Which 34 airlines can I use my Avios points on?

Now that AerClub is up and running as the new Avios-based Aer Lingus frequent flyer scheme, I thought it was worth updating my list of all Avios airlines, ie airlines which let you redeem Avios points for their flights.

You won’t find this information in one place on any of the Avios websites.

There are 33 airlines which let you use Avios for some or all of their flights.

Oneworld members

Remember that you can transfer Avios points between the main Avios schemes using the ‘Combine My Avios’ function in whichever programme you are using.

To transfer to or from an Iberia Plus account, the Iberia account must have been open for 90 days and have ‘earned’ at least 1 Avios. The easiest way to ‘earn’ an Avios in Iberia Plus is to transfer 1,000 Amex Membership Rewards points.

Full list of airlines where you can redeem Avios:

This list is alphabetical. In brackets, I have added the programmes which let you redeem Avios for that airline – BA for British Airways Executive Club, IB for Iberia Plus and AC for avios.com / AerClub.

Some partners can only be booked by telephone via the service centre of the relevant programme, eg Avianca. You cannot necessarily book all routes operated by a particular airline – for example, the Air Malta deal with avios.com is only for flights departing the UK.

Aer Lingus (AC – online and BA – telephone)

Air Malta (AC) – last day to book is 1st April 2017

Air Nostrum / Iberia Regional (IB)

airberlin (BA, IB)

Alaska Airlines (BA)

American Airlines (AC, BA, IB)

Aurigny (AC) – last day to book is 1st April 2017

Avianca (IB)

Binter Canarias (IB)

British Airways (AC, BA, IB)

Cathay Dragon (BA, IB)

Cathay Pacific (BA, IB)

Comair (BA, Southern Africa franchise)

Finnair (BA, IB)

Flybe (AC, BA)

Iberia (AC, BA, IB)

Iberia Express (IB)

Japan Airlines (BA, IB)

LAN (BA, IB)

Malaysia Airlines (BA, IB)

Meridiana (IB, BA – telephone booking only)

Niki (BA, IB)

Open Skies (BA)

Qantas (BA, IB)

Qatar Airways (BA, IB)

Royal Air Maroc (IB)

Royal Jordanian (BA, IB)

SriLankan Airlines (BA, IB)

SUN-AIR of Scandinavia (BA)

S7 Airlines (BA, IB)

Taca (IB)

TAM (BA, IB)

Vueling (IB)

Please post below if I have forgotten anyone! I have purposely excluded partners which do not allow redemption but which do let you earn Avios, such as the Bangkok Airways codeshare.  I have also excluded partners to the Avios South Africa and Meridiana schemes as you cannot move Avios into those programmes via ‘Combine My Avios’.  The avios.com partnership with Monarch ended in January 2017.

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Comments

  1. Ive read elsewhere that the uber airport code for 2 free rides with amex does not work anymore if so this is dissapointing was going to use it in 2 weeks time .

    Does anyone have any more knowledge of this ?

  2. I just added the code to my Uber app and was accepted can someone tell me if it will defiantly work With a UK based Amex card ?

  3. OT, just picked up my Avios er…. I mean Avis car rental (took me ages to find the blinking hand brake!).

  4. the real harry says:
  5. Apologies in advance if this is a silly question, but how do you book flights on BA which don’t start in the UK? I want to try to book a flight using Avios from Rovaniemi to Helsinki with Finair but when I try and do it on BA, I only get the UK airports as my starting point. Am I missing something?

    • You should be able to pick any airport. Are you doing it from within your BAEC account?

      • Hi Alan, I wasn’t, but when I logged in and tried again, it let me select the airports but then said it couldn’t display the flights (no idea why). I may just give up and call them – I hate the BA webside anyway – it’s awful! Do you happen to know how many Avios would be required for sucha flight though one way? Trying to maximise our time in Rov and so considering flying back to Hel on the same day as our flight back to the UK, rather than getting the overnight train the night before and then hanging around for hours for our flight.

        • Sorry I don’t know off the top of my head. There is a mileage checker on the BA site that lets you check though, under the Exec Club page.