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New: Earn Avios with taxi app Hailo

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British Airways Executive Club launched a new partnership yesterday with taxi hailing app Hailo.

If you register your BAEC number in the Hailo app, you will earn Avios for every ride you take in London.  You will earn 1 Avios for every £1 spent.

Until 31st December, new Hailo customers will earn 400 bonus Avios on your first London airport transfer and 100 Avios on each subsequent airport transfer.

Existing Hailo customers will receive 100 Avios per transfer.

To add your BAEC number to your profile, do the following:

Click the Account icon in the upper left corner of the app

Go to Profile

Click on British Airways Executive Club number

Enter your number – all done!

You will only get this option if you are in London and you will only earn Avios on rides in London.

The 400 bonus Avios for new customers are triggered by a journey to any London airport – Heathrow, Gatwick, City, Luton or Stansted.

More details can be found on the Hailo site here.

I don’t know of any codes for free Hailo sign-up credit which still work – STANDARD10 expired on Monday.  Please post below if you know of any.

PS.  Remember that you can earn 400 Avios in Iberia Plus just for registering with the Spanish version of Hailo – no rides required!  This ONLY works on Android phones because you need to fool the app into believing that you are Spain and this hack cannot be done with an iPhone.  I explained how to do it in this article.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2024)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 16TH JULY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital on Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

Capital on Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and FREE for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (11)

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  • Heathrow Local says:

    Is there any definition of what a “London airport transfer” is. I could very easily go and park off the Bath Road, take a cab to a central area terminal and the bus back.

  • Paul says:

    My hailo profile has no BAEC field but still shows the Iberia field completed despite being in London. Any ideas?

    • Trevor says:

      I had this too, but removed my Iberia number, closed my profile (it still showed Iberia), reopened Profile and it then showed BAEC. Entered and saved number successfully.

      • World Traveller says:

        How did you manage to delete your Iberia Plus number? Tapping the ‘Iberia Plus loyalty’ field allows you to edit your number, not delete it. If you remove the number and press ‘Done’ an error message stating ‘ Your loyalty number should be eight characters long, please try again’ message.

        • gnarlyoldgoatdude says:

          Same problem. I borrowed an android phone during the Iberia promotion.
          Now I’m trying to use my own iPhone.
          First of all I didn’t have any options under profile.
          I deleted the app and reinstalled it (although the app store wasn’t showing any updates).
          Now I can see the Iberia number, but cannot remove it.

          I’m guessing that it might be an option for android????

        • World Traveller says:

          I emailed Hailo on 2nd September explaining I was unable to remove Iberia Plus. No reply from them until yesterday I notice there was an update to the iOS app.

          I downloaded the update, removed the Iberia Plus number, forced the app to close then restarted it. When I went into my profile it then showed the BA Executive Club field. I successfully entered my membership number and I’m ready to earn some Avios.

          I hope in a future version they’ll accomodate membership numbers for both programs simultaneously and automatic selection of program depending what country you’re in when using Hailo.

  • Modern Day Sinbad says:

    Grrrrr! I took a Hailo cab to London City airport yesterday!

  • Rob says:

    I think you may be right, I will amend.

  • Daftboy says:

    I have a discount code for a first ride if anyone would like to use – CIARA7125

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