Earn British Airways Avios For Airbnb Stays

Earn British Airways Avios For Airbnb Stays

4

Airbnb has become a popular lodging alternative to hotels. There’s obviously some crossover between those who fly frequently and those who need accommodation frequently.

As a result, we’ve not only seen airlines forge partnerships with hotels, but also with Airbnb. About a year ago British Airways and Airbnb formed a partnership, though it has now been adjusted a bit, mostly for the worse.

Earn British Airways Avios for Airbnb stays

It’s possible to earn British Airways Avios for Airbnb stays. With the updated earning rates, you can:

  • Earn two Avios per £1/€1/$1 spent with Airbnb worldwide
  • If it’s your first Airbnb stay, you can earn six Avios per £1/€1/$1 spent with Airbnb worldwide

This is different than what was offered when this partnership was first launched. In the past you could:

  • Earn three Avios per £1/€1/$1 spent with Airbnb worldwide
  • If it was your first Airbnb stay, you could earn a bonus of 500 Avios

In order to take advantage of the British Airways and Airbnb partnership you need to make your booking through British Airways’ Airbnb portal. That’s how they track your stays and are able to award you Avios (presumably they’re being paid some commission by Airbnb, and in turn they’re awarding some Avios to those booking through them).

The terms state that Avios will post within 60 days of the booking date.

Personally I value British Airways Avios at 1.3 cents each, so to me that’s the equivalent of a ~2.6% return on Airbnb spending, or a ~7.8% return if it’s your first stay.

Earn British Airways Avios for Airbnb stays

Other options for earning points for Airbnb stays

British Airways isn’t the only airline to partner with Airbnb, so there are some other options for earning points for stays as well. Each of these is mutually exclusive, which is to say that you have to book through the portal with the program you want to earn points with.

What are the other options?

I’m sure we’ll see other programs added in the future as well, though those are the two main ones I know of as of now.

You can also choose to earn Qantas points for Airbnb stays

Bottom line

British Airways and Airbnb have had a partnership since mid-2019. Unfortunately, it’s not quite as rewarding as it used to be, as you used to earn three Avios per dollar, rather than two Avios per dollar.

However, for many people, the welcome bonus may be better now, as you earn six Avios per dollar spent, rather than a flat 500 Avios.

In general, I’d still consider the partnership between British Airways and Airbnb to be the most rewarding one for Airbnb stays.

Have you taken advantage of this British Airways & Airbnb partnership?

(Tip of the hat to Frequent Miler)

Conversations (4)
The comments on this page have not been provided, reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any advertiser, and it is not an advertiser's responsibility to ensure posts and/or questions are answered.
Type your response here.

If you'd like to participate in the discussion, please adhere to our commenting guidelines. Anyone can comment, and your email address will not be published. Register to save your unique username and earn special OMAAT reputation perks!

  1. Steve New Member

    Is it 6x for first airbnb stay or first stay through their portal?

  2. Phillip Gold

    There have been a number of bonus Avios promos and I expect more will come!

  3. Richard G Member

    I had no idea about this either. Have missed out on quite a few avios!

  4. Michael Guest

    Aaaggghh ... Only last week I booked AirBnB and was nt aware of this

Featured Comments Most helpful comments ( as chosen by the OMAAT community ).

The comments on this page have not been provided, reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any advertiser, and it is not an advertiser's responsibility to ensure posts and/or questions are answered.

Steve New Member

Is it 6x for first airbnb stay or first stay through their portal?

0
Phillip Gold

There have been a number of bonus Avios promos and I expect more will come!

0
Richard G Member

I had no idea about this either. Have missed out on quite a few avios!

0
Meet Ben Schlappig, OMAAT Founder
4,788,713 Miles Traveled

27,627,500 Words Written

32,315 Posts Published