I have been an Amex member since '02 and have held a few charge cards in the past, including Green, Red and Gold. However I let the charge cards go and have only had a cashback card for a few years, which has not been used very much. However I have recently decided to get back into the Amex brand, not least because it is more distinctive here in the UK.
So, I have just applied for and been accepted for the BA Amex, which comes with 9000 Avios points if you spend £1000 within three months. I am planning to get the sign up bonus points and then apply for the Gold card which currently comes with 20,000 MR points if you spend £2000. So for a £3000 spend should get 32,000 Avios (bonus plus actual spend) which seems pretty good. So, back to Amex and will hopefully get some flights to Europe into the bargain.