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: £199 to LA with Air New Zealand, Iberia offers, Dragonair becomes Cathay Dragon

Some news in brief: £199 Air New Zealand deals to Los Angeles at 10am It’s Cyber Monday!  Yes, I know.  Before things go back to whatever passes for normal a month before Christmas on the shopping front, we’ve got one day left of deals. Most […]

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 […]

Bits: 1700 Avios on Avis rentals, Cathay Pacific sale extended, triple Avios to Latin America

News in brief: 1,700 Avios on Avis car rentals Avis has launched a new Avios promotion which runs until 31st October for rentals until 15th December. If you book a car in Group C or above for 3+ days, using the BA Avis discount code, […]

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 […]

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 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 […]