Best Travel and Airline Travel Credit Cards in India

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To make the experience of globetrotters delightful, credit card companies have come up with special travel credit cards with free air miles or air ticket booking, discounts on hotel bookings, car rentals, and complimentary lounge access at airports.

Citi Prestige Card

Transfer Citi reward points to select airlines with the Citi Prestige credit card. The card member receives bonus annually on the reward points that increases with consumers spending on the card.

· For every Rs 100 spent in India, member earns 1 Reward Point; 1RP = 4 air miles

· For every Rs 100 spent in foreign nation, member earns 2 Reward Point

· Leading travel portals including Goibibo, Yatra and Indigo can be visited to redeem reward points for air tickets.

· Annual fee is Rs. 20,000 and as a joining bonus, card member get 10000 air miles and Hotel vouchers worth Rs. 10,000 from ITC and Taj Group

· Complimentary lounge access limited to 4 in a quarter to Visa affiliated lounges in India and unlimited as per Priority Pass Lounge Program internationally

· For Citigold and Citigold Private members, maximum bonus points upto 30% over and above regular points can be earned.

· Elevated status with Taj group and British Airways

· 2 free Luxury airport service on annual basis

· Foreign Exchange Markup fee is 3.5% plus service tax

HDFC Regalia

Indulge in luxury with HDFC's Regalia credit card. Available to high net

worth individuals card enables flight, hotel bookings in addition to other entertainment options.

· For every Rs. 150 spent, earn 4 reward points. 1 RP= 0.75Rs. So on spending Rs. 1lakh, a Regalia cardholder shall save 2%. (2666 points* 0.75= Rs.2000)

· 2X Reward Points as Accelerated reward points can be earned on select airline bookings

· Earned RPs can be redeemed on Regalia website upon conversion into Regalia vouchers for mobile/DTH recharges, movie bookings etc.

· RPs can be also availed for airmiles; 1.3RPs=1 Airmile applicable towards bookings on AirIndia,KrisFlyer and Jetairways.

· Complimentary airport lounge access: Under Priority Pass, 6 free lounge access are available. For an add-on member with another such pass, you together with the add-on member are entitled to 6 free lounge access in a year.

· For lounges affiliated with Mastercard or VISA card, card holder has 2 free access to lounges in a quarter.

· Foreign Exchange Markup fee is 2% plus service tax

Insurance cover: In case of air accident cover of Rs. 1 crore and in case of any medical emergency during travel outside India, the card offers a medical cover upto Rs. 15 lakhs.

 

Citi Premier Miles Card

· Annual card fee is Rs. 3000 plus applicable taxes. As a welcome offer, cardholders get 10,000 miles which in monetary terms equals to Rs. 4500. ( 1 reward point= Rs. 0.45)

· For every Rs. 100 spent on airline transactions, the cardholder is entitled to earn 10 miles for free.

· For every Rs. 100 spent on travel as well as stay booked through the exclusive or company's select partners, avail free 10 miles.

· Mile points or reward points earned are redeemable across more than 100 domestic and foreign flights.

· With makemytrip and other select partners, 10x points

· Reward rate= 1.8%

· Features access to airport lounges to a maximum of 2 visits in a quarter.

· Foreign Exchange Markup fee is 3.5% plus service tax

 

Axis Bank Titanium Smart Traveller Card

· With no annual fee, card rewards cardholder with 4 EDGE Reward Points for every Rs. 200 spent in domestic market on holiday, hotel bookings, train, bus and airline bookings. For every Rs. 200 spent internationally, you earn 8 EDGE loyalty reward points.

· For redemption RPs can be converted into air miles for air ticket or other travel bookings

· For transactions made in their birthday month, cardholder is eligible for twice the reward points earned.

 

American Express Platinum Travel Card

· For spending of Rs. 1.9 lac in a year, Platinum card member gets Indigo voucher of Rs. 7700.

· Travel perks are also available on leading travel portals like makemytrip.com

· Platinum Travel services for all travel related needs

· Airline partner programme offer exclusive benefits and savings

· Complimentary airport lounge access

· Benefits across over 900 hotels and resorts globally.

· Complimentary golf at 20 premier golf courses.

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Story first published: Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 15:32 [IST]
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