New fare deals: Qatar from Edinburgh, Vueling, Etihad from Paris


A few more fare deals have popped into my inbox.  None are worth pushing on their own but there was a critical mass of them to justify a summary! Etihad – pay for business, fly in first For bookings before July 31st, Etihad is offering a […]

A £100 Qatar discount code and a £20 Lufthansa code released

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Qatar Airways and Lufthansa have both launched new discount codes this week. Lufthansa Lufthansa has launched another of its occasional discount codes, this time for £20 off. For the next few days, you can claim a £20 promotional code off your next Lufthansa flight by […]

More bad news – BA now adding fuel surcharges to US Airways flights

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At the end of March, US Airways joined the oneworld alliance following its acquisition by American Airlines. This opened up some attractive new routes from the UK and Ireland to the United States.  One of the reasons they were attractive is that British Airways was […]

New oneworld lounge opens in Los Angeles

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A new oneworld lounge opened at Los Angeles International Airport this week. Designed and run by Qantas on behalf of oneworld, it is a huge facility.  Phase 1 which has just opened is a 400-seat business class lounge.  This will soon be expanded to 600 […]

British Airways short-haul deals and Qatar Airways long-haul deals for Winter

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My lead post today is about the new British Airways short-haul seat. As part of the PR operation to promote the new seat, BA is offering 1 million short-haul seats at reduced prices. You need to book by June 25th.  You can only fly from […]

Using Avios for domestic Japanese flights – with no taxes!


Head for Points reader Ricardo travels a lot in Japan.  I was pleased when he offered to write a piece on the excellent value he receives for his Avios when redeeming for domestic Japan Airlines flights.  I have edited the article slightly and any mistakes […]

New Finnair economy and business sale to Asia (earns Avios and BA tier points)


Finnair is a British Airways partner, courtesy of its membership of the oneworld airline alliance. This means that you will earn Avios and British Airways tier points on Finnair flights. The new Finnair long-haul sale is therefore worth a look. You can see full details […]

Are fuel surcharges coming to US Airways redemptions with Avios?

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US Airways joined British Airways in the oneworld alliance on 31st March, and since that date you have been able to redeem your Avios points for flights on US. I wrote a long article here about how to redeem on US Airways and save up […]

Qatar flights from Edinburgh start today – redeemable on Avios, lower tax than BA

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Qatar Airways launches its service between Edinburgh and Doha at 2.45 this afternoon, when QR28 takes off via a new Boeing 787. They will fly five times per week and this will be the first service from Edinburgh to any Middle Eastern destination. I wrote […]

Good long-haul business class cash deals with Emirates and Qatar

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Both Emirates and Qatar are currently running some interesting long-haul deals, although both have a little catch! Emirates Emirates is running some interesting business class deals – but you need to start your trip in Amsterdam. Here are some sample fares – knock off 20% for […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 11 – How to save Avios flying to Asia with Malaysia Airlines

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The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  Click here to see the other articles. Malaysia Airlines joined the oneworld alliance in September 2013.  This means that it is possible to book flights with […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 11 – Low tax redemptions with US Airways

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(EDIT:  British Airways started adding fuel surcharges to US Airways flights in July 2014.  The information in this article is now out of date unfortunately.) The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  […]

Is it worth redeeming Avios on Japan Airlines? Trip report with photos.

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HFP reader Alan (@nitbix) recently published a review of his recent flight on Japan Airlines on his blog, A Small Geek in a Big World .  Japan Airlines is a oneworld alliance member and you can redeem your Avios points for flights with them.  Despite that, I […]