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: Cathay Pacific sale (HKG £369), BA launches Tesco competition, Qatar TO Heathrow for £700

News in brief: Cathay Pacific sale prices reduced further – and earn Avios Cathay Pacific sent me a press release about their current sale, and before I got around to running it I had another one saying that prices had been cut further! The sale […]

My review of the Cathay Pacific (and BA) lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle

Rather than take the train back to West London from Southend Airport last Monday, I decided to fly!  I took an easyJet flight to Paris and then came back on British Airways. This is my review of the Cathay Pacific lounge at Paris Charles de […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 16 – Using Cathay Pacific for low-tax Avios redemptions to Asia

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. Today I want to take a look at how you can make substantial tax savings – although not […]

Qantas follows Virgin in allowing ‘status hold’ for new parents …. but not BA

Last year I wrote an article about ‘status holds’ for new parents.  I have a couple of young children and, on both occasions, my wife lost her British Airways status when she went on maternity leave.  I have never been very happy with this state of […]

Bits: 9,600 Avios with XBox One with Kinect for 48 hours, Air New Zealand Auckland code, £100 off Qantas

News in brief: 9,600 Avios when you buy Xbox One with Kinect Holiday Value Bundle Over at Shopper Points today (click here) you will see how to get 4,000 Tesco Clubcard points – worth 9,600 Avios or 10,000 Virgin Flying Club miles – with the Xbox […]

How to use Avios for domestic Japanese flights – with no taxes!

Whilst I am on holiday, I thought it was worthwhile running an updated version of this article by HFP reader Ricardo which originally ran 18 months ago.  It contains valuable advice for anyone planning a trip to Japan. Over to you Ricardo … Under the […]

The ‘other’ Avios redemption chart you never knew about – and which never devalued

99% of British Airways Avios collectors do not know that BA also has a second redemption chart. I bet that most of you have never seen this chart before (click to enlarge): You can see the original by clicking here to and scrolling down […]

Bits: Luxury Travel Diary auctions, American arrivals lounge closes, new Qantas lounge for T3

News in brief: More Luxury Travel Diary auctions closing The Luxury Travel Diary site dropped me a line about another wave of its luxury auctions closing this week.  These are often worth a look as there are often deals to be had. Packages closing soon include two Maldives […]

Bits: earn Avios with the Malaysia / Emirates partnership?, changes to BA peak and off peak pricing?

News in brief: Earn Avios with the new Malaysia / Emirates partnership? It is a little known fact, unless you read HFP, that you can earn Avios points and British Airways tier points when you fly with Emirates.  The secret, as I explained here, is […]

Excellent SriLankan business deals from Paris to Asia (earn Avios and BA tier points!)

SriLankan Airlines joined the oneworld alliance in May 2014.  From that time it has been possible to earn Avios and British Airways tier points when you fly with them, and to redeem your Avios for flights to Colombo and beyond. I haven’t covered the airline […]

Bits: IAG and LATAM sign new price fixing deal, Ramada loses two of its best UK hotels to Marriott

Even more news in brief: British Airways and Iberia announce price fixing deal with LATAM to South America IAG, the parent company of British Airways and Iberia, announced last week that it has applied for permission to operate price fixing with LATAM (owner of LAN […]

Bits: LAST CHANCE for the best Qatar deals ever, BA chops Gatwick flights – has yours gone?

News in brief: LAST CHANCE to book a Qatar Airways flight at an amazing price Today is your last full day to take advantage of the Qatar Travel Festival – the deals end at 9pm UK time on Sunday.  Some of the business class prices […]

£92 flat-bed business class deal on LAN’s Madrid to Frankfurt service (and earn tier points)!

Last year 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 you can see […]

Bits: 3000 American Airlines miles at Ramada / Days Inn, Cathay at Gatwick, buy cheap Melia points

News in brief: 3,000 American Airlines miles per Ramada or Days Inn stay I don’t cover Wyndham Rewards, the loyalty scheme for Ramada and Days Inn, much on HFP.  I did write this overview here if you want to learn more. Despite this, there are a […]

Bits: fewer Malaysia Airlines Avios options, IHG’s Advent competition, last day of our back-pack competition

News in brief: Malaysia Airlines culls European routes in restructuring It has, of course, been a torrid time for Malaysia Airlines over the last couple of years. It seems like only yesterday when I was writing articles like this one on Head for Points, where […]

Earning Avios and BA tier points when flying Emirates – proof it works

Back in February, I wrote about one of those ‘things you didn’t know you didn’t know’ – that it is possible to earn British Airways Avios points and tier points when flying with Emirates! If you live in the UK regions, Emirates is a decent choice for […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 14 – Redeeming Avios for low tax US domestic flights

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. With the US being a top tourist destination for Brits, it is worth remembering that Avios can have […]

£996 London to Bangkok in 787 Business on Royal Jordanian – earns 560 BA tier points

Royal Jordanian is not an airline I discuss much on Head for Points.  However, it is a member of the oneworld alliance which means you can redeem and earn British Airways Avios points and tier points with it. RJ has just launched a great fare […]

Bits: Priority Pass relaunch, Cathay devalues, using to top up Amazon accounts

News in brief: Priority Pass relaunch Priority Pass, the membership scheme which gives you global airline lounge access, relaunched yesterday with a new website and a new logo.  The new logo was certainly overdue! The new site seems to feature more, and larger, lounge photographs to […]