You Can Now Earn Delta Miles For Airbnb Stays

Delta has just announced a cool new partnership with Airbnb, where Delta SkyMiles members can earn one mile per dollar spent with Airbnb.

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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.

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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. You can find the full terms & conditions of the partnership here.

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
  • 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)

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Another option to consider with Airbnb

Delta is the second US airline to partner with Airbnb. Virgin America also partners with Airbnb, and offers one Elevate point per dollar spent with Airbnb. In general I’d say one Virgin America Elevate point is worth significantly more than one Delta SkyMile, so for now my preference would be to earn Elevate points over SkyMiles (of course we’ll see if that partnership continues once Alaska’s takeover of Virgin America is completed).

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Bottom line

While Airbnb doesn’t have its own loyalty program, it’s nice to at least be able to earn some rewards for Airbnb stays, given how popular they’re getting. While I doubt we’ll see elite status with them anytime soon, this is something, at least. 😉

If you’re an Airbnb user, do you plan on earning Delta or Virgin America points for your Airbnb stays going forward?

(Tip of the hat to View from the Wing)

Comments

  1. Socialism at it’s best! Socialist AirBNB = thumbs down big time.

    “How is AirBNB, socialism…..that’s capitalism.” Sorry, it’s not. It’s an on-line, cellphone worm, acting as a relay for uneducated, non-earners. to rent rooms (which they don’t own) without a license. Much like bootleggin’ vodka

  2. Oh yes! I will do it!

    I saved a lot of money using AirBnB… especially overseas.

    BTW… AirBnb is not socialism. Its capitalism by taking the big shot guys out of it.

  3. “Airbnb is the Scientology of the hospitality industry.”

    Now that is rich! And I don’t know if I disagree. I used to use AirBNB a lot. It has its place, but in general, I think you get what you pay for.

  4. Very useful information. I will definitely link my Airbnb account with Delta Skymiles next time I book Airbnb.

  5. “It’s an on-line, cellphone worm, acting as a relay for uneducated, non-earners. to rent rooms (which they don’t own) without a license.”

    Uhm, I own my house and I’ll do what I damn well please with it. If I want to rent out all the extra rooms in it for people heading to the National Parks or the whole house when I’m away on business travel and you don’t like it, feel free to try and find a hotel. Especially out here during the busy season.

    You’ve bought way to far into the anti-airbnb rhetoric a bunch of cities are pushing. For most people, it’s a way to meet new people, help fellow travellers, and earn extra money.

  6. Please do not fall into this marketing trap. My husband and I booked through delta Airbnb’s website for our Honeymoon over New Years this year. I waited the requested 8 weeks prior to asking where my Delta miles were. Upon the end of the waiting period, I contacted Airbnb. They politely told me they had no idea how to see my Delta Skymiles account and there was nothing they could do, nor could they give me a specific contact within Delta. I called Delta and they referred me back to Airbnb. We are apparently never getting these Delta miles that we are saving up for future vacations. We would have just stayed at a really nice hotel for the cost of the Airbnb if we had known it would be so hard to get the promised Delta points. DO NOT FALL FOR IT!

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