NEW: Earn Avios points when you stay with Airbnb!

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British Airways has partnered with Airbnb, and now offers Avios with each stay you book.  This sits alongside BA’s existing hotel partners.

Full details can be found on this page of

Earn Avios with Airbnb

You earn 3 Avios per £1/€1/$1 spent at Airbnb.

With your first Airbnb booking, you get an extra bonus of 500 Avios.

The only snag is that you MUST book via the link on  You will not receive any Avios if you go via the standard Airbnb home page.

Get £25 off your first Airbnb booking!

You can also get £25 off your first Airbnb booking by using Anika’s refer a friend link which is here.  There is a minimum spend of £55.

I don’t know if you can do this and earn Avios at the same time, but the £25 discount is a better deal if you can’t.

Earn Avios with Airbnb

Earn 8,000 Avios when you become an Airbnb host!

British Airways is also offering 8,000 Avios when you sign-up to list your property of Airbnb.

You need to sign up via the link on this page.

The 8,000 Avios are received after you have had your first booking.

I don’t recommend this, however, as there is a far more lucrative £230 payment available if you sign up here.

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

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  1. Literally just booked my airbnb 2 days ago, sigh.

    • david says:

      Literally just gone round the world couple years ago in Airbnb’s. Would have come in handy.

      • Delta points were always available for Air Bnb bookings, although I didn’t know about it for a number of my bookings in the last couple of years.

  2. Great news, I was holding off booking my Airbnb for Bali in November. Now, I can get some additional Avios.

  3. Johnny says:

    OT as no bits. Jakes cordon at the virgin clubhouse!

  4. Argh! Just booked an AirBnB yesterday!

  5. Anthony Edwards says:

    This is brilliant news for me! Literally doing a £4000 Airbnb booking today. Thanks Rob!

  6. Anthony Edwards says:

    This is great news for me – literally doing a £4000 booking for a group of mates today. Thanks Rob!

  7. Mr(s) Entitled says:

    10 comments and literally 4 of them say literally. This comment now literally makes it 5 in 11.

  8. Darren says:

    Does using the link through from BA affect the overall cost?

  9. Benylin says:

    OT: did the Morrisons 10% CB, got an email pretty quickly after spend (same day) and credited within 3 days. Did some spend 2 days ago, no email yet. Anyone else had same experience?

    • Sunny says:

      I’ve been waiting 3 days and didn’t get an email either. Contacted Amex via chat online and they confirmed I’ve made a qualifying purchase and that it would take 5 days but can take up to 90. I think it is still odd as it is usually a bit quicker than this.

      • Autumn says:

        Relax. If it gets to a whole seven days then you should consider live chat.
        No wonder I have to wait to get through to the live chat team!! Must be dozens of people wondering where their statement credit is after getting home from their shopping trip!

  10. Mikeact says:

    While not a particular fan of Airbnb…..(one very, very bad experience , with monies returned)…….they have been very useful on our global travels. We always travel via B&B’s, smaller family run hotels etc.etc. The big advantage for us has been meeting some amazing people on our travels and more to the point getting some great recommendations for further along on our travels. e.g. Three months touring N Z, we stayed at places we would have had no idea about…..way off the beaten track with fabulous hospitality thrown in. Likewise , South Africa, another three month tour, with absolutely no problems, ( don’t believe everything you read, apart from making sure you close your windows to stop the nuisance monkeys getting in your room or car!) We found a great Airbnb in Singapore, but were told afterwards, that it’s actually illegal there…despite there being hundreds of listings. So I personally would not discount Airbnb, but just do your homework and pay any monies through Airbnb direct most definitely.

  11. We took a deal for 25,000 Delta SkyMiles to become an Airbnb host. Never got the miles.

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