Finnair to launch Phuket and Krabi – good Avios redemption options


Finnair has been running charter flights to Phuket in Thailand for a number of years.  These have not been directly bookable, however, and so were not available for Avios redemptions. From November 14th, these will become scheduled services. Finnair will fly to Phuket three times a […]

Cathay Pacific heads to Manchester – new Avios routes to Asia

New Cathay Pacific business class

Cathay Pacific has confirmed recent rumours that is going to launch a route from Manchester to Hong Kong from December 8th 2014. As Cathay Pacific is a member of the oneworld alliance, alongside British Airways, this would allow you to use your Avios points to […]

Aer Lingus launches Dublin to San Francisco, available for Avios redemption

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Aer Lingus launched its new route to San Francisco last week.  This will be followed by the new Dublin to Toronto route on April 21st. The San Francisco service is operating five times a week, departing Dublin at 12.20pm and arriving in San Francisco at […]

Huge tax savings (from £43 in Business!) on Avios tickets to Brazil with TAM

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I wrote last week about the entry of US Airways into the oneworld airline alliance, of which British Airways is a core member. Latin American carrier TAM, based in Brazil, also become a member on March 31st.  This is a welcome addition to Iberia’s existing […]

Double Avios when you fly TAM and US Airways in the coming weeks


Both US Airways and Brazilian airline TAM joined British Airways in the oneworld alliance this week.  I wrote a piece on US Airways here and there will be a very interesting piece on TAM on Monday ….! As is traditionally the case for new alliance members, […]

US Airways joins oneworld today – you can now book their MAN / EDI / GLA flights on Avios

US Airways

Today is the day that US Airways joins the oneworld alliance.  This follows its merger (ie takeover) of American Airlines last Winter. British Airways is also a member of the oneworld alliance, and allows reciprocal ‘earning and burning’ of miles.  This means that you can now book […]

Aggressive Finnair sale to Asia and India …. good for cheap 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 […]

Fly BA plus other oneworld airlines? US Airways has the ideal promo for you!

US Airways

Tomorrow is the day that US Airways quits Star Alliance and joins British Airways in the oneworld alliance.  I will be doing a full post tomorrow on the new redemption options that will be available on US Airways. In the meantime, US Airways has launched […]

Finnair reveals timetable for fully-flat seats on your Avios redemptions

New Finnair business class seat

A few days ago, I published some images of the new Air France fully flat business class seat.  This will not be rolling out for a while, with the final 777 not being done until 2016. Finnair, a partner airline of BA in the oneworld […]

SriLankan joins oneworld on 1 May – new Avios redemption options inc Maldives

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SriLankan Airlines has confirmed that it will officially join the oneworld airline alliance on 1st May.  This will allow you to earn and spend Avios points (and earn British Airways tier points) when flying SriLankan. SriLankan is not a large airline, operating just 21 aircraft […]

Win 2 Qantas Premium Economy flights to Dubai

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I don’t feature that many external competitions on Head for Points.  I do have a soft spot for the Business Traveller ones, however, because the prizes are usually very generous and your chances of winning are not bad. This month, Qantas is giving away two […]

New Qatar ‘all business class’ Heathrow service launched – a great Avios redemption

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In the ‘I didn’t see that coming’ stakes, Qatar Airways announcement this week of an ‘all business class’ service from Doha to Heathrow scores pretty highly. Using a newly acquired sixth daily slot at Heathrow, the service will launch on May 14th.  It will use […]

Perth £1900, Maldives £1130 in Business Class in the Qatar sale!

Qatar 787 business class seat

Qatar Airways has launched another of its occasional 2-4-1 sales.  These have annoying short booking windows (in this case, only until February 14th) but offer exceptional discounts when two people travel together. Here are some sample prices on the Qatar website.  If we focus just […]