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Air India SBI Co-branded credit cards now!

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Old Sep 17, 13, 1:01 pm
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Air India SBI Co-branded credit cards now!

https://www.sbicard.com/cards_for_yo..._0_131323.html

Amazing value proposition. Best card for earning miles in the market today, if and only if you are willing to fly Air India.

20000 miles initially and starting bonus of 20k if spends are above 3 Lakhs.
(5 Lakhs annual spend can get you 40k bonus whih is a one way ticket to New York apart from 4miles/Rs100, that's 60k miles per 5lakhs, that's nearly 12 miles/100)

Also you get 20miles/Rs 100 on Air Indua spends.

Probably this is the best airline rewards card in the world now. No wonder it is from a PSU bank.
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Old Sep 17, 13, 1:05 pm
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Not sure how many days this card will survive. This will die sooner than Air India with the rewards it's shelling out.
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Old Sep 17, 13, 2:29 pm
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looks like a winner to me.. SBI Cards is not strictly a Public sector thing.. GE capital are partners and run the show at SBI cards if I am not wrong..

however, all depends on how professionally SBI can manage the show and AI seems to be in a perennial limbo

so what do the experts say?
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Old Sep 18, 13, 6:47 am
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Originally Posted by k819 View Post
Not sure how many days this card will survive. This will die sooner than Air India with the rewards it's shelling out.
it sounds too good to be true....maybe they will be extremely selective about who they give the signature card to....
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Old Sep 18, 13, 9:04 am
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While i like the feature list as some of you highlighted, there seem to be a lot of "if's and &'s " that are confusing in the charges and fees section

Especially the fuel surcarge bit
"Maximum surcharge waiver of Rs. 250 per statement "....

Which basically means you cant fill more than 11K worth of fuel per statement date without incurring a 2.5% surcharge

There are other similar charges on the IRTC website etc...

Also do we know, whats with the Visa Lounge access program, is it limited to 2 free visits a quarter or any other number...

However full marks to the card for the earning potential

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Old Sep 20, 13, 6:38 am
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Air India SBI Co-branded credit cards now!

I am looking to get a travel card. Was thinking of Citi premier, but now am thinking of the Sbi airindia. I am looking to maximize miles for travel within India. Also currently silver with AI and prefer traveling on then because of child discount most of the times.

Any suggestion comparison between these two cards?
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Old Sep 21, 13, 7:10 am
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Any one got a call back yet. Had applied 5 days back. No response till now.
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Old Sep 21, 13, 8:56 am
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Any one got a call back yet. Had applied 5 days back. No response till now.
its SBI. don't expect a call back soon
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Old Sep 21, 13, 9:20 am
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Any one got a call back yet. Had applied 5 days back. No response till now.
It may even take month or more for call back if ever!
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Old Sep 22, 13, 12:01 am
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Any one got a call back yet. Had applied 5 days back. No response till now.
they take forever....i have an account with them & initially applied for a credit card a few years ago....it took them a month to get back to me....
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Old Sep 22, 13, 1:58 am
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I am quite free this week. Any particular place in Bombay I can walk into and apply directly?
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Old Sep 22, 13, 4:33 am
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I am quite free this week. Any particular place in Bombay I can walk into and apply directly?
try your closest branch
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Old Sep 22, 13, 4:40 am
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So I just posted a review of this card, and guess what, if you're spending 10L per annum on this card, you're getting miles for Rs. 7.69 per mile here

http://boardingarea.com/livefromalou...isa-signature/
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Old Sep 22, 13, 10:45 am
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7.73 INR/mile if you add in the annual fee (@5k max)

and only 6.70 INR/mile if you also include the 20K signup bonus

very tempting... if foreign spend counts and AI manages to join an alliance this would be very useful for me

Last edited by Mr. Bean; Sep 22, 13 at 6:13 pm
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Old Sep 23, 13, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Mr. Bean View Post
7.73 INR/mile if you add in the annual fee (@5k max)

and only 6.70 INR/mile if you also include the 20K signup bonus

very tempting... if foreign spend counts and AI manages to join an alliance this would be very useful for me
can anyone confirm if foreign spend counts as well?
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