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  • SBI Credit Cards for International Travel

    International trips are always exciting but they can be expensive. If you make frequent international trips, then this guide is for you. The State Bank of India (SBI) has launched 3 credit cards that can make your international travels easier. With lounge benefits, and travel insurance cover, these credit cards will help you reduce your expenses, and also earn reward points every time you swipe the card. Let's look into the 3 SBI credit cards that can be used during your international travels.

    1. Etihad Guest SBI Premier Card
    2. Etihad Guest SBI Card
    3. Air India SBI Signature Card

    Etihad Guest SBI Premier Card

    Travel Benefits of the Etihad Guest SBI Premier Card

    International travel and lounge benefits
    • You get free membership to the Priority Pass Program which is worth $99.
    • Get 4 complimentary international airport lounge visits every year (2 visits every quarter).
    • You receive access to more than 1,000 airport lounges in the world.
    Domestic travel and lounge benefits
    • Enjoy 8 free visits to domestic Visa lounges every year (2 visits in one calendar quarter).
    Insurance benefits
    • Complimentary fraud liability cover: Rs.1 lakh
    • Complimentary overseas air accident cover: Rs.50 lakh
    • Complimentary lost baggage allowance: Up to $1,000

    Other Benefits of the Etihad Guest SBI Premier Card

    Welcome benefits:

    • As a welcome gift, you get 5,000 Etihad Guest Miles.
    • You will be upgraded to Gold tier status within 10 days of the request

    *The 5,000 Etihad Guest Miles will be credited to your account within 15 days of payment the annual fee.

    Reward point benefits:

    • Get 4 Etihad Guest Miles every time you spend Rs.100 internationally.
    • Receive 6 Etihad Guest Miles every time you spend Rs.100 on Etihad.com.
    • Enjoy 2 Etihad Guest Miles on every Rs.100 that you spend on other expenses except for fuel.

    Discounts:

    • Get up to 10% discount on redemption of your travel reward miles.
    • Enjoy a 3% discount on your economy class tickets and a 10% discount on your business class tickets when you book directly with Etihad Airways.

    Milestone benefits:

    • Receive 1,500 Etihad Guest Miles when you spend Rs.1.5 lakh in one calendar quarter.
    • Get 1 companion voucher within 15 days of having achieved an annual spend of Rs.8 lakh (voucher will be sent to your registered e-mail ID).
    • You will receive the earned Etihad Guest Miles within 15 days of having achieved the milestone spends

    Spend-based benefits:

    • When you spend a minimum of Rs.5 lakh in one year, your annual membership fee will be reversed in the second year.

    Fuel benefits:

    • Get a 1% waiver on your fuel surcharge at petrol stations across India.

    *To avail the benefit, your fuel transactions should be between Rs.500 and Rs.4,000.

    Please note that you can get a maximum waiver of Rs.250 per statement cycle.

    Etihad Guest SBI Card

    Travel Benefits of the Etihad Guest SBI Card

    Domestic travel and lounge benefits
    • Enjoy 8 complimentary visits to domestic Visa lounges every year (2 visits in one calendar quarter).
    • You get free membership to the Priority Pass Program which is worth $99.
    Insurance benefits
    • Complimentary fraud liability cover: Rs.50,000
    • Complimentary overseas air accident cover: Rs.25 lakh
    • Complimentary lost baggage allowance: Up to $1,000

    Other Benefits of the Etihad Guest SBI Card

    Welcome benefits:

    • You get a welcome gift of 2,500 Etihad Guest Miles.
    • You will be upgraded to Silver tier status within 10 days of the request

    *The 2,500 Etihad Guest Miles will be credited to your account within 15 days of payment of the annual fee.

    Reward point benefits:

    • Get 2 Etihad Guest Miles every time you spend Rs.100 on international spends.
    • Enjoy 3 Etihad Guest Miles on every Rs.100 that you spend on Etihad.com.
    • Receive 1 Etihad Guest Mile every time you spend Rs.100 on other expenses.

    Discounts:

    • Get up to 5% discount on travel reward miles redemption.
    • Enjoy a 3% discount on your economy class tickets and a 10% discount on your business class tickets that are booked directly with Etihad Airways.

    Milestone benefits:

    • Enjoy 5,000 Etihad Guest Miles when your annual spends cross Rs.5 lakh.
    • Get 1 companion voucher within 15 days of having achieved an annual spend of Rs.10 lakh.
    • You will receive the earned Etihad Guest Miles within 15 days of having achieved the milestone spends

    *The companion voucher will be sent to your registered e-mail ID.

    Spend-based benefits:

    • Your annual membership fee will be reversed in the second year when you spend a minimum of Rs.3 lakh during the previous year.

    Fuel benefits:

    • You get a waiver of 1% on fuel surcharge at petrol stations in the country.

    *To avail this fuel benefit, your transactions need to be between Rs.500 and Rs.4,000.

    Also note that you can avail a maximum waiver of Rs.250 per statement cycle.

    To know more about the credit card, please visit https://www.sbicard.com/en/personal/credit-cards/travel/etihad-guest-sbi-card.page

    Air India SBI Signature Card

    Travel Benefits of the Air India SBI Signature Card

    International travel and lounge benefits
    • Enjoy complimentary Priority Pass Program and get international airport access to more than 600 airport lounges.
    Domestic travel and lounge benefits
    • Enjoy complimentary access to Visa lounges across major domestic airports with the Visa Lounge Access Program
    • Get 8 free visits every year to domestic VISA Lounges in India (you can get a maximum is 2 visits every quarter)

    Other Benefits of Air India SBI Signature Card

    Welcome benefits:

    • Get complimentary membership of the Air India Frequent Flyer programme-Flying Returns.
    • Receive 20,000 reward points when you pay the joining fee.

    Spend-based benefits:

    • Receive bonus reward points annually when you reach milestone spends:
    Annual Retail Spend Bonus Reward Points Cumulative Bonus Reward Points
    Rs.5 lakh 20,000 20,000
    Rs.10 lakh 30,000 50,000
    Rs.20 lakh 50,000 1,00,000

    Reward point benefits:

    • Enjoy 4 reward points for every Rs.100 that you spend.
    • Convert all reward points into Air India miles.
    • Earn up to 30 reward points every time you spend Rs.100 on tickets that are booked via airindia.com or the Air India mobile app.
    • Get 30 reward points when you book tickets for yourself and 10 reward points when you book tickets for others.

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