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.

Good Avios-earning Finnair deals to Asia (BKK £1,189) from London and Manchester

Finnair A350 350

Finnish airline Finnair has launched some excellent sale deals out of London and Manchester on its routes to Asia. Finnair, of course, is a partner with British Airways in the oneworld alliance.  Like the Qatar Airways deals I flagged yesterday, these Finnair flights will earn […]

Handy hint for domestic Avios redemptions with Qantas

Qantas A380

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

Avios Redemption University

Over the next few weeks, I am running updated versions of our 17-part ‘Avios Redemption University’ series.  These article now reflect the recent Avios devaluation as well as other changes over the 18 months since the pieces were originally published. The “Avios Redemption University” series is a […]

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

Avios Redemption University

Over the next few weeks, I am running updated versions of our 17-part ‘Avios Redemption University’ series.  These articles now reflect the recent Avios devaluation as well as other changes over the 18 months since the pieces were originally published. This series of articles, which I […]

Excellent Cathay reward availability and minimal tax – Dusseldorf to Hong Kong

Cathay business class

I was originally going to discuss this as part of my Hyatt Regency Dusseldorf review yesterday, but I thought it deserved a wider audience. Few people know that Cathay Pacific flies from Dusseldorf to Hong Kong. You may wonder why you need to know this! […]

Can you use Avios to reach Easter Island or the Galapagos with LAN?

Easter Island

Back in June I wrote an introduction to using your Avios on South American airline LAN.  (As LAN is a fellow airline member of oneworld, alongside BA, you can use your points to redeem for flights to their destinations.) That article looked at how you […]

Bits: Qantas reduces Avios fuel surcharge, AA Avios booking problems, UK airport expansion

Qantas A380

News in brief: Qantas cuts fuel surcharges on Avios tickets again There has been another small victory in the war on fuel surcharges on Avios redemptions! British Airways has already scrapped fuel surcharges on short-haul redemptions which means that Reward Flight Saver redemptions are often […]

Bits: 50 free Avios via Avios Suitcase, Cathay business sale to China / Oz / Cebu, Plaza Premium in Singapore

Plaza Premium Changi

News in brief: Avios Suitcase is back Avios Suitcase is a Facebook app which allows you to earn Avios points – credited to and NOT British Airways Executive Club accounts – for completing various simple tasks and earning ‘badges’. (If you’ve never tried it, […]

£875 business class (and Avios and tier-point earning) August flights to South America

TAM business class

I wrote a couple of pieces about LAN recently, here and here, the oneworld airline based in Chile.  LAN has a sister airline, TAM, based in Brazil. Until June 28th, TAM is offering some exceptional business class fares to South America.  These are for departures […]

£65 flat-bed business class deal on LAN’s Madrid to Frankfurt service (and earn tier points)!

LAN 787 business class

A couple of weeks ago 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 […]

Using your Avios points to fly to Chile with LAN

LAN 787 business class

I have never given LAN much coverage on Head for Points, even though I have written articles covering redemption opportunities with most of the other oneworld partners. I recently helped a friend with some research into Avios redemption options to Chile and I thought it would […]

Bits: Lufthansa and Cathay business class sales, bonus Clubcard points on toys and Will Young


More news in brief: Lufthansa launches a business class sale Lufthansa has not, historically, been very aggressive in targeting the UK market.  I was a little surprised to see this sale launched. The prices are not bad, although of course a few places on the […]

Bits: Telegraph article, bonus for bookings, want to buy 6 x A380s?

Hyatt Gold Passport

News in brief: The Telegraph endorses credit card churning! In one of the more interesting personal finance article on travel credit cards, The Daily Telegraph published this on Thursday.  What is interesting is that it actively endorses credit card churning. For a bit of fun, […]

How Rick used his Avios for a round-the-world trip before devaluation

JAL Japan Airlines

Practical ‘how I used my miles’ stories seem to be popular with HFP readers, so when reader Rick sent an email to show me a complex trip he had booked, I asked if I could run it as an article.  I have edited it so […]

Bits: 10% off hotels TODAY only, elites DO get a free bag with Finnair HBO, 100 free Nectar points from Expedia

Finnair A350 350

Some news in brief: 10% off hotel bookings TODAY and until 10am on Thursday is due to be holding a special hotel event today.  Assuming the codes are working OK, you should find that promo code 10SPRING knocks 10% off any hotel booking […]

Qatar joining Amex Membership Rewards? … and other Amex MR shenanigans

Qatar 350

(EDIT:  Virgin has now reappeared on the Amex Eurodollar website.  Apparently it was taken down for a few days for technical reasons but normal service is now resumed.) There are a few ‘things’ ‘going on’ with the airline partners attached to the American Express International […]