Delta has just announced a very cool new partnership with Airbnb, where Delta SkyMiles members can earn one mile per dollar spent with Airbnb! Isn’t cool?
With this new partnership you’re now able to gain a decent amount of Delta Skymiles on your Air BnB bookings or even earn a generous bonus if you decide to become a host with the service.
As an introductory offer you’ll receive 3 miles per US$ spent on your booking and up to 25,000 miles for new hosts and 25$ balance plus 2,000 Skymiles for new members.
One of the drawbacks of using Air BnB so far was that compared to to traditional hotel bookings you weren’t able to collect any loyalty points for your transactions even though in many cases the prices are very comparable to actual hotel rates.
Of course eventually it all comes down to price and what kind of arrangement you prefer for your stay, an urban apartment style or a regular hotel room.
There’s no limit to how many bonus miles you can earn, and miles should be deposited in eligible SkyMiles accounts 6-8 weeks after the completion of an eligible stay.
How you can earn Delta miles with Airbnb?
In order to earn miles through this partnership you have to start your Airbnb booking through deltaairbnb.com. This works the same way as an online shopping portal, meaning you have to enter your SkyMiles number on this website, and then will be redirected to Airbnb’s website, which will track your activity and credit you miles.
In addition to existing Airbnb users being able to earn one mile per dollar spent with Airbnb, there are a couple of other options for earning Delta miles through Airbnb:
New Airbnb users can get $25 off their first qualifying Airbnb stay, and up to 1,000 bonus miles (for a stay of at least $150), plus earn one mile per dollar on stays going forward, please click here (http://www.airbnb.com/c/leoc1838) to register
New Airbnb hosts can earn up to 25,000 bonus miles (this comes in the form of 2,500 bonus miles after earning $250 of hosting fees, another 7,500 bonus miles after earning an additional $750 in hosting fees, and another 15,000 bonus miles after earning an additional $1,500 in hosting fees) New user can click here to register and earn additional fee (http://www.airbnb.com/c/leoc1838)
Important FAQ highlights:
Earning miles is applicable only for Airbnb transactions which are originated from deltaairbnb.com. Members need to visit this exclusive page every time so they can be redirected to Airbnb and earn miles. SkyMiles Members who go directly to Airbnb without first visiting deltaairbnb.com will not be eligible for miles.
So make sure to visit the landing page if you plan on collecting miles on your bookings. Even though After April 30th it’ll go down to 1 mile per USD spent so not sure how attractive that will be considering the rather dismal value of Skymiles these days but hey, better than nothing right!?
For new hosts however the promotion is a bit more attractive as you could earn up to 25,000 Skymiles under the welcome promotion.
Reaching $2,500 isn’t too difficult if you live in an expensive city or rent out your full apartment so this would be an easy way to collect 25k Delta Miles if you already entertained the idea of renting out your home.
One word of caution though before biting on this offer too quickly: Air BnB at times has promotions offering cash or cash or $-credits as welcome bonus for new members or hosts that often exceed the value of the Skymiles so I’d do my research about any active promotions before a fresh signing up under this new partnership.