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: ACT NOW to beat AwardWallet’s price hike, £1500 UK to Sydney / Melbourne still bookable

News in brief: Last chance to beat AwardWallet’s sharp price hike There is only one miles and points tool that I use every day – and have done for a number of years – and that is AwardWallet.  There has always been a link to […]

£1500 business class flights London-Sydney / Melbourne on Malaysia (earns Avios and tier points)

Malaysia Airlines seems to have dropped some very cheap business class flights to Sydney and Melbourne with the online travel agencies.  These deals are ONLY available if booked with a hotel – but it seems that 1 night in a hostel is enough to trigger […]

Bits: join the Avios graduate scheme, Malaysia ‘upgrade to First Class’ promo

News in brief: Join the Avios graduate recruitment scheme! If you, or a frequent flyer enthusiast you know, are currently in their last year at university or have recently graduated, you might find the Avios graduate recruitment scheme of interest. Frankly, if you read this […]

How to fly long-haul planes on short-haul redemptions!

Singapore Airlines announced a new European ‘fifth freedom’ route this week – Moscow to Stockholm, starting on 30th May.  As HFP has also just put a ‘fifth freedom’ flight in the diary for January, I thought it was worth another look at this interesting niche. […]

Bits: BA eBay’ing New Orleans flight tickets, LAN deal to Buenos Aires

News in brief: Bid for BA tickets to New Orleans on a preview flight British Airways is launching a new service to New Orleans on 27th March as I covered here. On 24th February, however, there is going to be a one-off trial flight during […]

Got Enrich Miles? Up to 70% off Malaysia Airlines redemptions from London to KL in all classes!

Malaysia Airlines has launched a generous promotion for redemption seats on its route from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur. The snag is that it is only available to people who have Malaysia’s Enrich Miles and not to people redeeming oneworld partner miles such as Avios. Enrich […]

Review of my airberlin ‘super low tax’ New York – Berlin Avios redemption

This is my review of airberlin business class on the New York to Berlin service. As I did have to leave New York eventually, despite my best attempts to avoid it, I decided to try out airberlin‘s New York JFK to Berlin Tegel service. Rob […]

New BA and oneworld arrivals lounge opens in Heathrow Terminal 3

The American Airlines arrivals lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3 has reopened after a five month refurbishment.  Whilst AA branded, this is also the arrivals lounge used by British Airways long haul flights into Terminal 3 as well as all Qantas and Cathay Pacific flights. The […]

Bits: mystery Supercard charges, LAN Madrid to Frankfurt deal back, Luxury Travel Diary deals

News in brief: Supercard – the small print we missed I covered the relaunch of Supercard recently, the payment card which lets you charge foreign currency transactions to ANY Visa or MasterCard without incurring any FX fees. You can download the free Supercard app and […]

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 ba.com 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 […]