British Airways and Uber announced a UK partnership that allows Executive Club members to earn Avios for rides + 250 bonus for linking accounts by December 31, 2022.
The partnership allows you to earn 1 Avios for every GBP used for rides, buses, or trains in the UK.
You can access British Airways here.
Note that it is not yet possible to link your British Airways Executive Club and Uber accounts. This will be rolled out shortly.
Announcement from IAG:
IAG Loyalty has today announced it is launching a new partnership with Uber in the UK, enhancing the value of its global currency, Avios, and helping British Airways Executive Club Members get that bit closer to their next rewarding experience.
Members of the British Airways Executive Club will be able to start collecting 1 Avios for every £1 spent on rides, coaches or trains through Uber in the UK. Later this month, Members will be able to simply connect their Executive Club membership through the Uber app and start collecting Avios.
To celebrate the new partnership, Members who link their Executive Club and Uber accounts via the Uber app by 31st December 2022 will receive a bonus of 250 Avios.
Andrew Brem, General Manager at Uber UK said:
“We saw a lot of clear benefits that Avios can bring to Uber users. With over 5 million Uber riders in the UK and millions of trips completed every week, that’s a lot of Avios, helping our users get away to their dream destinations thanks to our partnership with IAG Loyalty.”
Adam Daniels, CEO of IAG Loyalty said:
“When we look to bring on new partners into our loyalty programmes, we are looking for popular brands that fit seamlessly within our Members’ lifestyles. We are delighted to sign this agreement with Uber – and with the power of Avios – further ensure everyday travel can lead to truly rewarding experiences.”
It is always good to earn bonus points or miles for activities that you would do regardless, like I will be earning a few hundred Avios this year for Uber rides around London (I will be there for two weeks).
Earning 1 Avios for every pound used for Uber rides represents less than a 1% rebate.
These partnerships obviously aim to get you to use Uber more than you otherwise would. However, you should not go out of your way to use Uber more.