Planning ahead. I should have a BAPP in about 3 months time. Aiming to spend £10k to activate the 241 companion voucher. I am planning a holiday for summer 2020. The flights will almost certainly be with Qatar and will definitely be ex AMS or ex ARN The cost of this holiday will go significantly towards that £10k target spend. My query and confusion is around the best avenue for buying these flights and hotels using my BAPP. The options as I see them are as follows: If I book directly with the airline and hotels I will be charged a foreign usage fee of 2.99% but will receive certain benefits from the hotels including free room upgrades (worth about £50pn or more - this is a significant figure and combined with the other benefits worth nearly £500 in total). I understand I will earn 1.5 avios per pound. If I book through Amex travel services UK, there is no foreign usage fee. I understand I will earn 1.5 avios per pound. However I don't know if there is any additional benefit. I will still have my Amex gold preferred rewards card active - so do I get additional member rewards points despite using the BAPP to purchase? The t&cs are a tad unclear. I understand if I book through BA Holidays site I will receive 3 avios per pound. However, I am struggling to get the exact Qatar Airways flights to show up due to the site trying to force me to use BA and route back through LHR (The Qatar flights are visible on the return journey however). Also, the hotel I want to book doesn't show up. Finally, I feel I may get charged in Euros hence incur a 2.99% foreign usage fee. So am I right in thinking I can immediately dismiss the third option or is there a way to speak to BA Holidays and get them to manually book the exact flights and hotels? If the first option is a no, then which of the remaining two options is better (the room upgrade value is greater than the foreign usage fee)? Is there any other option I've overlooked? I do have a Halifax Clarity (zero foreign usage fees) for foreign transactions, but as I say the cost of the flights and hotel will go significantly towards meeting the £10k annual spend on the BAPP to activate the 241 voucher. Thanks in advance.