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Who are the Avios airline partners?

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Which airlines are Avios partners?

Which British Airways airline partners let you earn 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.

Who are the Avios airline partners?

Here is the airline partners page on ba.com.

The full list of Avios airline partners is:

oneworld alliance

  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Finnair
  • Iberia
  • Japan Airlines
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Qantas
  • Qatar Airways
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • Royal Jordanian
  • S7 Airlines (currently suspended)
  • SriLankan Airlines

British Airways non-alliance airline partners

  • Aer Lingus
  • China Southern
  • LATAM

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

New Avios partners via Qatar Airways

In early 2022, Qatar Airways adopted Avios as its loyalty currency.  You can move Avios back and forth between British Airways and Qatar Airways by linking your accounts – click here for details.

The adoption of Avios by Qatar Airways means that you can now earn and spend Avios on another FIVE airlines:

  • Bangkok Airways
  • JetBlue
  • LATAM
  • Middle East Airlines
  • RwandAir
  • Virgin Australia

We wrote a detailed article on earning and spending Avios on Virgin Australia here.

You can also earn and spend Avios with Oman Air on the Doha – Muscat route.

New Avios partners via Finnair

In March 2024, Finnair adopted Avios. This added two new airlines where you can earn and spend Avios:

  • Braathens
  • Juneyao Air

Earning Avios on United Airlines

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.

Earning Avios when you fly with Emirates

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 earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £15,000 Read our full review

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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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.

Capital on Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and FREE for a year 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.

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