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

Lufthansa

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 iberia.com 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 lastminute.com 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 lastminute.com hotel bookings TODAY and until 10am on Thursday lastminute.com 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, hotels.com 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 […]

How to earn Avios and BA tier points when flying on Emirates!

Emirates A380

Here is another of those ‘things you didn’t know you didn’t know’. There are many good reasons to fly Emirates from the UK to the Middle East, Asia, Australasia etc.  They have departures from various UK regional airports and, in Business Class and First Class, […]

Cathay Pacific launches Dusseldorf to Hong Kong – a new Avios option

Cathay business class

Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific has announced a new service from Dusseldorf starting on September 1st. The service will initially operate four days a week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  The outbound leaves Dusseldorf at 12.35pm which would make it possible to connect the same day […]

Avios changes 9: what will happen to partner airline earning rates?

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Executive summary:  BA has not yet released its new partner earning rates but we know that changes – for the worst – are coming to certain airlines Key link: ‘Club Changes’ page on ba.com, ‘Club Changes’ page on iberia.com (If you are new to Head for Points, […]

Flying long-haul planes on short-haul redemptions!

LAN 787 business class

This article is about how to fly – often redeeming your Avios – on short haul European flights which are flown by long-haul aircraft (ie a 747, 777, A380, A330, A340 etc). Why would you want to do this? Well, for fun! European business class flights are rarely […]

£1,100 business class fares ex-Scandinavia across all alliances to US West Coast

Los Angeles

Just after Christmas I wrote about some of the excellent deals available in the British Airways sale in Club World if you were willing to start your trip in Dublin.  Prices are (they are still bookable) as low as £1,100 return to Hawaii. Something odd is […]