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.

Excellent LATAM (Avios earning) business class fares to South America for December

If you don’t have your Christmas plans lined up yet, LATAM is offering some excellent fares to South America. These fares will earn Avios and British Airways Executive Club tier points if credited to BA as LATAM is a BA partner. These deals are only valid […]

Bits: get tier points and a flat bed on FRA-MAD, Virgin / Avis deal, Hyatt partners with Small Luxury Hotels

News in brief: Fly Frankfurt to Madrid in LATAM business class for £172 return LATAM, previous LAN, is a oneworld partner airline.  You can use Avios points to redeem for its flight from Madrid to Santiago, Chile, amongst other routes. It also has an impressive […]

Bits: £973 oneworld deal to Rio for August, Etihad F1 packages, Starwood loses four Dubai hotels

News in brief: LATAM launches a £973 business class deal to Rio for August travel LATAM has launched a very attractive business class fare to Rio, from just £973 in Business Class. In theory this fare can be booked out of Madrid, Barcelona, Frankfurt and […]

Coming soon: redeem Avios on Fiji Airways with more new partners promised

The oneworld airline alliance, of which British Airways is a core and founder member, has announced the launch of oneworld connect.  This means new airlines on which you can earn and redeem Avios. oneworld connect has the potential to be very interesting indeed.  It allows […]

How to get a 35% bonus on your Membership Rewards balance – but why it isn’t always a great idea

One of the downsides of the fall of Sterling against the Dollar and the Euro since the Brexit vote has been to destroy much – but not all – of the generous arbitrage that used to be available if you held the American Express International […]

Bits: LHR T1 contents auction, Etihad UK call centre to close?, new Radisson for New York, 10% off LATAM

News in brief: Heathrow Terminal 1 auctions off – everything! Last year we covered an auction where the heavy plant from Heathrow Terminal 1 was being sold off. On 21st April, literally everything else from T1 which could be ripped off the walls or floor […]

Using Avios on Royal Jordanian – Part 3, Boeing 787 business (Crown) class Amman to London

This is the third and final part of my series of articles looking at using Avios to fly Royal Jordanian.  Part 1 on their short-haul business class service is here.  Part 2, looking at their flagship Crown Lounge at Amman airport, is here. Royal Jordanian has […]

Using Avios on Royal Jordanian – Part 2, the Crown Lounge at Amman airport

This is the 2nd of my three articles about my experiences flying BA’s partner Royal Jordanian. Part 1 reviewed Royal Jordanian’s short haul business class service (click here).  In this article I want to take a look at the Crown Lounge at Amman airport.  Part […]

Using Avios on Royal Jordanian – Part 1, review of short-haul Crown Business

Royal Jordanian has a surprisingly low profile amongst Head for Points readers.  They would have been further off my own radar if I didn’t have a friend who uses them regularly and is a fan. This is why Royal Jordanian should be on your radar: […]

A good Avios redemption to Santiago, Chile – paying just £44 tax

We don’t give LATAM much coverage on Head for Points, even though I have written articles covering redemption opportunities with most of the other oneworld partners. There is one excellent Avios redemption with LATAM from Europe which is worth knowing about. LATAM is a long-time member of […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 12 – Redeeming Avios for low tax US domestic flights

The “Avios Redemption University” 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 how to redeem Avios for domestic flights in the United States. With the US […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 9 – Using Avios for non-stop flights from the UK regions

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

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 […]