Yesterday, Airbnb Japan, ANA and Peach announced that they have formed a partnership to promote “new form of domestic travel.” As part of the partnership, promotional coupons are available to first-time-stayers, and ANA Mileage Club members are able to earn miles for their stays.
Earning ANA Miles with Airbnb Stays
As part of the partnership, both ANA and Peach established special Airbnb portals – and both of them offer 3,000 yen discount coupons to Airbnb’s first time users. The portals are only available in Japanese, though, and the coupons are restricted to users in Japan only.
However, it seems like earning ANA miles is not restricted in such a way. The mileage earning rates are tiered based on the amount spent and vary between first time Airbnb users and repeat users.
First-time Airbnb Users
- 50 miles when spending between 5,000 and 9,999 yen
- 100 miles when spending between 10,000 and 19,999 yen
- 200 miles when spending 20,000 yen or more
Repeat Airbnb Users
- 25 miles when spending between 5,000 and 9,999 yen
- 50 miles when spending between 10,000 and 19,999 yen
- 100 miles when spending 20,000 yen or more
The miles can only be earned on stays booked by November 5, 2018, and completed by the end of 2018.
The process to get the miles seems to be fairly complicated – first you have to log-in to your ANA account, then go to the ANA x Airbnb portal, then go to Airbnb through there and book using the coupon.
Within 8 weeks of your stay, you will receive an email with a link to a form where you can input your mileage number. And, then, 1 or 2 months after that the miles will be credited.
There Are Better Options Out There
While the promotion’s main target are obviously Japanese domestic travelers, it seems like non-Japanese can earn ANA miles as well.
At the same time, the earning rates – especially for repeat users at the upper ends of the brackets – are not attractive though. Furthermore, the process of getting the miles seems to be complicated (especially for people who don’t read Japanese) and lengthy.