Once upon a time, HDFC Bank Diners Club had a lot of transfer partners. This included the likes of Marriott Rewards, Hyatt and American Airlines. One fine day in 2016 all these partners went away. Then, HDFC Bank Diners Club had knocked off Air India as a transfer partner in August 2017 without notice. I am hoping that partnership will come back soon, and I have good reasons to believe that.
However, I’ve been sort of tired bringing you bad news about your Diners Club credit cards over a period of time, so I thought I’d give you what could be hopefully good news this week. Diners Club/HDFC Bank have added more transfer partners over the past few days, which is good news in my book!
I happened to check into the airmile redemption portal for HDFC Bank Diners Black today. One can access it by going to the Cards section on the HDFC Bank NetBanking portal. This leads you to a separate website. And I noticed that 3 new partners were added to the list:
- British Airways Executive Club
- Club Vistara
- Trident Privilege
All the partners have a 1:1 conversion ratio with HDFC Bank Diners Black. [Update: Only valid for Diners Black]
Which means for Premium holders, it would be at 1:0.5 conversion ratio and for Rewardz it would be at 1:0.3. I’d, of course, need confirmation from some of you on those ratios since I don’t have the Rewardz or Premium cards and so someone with the card can confirm in the comments section.
What is interesting, also, is that the partnership is only for Diners Club cards at the moment. For instance, I checked with a Regalia card, and that card only has Jet Airways and SQ as a transfer partner.
This is indeed great news. As of now, British Airways could be good value for redemptions. Heck, I just used 100K points per head in July to fly back from London in First Class with Shipra.
What do you make about the new transfer partners of HDFC Bank Diners Club credit cards? I think it is a sign of things to come!