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As you start planning upcoming travel, we want to revisit one of the best ways to double-dip on travel purchases. British Airways Executive Club members can earn Avios on all Airbnb bookings. You can earn 3 Avios per £1 / $1 / €1 spent — whether you're booking a stay or Airbnb Experiences.
- Airbnb stays: Earn 3 Avios per £1 / $1 / €1 spent.
- Airbnb Experiences: Earn 3 Avios per £1 / $1 / €1 spent.
- Bookings must be made through the dedicated British Airways Airbnb page.
- You need to enter your Executive Club number when making a booking.
- You must have cookies enabled, and the booking needs to be completed in one session.
- Allow up to 60 days for the earned Avios to post to your British Airways account.
- You'll earn Avios but not tier points, and “Avios award will be based on USD value.”
- Missing Avios claims must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org within six months of the completed stay.
If you're a regular Airbnb user, then this link-up can be very lucrative.
How To Earn Avios on an Airbnb Booking
Making an Airbnb booking that is eligible to earn Avios is easy:
- Make sure cookies are enabled on your browser.
- Head over to the Airbnb affiliate page and enter your BA Executive Club number.
- You'll be taken to the Airbnb site, where you can search for accommodation and make your booking.
Avios Transfer Partners
In addition to earning Avios from Airbnb stays, you can top off your British Airways Executive Club account by transferring points from multiple transfer partners.
That means earning any of the above currencies can be an indirect way to earn British Airways Avios.
- Earn 75,000 Avios after you spend $5,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening.
- Earn 3 Avios per $1 spent on purchases with British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia, and LEVEL.
- Earn 2 Avios per $1 spent on hotel accommodations when purchased directly with the hotel. Plus earn 1 Avios per $1 spent on all other purchases.
- 10% off British Airways flights starting in the US when you book through the website provided in your welcome materials.
- Every calendar year you make $30,000 in purchases on your British Airways Visa card, you'll earn a Travel Together Ticket good for two years.
- Pay no foreign transaction fees when you travel abroad.
- Simply tap to pay with your contactless British Airways Visa Signature Card. Just look for the contactless symbol at checkout. It's fast, easy and secure!
- Member FDIC
- 3X Avios per $1 spent on purchases with British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia, and LEVEL
- 2X Avios per $1 spent on hotel accommodations
- 1X Avios for every $1 spent on all other purchases
This relationship is a great bonus for Airbnb users who want to boost their Avios balance in between flights. In addition to earning bonus Avios from this partnership, you'll also earn a credit card spending category bonus when you pay for your booking — assuming you use a credit card with bonus points for travel purchases.
If you pay with the Chase Sapphire Reserve®, you will still earn 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards points per $1 spent (after exhausting the card's $300 yearly travel credit). That's in addition to the 3X Avios from the Airbnb–British Airways partnership. If you are into Avios, you can transfer those Ultimate Rewards to British Airways to effectively earn 6 Avios per $1 spent on Airbnb stays. That's a great deal for those that know how to maximize British Airways Avios.
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