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.

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

During January and February I am running updated versions of our ‘Avios Redemption University’ series.  This series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. This article explains everything you […]

Malaysia Airlines unveils the new A350 coming to London, and bookable on Avios

Malaysia Airlines is one of the lesser known members of the oneworld alliance, in which it is a partner alongside British Airways.  This means that you can both earn and redeem Avios, and earn British Airways tier points, when flying on Malaysia. Malaysia Airlines has […]

Where can you fly on BA from T3 to visit the new Qantas and Cathay Pacific lounges?

With the opening of the new Qantas lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3 this week, which we covered here and here, and the Cathay Pacific lounge which we covered here, T3 is now the place to be if you want to relax in style before a […]

…. and some official pictures of the new Qantas lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3

Here is some more information on the new Qantas lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3, which will can be used by qualifying British Airways passengers flying through the terminal. Rob’s initial thoughts and photos from the launch party are in this article here but we thought you […]

FIRST LOOK: The brand new Qantas lounge in Heathrow T3 (accessible by BA passengers)

The new Qantas lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3 opens at 8am on Wednesday.  On Tuesday I met Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce, at the official opening who was keen to show me what British Airways passengers can expect if they choose to visit this lounge instead […]

Bits: 100% Club Carlson buy points bonus, Cathay to leave oneworld?, Radisson and Park Inn Dream Deals

News in brief: 100% bonus when you buy Club Carlson points Club Carlson, the loyalty scheme for Radisson, Park Plaza and Park Inn, is offering a 100% bonus when you buy points, however few or many you buy. The link to buy points is here.  The […]

Bits: Qantas T3 lounge ‘soft opening’ this week, Virgin Trains closing lounges?, REAL Transfers winner

News in brief: New Qantas lounge in Terminal 3 ‘soft opening’ due this week If you are heading through Heathrow Terminal 3 soon, you will be spoilt for choice for good lounges. The new Qantas lounge, which we previewed in this article last year, is […]

How to use Avios for domestic Japanese flights – with no taxes!

We’ve run this article by HFP reader Ricardo before.  However, it contains valuable advice for anyone planning a trip to Japan and I like to revisit it every 18 months or so for the benefit of new readers or for people who didn’t have Japan on […]

How to maximise your Avios earning when flying with BA airline partners

It seems strange, but British Airways Executive Club and Iberia Plus do not have the same earning rates for oneworld partner flights.  This means that, in some cases, it is preferable to credit a cash flight on a specific airline to Iberia Plus rather than […]

How to get a better Avios Oz / New Zealand deal using the multi-partner chart

I get a steady stream of emails asking about how to book Avios tickets to Australia or New Zealand.  My honest answer is – don’t bother.  Use cash. There are three reasons for this: Avios availability, if using a 2-4-1 voucher, is exceptionally hard to […]

2 odd routes to oneworld (=BA) status – pay £190 per month or match via airberlin or Lufthansa

Two slightly obscure alternatives have come up if you are looking to earn British Airways status. To be honest, the easiest way to get Silver status in British Airways Executive Club – which is the one to aim for, because it gives lounge access and […]

Bits: new Avios route to Oz with Qantas, Aer Lingus launches ‘no baggage’ long-haul fares

News in brief: Qantas and Emirates revamp their partnership, with an impact on Avios tickets to Australia As the major partnership between Qantas and Emirates approaches the end of its original five year term, the two airlines have announced a five year extension – plus major […]

Hints for booking domestic Australian Avios redemptions with Qantas

If you are heading down to Australia or New Zealand in the near future, there are a couple of Avios quirks which are good to know about. Qantas is, of course, a member of the oneworld airline alliance alongside British Airways.  This means that you can […]

Bits: New BA First Liberty washbags, trick when earning Avios with SriLankan

News in brief: New Liberty washbags for British Airways First Class If you are flying in British Airways First Class from the end of the month, you should get the latest version of the Liberty wash bag which features a new print.  They contain lip […]

Bits: ‘Buy Avios’ bonus, more on Kimpton / Accelerate, new JAL London service

News in brief: Up to 30% bonus when you buy Avios Iberia Plus has launched a new ‘buy Avios’ promotion which runs until 30th July. The offer is: 10% bonus when you buy 2,000 to 15,000 Avios 20% bonus when you buy 20,000 to 80,000 Avios 30% bonus […]