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    Anonymous
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    SergeantMajor
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    BA has replaced its current Standard Bank Avios card in the South African market with an offering from Absa:

    http://www.news24.com/Travel/Flights/British-Airways-launches-new-credit-card-20140205

    This is in advance of the 12 February launch of its A380 flight to South Africa.

    #527319

    LuganoPirate
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    Thanks SM. Seems a good offer and I’ve just contacted my bank here to get me one. I’ll report further when I’ve got it and used same!

    #527320

    SergeantMajor
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    Here is the link from the bank, I think you get a 5,000 bonus for your first transaction:

    http://www.absa.co.za/Absacoza/Media-Centre/New-BA-card-launched

    You can apply at:

    http://www.bacard.co.za/britishairways

    Appears to be a Barclaycard under the covers.

    #527321

    JohnHarper
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    Do the first 1000 applicants get a piece of 747 wing with their card and the second 1000 applicants a piece of demolished building?

    #527322

    LuganoPirate
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    ABSA is Barclays in disguise. My current credit and debit cards both have the Barclays logo on them as do all my statements etc.

    The spend rate seems very good, at current roe’s it’s 41p and 28p per Avios. How does that compare to a UK issued card?

    #527323

    LuganoPirate
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    No John, just a brick marked “BA woz here” 😉

    #527324

    SergeantMajor
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    It’s a good spend ratio, similar to the UK’s but

    I get 1.5 avios per £1 spent, 3 avios per £1 on BA spend.

    At present I am benefitting from an Amex promo, so I get an additional avios per £1 spent.

    The “Amex Voucher” is where the real value is to be had – after a £10k spend this effectively doubles the value of your avios, and is the best deal available.

    http://www.americanexpress.com/uk/content/ba-premium-plus-credit-card/

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