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.

How to maximise your Avios earning when flying with BA airline partners

It seems strange, but British Airways Executive Club and Iberia Plus do not have the same earning rates for oneworld partner flights.  This means that, in some cases, it is preferable to credit a cash flight on a specific airline to Iberia Plus rather than […]

How to get a better Avios Oz / New Zealand deal using the multi-partner chart

I get a steady stream of emails asking about how to book Avios tickets to Australia or New Zealand.  My honest answer is – don’t bother.  Use cash. There are three reasons for this: Avios availability, if using a 2-4-1 voucher, is exceptionally hard to […]

2 odd routes to oneworld (=BA) status – pay £190 per month or match via airberlin or Lufthansa

Two slightly obscure alternatives have come up if you are looking to earn British Airways status. To be honest, the easiest way to get Silver status in British Airways Executive Club – which is the one to aim for, because it gives lounge access and […]

Bits: new Avios route to Oz with Qantas, Aer Lingus launches ‘no baggage’ long-haul fares

News in brief: Qantas and Emirates revamp their partnership, with an impact on Avios tickets to Australia As the major partnership between Qantas and Emirates approaches the end of its original five year term, the two airlines have announced a five year extension – plus major […]

Hints for booking domestic Australian Avios redemptions with Qantas

If you are heading down to Australia or New Zealand in the near future, there are a couple of Avios quirks which are good to know about. Qantas is, of course, a member of the oneworld airline alliance alongside British Airways.  This means that you can […]

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 […]