Use British Airways Avios on SriLankan Airlines

SriLankan Airlines route map (via openflights.org)

Yesterday, SriLankan Airlines joined the oneworld alliance, becoming the first airline from the Indian subcontinent to join a major alliance (there are reports Air India may join Star Alliance, but that saga has been going on and on like an unedited Bollywood movie).  That means you can … [Read more...]

Are Cheap Avios Awards to Hawaii a Bait and Switch?

Alaska Awards

You guys know I love to play up the Best Coast, and one benefit of living here is convenient access to Hawaii. It's just a five-hour non-stop flight with a time change that works in our favor. It's even tolerable in economy class. And because British Airways Avios partners with Alaska … [Read more...]

You Can Now Book US Airways with Avios Online

Phoenix to Vancouver nonstop is 30,000 Avios in First Class (3x the coach rate)

March 31st is the Oneworld join date for US Airways, and it’s already Monday in the UK.  You can now book flights on US Airways with Avios on britishairways.com US Airways has hubs in Charlotte, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington DC (DCA/National).  They also run some shuttle routes … [Read more...]

100K Avios Offer Returns for British Airways Visa

BA Visa Offer

After a brief hiatus (about a month), the 100K Avios sign-up offer for the British Airways Visa card from Chase is back -- but the annual fee is no longer waived as far as I can tell. This offer is only available on the British Airways website as far as I can tell (HT to View from the … [Read more...]