Link your Uber & Avios account now
Thanks to David for the heads up that this is now live for a large number of people in the UK but weirdly not all. It’s not clear what the criteria is. The roll out is due to be by the end of the month for everyone.
I wrote about Uber now offering the ability to earn BA Avios by linking accounts in this article.
First, check that your Uber app is up to date. Then go into settings (for iPhone by clicking the person symbol at the top right of the initial screen and then select settings). If you scroll down, you will see the Avios symbol. Then just link your accounts by clicking on the Avios symbol and entering your BA password. Simple.
Win 1 million American Express Membership Rewards points
Preferred Rewards Gold Credit Cardmembers who have already downloaded, or download the Experiences App, can fill in a form on the app to enter a competition to be in with a chance to win 1 million Membership Rewards points. Entries must be in by 7 December.
The competition is to celebrate a new section on the Amex Experiences app for Preferred Rewards Gold card holders. Gold cardmembers now get access to their own events, offers and competitions.
If you are Platinum and have not downloaded it yet, it’s worth doing so as it highlights offers and events, but you won’t be eligible to enter the competition.
Iberia to get strict on hand luggage
Iberia have been ordered to get strict with the weight of hand luggage after cabin crew complained about the XL size luggage bins that they are expected to close. These luggage bins are much larger than usual and therefore take more bags. With hand luggage weight not being enforced, Iberia cabin crew took the company to court to force them to say that cabin crew would not be forced to close the oversize overhead bins.
However, the judge simply ruled that Iberia must enforce the weight limits which vary between 10kg per bag for economy and 14kg for business class. These limits are fairly generous, but it is worth being aware of in case you are travelling with Iberia soon. Whether the checks will apply to all flights which could be easier or will just be long haul or A350 flights remains to be seen.
I’ve got the latest version of the Uber app and don’t see the Avios linking option on my account, perhaps they’re rolling it out slowly?
Are you on Android? It appears Android users may not have it yet.
I use Uber app on an iPhone and have just checked but the option is not there. Annoying as there is also another offer running which is $10 credit to your Uber account per month if you use your Amex for US trips which also isn’t working properly.
No joy connecting accounts – tried with two phones & accounts. Then tried logging in to the BA ap… unable to login so decided to leave it for a few hours.
Just tried again now… and success. 🎉
Do you know if you can be part of two Rewards programs. I travel in both Canada and the UK a lot. With my Canadian credit card I have Uber connectes to Air Canada Aeroplan for Rewards points. Can I connect my UK credir card for Avios points when using Uber in the UK?
You should be able to since the Avios one only applies to UK rides.
For linking your avios account you need to go to account settings, not by clicking on your profile picture. Android phone, not sure about Apple
That was for iPhone. Did you manage to do it on Android?
Added for Android with no issues. Thanks
Updated Uber on Android and not there under settings 🙁
There seems to be no rhyme or reason why people do or don’t have it at the moment but it should be there by end of the month at the latest.
I am on android. Just linked with no issues. You need to update your Uber app first of all then go the settings and you will see the link. Was easy enough to do.
On Andriod check app update is at least 3 Nov 22.
Just added it on android with no problem
Can we have the airline news (Iberia..) before the affiliates’ ads (Uber, Amex…). Thanks 😉
Unless you mean the real adverts which I doubt you are mistaken. No affiliation whatsoever with Amex or Uber. I earn absolutely zero from writing about credit cards or Avios. Unlike most of the other blogs that cover credit cards that get commission. However most readers collect Avios and also have some sort of Amex which is why I write about them. There is not much airline news at the moment to report that’s particularly relevant to a predominantly UK market. If you mean the order of the article then I’d assume that most people are able to scroll down a couple of paragraphs! That I do earn money from…
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