Credit Cards | 7 Best Airline Credit Cards For Frequent Flyers

There are hundreds of credit cards available in the market. And many of them you can use as travel credit cards.  Some credit cards can give you benefits of air travel but only a few of them can give you free air tickets and lounge benefits.  Here I’m sharing the 7 best Airline Credit Cards for frequent flyers.

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Best Airline Credit Cards For Frequent Flyers

# Axis Bank Vistara Airline Credit Card

The Vistara Airlines was launched almost 3 years back in India. And now Axis bank has launched its signature credit card associated with vistara airlines.

The Axis Bank Vistara Signature credit-card is a premium credit card. In this card, you can enjoy many welcome & milestones privileges.

Axis bank vistara airline credit cards

Card Premium Benefits :

Enjoy one complimentary Premium Economy ticket as a welcome gift.

Complimentary Club Vistara Silver Membership.

Up to 3 Premium Economy tickets on achieving spend milestones.

The customer can avail the benefit of complimentary Lounge Access at selected airports within India.

Minimum 15% Dining Discounts on over 5000 restaurants in INDIA*

With the card, the customer will be covered by the Insurance benefits of Up To 2.5 Crore INR.

Lost card Liability and Travel asset cover Up To 20K INR

Club Vistara Points on each spending

And Many More Benefits …..

Eligibility: Age 18 Years & Above  | Net Salary Monthly – 50K & Above

Fee: Axis Bank Vistara Credit Card is available in three different segments  Vistara / Signature / Infinite and annual fee is 1500/- 3000/- 10000/- INR

# HDFC JetWorld Credit Card

The HDFC is the 2nd largest private sector bank in India. And HDFC has offered many standard credit cards to users. HDFC credit cards are holding almost 40% user base in India. Means every 3rd credit card user is having HDFC card in their pocket (Even Me 2 😉 ).

For frequent flyers, HDFC has launched many cards as per user needs. But JetPrivelege HDFC World credit card is in one of the best airline credit cards in India.

Premium Benefits :

On Joining customer will receive a welcome benefit of 10K JPMiles and One way Jet Airways Ticket.

Customer will earn 6 JPMiles for each 150/- INR spent.

You will get Lounge Access facility through Priority Pass Program & Master Card Lounges.

Collect 4000 JP miles on card renewal.

You can avail 5% additional discounts on flight tickets if you will book it through Jet website.

There are many other benefits in HDFC Jet card Included fuel surcharge, Balance transfer, Cash Advance, Extra Luggage facility while air travel, Zero lost liability, Insurance etc.

Eligibility:  Age 18 Years & Above  | Net Salary Monthly – 50K & Above

Fee: First Year and Renewal Fee on JetPrivilege HDFC Bank World Credit Card is Rs, 2,500/- (Service Tax as applicable) You can

You can waive off your renewal fee if you spend 300000/- within 365 days of the card set up.

Read HDFC Money Back Credit Card Review.

# Jet Airways ICICI Bank Sapphiro Credit Cards

Another leading private bank credit card. Jet Airways ICICI Bank Sapphiro is one of the signature credit cards. This credit card is co-branded with Jet Airways and comes with some powerful features.

Customer will receive a complimentary Jet Airways Economy Class base fare waived off domestic air ticket as a joining benefit.

The customer can avail 5% additional discount on booking through Jet Airways website.

Customer will receive 10,000 welcome bonus JPMiles and a complimentary Jet Airways air ticket on joining

Also, collect 5,000 renewal bonus JPMiles and a complimentary Jet Airways air ticket every year on renewal

Earn up to 7 JPMiles/Rs.100 spent on the card

Customer can avail Complimentary Airport Lounge Access with Complimentary Priority Pass Membership

You can enjoy your holiday with Complimentary golf rounds, movie tickets, discounts on dining and more!

You can save a minimum of 15% on your dining bill at participating restaurants through the ICICI Bank Culinary Treats program

Also, you can avail other benefits like Fuel Surcharge Waiver, Easy Pay, Concierge, Emergency Auto Assistance, etc with this card.

Eligibility:  Age 18 Years & Above  | Net Salary Monthly – 200K & Above

Fee: Joining Fee – ₹ 5,000  Annual Fee (Second year onwards) – ₹ 5,000 |Supplementary Card Fee – ₹ 250

Read ICICI Platinum Chip Credit Card Review.

# Jet Airways Amex Platinum Travel Credit Card

American Express is the well-known brand worldwide. For the Indian Credit Card user’s Amex is having a great list of multiuse credit cards & charge cards. You can select any credit card as per your need.

For frequent flyers, Amex is providing deals with Amex Jet Platinum, Platinum Travel, Platinum Reserve & Make My Trip credit cards. But Jet Amex Platinum is a great deal of getting maximum air travel benefits.

Card Premium Features :

With Card, you will get a welcome gift of 10,000 Bonus JPMiles and one-way complimentary Jet Airways Base Fare Waived Domestic Ticket on your first charge

You can enjoy complimentary visits to 15 Domestic Airport Lounges at 12 cities in India

Get 3% cash back at leading fuel stations across India exclusively with your AMEX Card. (Limited Time Offer*)

Also, enjoy a complimentary Trident Privilege Gold Tier membership along with 2 room upgrade certificates at 9 Trident Hotels

Enjoy complimentary I prefer Gold Tier membership from Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Extend your holiday with a complimentary night’s stay at select properties of Oberoi Hotels & Resorts

Experience dedicated 24×7 Platinum Concierge Service

On every renewal, you will get 5,000 Bonus JPMiles and a complimentary Jet Airways Base Fare Waived Domestic Ticket.

