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IbA Credit Card FAQ and Thread Links (WIP - Inputs sought)

IbA Credit Card FAQ and Thread Links (WIP - Inputs sought)

Old Jan 16, 13, 4:43 am
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Post IbA Credit Card FAQ and Thread Links (WIP - Inputs sought)

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http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/india...iles-card.html

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/india...edit-card.html

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/india...edit-card.html

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/india...edit-card.html

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/india...india-now.html
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Old Jan 16, 13, 4:43 am
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Old Jan 16, 13, 4:43 am
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Old Jan 16, 13, 9:21 am
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^ I have an excel sheet comparison of most cards, it does not look pretty though. Should i post it here? Had shared an initial version with A2A as well
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Old Jan 16, 13, 9:46 am
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Please do post it. That may be a helpful starting point for us.

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Old Jan 16, 13, 10:27 am
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Cool Indian airline miles card comparison sheet

Just plug in your spends and watch the numbers unfold! Surprisingly, the HDFC Platinum and ICICI Coral are the most bang-for-the-buck mile earners!

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Byia...1Dc1ZMelU/edit

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Old Jan 16, 13, 11:00 am
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Originally Posted by deepakvalecha View Post
Just plug in your spends and watch the numbers unfold! Surprisingly, the HDFC Platinum and ICICI Coral are the most bang-for-the-buck mile earners!

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Byia...1Dc1ZMelU/edit

Do share your thoughts!
Deepak looks like Amex jet and sapphiro are the most bang for the buck as per this sheet? I remember seeing it earlier as well. Good job. Can you remove kfa from it
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Old Jan 16, 13, 8:44 pm
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Originally Posted by deepakvalecha View Post
Just plug in your spends and watch the numbers unfold! Surprisingly, the HDFC Platinum and ICICI Coral are the most bang-for-the-buck mile earners!

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Byia...1Dc1ZMelU/edit

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thanks for the comparison....very helpful....
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Old Jan 16, 13, 9:32 pm
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thanks for the comparison....very helpful....
Indeed! It is an excellent concise snapshot.

Thanks again deepakvalecha. ^
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Old Jan 17, 13, 5:17 am
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Thanks guys!

A2A - i meant bang for the buck w.r.t cost per mile earned in return of the fee. Im cheap like that :P
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Old Jan 18, 13, 8:17 am
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Originally Posted by AJLondon View Post
Indeed! It is an excellent concise snapshot.

Thanks again deepakvalecha. ^
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has gone in my bookmarks
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Old Jan 18, 13, 10:48 pm
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Deepak looks like Amex jet and sapphiro are the most bang for the buck as per this sheet? I remember seeing it earlier as well. Good job. Can you remove kfa from it
yes jet sapphiro amex gets the maximum points, now if only that card is not too damn ugly, also need to tolerate the icici people. I will stick to the Citi PM card for now

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Old Jan 21, 13, 4:14 am
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Thanks for sharing.. the comparison is helpful..!
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Old Jan 22, 13, 2:36 pm
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Deepak, it is a great comparison but I believe you should also include the actual value of return for each card as well

This is so because the fee cost per mile is lowest for Jet Coral and highest for Amex Plat. But on absolute returns, they flip. Assuming value of each mile at 50 paise:-
Amex Plat gives me 39,800 miles worth INR 19,900 on a fee of INR 10,000. Net Return = INR 9,900
Jet Coral gives me 15,460 miles worth INR 7,730 on a fee of INR 1,250. Net Return = INR 6,480

The gap widens even further if you have a higher annual spend than INR 3lacs or if you value the miles more than 50 paise.

Focus on ratio compared to absolute returns will be optimum when you have limited supply of funds, which is not the case here.

A similar exercise will need to be done for an annual basis case.
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Old Jan 22, 13, 11:51 pm
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^ Done, will update over the weekend
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