You earn 2 Avios per £1/€1/$1 spent at Airbnb.
With your first Airbnb booking, you earn 6 Avios per £1/€1/$1.
The only snag is that you MUST book via a dedicated link on ba.com. You will not receive any Avios if you go via the standard Airbnb home page.
In a recent change, you can also now earn Avios for booking Airbnb Experiences.
These are, to quote:
“Enjoy unique experiences designed and hosted by locals that go beyond typical tours or workshops. Experiences offer guests the chance to explore new places and cultures – both virtually or in-person.”
You will earn 3 Avios for every £1 spent on Airbnb Experiences.
The terms and conditions state that you will receive your Avios within 60 days of booking (not 60 days of staying) so this isn’t one for you if you need some Avios in a hurry. The risk is that you totally forget about your points whilst waiting for the 60 day period to pass.
You can find out more, including the detailed terms and conditions, on the Airbnb page of ba.com here.
PS. In the past there has been a generous Avios incentive for becoming an Airbnb host. This is not currently available.
(This article is part of our ‘BA Q&A’ series which explains how British Airways Executive Club works. You can see all of our ‘BA Q&A’ articles here. )
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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2023)
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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Capital On Tap has increased its sign-up bonus to points worth 30,000 Avios if you apply by 4th February. This is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to apply.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also good bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These are available to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.