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Which airlines can I book with Avios?

June 28, 2022
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Avios is the key points currency for United Kingdom travelers, and it's a big deal in the U.S. too. That’s because Avios are used by loyalty programs such as British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus, Aer Lingus AerClub and, most recently, Qatar Privilege Club.

Because several airline loyalty programs use Avios, it's easier than ever to both earn and redeem this coveted points currency. While points are often devalued, you may find it easier to redeem Avios for more value as more airlines adopt them.

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For example, now that Qatar has moved to using Avios, British Airways has dropped the prices of Qsuite business-class redemptions — including taxes and fees.

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Qatar Airways now uses Avios as its points currency. (Photo by PASCAL PAVANI/Getty Images)

Which airlines can you book with Avios?

You’re not restricted to just the above airlines when it comes to redeeming Avios. There’s a huge range of airlines to choose from, depending on which of the four programs you are using. (Hint: Some of the programs offer much better products than British Airways.) Since you can transfer Avios between the programs listed above, you have maximum flexibility when it comes to Avios redemptions.

However, the redemption list isn’t exactly the same for each of the programs, so let’s dive in.

An aerial view of Terminal 5 at London's Heathrow Airport and Boeing 747 and 777 aircraft operated by British Airways at the gates. (Photo by Grzegorz Bajor/Getty Images)

Redeem Avios for flights on Oneworld alliance airlines

British Airways is a founding member of the Oneworld alliance, which is a global partnership made up of 13 airlines. Oneworld is one of the "Big Three" alliances, with the other two being Star Alliance and SkyTeam.

Assuming there’s award availability, you can use your Avios from your British Airways, Qatar or Iberia accounts for flights on Oneworld airlines. Currently, the Oneworld alliance includes the following airline partners:

* Note that the S7 Airlines Oneworld membership is presently suspended.

Related: Alaska Airlines award tickets bookable on British Airways website

All of these airlines fly to the U.S., so you have plenty of choices. Click on any of the airlines above to read some reviews of their products. Qatar Airways’ amazing Qsuite product is a particularly impressive offer that blows British Airways Club World out of the water.

Qsuite. (Photo by Zach Honig/The Points Guy)

Fiji Airways is what is called a "Oneworld Connect" member, which provides some of the benefits of a Oneworld membership but not all of them. Fortunately, if you have Avios in your British Airways Executive Club account, you can redeem them for flights with Fiji Airways.

Note that Fiji Airways doesn't fly to Europe, though it does fly to Los Angeles. Avios in the Iberia Plus or Aer Lingus AerClub program must be moved to Executive Club before they can be used for Fiji Airways flights.

Finally, while Aer Lingus does use Avios as its points currency, the airline is not a member of the Oneworld alliance.

Redeem Avios for flights on other partner airlines

Most people think of British Airways as the default Avios program. However, as we mentioned at the beginning of this article, Avios is also the points currency of Iberia, Qatar and Aer Lingus. Read our complete guide to Avios to understand why these different programs use the same points currency and how you can move Avios between the programs.

Once you see the redemption options for the airlines below, it makes sense to move your Avios between airline accounts in order to achieve a specific partner-airline redemption. For example, you may want to convert Qatar Avios to British Airways Avios for a Kenya Airways redemption.

In addition to the Oneworld partners listed above, you can also use Avios to redeem flights as listed:

  • British Airways Avios: Aer Lingus, airBaltic, Bangkok Airways, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Fiji Airways, Kenya Airways, Loganair, Vistara, Vueling, Comair (a British Airways franchise partner in South Africa currently suspending operations) and Sun-Air, a British Airways franchise partner in Scandinavia.
  • Iberia Avios: Avianca, Level, LATAM, Interjet, Binter and Vueling.
  • Aer Lingus Avios: British Airways and Iberia.
  • Qatar Avios: Bangkok Airways, JetBlue, LATAM, Middle East Airlines, Oman Air, RwandAir, S7 and, coming in July, Virgin Australia.

Related: Qatar Airways will soon use Avios as its loyalty currency

Bottom line

As more airlines begin to use Avios as their points currency, it provides travelers with additional flexibility and a broader choice of options and possibilities when it comes to redemptions. Now that you know exactly where to spend those Avios, you can begin booking travel or transferring them if or when needed.

Additional reporting by Kyle Olsen.

Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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