miles last year from this offer could i apply again will i recive them again,{bec i know someone that did it the second time and didnt recive the miles

David

@yossi2 I contacted the dansdeals banner ad guy, and he said he would buy the 100000 ba miles for 1050 dollars

helene

dear Dan, my application was accepted for the ba card. I also have a starwood Amex card with 60,000 miles. I will be traveling to London in august. How should I book my flight? Would u suggest I get the Amex platinum card to cover the foreign transaction fees?

jeremy

is the promotion still good?

Dan

@chanana:
Sure if you apply with your personal information…

@sch:
Seems unlikely at this point, although some have claimed that they opened up a new BA account with a new address and contact details.

@helene:
I suggest you peruse http://www.dansdeals.com/forums

@jeremy:
Yes.

Heshy

Hi Dan, I already have a AADVANTAGE ACCOUNT, Where will these Miles Post, they will give me a Different account specifically for BA? if so Can i join the Miles together to claim one Ticket? Say for example i have 50,000 with BA and 25,000 with AA, Can i buy a Ticket worth of 75,000 Miles?

Thanks 🙂

Dan

@Heshy:
BA will book you on AA and vice versa, but you can’t combine their miles together into one account.

MILES

@Heshy:
New BA account

chaya

hi how can i know if i do this and get the 50.000 if i can use it towards car rentals and hotels only? or do i have to use it for plane tickets?
whan does this promotion expire?

Mark

Dan,

I got my credit card and activated it. How do i login to see my account?

Heshy

Thanks Dan for ur Ehlp
Thanks Miles, as well! 🙂

albert

hey dan, does the card need to b ordered by thursday or do you need to have it and use it by then… if i sign up now and get it in a week will i still get the miles?

Yitzi

Hey dan, the last day for This offer is may 5th or may 6th?

Also I plan on doing the double browser method, are there any other current chase offers going on now that I can do?

Thanx

scwam

Yitzi:
Yeah, go for the Continental 50k offer. It will be the last time it is offered before those miles become United.

Zvi

@dov: British Airways from New York to Tel Aviv with a stopover in London is 65,000 miles in economy class (double that for business), and the fuel surcharge as of today 5/3 for flying in June (if you could find an opening) is $570 approximately.

isac

how long after opening the BA card do i need to cancel not to pay annual fee?
If I opened AA visa (75k offer) 2 months ago can i open this also?

paypal

Will sending a friend a gift of $2500 thru PayPal funded with the BA card, do the trick as far as the 1st 3 month spending requirement to get the 100k miles? of course i will have them send it back to my account so i can pay the bill.

mark

Help! I checked availability on AA and there were numerous flights available almost everyday but when booking on BA.com there were only like 3 AA flights most days. Is there a work around?

Dan

@albert:
As long as you signup by May 5th you’ll get the miles.

@isac:
60 days.
You can definitely do this card even with AA cards.

@mark:
Sure, pick up the phone and call BA to book the flights.

jk2

Dan,

Do you know to whom I can complain in Chase about rejecting for BA Visa? I received a rejection letter, called Credit Card services and the guy was willing to open a card (even asked me what kind of CC limit I want to have), but suddenly he saw `a note` from my conversation with previous resps who didn’t want to open a card due to ‘many new requests were made for new credit’. The guy had repeated again and again, that he will follow other reps’s suggestions. Even threatening to close my checking account and other credit cards (I have 3 with them) didn’t help. So, instead of writing a mail to Credit Card services, may I write a letter to someone with higher rank?

sol

DAN can you please advise how to write to amex about getting additional miles from previous sign up bonuses that where higher. for example the 100k for platinum and the 75k for the gold

Rivkie

how do i set up a new British Airways mileage number?

jack

Hi Dan,
I just got off the phone with a chase representative and she assured me that I would have only 30 days to cancel my British airways visa card from when the annual fee was posted to my account if I wanted to be refunded the annual fee, however she also said that by doing that I would be forfeiting any bones benefits I received by signing up namely the bones miles. She also told me that they do not have an option to combine this card with another card being that this is the only card they offer with British airways.
But I guess 100,000 miles are worth the $95.00 annual fee! 🙂

fred

@jack:
If you spend the money before the first statement you will get the miles on the first statement. You will then have 30 days to cancel and get back the fee. I’ve never heard of any credit card taking back the miles. They are in your BA account how can they get them back?

eli

dan, where can i sell Ecards from AA?

jack

It may be, that even if I spend the $2,500 on this statement the mileage won’t show up on my account for another month or so and by then the 30 days from the charge of the annual fee (which was already posted on my account on 05/01/2011) will already be over.
Basically they can stall with putting all the miles into my account until after the 30 days are up. Therefore if I cancel before the 30 days they will still be able to disqualify me from getting them altogether.
Anyway this is what the rep. told me.

asherg

Dan, I read the fine print on the bottom once you click on the link its says miles can only be used for europe, how do you know that you can use it for israel, just curious

Mark

Anyone know how long it takes for the 100,000 miles to post?

yosef

dan isreal is never avalabale with miles when should you start looking for tickets how far in advance and whats the cheapest way miles wise to go?

Heshy

Does the 1$ Transaction have to Seperate from $2,500 or if i Bay a Bill of 2,500 i will get the miles Automatically, meaning 100,000?

Thanks

Dan

@jk2:
Call more reps using all the numbers in comment 3.

@asherg:
Definitely not true. The Europe ticket is just an example, you can use the miles for anywhere in the world that you want.

@Mark:
On the statement after you spend the $2,500.

@yosef:
There’s always availability. You just need to know how to search for it.

@Heshy:
1 bill of $2,500 would qualify.

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