Airbnb has become hugely popular. Their platform offer thousands of places to stay, around the globe, in over 190 countries. As a guest you have the option to either book just a room, or an entire property, all of which can be done 100% online, directly on the Airbnb site. The only way to book Airbnb properties is directly on the Airbnb platform. They do not partner with hotel comparison sites, which also means it’s not possible to use discount codes on third party sites to lower the cost. Recently though Airbnb have partnered with Jet Airways, one of the largest airlines in India, offering a 10% Airbnb discount code to use anywhere in the world excluding India.
At first glance it may seem harsh that Indian Airbnb members are excluded from booking properties in India. The idea behind the concept is that travellers from India will book an international flight through Jet Airways and then use Airbnb to fulfil their accommodation needs.
For the first 100 bookings through airbnb.co.uk (signup for £25 free credit if you are new to Airbnb) you will receive a flat rate of 10% bookings when using the discount code JETGENAIR10. The discount code should be entered at time of booking by clicking “redeem a coupon” on the payment page.
Ongoing Airbnb Promotions
£25 Off Your First Booking
New customers who register on Airbnb receive £25 off their first booking of £55 or more. The free credit is automatically deducted from your first booking. The discount will remain on your account until it has been used, so even if you don’t need to book a trip straight away it is still a good idea to sign up to receive the £25 bonus.
Airbnb bonuses for new members is not anything new, and they have been offering sign-up promotions almost since the creation of the platform. The current signup bonus is £25, higher than last year when the bonus was only £15.
£38 Off Your Second Booking
The £38 voucher is available for new and existing members. After creating your Airbnb, or if you have an existing account, sign up to Airbnb Business Traveller. This doesn’t require you to create a new account, you can add the Business Traveller feature to your existing account in a few clicks. To gain the £38 voucher through this promotion you need to request a stay and select ‘Business’ instead of ‘Leisure’ when booking. The free £38 voucher is credited after your first business stay and can be redeemed off your next Airbnb booking, at any property.
The Airbnb site displays the value of the Business Traveller voucher lower if you are not logged in. Make sure you are logged in before signing up to Airbnb Business Traveller.
Earn Airline Miles From Airbnb Stays
In the past, one of the drawbacks of using Airbnb was that you didn’t earn any airline miles for your stay. If you compare this to a stay at a typical chain hotel, you had this possibility to earn airline miles for your stay. Airbnb have realised that the ability to earn airline miles, for some customers, was a big drawback of the platform. Now it’s possible to earn miles towards flights when using Airbnb through partnerships with Delta Airlines and Qantas.
It remains to be seen if Jet Airways will join the other airlines, and allow guests to earn JPMiles when making bookings through Airbnb.