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: New BA First Liberty washbags, trick when earning Avios with SriLankan

News in brief: New Liberty washbags for British Airways First Class If you are flying in British Airways First Class from the end of the month, you should get the latest version of the Liberty wash bag which features a new print.  They contain lip […]

Bits: ‘Buy Avios’ bonus, more on Kimpton / Accelerate, new JAL London service

News in brief: Up to 30% bonus when you buy Avios Iberia Plus has launched a new ‘buy Avios’ promotion which runs until 30th July. The offer is: 10% bonus when you buy 2,000 to 15,000 Avios 20% bonus when you buy 20,000 to 80,000 Avios 30% bonus […]

Bits: World Cup Avios seats available, 400 Avios with Spain’s Uber-clone, 25% off Priority Pass

News in brief: World Cup 2018 Avios seats available The 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia on 14th June next year which means – as it is now less than 355 days away – Avios reward seats are available. Although, if you’re planning to fly […]

Bits: Concorde Room side door reopens, LATAM deals to Latin America, IHG 15-year bonus

News in brief: The Terminal 5 Concorde Room magic door reopens! When British Airways opened The First Wing at Terminal 5 earlier this year (review here), they simultaneously closed the direct entrance into The Concorde Room by the South security channel. (The Concorde Room – […]

Bits: SLH scraps The Club, Emirates A380 to Birmingham, Virgin / Malaysia partnership

News in brief: Small Luxury Hotels to launch new loyalty scheme Via Business Traveller, hotel marketing consortium Small Luxury Hotels of the World has announced that it will scrap its current loyalty scheme, The Club, next month. Small Luxury Hotels of the World is a […]

How I used Avios for a flat-bed from Japan to China – and other Asian Avios deals

This is my review of Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Business Class, in its regional intra-Asia configuration. Last year I ran an excellent article, written by a reader, on how to use Avios points to travel domestically in Japan.  As Japan Airlines is a member of the […]

Bits: 10% off Qatar, £188 LAN deal, Good To Go Parking sale

More news in brief as I do a bit of an inbox clearout: 10% off Qatar Airways flights from the UK The new Qatar Airways services from Cardiff are not yet bookable, but until 13th May you can get 10% off any other Qatar Airways flight […]

My review of the (BA) JAL Sakura Lounge at Frankfurt Airport

This is my review of the Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge at Frankfurt Airport, which is where you may end up if flying with British Airways. This is the last article from my recent review trip which took in Ibiza, Madrid and Frankfurt.  Frankfurt was my last […]

£1,408 to Auckland in Qatar Airways business plus other great 241 deals

I recently covered the new Finnair sale to Asia.  There are two other sales going on at the moment which I have decided to pull together in one article.  The key thing that links all three is that, as oneworld member airlines, you will earn […]

My review of LATAM 787 Business Class Madrid to Frankfurt

Last January Rob wrote about the LAN flight from Santiago, Chile to Frankfurt via Madrid when it was on special offer, with the option of only flying the bit between Frankfurt and Madrid.  As a 2 hours 40 minutes flight is a good way of […]

LAST CHANCE: Hilton EMEA sale, £1500 business class London to Sydney / Melbourne

News in brief: Hilton EMEA sale ending soon The Hilton EMEA sale which covers the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa ends on 31st January. The special landing page is here. Whilst it is nominally called the Winter Sale, you can book for any weekend between now and […]

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. […]