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Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

Read our full reviewApply here

Other information:

  • Two Priority Pass cards, each allowing two people into 1,300 airport lounges
  • Elite status in five major hotel loyalty programmes
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Annual fee: £595

This is a charge card, not a credit card. You must clear your balance in full each month.  Annual fee £595.

See if you qualify for the 40,000 points sign-up bonus +

You will receive 40,000 American Express Membership Rewards points as a sign-up bonus on the American Express Business Platinum card if you spend £6,000 within 90 days.

Membership Rewards points are hugely flexible.  You can transfer them into Avios, Virgin Flying Club or other airlines (at 1:1) or into various hotels schemes, into Club Eurostar or use them for shopping vouchers.

To qualify for the bonus, you must NOT, currently or in the previous 6 months, have held any other American Express card which earns Membership Rewards points.  This includes Business or personal Gold, Business or personal Platinum and the personal American Express Rewards credit card.

You are OK if you had a supplementary card on someone else’s American Express account.

For clarity, you can still apply for the American Express Business Platinum card even if you do not qualify for the bonus.  You would still benefit from all of the other card features.

Learn more about the card benefits +

American Express Business Platinum comes with an unrivalled list of benefits for the keen traveller.

Your personal travel patterns will determine which of these is the most valuable.  The key benefits are:

Full comprehensive travel insurance for you, your family and the family of up to five supplementary cardholders, subject to enrolment

Two Priority Pass cards, each of which allows the holder and a guest unlimited free access to 1,300 airport lounges

Elite status in five major hotel loyalty schemes: Marriott Bonvoy (Gold Elite), Hilton Honors (Gold), Radisson Rewards (Gold Elite), Shangri-La Golden Circle (Jade), MeliaRewards (Gold)

Digital subscription to The Times and The Sunday Times, worth over £300

British Airways has extended the expiry date on some British Airways American Express 2-4-1 companion vouchers.

One-way pricesOff PeakPeak
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DestinationFirst
Aberdeen4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Abu Dhabi13,00026,00050,00068,00020,00047,50060,00080,000
Abuja10,00020,00031,25042,50012,50025,00037,50050,000
Accra13,00026,00050,00068,00020,00047,50060,00080,000
Algiers7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Alicante7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Almeria7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Amman10,00020,00031,25042,50012,50025,00037,50050,000
Amsterdam4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Antigua16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Athens9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Atlanta16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Austin16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Bahrain13,00026,00050,00068,00020,00047,50060,00080,000
Baltimore13,00026,00050,00068,00020,00047,50060,00080,000
Bangkok19,50039,00075,000102,00030,00060,00090,000120,000
Barbados16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Barcelona7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Bari7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Basel4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Beijing16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Beirut10,00020,00031,25042,50012,50025,00037,50050,000
Belfast4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Bengalaru16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Bergerac4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Berlin4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Bermuda13,00026,00050,00068,00020,00047,50060,00080,000
Bilbao4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Billund4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Bologna7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Bordeaux4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Boston13,00026,00050,00068,00020,00047,50060,00080,000
Brindisi7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Brussels4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Bucharest9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Budapest7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Buenos Aires22,75045,50087,500119,00035,00070,000105,000147,500
Cagliari7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Cairo10,00020,00031,25042,50012,50025,00037,50050,000
Calgary16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Cancun16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Cape Town16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Catania9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Chambery4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Chania9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Charleston16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Chennai16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Chicago13,00026,00050,00068,00020,00047,50060,00080,000
Cologne4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Copenhagen4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Corfu9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Dalaman9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Dallas16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Delhi16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Denver16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Doha13,00026,00050,00068,00020,00047,50060,00080,000
Dubai13,00026,00050,00068,00020,00047,50060,00080,000
Dublin4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Dubrovnik7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Durban16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Dusseldorf4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Edinburgh4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Faro7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Figari7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Florence7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Fort Lauderdale16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Frankfurt4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Friedrichshafen4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Funchal9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Geneva4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Genoa4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Gibraltar7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Glasgow4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Gothenburg4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Gran Canaria9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Granada7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Grand Cayman16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Grenada16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Grenoble4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Hamburg4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Hannover4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Helsinki7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Heraklion9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Hong Kong19,50039,00075,000102,00030,00060,00090,000120,000
Houston16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Hyderabad16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Ibiza7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Innsbruck4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Inverness4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Islamabad13,00026,00050,00068,00020,00047,50060,00080,000
Istanbul9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Jeddah10,00020,00031,25042,50012,50025,00037,50050,000
Jersey4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Johannesburg16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Kalamata9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Kefalonia9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Kiev9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Kingston16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Krakow7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Kuala Lumpur22,75045,50087,500119,00035,00070,000105,000147,500
Kuwait10,00020,00031,25042,50012,50025,00037,50050,000
Lagos13,00026,00050,00068,00020,00047,50060,00080,000
Lanzarote9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Larnaca9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Las Vegas16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Leeds Bradford4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Lima19,50039,00075,000102,00030,00060,00090,000120,000
Limoges4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Lisbon7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Los Angeles16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Luxembourg4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Lyon4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Madrid7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Mahe (Seychelles)16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Malaga7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Male16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Malta9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Manchester4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Marrakech9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Marseille4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Mauritius19,50039,00075,000102,00030,00060,00090,000120,000
Menorca7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Mexico City16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Miami16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Milan4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Montreal13,00026,00050,00068,00020,00047,50060,00080,000
Moscow9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Mumbai16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Munich4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Muscat13,00026,00050,00068,00020,00047,50060,00080,000
Mykonos9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Nairobi16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Nantes4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Naples7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Narita19,50039,00075,000102,00030,00060,00090,000120,000
Nashville16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Nassau16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
New Orleans16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
New York13,00026,00050,00068,00020,00047,50060,00080,000
Newcastle4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Nice4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Olbia7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Orlando16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Osaka19,50039,00075,000102,00030,00060,00090,000120,000
Oslo7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Palermo7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Palma7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Paphos9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Paris4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Philadelphia13,00026,00050,00068,00020,00047,50060,00080,000
Phoenix16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Pisa7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Pittsburgh13,00026,00050,00068,00020,00047,50060,00080,000
Port of Spain16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Porto7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Prague4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Pula7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Punta Cana16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Quimper4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Reykjavik9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Rhodes9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Rio De Janeiro19,50039,00075,000102,00030,00060,00090,000120,000
Riyadh13,00026,00050,00068,00020,00047,50060,00080,000
Rome7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Rotterdam4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Salzburg4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
San Diego16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
San Francisco16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
San Jose (CA)16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
San Jose (C’Rica)16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Santiago22,75045,50087,500119,00035,00070,000105,000147,500
Santorini9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Sao Paulo19,50039,00075,000102,00030,00060,00090,000120,000
Seattle16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Seoul19,50039,00075,000102,00030,00060,00090,000120,000
Seville7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Shanghai19,50039,00075,000102,00030,00060,00090,000120,000
Skiathos9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Singapore22,75045,50087,500119,00035,00070,000105,000147,500
Sofia9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Split7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
St Kitts16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
St Lucia16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
St Petersburg9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Stockholm7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Stuttgart4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Sydney32,50065,000125,000170,00050,000100,000150,000200,000
Tampa16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Tel Aviv10,00020,00031,25042,50012,50025,00037,50050,000
Teneriffe9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Thessaloniki9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Tirana9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Tobago16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Tokyo19,50039,00075,000102,00030,00060,00090,000120,000
Toronto13,00026,00050,00068,00020,00047,50060,00080,000
Toulouse4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Turin4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
Turks and Caicos16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Valencia7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Vancouver16,25032,50062,50085,00025,00050,00075,000100,000
Venice7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Verona7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Vienna7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Warsaw7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Washington13,00026,00050,00068,00020,00047,50060,00080,000
Zakynthos9,250 17,750 10,750 20,750 
Zagreb7,250 13,500 8,250 15,750 
Zurich4,750 8,500 5,250 9,750 
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All vouchers due to expire before 31st December 2021 have been extended by six months.

