As we haven’t looked at this for a couple of years, I thought it was worth updating my list of all Avios airlines, ie airlines which let you redeem Avios points for their flights.
You won’t find this information in one place on any of the Avios websites – iberia.com, ba.com, aerlingus.com etc.
There are 27 airlines which let you use Avios for some or all of their flights.
Remember that you can transfer Avios points between the main Avios schemes using the ‘Combine My Avios’ function in whichever programme you are using.
This article will help you move your Avios between BA and Iberia now that Avios Travel Rewards Programme accounts have been closed.
To transfer to or from an Iberia Plus account, the Iberia account must have been open for 90 days and have ‘earned’ at least 1 Avios. The easiest way to ‘earn’ an Avios in Iberia Plus is to transfer 1,000 Amex Membership Rewards points.
Full list of airlines where you can redeem Avios:
This list is alphabetical. In brackets, I have added the programmes which let you redeem Avios for that airline – BA for British Airways Executive Club, IB for Iberia Plus and AC for avios.com / AerClub / Vueling Club.
Some partners can only be booked by telephone via the service centre of the relevant programme, eg Avianca. You cannot necessarily book all routes operated by a particular airline.
Aer Lingus (AC – online and BA – telephone)
Air Nostrum / Iberia Regional (IB, BA)
Alaska Airlines (BA – telephone)
American Airlines (BA, IB)
Binter Canarias (IB)
British Airways (AC, BA, IB)
Cathay Dragon (BA, IB)
Cathay Pacific (BA, IB)
Comair (BA, Southern Africa franchise)
Finnair (BA, IB)
Iberia (AC, BA, IB)
Iberia Express (AC, BA, IB)
Interjet (IB, only valid when linked to an Iberia flight to/from Mexico)
Japan Airlines (BA, IB)
LATAM (BA, IB)
Malaysia Airlines (BA, IB)
Qantas (BA, IB)
QantasLink (BA – telephone only, read here)
Qatar Airways (BA, IB)
Royal Air Maroc (BA, IB)
Royal Jordanian (BA, IB)
S7 Airlines (BA, IB)
SriLankan Airlines (BA, IB)
SUN-AIR of Scandinavia (BA)
Vueling (AC, IB)
Please post below if I have forgotten anyone! I have purposely excluded partners which do not allow redemption but which do let you earn Avios, such as the Bangkok Airways codeshare.
Fiji Airways will be added to this list at some point when they resume flying and formalise their associate membership of oneworld.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
Do you have a small business? Until 20th May 2021, you can receive a special sign-up bonus worth 29,900 Avios with the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa credit card. This offer is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to learn more.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)