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Who are British Airways airline partners?

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Who are British Airways airline partners?

Which airlines let you earn Avios and sometimes British Airways Executive Club tier points when you fly with them?

You probably already know that British Airways is part of the oneworld alliance, a global airline alliance, that permits you to earn Avios and tier points on any oneworld flight. However, British Airways also has additional, non-oneworld partners where you have the opportunity to earn and redeem Avios and tier points.

All the British Airways partners and oneworld alliance members

Here is the full list:

oneworld alliance

American Airlines

Cathay Pacific



Japan Airlines


Malaysia Airlines


Qatar Airways

Royal Jordanian

S7 Airlines

SriLankan Airlines

Coming soon:

Fiji Airways

Royal Air Maroc

British Airways non-alliance airline partners

Aer Lingus

Air Italy (ex Meridiana)

Alaska Airlines

Iberia has some additional airline partners such as Avianca – take a look at for details.

Weirdly, as it is in Star Alliance, you can also earn Avios via Aer Lingus AerClub when you fly to the US with United Airlines.  This article explains how.

It is also possible to earn Avios when you fly with Emirates if you book Qantas codeshares as I explain here.

(This article is part of our ‘BA Q&A’ series which explains how British Airways Executive Club works.  You can see all of our ‘BA Q&A’ articles here. )

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How to get 20,000 Avios from Amex Gold or 60,000 Avios from Amex Platinum (September 2021 offer)

The sign-up bonus on American Express Preferred Rewards Gold converts to 20,000 Avios and the card is free for the first year.

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American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

You don’t qualify for the Amex Gold bonus if you have a British Airways American Express card. You DO qualify for the bonus on The Platinum Card, which converts into 60,000 Avios.

60,000 points on The Platinum Card is a special offer which ends on 2nd November 2021. Find out more here:

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The Platinum Card from American Express

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

If you have your own small business, the best way of earning Avios is via the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa. It has a sign-up bonus which converts to 10,000 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

You should also look at the British Airways Accelerating Business card, because it currently 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

You can find out more about ALL UK credit cards which offer travel rewards in this article, updated monthly.

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