Which is the Best Air Miles Credit Card in India?

Highlights

  • Bonus air miles on joining and renewal
  • Redemption of air miles can be made against flight booking and class upgrades

Travel credit cards are often compared in terms of air miles earned and their redemption. After all, that’s the fun of using a travel card. The miles earned can be redeemed for booking domestic and international flights, saving you those thousands or lakhs of rupees which otherwise would leave your pocket. The savings on flight booking can thus help you travel around the world without compromising on the sightseeing experience. The best air miles credit cards in India are shown in the article for you to choose from.

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    Top Air Miles Credit Cards in India June 2018

    Here’s a list of top air miles credit cards in India.

    Credit CardsAir Miles on OfferJoining Fee (In ₹)Annual Fee (In ₹)
    Citi PremierMiles Credit CardEarn 10,000 miles on your first spend of ₹1,000 or more within 60 days of card issuance30003000
    JetPrivilege HDFC Diners ClubGet a welcome benefit of up to 30,000 bonus JPMiles and earn 15 JetPrivilege Tier Points within the first 90 days of card issuance100005000
    JetPrivilege HDFC Bank World Credit CardWelcome benefit of up to 7,500 bonus JPMiles with a waiver of base fare (one way) on Jet Airways ticket25002500
    Jet Airways ICICI Bank Sapphiro Credit CardGet a Jet Airways ticket code and 10,000 bonus JPMiles on joining5000NIL for the first year
    Second-year onward - 5,000
    Jet Airways ICICI Bank Rubyx Credit CardGet a Jet Airways ticket code and 5,000 bonus JPMiles on joining2500NIL for the first year
    Second-year onward - 2,500
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    Note – 18% Goods and Services Tax (GST) would also be charged over the fees.

    Citi PremierMiles Credit Card

    Earn 10,000 miles on your first spend of ₹1,000 or more within 60 days of card issuance

    Striking Features at a Glance

    • Every ₹100 spent on airline transactions to earn you 10 miles
    • 4 miles to accumulate on all other transactions
    • Get 3,000 miles at the time of renewal
    • Get the miles redeemed at more than 100 domestic and international airlines
    • The miles can be transferred to a growing list of Citibank’s hotel and airline partners
    • Complimentary lounge access

    Annual Fee – ₹3,000 + Applicable GST

    Why Should You Go for It?

    • 10,000 miles upfront
    • Renewal bonus of 3,000 miles
    • Redemption of miles for flights at more than 100 airlines (domestic & international). The list includes Air India, British Airways, Qatar Airways, Thai Airways, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines, etc.

    JetPrivilege HDFC Diners Club

    Welcome benefit of up to 30,000 bonus JPMiles and earn 15 JetPrivilege Tier Points within the first 90 days of card issuance

    Striking Features at a Glance

    • 8 JPMiles on offer for spending every ₹150
    • Earn 3X JPMiles per ₹150 spent
    • Earn 1 JetPrivilege tier point for every retail spend of ₹1,50,000 for faster tier upgrades
    • Premiere check-in and additional baggage allowance at domestic airports
    • Unlimited access to more than 600 airport lounges around the world
    • Get 5% discount on the base fare of revenue tickets booked at Jet Airways’ website
    • Get a complimentary ticket with a base fare waiver and a discount voucher for return flight ticket at Jet Airways on the payment of the membership fee
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    Annual Fee – ₹5,000 + Applicable GST

    Why Should You Go for It?

    • 30,000 bonus JPMiles
    • Scope for Faster Tier Upgrades
    • Complimentary ticket with a base fare waiver
    • Accelerated miles on purchases

    JetPrivilege HDFC Bank World Credit Card

    Up to 7,500 bonus JPMiles with a waiver of base fare (one way) on Jet Airways ticket

    Striking Features at a Glance

    • 6 JPMiles on spending every ₹150 on retail purchases
    • Get 18 JPMiles on spending every ₹150 on every flight booked at Jet Airways’ website
    • Earn 1 JP tier point on every spend of ₹2 lakhs
    • Lounge access at domestic and international airports
    • Renewal fee waiver on spending ₹3 lakhs in 12 months before renewal

    Annual Fee – ₹2,500 + Applicable GST

    Why Should You Go for It?

    • 7,500 bonus JPMiles
    • Base fare waiver on Jet Airways ticket
    • Renewal fee waiver on achieving the milestone spend of ₹3 lakhs in a year
    • Extended validity of JPMiles for 5 years
    • Dedicated check-in and baggage allowance

    Jet Airways ICICI Bank Sapphiro Credit Card

    Get Jet Airways ticket code and 10,000 bonus JPMiles on joining

    Striking Features at a Glance

    • Earn up to 10 JPMiles for every ₹100 spent
    • On buying a movie ticket at BookMyShow, a discount of up to ₹500 is applicable on the second ticket is applicable twice every month
    • On a total spend of ₹50,000 or more in the previous calendar month, you would get 4 complimentary golf rounds and lessons every month
    • 24X7 concierge service
    • A minimum 15% discount at more than 2,500 participatory restaurants across 12 major cities

    Annual Fee – NIL for first year, Second year onward – ₹5,000 + Applicable GST

    Why Should You Go for It?

    • 10,000 welcome bonus JPMiles and a Jet Airways ticket code at the start
    • 5,000 renewal bonus JPMiles and a Jet Airways ticket code
    • Accelerated JPMiles
    • Complimentary lounge access
    • Discounts on dining

    Jet Airways ICICI Bank Rubyx Credit Card

    Get a Jet Airways ticket code and 5,000 bonus JPMiles on joining

    Striking Features at a Glance

    • 5,000 bonus JPMiles in the beginning
    • Waiver of base fare of a domestic air ticket (economy class)
    • 2500 bonus JPMiles on renewal
    • 5% discount on base fare of all domestic and international air tickets booked at the website of Jet Airways

    Annual Fee – ₹2,500 + Applicable GST

    Why Should You Go for It?

    • Bonus JPMiles on joining and renewal
    • Discount on air tickets
    • Redemption of air miles at more than 25 international airline partners
    • JPMiles redeemable against flight class upgrades from Economy to Premiere and from Premiere to First Class

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