Last week, I wrote the Mileage Earning 101 – India Edition 2013, where I had provided you my views on all the credit cards you could use to earn miles in India. I got quite some feedback and requests, including one for a calculator. That prodded me to pull out an old worksheet from 2011 and add some columns to it, adding all the new information available to it. I hereby present to you Version 1.0 of the worksheet, which you can directly access from Google Drive here.
Here is how to use it with just a few simple inputs:
Step 1: Input if you are a JetPrivilege Platinum Member or not.
Step 2: Input your monthly domestic spend and foreign currency spend (the worksheet will 12x it), and if you spend any money on booking tickets directly on jetairways.com, British Airways or other airlines.Take note, the keyword is direct, that means without using a travel agent.
Output: With a sample input shown below, you will see the output projected for all the variants of the credit cards considered. Here is a sample snapshot:
You also see the mileage currency you earn in the same column, because all miles are not the same. PremierMiles, JPMiles, British Airways’ Avios, Miles & More, etc.
You also get to see the lounge access benefits, the cost per mile for you (factoring in your Jet Airways status, which gets you free cards from Jet Airways), and the other important information such as renewal bonuses. Do note, this is not an exhaustive list, and is subject to change of information from the banks.
Do let me know what do you think, and how can I make this better.
Happy earning & burning!