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.

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 […]

£92 flat-bed business class deal on LAN’s Madrid to Frankfurt service (and earn tier points)!

Last year I wrote an introductory piece on South American airline LAN. LAN is a oneworld partner so you can use Avios points to redeem for its flight from Madrid to Santiago, Chile. It also has an impressive business class service as you can see […]

Bits: 3000 American Airlines miles at Ramada / Days Inn, Cathay at Gatwick, buy cheap Melia points

News in brief: 3,000 American Airlines miles per Ramada or Days Inn stay I don’t cover Wyndham Rewards, the loyalty scheme for Ramada and Days Inn, much on HFP.  I did write this overview here if you want to learn more. Despite this, there are a […]

Bits: fewer Malaysia Airlines Avios options, IHG’s Advent competition, last day of our back-pack competition

News in brief: Malaysia Airlines culls European routes in restructuring It has, of course, been a torrid time for Malaysia Airlines over the last couple of years. It seems like only yesterday when I was writing articles like this one on Head for Points, where […]

Earning Avios and BA tier points when flying Emirates – proof it works

Back in February, I wrote about one of those ‘things you didn’t know you didn’t know’ – that it is possible to earn British Airways Avios points and tier points when flying with Emirates! If you live in the UK regions, Emirates is a decent choice for […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 14 – Redeeming Avios for low tax US domestic flights

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. With the US being a top tourist destination for Brits, it is worth remembering that Avios can have […]

£996 London to Bangkok in 787 Business on Royal Jordanian – earns 560 BA tier points

Royal Jordanian is not an airline I discuss much on Head for Points.  However, it is a member of the oneworld alliance which means you can redeem and earn British Airways Avios points and tier points with it. RJ has just launched a great fare […]

Bits: Priority Pass relaunch, Cathay devalues, using to top up Amazon accounts

News in brief: Priority Pass relaunch Priority Pass, the membership scheme which gives you global airline lounge access, relaunched yesterday with a new website and a new logo.  The new logo was certainly overdue! The new site seems to feature more, and larger, lounge photographs to […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 10 – Using Avios for non-stop flights from the UK regions

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. When British Airways sold its regional operations to Flybe a few years ago, it became an airline with […]

Bits: Hampton and Hilton hit Bournemouth, Qantas scraps some seat fees

News in brief: Hampton by Hilton hits Bournemouth, Hilton on the way I found out yesterday that a new-build ‘Hampton by Hilton’ hotel opened in Bournemouth recently.  Given that the general quality of accommodation in British seaside towns is woeful, this could be a decent […]

Bits: redeem on Cathay’s new Madrid route, Swiss J sale to Zurich & Geneva, SAS lounge

More news in brief: Cathay Pacific to launch new service to Madrid Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific has announced that it will be launching services to Madrid next June.  This adds to a growing Cathay network in Europe – Manchester and Dusseldorf were also added […]

Handy hint for domestic Avios redemptions with Qantas

If you are heading down to Australia or New Zealand in the near future, here is a handy hint courtesy of regular HFP commentator (and now Australia resident) Alan. Qantas has a couple of subsidiaries which operate regional flights: QantasLink flies between 58 destinations across Australia […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 2 – How to benefit from Reward Flight Saver

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. When British Airways created Avios in November 2011, the one change that came totally out of the blue […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 1 – A Beginners Guide to Redeeming Avios

This series of articles, which I group together as “Avios Redemption University”, cover some of the different ways of using your Avios. In particular, they highlight deals which offer surprisingly good value for your points, such as redeeming on ‘low tax’ airlines. In this introductory […]