oneworld alliance partners

The oneworld alliance is a group of major airlines which includes British Airways, Iberia, American Airlines, Qatar Airways and others. You can earn and redeem Avios points for flights on any airline in the alliance. The official oneworld website is here. These articles cover airlines which do not have their own Head for Points category.

Bits: Qantas reduces Avios fuel surcharge, AA Avios booking problems, UK airport expansion

Qantas A380

News in brief: Qantas cuts fuel surcharges on Avios tickets again There has been another small victory in the war on fuel surcharges on Avios redemptions! British Airways has already scrapped fuel surcharges on short-haul redemptions which means that Reward Flight Saver redemptions are often […]

Bits: 50 free Avios via Avios Suitcase, Cathay business sale to China / Oz / Cebu, Plaza Premium in Singapore

Plaza Premium Changi

News in brief: Avios Suitcase is back Avios Suitcase is a Facebook app which allows you to earn Avios points – credited to and NOT British Airways Executive Club accounts – for completing various simple tasks and earning ‘badges’. (If you’ve never tried it, […]

£875 business class (and Avios and tier-point earning) August flights to South America

TAM business class

I wrote a couple of pieces about LAN recently, here and here, the oneworld airline based in Chile.  LAN has a sister airline, TAM, based in Brazil. Until June 28th, TAM is offering some exceptional business class fares to South America.  These are for departures […]

£65 flat-bed business class deal on LAN’s Madrid to Frankfurt service (and earn tier points)!

LAN 787 business class

A couple of weeks ago I wrote an introductory piece on South American airline LAN. LAN is a oneworld partner so you can use Avios points to redeem for its flight from Madrid to Santiago, Chile. It also has an impressive business class service as […]

Using your Avios points to fly to Chile with LAN

LAN 787 business class

I have never given LAN much coverage on Head for Points, even though I have written articles covering redemption opportunities with most of the other oneworld partners. I recently helped a friend with some research into Avios redemption options to Chile and I thought it would […]

Bits: Lufthansa and Cathay business class sales, bonus Clubcard points on toys and Will Young


More news in brief: Lufthansa launches a business class sale Lufthansa has not, historically, been very aggressive in targeting the UK market.  I was a little surprised to see this sale launched. The prices are not bad, although of course a few places on the […]

Bits: Telegraph article, bonus for bookings, want to buy 6 x A380s?

Hyatt Gold Passport

News in brief: The Telegraph endorses credit card churning! In one of the more interesting personal finance article on travel credit cards, The Daily Telegraph published this on Thursday.  What is interesting is that it actively endorses credit card churning. For a bit of fun, […]

How Rick used his Avios for a round-the-world trip before devaluation

JAL Japan Airlines

Practical ‘how I used my miles’ stories seem to be popular with HFP readers, so when reader Rick sent an email to show me a complex trip he had booked, I asked if I could run it as an article.  I have edited it so […]

Bits: 10% off hotels TODAY only, elites DO get a free bag with Finnair HBO, 100 free Nectar points from Expedia

Finnair A350 350

Some news in brief: 10% off hotel bookings TODAY and until 10am on Thursday is due to be holding a special hotel event today.  Assuming the codes are working OK, you should find that promo code 10SPRING knocks 10% off any hotel booking […]

Qatar joining Amex Membership Rewards? … and other Amex MR shenanigans

Qatar 350

(EDIT:  Virgin has now reappeared on the Amex Eurodollar website.  Apparently it was taken down for a few days for technical reasons but normal service is now resumed.) There are a few ‘things’ ‘going on’ with the airline partners attached to the American Express International […]

The complete guide to Avios redemptions from UK regional airports

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I have been threatening to put together a full list of flights from UK regional airports which can be booked with Avios points for some weeks.  The job has proved messier than I imagined! I have given it my best shot but I am sure […]

Bits: BA hand baggage fares, sale, 4000 free Alitalia miles, Finnair starts Dublin, Virgin sale

BA To Fly To Serve

My inbox continues to exceed the space available for full length articles!  So here is a summary: British Airways makes ‘hand baggage only’ fares less attractive You will probably have received an email from British Airways yesterday regarding ‘hand baggage only’ fares.  Introduced two years, initially […]

Bits: more free coffee, Malaysia devaluation, Best Western sale, Regus thefts

Malaysia A380

Here are a few more pieces which nearly slipped through the net this week: We’ve done coffee for points …. now try coffee for free! Last Saturday I ran a piece about how to use Nectar points for drinks at Caffe Nero, how to use American […]

Free Qantas Gold (ie BA Silver) if you have any other Gold card …. with a catch

Qantas A380

Australian airline Qantas is offering to match Gold cards issued by any other airline into the Gold level of its Qantas Frequent Flyer programme. Because Qantas is a member of the oneworld alliance, your Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold card will have the same benefits as a […]

Which airlines let you transfer miles INTO hotel loyalty programmes?

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Almost all hotel loyalty programmes let you transfer you points into certain frequent flyer schemes.  What is far rarer is for a frequent flyer scheme to let you transfer your points INTO a hotel programme. This didn’t used to be the case.  If you go […]

Three outstanding Avios earning airfares … all with a catch!

Cathay A340 business class

If you chasing cheap British Airways tier points, or are simply looking for a good deal for your next holiday flight, there are three interesting deals with oneworld partner airlines which crossed my desk this week. As they are on oneworld airlines, you will earn […]