A year ago Virgin America partnered with Airbnb to award miles for stays and successful rental listings.
Now Delta has launched a partnership, awarding 1 SkyMile per dollar spent, and is touting themselves as the first ‘major’ airline to link up with the sharing economy stay provider. (Qantas has a partnership with Airbnb as well.)
Airbnb will effectively rebate you 1% on your spend in the form of SkyMiles.
As they grow they continue to spend marketing dollars to encourage customers to book through them, and hotels continue to try to get the government to stop them.
[…] Via View from the Wing, Delta has now partnered with Airbnb to offer one Skymile per dollar spent on Airbnb stays. It doesn’t look like this can apply to existing reservations though since you have to book through DeltaAirbnb.com in order to earn miles. […]