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