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Redeem Avios on two new Japanese airlines from today

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Your Avios have just become slightly more useful. From today, two new airlines have joined the oneworld alliance as affiliate members.

The two airlines joining oneworld are Japan Air Commuter and Hokkaido Air System. These companies are both majority owned by Japan Airlines Group, whose core Japan Airlines brand is a long-established full member of oneworld.

Japan Air Commuter and Hokkaido Air System join oneworld

These two airlines give you more options to earn and spend Avios in Japan. Between them, they fly to 20 Japanese cities. Four of these cities become oneworld airports for the first time:

  • Kikai
  • Okinoerabu
  • Tajima
  • Yakushima

Based in Kagoshima on Japan’s Kyushu island, Japan Air Commuter serves  the islands of Kagoshima, Okinawa and the western cities of Japan.

Hokkaido Air System, established in 1997, is based in Hokkaido, Sapporo and serves Hokkaido Prefecture and Aomori Prefecture on Honshu.

J-AIR and Japan Transocean Air, two other regional carries owned by Japan Airlines, are already oneworld affiliates.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2021)

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

There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

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

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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.

(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.)

Comments (3)

  • Jonathan says:

    It’s just a shame Japan have still got their borders closed to tourists!

  • Alan says:

    Love that Radisson – had an amazing stay there last year, was in the penthouse apartment in the middle of the photo, on the top floor. Great value redemption! 👍👍

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