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The ‘other’ Avios redemption chart you never knew about – and which never devalued

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99% of British Airways Avios collectors do not know that BA also has a second redemption chart.

I bet that most of you have never seen this chart before (click to enlarge):

OneWorld Avios redemption chart

You can see the original by clicking here to and scrolling down to click on ‘Partner Airlines’ and then ‘Avios costs for booking on two or more oneworld airlines’.

This is the reward chart that British Airways uses to price redemptions which include two or more oneworld partner airlines, excluding British Airways.

If, for example, you flew from London to Dubai on Qantas and then caught a Qatar Airways flight to Doha, it would be priced using the chart above.

The chart is for economy travel.  Multiply by two for business class and by three for first class.  If you mix classes, I think that BA pro-ratas the price based on the length of each flight (at least, that is how Iberia Plus does it).

This chart never devalued.

Avios wing 11

This chart was generally seen as poor value for your points, which is another reason why it was generally ignored by most Avios collectors.

Post the April 2015 Avios devaluation, however, we may need to revisit this.  For a start, the multipliers used on this chart did not change.  A standard Avios redemption in Business Class now costs 3 x the price of an Economy Class redemption.  Using this chart, it still only costs 2 x.

It is possible that, in some circumstances, this chart could now end up being cheaper than the normal Avios reward chart.

Unlike the general Avios redemption chart, the multi-partner chart is not segment based.  It is based on a price for your entire trip (outbound and return if booking a return) however many flights it involves – that is why it goes up to 50,000 miles.

Let’s say you want to fly to Edinburgh to Tokyo, return, in Business Class:

You could book, on one ticket, Finnair from Edinburgh to Helsinki and then a connection on Japan Airlines from Helsinki to Tokyo, and return.  That would be 11,800 flown miles so – using the ‘two partner chart’ above – 180,000 Avios points in Business Class (2x).

Booked as individual flights, it is the same price coincidentally.  A return flight from Edinburgh to Helsinki in Business Class is 30,000 Avios whilst a return from Helsinki to Tokyo is 150,000 Avios.  This is priced from the usual Avios pricing chart.  The total, again, is 180,000 Avios points.

However …. using the oneworld partner chart gives you more flexibility for the same cost.  You can fly up to 14,000 miles without using any additional Avios.  As Edinburgh – Helsinki – Tokyo is only 11,800 miles return, you could add on extra trips – such as 2,200 miles-worth of Japanese domestic flights – for free.

You could, of course, also fly from the UK to Japan on BA via Heathrow – which makes more sense at just 150,000 Avios return in Business Class – but I am trying to show an example where you would use two or more oneworld airline partners.

The number of times you will use this reward table are few and far between.  It is worth remembering it exists, however, especially when planning complex multi-stop trips in premium classes.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 2023)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 30th May, the sign-up bonus on the Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard is doubled to a crazy 50,000 Avios! Apply here.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 30th May, the sign-up bonus on the free Barclaycard Avios Mastercard is doubled to 10,000 Avios. Apply here.

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Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

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Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

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There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – and you get £200 to spend at Amex Travel too! Apply here.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

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We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

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Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

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40,000 points bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (40)

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  • Enigma368 says:

    Are you allowed >24 hour stopovers using that chart?

  • Paul Irving says:

    Could this be used for a RTW trip? Or is there a OW RTW redemption ticket?

    • Rob says:

      Yes, this is basically your RTW chart!

      • Mark says:

        Can you book these complex trips on the BA website, or must you phone them?

        • BrianDT says:

          Answer please !

          • Alan says:

            Haha – have you tried BA IT? It can barely cope with domestic connections, certainly not when trying to change tickets so can’t imagine it even vaguely coping with complex multi-city itineraries! I’d check sectors individually then call BA to book.

        • Rob says:

          It will price them correctly if you can get them to show but you cannot book multicity online – majority of cases will require a call.

  • VP says:

    Madrid – Chicago – Toronto/Buffalo (for Niagara Falls) – Washington – NYC – London
    should be marginally less than 120K avios (8K-9K band in the avios char) booking MAD-ORD in Iberia Business , internal US flights in AA economy and NYC-London in AA business). As internal US flights cost min.7,500 avios, I think this is an excellent use particularly over peak periods. The more complex/imaginative itinerary you make the more value you can get.

    I think the value of this reward chart is best for those who want to really explore a region with lots of short hops added to the main long flight. Some ideas to explore..combination of Iberia + AA for USA/Carribean/S.america.
    S.E Asia can be done with a JAL/Cathay/Malaysian and Qantas for Australia as long as you enter/exit by another one world airlines.

    Of course, this also makes the itinerary very complex so one would need to search individually and then call up to book. Also wondering what the cancellation/rescheduling charges are if say you need to reschedule 1 leg after starting your itinerary.

  • VP says:

    On another note wanted to say thanks to Rob for excellent articles on the website yesterday and today (UK lounge access via PP and LC, Free bus routes for Heathrow and the partner avios chart). All 3 articles deserve being bookmarked for their usefulness.

  • RIccati says:

    Unfortunately Raffles, BA messed about enough and so some of us began to collect points with their partner airlines we actually want to travel.

  • John says:

    I am aware that AA members can redeem their miles to PPT (code share operated by TN). Would BA Have access to these seats too? If so that would be fantastic as I never thought I could use my Ba miles to fly to Tahiti using this chart! Thanks

    • LondonFoodie says:

      Last time I checked you couldn’t redeem on code share flights… JAL also have a codeshare with TN on NRT-PPT which is a great flight but unbookable with the Avios. Also AKL-PPT is a code share with QF but not bookable on Avios I’m afraid. Best chance is the infamously impossibly to book IPC-PPT – which sometimes opens availability a few weeks before departure

  • JamesWag says:

    OT but I didn’t receive this one as an email. The only one I received this morning is the Hotel Hoppa one 🙁

    Just me ??

    • Zoe says:

      +1 and yesterday’s were missing from my email

    • AndyGWP says:

      I only signed up to email alerts yesterday, so wasn’t sure how it worked

      Can confirm that I also only received the one email though 🙂

      • Rob says:

        Ok, this is the BST issue again. I know what the cause is – it is a WP bug. Same happened last year.

        The missing ones will go out mid afternoon.

    • Genghis says:

      Me too. First time that has happened

  • Ian says:

    Also only got the hoppa email 🙁

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