oneworld alliance partners

The oneworld alliance is a group of major airlines which includes British Airways, Iberia, American Airlines, Qatar Airways and others. You can earn and redeem Avios points for flights on any airline in the alliance. The official oneworld website is here. These articles cover airlines which do not have their own Head for Points category.

Bits: book No 1 Lounges from £15, 75% bonus buying Flying Blue miles, special Malaysia Airlines companion fares

News in brief: Save money on No 1 Lounges If you don’t have airport lounge access via your flight ticket, your elite status, via a Priority Pass card from American Express Platinum or via a Lounge Club card from American Express Gold, your best fall-back option is usually No 1 Lounges. No 1 […]

How to redeem Avios for low tax US domestic flights – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 13

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from it.  Click here to see the other “Avios Redemption University” articles. This article explains how to redeem Avios for domestic flights in the United States. With […]

How Santiago shows up the crazy disparities in Avios pricing – with taxes from £42 to £604!

On Saturday I ran an article on how and why you should book long-haul Avios Business Class redemptions on Iberia via Madrid. I used New York as an example of how you can get great deals with Iberia (on some days, you’re comparing 68,000 Avios […]

Review of the impressive Malaysia Airlines lounge in Heathrow T4

There is my review of the Malaysia Airlines lounge in Heathrow Terminal 4. As far as I can tell, I have visited every lounge in Terminals 2, 3 and 5 at Heathrow.  There are still a couple of hold-outs in Terminal 4, however.  I have […]

Where can I fly with Avios from the UK regions? – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 10

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from it.  Click here to see the other “Avios Redemption University” articles. What flights can you book with Avios if you live in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham […]

I take a tour of the Malaysia Airlines A350-900 (which earns Avios and BA tier points)

Malaysia Airlines invited me down to Heathrow last week to take a tour of their new Airbus A350-900. I am hoping to do a proper review of Malaysia Airlines in the next couple of months, but for now you’ll have to do with this brief […]

Bits: BA luxury flights and holidays sale extended, quirk when earning Avios on SriLankan

News in brief: British Airways luxury sale extended The current British Airways luxury sale has been extended by a week. BA is offering savings on both premium flights and holiday packages which include a First or Business Class flight. There are some decent prices here and you […]

The Secrets of Reward Flight Saver – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 2

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from it.  Click here to see the other “Avios Redemption University” articles. This article explains everything you need to know about booking Reward Flight Saver redemptions with […]

Bits: Capital On Tap card earns Avios from HMRC, £1410 UK to Sao Paolo on oneworld, Miles & More ‘Early Bird’ deals

News in brief: New Avios payment card from Capital On Tap works at HMRC (EDIT: with bad timing, Capital On Tap is changing their website this weekend to reflect a 2nd Avios card they are launching with a higher fee but better earning rates.  To […]

Bits: BA’s next heritage repaint, extra SriLankan services from London, Hilton launches Signia brand

News in brief: British Airways announces its next heritage livery British Airways has announced the next heritage livery it is bringing back as part of its 100th anniversary celebrations. Following the critical success of the BOAC repaint on a Boeing 747, the next aircraft will […]

Bits: bid on new Marriott Moments events, Simply Rewards closing – other Visa cashback deals to follow?, Malaysia Airlines promo

News in brief: Bid on new Marriott Moments events With Marriott Bonvoy now live, Marriott has relaunched its ‘Marriott Moments’ experiences site.  You can find it here. It has added a new batch of O2 concert tickets to its website.  These are for the renamed […]

What I learned at oneworld’s 20th birthday event – BA A380 interest, Aer Lingus and oneworld, new lounges, Qatar leaving?, China Southern joining?

oneworld held a major media event in London on Friday morning to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the airline alliance.  All 13 CEO’s were meant to attend and most of them did make it, including the heads of BA, American Airlines, Qatar Airways, Qantas (got […]

Bits: Regent Hotels bookable via ihg.com, Malaysia Airlines Visa promo, Vueling launches Gatwick to Alicante

News in brief: Regent Hotels now (partially) bookable at ihg.com Last March, IHG – owners of the InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn etc brands – acquired 51% of Regent Hotels & Resorts for $39m, ie peanuts.  For comparison, the refurbishment of InterContinental Park Lane a few […]

The brand new look heading to Heathrow on the Qantas A380

It is around 18 months since Qantas announced the refurbishment of its A380 fleet, but only now is the first new-look aircraft getting close to taking to the skies.  Flights are scheduled to start in March, with the full A380 fleet of 12 planes completed […]

Bits: Malaysia Airlines First no longer bookable on Avios, Wizz becomes biggest airline at Luton, Barcelona gains a Hyatt

News in brief: Malaysia Airlines drop First Class and, erm, keeps First Class Malaysia Airlines – a oneworld partner of British Airways – has made a marketing decision to rename its First Class product as ‘Business Suite’. The airline has stated that it made the […]

What Jamie did right – and very, very wrong – when he booked his Indonesia holiday on Avios

Over the last couple of weeks we have run a series of flight reviews from Jamie’s recent month-long holiday in Asia.  The majority of the international flights were booked with Avios. Before we go on, I should say that I wasn’t involved in the booking […]

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