British Airways Visa Signature® Card

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Major Features
British Airways Visa Signature® Card
Welcome BonusEarn 75,000 Avios after you spend $5,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening.
Annual Fee$95
Major Features10% off British Airways flights starting in the US when you book through the website provided in your welcome materials.
Every calendar year you make $30,000 in purchases on your British Airways Visa card, you'll earn a Travel Together Ticket good for two years.
Pay no foreign transaction fees when you travel abroad.
TransferableNo
CautionThis product is not available to either (i) current cardmembers of this credit card, or (ii) previous cardmembers of this credit card who received a new cardmember bonus for this credit card within the last 24 months.
VerdictGood for a short-distance travel on Oneworld partner airlines such as American Airlines and Japan Airlines.
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How to redeem

As of this writing (July 2022), Japan is still closed to ordinary visitors. But the resumption of the much anticipated flights between Seoul Gimpo (GMP) and Tokyo Haneda (HND) this month invites a speculation that Japan is now in steps towards to opening its door to foreign visitors.

In this posting, I am giving a brief overview of booking an award ticket on Japan Airlines using British Airways' Avios points.

This redemption option is one of the better ones out there along with using Delta Skymiles, which requires 7,500 miles for an one-way coach class award ticket from/to GMP and HND.

1. First, find “Log in” button on the top right corner.

2. Sign in using your email (or username) and PIN.

3. Once logged in, find “Book” menu in the navigation bar.

4. Choose “Book a flight with Avios.”

5. Type in “From” airport, “To” airpot, and Depart Date. For One-way ticket, don't forget to check the box, “One way only.”

6. As an example, I typed in GMP, HND, 10/05/2022, One-way, Economy, one passenger.

7. I got lucky. On this particular day, there are seats both in Economy and Business.

8. Economy requires 10,000 Avios points + $52.

9. In turn, Business requires 24,000 points and $52.

10. You can choose Cash and Points option.

11. And then, you can type in your personal information.

Overall, redeeming British Airways's Avios points on Japan Airlines is relatively a painless process. 

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