Last year, I managed to put together a worksheet where I wanted to be able to help you all compare the various mileage earning credit cards in India, as per your spend patterns. Since then, a lot has changed in terms of products out there in the market. Some of these included the launch of the SBI/AI credit card, and the scaling down of mileage earning on ICICI Bank Jet Airways credit cards.
I’m now happy to put out version 2 of the worksheet, which you should be able to access via Google Sheets. Like always, here is a quick primer on how this works with a few simple inputs:
Step 1: You’d need to select if you are Jet Airways JP Platinum member or not via the dropdown menu.
Step 2: Input your monthly spends via credit cards, split as domestic and international. Exclude your airline spend from here, because airline spend is to be entered specifically per airline in another column.
Output: Taking your inputs into account, the worksheet will give you 3 bunches of output to look out for:
a) Miles you could earn via the following credit cards: Citibank PremierMiles, Jet Airways ICICI Co-branded cards, JetPrivilege HDFC co-branded credit cards, Jet Airways American Express Platinum Credit Cards, Miles & More Lufthansa Credit Cards, ICICI British Airways CC, SBI Air India CC, Standard Chartered Emirates CC. Do let me know if I missed any (mileage earning) credit cards here.
b) Welcome miles for sign-up or annual renewal bonuses on these cards along with the cost per mile computation
c) Benefits such as Lounge Access, Upgrade Vouchers, etc. you’d receive from the banks on your credit cards.
Do let me know what do you think of this worksheet, and if I could make it better somehow. If there is a bug report, send it to me at [aj (at) livefromalounge dot com]
Happy Earning & Burning Miles in 2014.