As well as BA Amex vouchers, this extension also applies to:

  • Gold Upgrade Vouchers
  • Chase Travel Together Tickets
  • RBC Companion Award Vouchers
  • Asba Companion Vouchers
  • RSB American Express Companion Vouchers
  • RSB World Mastercard Companion Vouchers
British Airways 241 companion voucher extended by six months

This is the third extension that has been announced, following similar extensions in March 2020 and October 2020, to account for the impact of the pandemic.

In addition, British Airways is adding an additional 6-months validity to all new Companion Voucher or Travel Together tickets earned between June 2020 and the end of December 2021.

This is what my wife’s account used to show (I used this screenshot in an article two weeks ago):

BA screenshot

This is what it shows now:

Both have been extended by six months.

For clarity, the extension is also applied to vouchers which have been used but where the flight has not been taken. If you cancel a flight which has already been booked using a 241 voucher, it will come back into your account with the six month extension applied.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (59)

  • Will says:

    Any word on Lloyds upgrade voucher extensions?

  • Nick says:

    Anyone know if LLoyds vouchers being extended? Mine currently expires end March. Thanks

  • Bs says:

    Does this mean further executive club extensions will be in the pipeline?

  • Steve says:

    What is the consensus on when FTV offering will be pulled? Have BA documented this anywhere?

    Whilst this 6 month extension is good, April 2023 is better than early 2022 for me.

  • Phil says:

    This a relief. Had a trip booked in May that was needed to top up our Avios so could use a voucher that expires in the autumn. It was looking doubtful that our May trip and then an autumn trip looked likely, letting the voucher would lapse. Then yesterday our May trip was cancelled by BA. Some relief there because I’ll get a cash refund, but voucher was still a problem. This extension is exactly what I needed.

  • Andy says:

    Annoyingly it seems my voucher that expires March 2022 hasn’t been extended. If only the initially expiry had been three months earlier then I’d have had until June 30th to use it!

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