You will earn 8 JPMiles for every Rs. 150 spent except for spend on Fuel, Insurance, Utilities and Cash Transactions

Earn 16 JPMiles for every Rs. 150 spent for booking revenue tickets on www.jetairways.com using your Jet Airways American Express Platinum Credit Card

Eligibility: Min Age 18 Years

Monthly Income : 50K + MTH

First-year Fee: Rs. 5,000 plus applicable taxes  & Second year onwards: Rs. 10,000 plus applicable taxes

# Air India SBI Signature Credit Card

While the most banks preferred to Jet Airways, only SBI Signature is giving you an option to fly with Air India. SBI Signature credit card is in one of the top rated credit cards in India.

With SBI Signature credit card you can enjoy multiple benefits Included Air Tickets, VIP Lounge, Cash Advance, Balance Transfer etc.

Premium Features :

Customer will get 20,000 Reward points as a welcome gift on payment of joining fee.

You can enjoy complimentary membership of the Air India Frequent Flyer program- Flying Returns.

Earn 4 Reward points for every INR 100 spent on Air India SBI Signature Card.

You can get up to 100K bonus Reward points annually

Earn 20 Reward points for every INR 100 spent on Air India Tickets.

You can convert your Reward points into Air miles. 1 Reward point is equal to 1 Air India Air Mile.

You can get a benefit of  International Airport Luxury Lounge Access to over 600 airport lounges with complimentary Priority Pass Program.

Also the complimentary Visa Lounge Access Program in India at major domestic airports.

Lost card liability cover of Rs. 1 lakh.

Get 2.5% fuel surcharge waiver with your Air India SBI Signature Card, across all petrol pumps.

The Customer can replace their SBI Signature Credit Card from any country in the world. with a 24×7 helpline for emergency card replacement even while traveling abroad

Card Annual Fee (one-time) : Rs. 4,999 (Welcome gift of 20,000 Reward points)

Renewal Fee (per annum) : Rs. 4,999 Anniversary Gift of 5,000 Reward Points

Eligibility: Min Age 23 Years

Monthly Salary: 75K GTH or 9 Lac Annual Package

# Air India SBI Platinum Credit Card

As like SBI Signature Credit Card, SBI Platinum is also co-branded with Air India. And offering multiple features & benefits like:

5,000 Reward points as a welcome gift on the payment of your joining fee

Complimentary membership to the Air India Frequent Flyer Program – Flying Returns

Earn 2 Reward points for every Rs. 100 spent on your Air India SBI Platinum Card

Enjoy 2,000 Reward points every year when you pay your renewal fee

Earn 10 Reward points for every Rs. 100 spent on Air India tickets.

Convert your Reward points into Air India miles. 1 Reward point is equal to 1 Air India Air mile

Enjoy freedom from paying the 2.5% fuel surcharge, valid across all petrol pumps

You can avail this benefit from purchase of petrol and all other products and services at petrol pumps across India

Enjoy the complimentary Visa Lounge Access Program at major domestic airports

Enjoy complimentary lost card liability cover of 1 lakh

Get your Air India SBI Platinum Card replaced anywhere in the world

24×7 helpline for emergency card replacement even while traveling abroad

Eligibility :

Age: 23 Years+

Salary: 30K Monthly GTH

Annual Fee 1499/-

#Jet Airways IndusInd Bank Voyage Credit Card    

The IndusInd bank is also a known brand in credit card market. IndusInd Bank has partnered with Jet Airways to launch the Jet Airways IndusInd Bank Credit Card.  IndusInd bank Voyage Credit Card is a co-branded Airline credit card with Jet Airlines.

IndusInd bank Voyage Credit Card is a co-branded Airline credit card with Jet Airlines.

With Jet Airways IndusInd Bank Credit Card you get a complimentary membership to Jet Privilege- Frequent flier program of Jet Airways

You can earn 1000 bonus miles on your 1st card use within the 1st month of card issuance.  (Only till  31stDec 2016 )

Enjoy Complimentary Golf benefits in leading golf clubs across the country.

Get 5% additional discount on flight ticket booking through Jet Airways website.

Free lounge access facility with complimentary lounge access facility.

Get 8 additional lounge visit free at international airports. And save approx 12k every year.

Travel insurance benefits worth 2.25lac INR

Get the benefit of 24*7 concierge services.

2.50% Fuel surcharge benefit on all over the fuel outlets.

Air Accidental insurance worth RS 25Lac INR.

Eligibility :

Age: Min 23 Years

Salary: 50K

Fee: 4K 1st Year | 2nd Year Onwards: 2K Annually

While in India, most of the airline credit cards are co-branded with the Jet Airways. Then here you have a chance to choose a credit card with Air India & Vistara Airlines too.

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Jitender is a finance geek with more than 10 years experience in Credit Cards, Savings, & Loans. He is a Co-founder of FoundersBuzz a digital branding platform for small business and startups. And also managing 4BizSolutions one of the best Small Business Blogs in India.


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