Last year, British Airways partnered with Airbnb to offer Avios with each stay you book. This sits alongside BA’s existing hotel partners.
Full details can be found on this page of ba.com.
The earning rate has recently been cut, although I am not sure when. The bonus for first time users has become more lucrative though.
You now earn 2 Avios per £1/€1/$1 spent at Airbnb. This is down from 3 Avios per £/€1/$1 in 2019.
With your first Airbnb booking, you earn 6 Avios per £1/€1/$1. This replaces the flat ‘first user’ discount of 500 Avios offered last year. If you are spending more than £125 on your Airbnb rental, you will be better off now as a new user.
The only snag is that you MUST book via the link on ba.com. 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 of £250+ by using Anika’s refer a friend link which is here.
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.
PS. In the past there has been an incentive for becoming an Airbnb host. This is not currently available.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
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:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
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.)