According to a British Airways press release, starting in late November 2022, Uber plans to enable users to collect Avios on every journey they take by car, coach or train booked via the Uber app, simply linking their British Airways Executive Club and Uber accounts.
The British Airways loyalty programme members will be eligible to collect 1 Avios for every £1 spent on any ride, whether by car, coach or train, booked on the Uber app in the UK, which allows travellers to put them towards worldwide flights, upgrades and extras.
British Airways and Uber
Celebrating the new partnership, members who link their Executive Club and Uber accounts via the Uber app will receive 250 bonus points, making Uber the latest addition to British Airways Executive Club to help boost traveller’s balances.
The part-payment towards reward flights with British Airways guarantees a minimum of 14 reward seats on every long-haul flight and 12 on every short-haul flight to and from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
Avios points are accumulated and collected through the Uber app by the end of each month to all British Airways Executive Club Members. Members can fly from as little as £1 and 18,500 Avios points, which is enough for an off-peak economy return flight to more than 40 destinations in Europe.
Users simply need to link their Executive Club and Uber accounts by entering their details into the Uber app in the settings section. For more information, visit the BA Executive Club website to sign up for the British Airways Executive Club. After every ride, the Avios points will automatically appear in each member’s account.
The General Manager at Uber UK said, “(We) are thrilled to be able to help Uber users collect Avios on every single journey they take. So everyday trips, such as going to work or the shops, assist people in getting somewhere a little more exotic with British Airways.”
The Head of Retail and Customer Relationship Management at British Airways says, “Avios helps to open up the world, wherever our customers wish to travel. From beach holidays in the Indian Ocean to city breaks in Europe and beyond, it is a valuable currency that is so easy to collect. Members can do this easily as part of their everyday lives. Thrilled to welcome Uber on board in helping to bring customers’ travel plans to life.”
About British Airways Executive Club
The British Airways Executive Club is a free-to-join reward programme for anyone who travels. Its currency is Avios, which travellers can collect by flying with BA or its partner airlines. To take a holiday, make purchases with more than 1,500 retailers when shopping through British Airways at shopping .ba.com or through everyday spending with a wide range of partners such as American Express, Nectar, Avis Budget Grup and Marriot.
Uber’s mission is to create ‘opportunity through movement.’ Uber began in 2010 to solve a simple problem: access to a ride at a touch of a button. More than ten billion trips later, they’re building products to get people closer to where they want to be. By changing how people, food, and things move through cities, Uber is a platform that opens up the world to new possibilities.
Avios is a point-collecting reward when you join the BA Executive Club. It’s also a global loyalty currency used by airlines, including British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Vueling and Qatar Airways. It can be collected by flying worldwide and through everyday spending.