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1,000 Avios when you sign up and take one ride with taxi app Hailo

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British Airways and London taxi app Hailo have brought back their generous Avios offer for anyone who has not used the service before.

You will earn 1,000 Avios when you download the Hailo app (from the Apple or Google Play stores) and take your first trip before 31st July.

The journey can be as short as you like.

You must have added your BAEC number into your Hailo profile for this offer to kick in.

Hailo Avios

Note that you must be physically in London for the app to give you the option of adding your BAEC number.

It does not say that this offer cannot be combined with any Hailo promotional codes – although I’m not sure if there are any out there at the moment.

Going forward, you will earn Avios on all of your Hailo trips at the rate of 1 Avios per £1 spent.  The company used to offer a flat 100 Avios if your ride takes you to any London airport but I can no longer find any references to that.

Full details can be found on this page of ba.com – scroll down to the Hailo deal.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2021)

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

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (8)

  • Joe says:

    Can you have both promos, with IB and BAEC, or are they exclusive?

  • BigDave says:

    tried this but I do not get any options in the ‘profile’ section for Iberia plus nor BA

    • Lumma says:

      I’m not getting anything for iberia plus when I do this. BA works fine when I’m in London

  • Gavin says:

    I could add BAEC number in Maidenhead, so it’s not wholly within M25.

    I used it twice, first time got the points and the 1000 avios bonus, second time nothing. You have to retro claim by post as well which is ridiculous!

  • Chris Job says:

    Last time Hailo had this offer I added my BA number and took a ride. I still have not got the 1000 points yet after numerous emails to Hailo. 🙁

  • jtz says:

    Took me ages to get the points off them last time too.
    As soon as i got the points I deleted my account.

  • BigDave says:

    apart from trying an older version of the hailo app I cannot enter any ba nor Iberia number anyway and the effort involved so far outweighs the points benefit… I’m sticking to Gett with amex cash back and referral bonus…

  • Nathan says:

    ^ BigDave
    I had the same issue until reading the instructions on ba.com: ‘Your name details here must exactly match that of your British Airways Executive Club membership profile’ the key word being exactly match. After adding my middle name into the first name field in Hailo and clicking submit, a new field appeared in my profile section and it is there where the BAEC number goes.

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