If you have started to use Airbnb for some of your travelling, you may have thought that you had to give up earning airline miles from your stays.
This is no longer true.
(If you’ve never used Airbnb, you can use Anika’s referral link here to get £25 off your first booking of £55 or more.)
There are three ways of earning miles from your stays. You can’t earn Avios or Virgin Flying Club miles, unfortunately, but these three options are better than nothing.
All of these deals require you to book via the relevant airline portal. Unless you cancel and rebook, you cannot get miles for any existing Airbnb bookings.
Earn Delta Air Lines miles with Airbnb
US airline Delta is offers a relatively ungenerous 1 Skymile per $1 spent. Unless you have an existing balance I wouldn’t bother, although you can top up your Delta miles via an American Express Membership Rewards transfer.
Delta is a SkyTeam alliance member and a Virgin Atlantic partner.
You can also earn up to 25,000 Delta Skymiles for becoming an Airbnb host and generating $2,500 of qualifying earnings. You can learn more via the link above.
Earn Qantas points with Airbnb
You can earn 1 Qantas Point per A$1 spent on Airbnb with 500 bonus points on your first booking. Bookings need to be made via this page of the Qantas website.
New Airbnb hosts can earn up to 20,000 Qantas Points on their first listing created through qantas.com/airbnb when they reach a total booking value of A$500 excluding fees and taxes.
When the Qantas deal originally launched it was restricted to Australian residents. This rule now appears to have disappeared and the offer seems to be open to everyone.
You can use Qantas points to book British Airways flights, but there are few other ways of earning Qantas Points as a UK resident. The Qantas website is here.
Earn ANA miles with Airbnb
ANA is the most recent airline to start offering miles for booking Airbnb stays. ANA is a member of Star Alliance and is the other major Japanese long-haul airline alongside JAL. Click here for details.
You can earn up to 200 ANA miles when you book your Airbnb stays via the link on ANA’s website.
None of these deals are hugely exciting, but if you have an active account with these airlines then it is worth crediting your Airbnb stays. If nothing else, it may extend the expiry date of your existing miles.