A Staggering 29 BA Avios Airlines Redemption Opportunities…
Most avid Avios points collectors will know that you can transfer Avios points between BA, Iberia Plus and Aer Lingus. You may not however know that you can use points across 29 Avios Partner Airlines.
Most will know that the perks of Avios points can be excellent, allowing people who would never have been able to experience premium travel to fly in Business and First Class suites (read how Hannah and I flew First Class for less than the price of economy here). However one major frustration is trying to find availability for reward redemptions.
With a total of 29 British Airways Avios airline partners, I would be amazed if you couldn’t find a suitable flight for using Avios on partner airlines… So what airlines can I use Avios on? To answer this we’ll begin looking at British Airways Avios airlines transfer partners.
Which Airlines Use Avios – Transfer Partners?
As mentioned, it’s easy to transfer Avios points between British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus using the ‘combine my Avios’ function on each of the frequent-flyer programme websites – a full guide can be found here.
With both Iberia and British Airways being members of the oneworld alliance this creates an initial base of 12 BA Avios points airlines upon which you can redeem Avios points. From this there are various individual partnerships between members of the oneworld alliance and other airlines. An example of this type of Avios Airlines partner would be the likes of Air Italy. Partially owned by Qatar and a former Avios points adopter, it’s possible to find Air Italy availability through both the British Airways and Iberia websites.
Through both oneworld and other alliances this takes the total number of Avios partner airlines to 29 as we show below! Strangely, Aer Lingus, to which you can transfer points, has no additional reward partners. As such I haven’t included a separate column.
Full List of British Airways Avios Partners for Redemptions
Set out within the table below is a full (as far as we’re aware) list of British Airways Avios points airlines. The first 16 can be booked through either the British Airways Executive Club or Iberia Plus programmes. The remaining airlines are exclusive to just one of the two programmes.
Some of the BA Avios points airlines can only be booked by calling the British Airways Executive Club.
British Airways Avios Airlines
|Iberia Avios Airlines|
Aer Lingus (BA by telephone)
Alaska Airlines (by phone)
Jetconnect (by phone)
QantasLink (by phone)
Royal Air Maroc
Is it Worth Using Avios on Partner Airlines?
This isn’t a straightforward question and varies depending on your chosen British Airways Avios partner. Redeeming Avios for Iberia flights could save you both points and money on taxes for transatlantic flights – one of the positive quirks of the system. At the other end of the spectrum would be a similar redemption on Air Italy which would require more points and more taxes… Yes you heard that right, British Airways will charge you even more taxes for an Air Italy flight.
Let’s Wrap this Up – 29 Avios Airlines
As we’ve seen, there’s an excellent choice of 29 Avios partner airlines which you can tap into should you wish. Whilst some of these will require repositioning flights if you live in the UK, they can often provide significant tax and points savings.
As always we hope you’ve found this British Airways Avios partners review useful and please do reach out in the comments section if you think we’ve missed any possible redemptions…