For British Airways Executive Club members who visit or live in London there is now a new way of earning Avios Points with the Hailo App!
Hailo is an application which allows you to order and pay a cab electronically through you mobile phone (similar to UBER however as far as I understood it this application facilitates regular taxi cabs).
While the service is being offered in different countries and a variety of cities in the UK, the promotion is only available for customers in London.
Hailo and Avios are now flying together! We’ve joined forces with Avios to allow you to turn your Hailo rides into flights, hotel stays, upgrades and more. If you register your British Airways Executive membership number in your Hailo profile, you’ll get Avios for all Hailo taxi rides you take in London. Just register on your Hailo profile and each trip will automatically accumulate Avios.
You can access the Hailo website here where you will find more detailed information about the service and this particular promotion.
As well as collecting 1 Avios for every £1 spent, until 31 December 2015 new users will receive 400 bonus Avios on their first London airport transfer and 100 bonus Avios on subsequent trips to the airport.
To earn one Avios point per GBP spent isn’t really much but with the ongoing promotion maybe you want to give it a try if you would use the cab anyway.
I’m not a frequent visitor to London at all and have certainly not used this Hailo application before so I can’t say anything about how reliable it is or how it functions.
As I mentioned above, if you are in the London area and want to give it a try this could be an easy way to collect a couple Avios points on the go.
Terms & Conditions of this promotion at the time of this article (as per website referenced above):
Avios for every full one GBP (£1) spent on a Hailo cab journey that is booked via the Hailo app and is not a London airport transfer.
Please note this is a promotion valid from the 14 September 2015 until the 01 December 2015
New Hailo customers will receive 400 Avios once they have booked and completed their first London (Heathrow, Gatwick, City Airport, Luton, Stansted), airport transfer. Customers must download the app via Google Play or Appstore.
Existing Hailo members will receive 100 Avios for all London (Heathrow, Gatwick, City Airport, Luton, Stansted), airport transfers.
Avios are calculated and awarded on final journey costs including any VAT or local taxes, parking, tolls, additional waiting time, valeting charges and surcharges if applied but excluding any gratuities.
The promotion is valid for UK journeys only.
Avios will not be awarded for cancelled or complimentary journeys, unless the journey is still chargeable in terms of the cancellation policy.
Avios will be awarded and show in your account within 60 days from the date of travel and once full payment has cleared.
You may claim missing Avios after completion of your travel provided you were an Avios member at the time of travel and the claim is made within three months of your travel date or the relevant transaction.
Avios terms and conditions and Hailo terms and conditions of sale apply.