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REGISTER NOW: Claim your 250 free Avios from Uber (and 1 Avios per £1 spent later)

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A week ago, British Airways announced a new partnership with Uber.

BA is promising 250 Avios just for registering, so this offer is of interest even if you are only an occasional Uber user.

You couldn’t register when the deal was announced, but iPhone users who downloaded the app update released yesterday CAN now register. It also seems to have activated for Android users in the last day or so.

EDIT: Some people cannot register for the offer. From our comments, we have deduced that you cannot register if your last Uber ride was outside the UK, even if your account is linked to a UK mobile number. If you take an Uber ride in the UK it should appear.

Earn Avios from Uber

How does the Avios / Uber deal work?

The new Uber deal will let you collect 1 Avios for every £1 you spend on travel in the UK via the Uber app.

As well as rides, you will also earn on coach and train tickets booked via the app in the UK.

You do not earn anything for Uber Eats orders.

As a launch bonus, everyone who links their British Airways Executive Club and Uber accounts via the Uber app by 31st December will receive 250 bonus Avios.

How do you register?

iPhone users need the app update released yesterday, version 3.536.10003 (which, I note, is a shocking 361MB – that is a ludicrous 7,500 times bigger than the entire memory of my old 48k ZX Spectrum computer in the mid 1980s!).

Open the app and click ‘Account’ in the bottom right, followed by ‘Settings’. You will see this:

Collect Avios from Uber

Click through and you’ll be taken to a page where you can link your Uber account to your British Airways account.

When you return to Uber, it should now show this:

Link Avios to Uber account

It isn’t clear how long it will take for the 250 Avios for registration to appear, but based on what we have been told it does NOT require you to take a ride before they appear.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

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.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

35,000 Avios (ONLY to 21st February) and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

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

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

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

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.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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.

Comments (195)

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  • Mark F says:

    I have a solution which may work for others. The last Uber I’d used was in Austria so I made an advance reservation for a trip from my home in U.K. to the airport – cancellable without charge – and lo, when the reservation was confirmed, the link to BA Exec Club finally appeared.

  • Al Mackin says:

    As someone who has taken a number of Ubers in the UK recently and who can only see Air Canada, not BA, within settings, I can confirm that the “fix” is NOT to take an Uber journey in the UK if you’ve had one abroad. The issue may be caused by taking trips abroad historically, but the fix is not to take a UK trip.

    Am “speaking” to Uber support over email, who are neither competent not speedy.

  • Calum Mew says:

    Doesn’t work if your account is already linked with Air Canada / Aeroplan regardless of if your last trip was in the UK, FYI.

  • Doug says:

    I guess I’ve been lucky.
    My last uber trips have been in US but the link worked fine for me.

  • Alison Harper says:

    The link appeared in our Uber app yesterday. It would appear that its just taking a while to update.

  • Alex Sm says:

    All worked fine for me, no issues, exactly as Rob described. I think it was worth waiting for a couple of days as the dust was settling down and not to write doomed comments that nothing is working…

  • will says:

    Ref Uber, I’ve had 2 problems with their charges on my account and 1 on my partners (in total 1 for a pre booked taxi where the driver didn’t turn up he was 25 minutes away and stationary at the pick up time, and 2 for eats orders one of which the delivery man had a subway order when I’d ordered from Iceland, rejected the subway and no iceland order ever arrived)

    Raised customer support tickets for all of them and all have been ignored.

    Not sure if it’s just us or if Uber support have downed tools recently.

    On verge of credit card charge backs.

  • Pablo says:

    Link appeared in the app today after I messaged them earlier in the week that I’m not seeing this option in settings.

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