Earn British Airways Avios From Airbnb Stays

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British Airways recently overhauled its relationship with Airbnb and modified the Avios earning rates. Going forward, you can earn 2 Avios per £1 / $1 / €1 spent. If it's your first time booking, then you will receive a bonus of 6 Avios per £1 / $1 / €1 spent.

Earn Avios by staying with Airbnb

Key Terms

  • First stay: earn 6 Avios per £1 / $1 / €1 spent
  • Future stays: earn 2 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
  • Cookies must be 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

If you're a regular Airbnb user, then this link-up can be very lucrative. However, one thing to keep in mind that you get one shot at picking up a 6 Avios per £/$/€1 bonus. So, it may be worth your while to wait to when you have a booking with a substantial spend to maximize your bonus.

How to earn Avios on an Airbnb booking

Making a 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 will then be taken to the Airbnb site where you can search for accommodation and make your booking.

Airbnb Avios partnership page

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 bank programs. Members can transfer American Express Membership Rewards and/or Chase Ultimate Rewards to British Airways Avios. In both cases, transfers are at a ratio of 1:1 and typically occur instantaneously.

This means the points earned from the The Platinum Card® from American Express and the Chase Sapphire Reserve® amongst others can be transferred to get you closer to your next Avios award.

If you also hold a Marriott Bonvoy points balance, then you can also transfer Marriott points to British Airways Avios. Transfers are at a ratio of 3:1. However, you can get a better rate by taking advantage of Marriott’s standing bonus. If you transfer 60,000 points, you will receive an additional 5,000 points bonus. So transferring 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points would yield 25,000 Avios.

Our Take

This relationship is a great bonus for Airbnb users that want to boost their Avios balance in between flights. In addition to earning bonus Avios from this promotion, you can also earn a credit card spending category bonus when you pay for your booking.

So, if you use the Sapphire Reserve card to make a booking, you will still earn 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards points per dollar spent. That's in addition to the 2X Avios for booking that you can earn through the British Airways partnership. If you are into Avios, you can transfer those Ultimate Rewards to Avios to effectively earn 5X Avios on Airbnb stays. That's a great deal for those that know how to maximize British Airways Avios.

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    Just learned this! Opening up the range on how you can earn more Avios, and letting AirBnB will be very usefull for any of my future stays.
    Thank you for the advise on waiting to use this promo, when you have a great booking with AirBNb to maximize the avios earned.
    One question I have, why do you alert on Cookies so much? Cookies must be enabled, and the booking needs to be completed in one session
    Thank you again.

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      We want to make sure you don’t miss out a big bonus just because you’re using an incognito browser window or cookie-blocking software!

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      Yes, @Matias, it’s the cookie that carries the info that tells AirBnB that you came from the British Airways site, distinguishing you from a standard customer that goes right to AirBnB directly. That way, BA gets credit for referring you to AirBnB and then we essentially get our portion of that credit as well. Without the cookie, block the cookie, and there will be no communication between the sites and parties.

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    BA points are great for short haul flights in the US: high dollar costs and low taxes!

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    I have always used the Delta partnership to book Air BnB but I should think about this possibility. Avios are probably more useful than Skymiles. I will likely have a fairly expensive AirBnB stay for work over Christmas and New Years this year (in a town that has very limited hotels, so no option but AirBnB) so that stay might be the perfect time to make the switch from Delta and maximize the Avios earning.

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    Exactly good promo, have one more way to get Avios not expire. But i am stay US, seems can’t take part this promo.

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    This is handy! I was just getting ready to book in Milos.

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    It’s a good news to extend my account miles. I am prepare to book Airbnb next month to Italy.

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    This is actually good. I didn’t know airbnb was a partner with any airline. It gives me somewhere to earn points next time I use it.

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    If only I had known about this last week!!!!!! Just missed out. Grrrrr.

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    Wish they would have done this earlier when I booked Airbnb’s for the last 5 months, but good to know now!

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    It is great for Airbnb users to get more awards and rewards for their bookings.

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    This offer is extremely valuable for the UK-based travelers.

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    Love a further opportunity to earn more Avios. They are a currency that’s underrated and under utilised by many, While it’s always great to be able to earn additional miles/points in any currency, it’s not enough to convince me it’s worth bothering with AirBnb!

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    This is also available with delta airlines. No stays in the future for me until the end of this virus.

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    Thanks, this is a great/ it is also an easy way to extend Avios expiration.

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    Another earning channel is highly welcomed.

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    Shan Zheng says:

    Good news, but does the Chinese account available?

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    Nuno Machado says:

    I didn’t even know about this partnership! Thanks for sharing!