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 (February 2024)
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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.
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, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.