As we covered in September, Latin and South American airline LATAM is to leave the oneworld alliance following the announcement of an equity and flying partnership with US airline Delta.
Once LATAM leaves oneworld, you will not be able to earn Avios and tier points on its services.
It is possible that you may retain the ability to earn Avios if British Airways or Iberia retain bilateral partnerships with LATAM outside of oneworld. However, it is very unlikely that you would earn British Airways Executive Club tier points.
We now have a date for LATAM’s departure.
According to the LATAM ‘earning and burning’ page of the Qantas website – see here – LATAM is leaving oneworld on 1st October 2020.
You need to take your flight by 30th September 2020 if you want to earn Avios and tier points.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
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