Transfer Axis Bank EDGE Reward Points to Airlines and Hotels

Transfer Axis Bank EDGE Rewards to Airlines and Hotels

Axis Bank’s acquisition of Citibank’s India business is yet to complete. But, some of the good things from Citibank have started trickling into Axis Bank’s existing credit cards. To date, earning EDGE Reward Points has never been an issue. But using those points for Airmiles and hotel loyalty programs has not been an option. We now get this much-awaited feature. Axis Bank has launched the option to transfer EDGE reward points to Airmiles and hotel loyalty programs. Here is everything you need to know about this feature.

Eligible Credit Cards and Earn Rate

The travel-focused Axis Bank Atlas credit card already has the option to transfer EDGE Miles to airlines and hotel loyalty programs. In addition to that, we can now transfer EDGE Reward Points to airlines and hotel loyalty programs for the below cards.

Transfer Ratio for EDGE Rewards to Airmiles and Hotel Partners

The transfer ratio for converting EDGE rewards to partner airlines/hotels is pretty generous at the moment for premium cards like the Magnus and Reserve.

Reserve, Burgundy Private, and Magnus Credit Card5 EDGE Reward Points = 4 Partner Program Points/Miles
Select and Privilege Credit Card10 EDGE Reward Points = up to 2 Partner Program Points/Miles
EDGE reward points conversion rate to partner airlines/hotels

Airmiles/Hotel Loyalty Points Earn Rate for Axis Bank Credit Cards

Here is how many Airmiles or hotel loyalty points we can earn when transacting on these cards. The super-premium credit cards earn 4.8% to 6% Airmiles on transactions. This is more than the 3.3% that HDFC Bank offers on DCB/Infinia cards.

Credit Card VariantStandard Reward RateAirmiles or Hotel Loyalty Points Earn Rate
Burgundy Private15 EDGE RP/Rs 20012 Miles/Rs 200 ~6%
Reserve15 EDGE RP/Rs 20012 Miles/Rs 200 ~6%
Magnus12 EDGE RP/Rs 2009.6 Miles/Rs 200 ~4.8%
Select10 EDGE RP/Rs 200Up to 2 Miles/Rs 200 ~1%
Privilege10 EDGE RP/Rs 200Up to 2 Miles/Rs 200 ~1%
Miles Earn Rate for Axis Bank Credit Cards

This is just the standard reward rate. We also have milestone EDGE rewards, Grab Deals where we can earn more than 10X RP, and Travel EDGE for 5X RP on selected variants.

EDGE Reward Points Transfer Partners

Transfer Partner and
Program
Conversion Rate for Burgundy Private/Magnus/Reserve
EDGE Reward Points: Partner Points/Miles
Conversion Rate for Select/Privilege
EDGE Reward Points: Partner Points/Miles
Air Asia
airasia rewards
5:45:1
Ethiopian Airlines
ShebaMiles
5:410:1
Turkish Airlines
Miles and Smiles
5:410:1
ITC
Club ITC
5:45:1
Air France-KLM
Flying Blue
5:410:1
Etihad Airways
Etihad Guest
5:410:1
IHG Hotels & Resorts
IHG One Rewards
5:410:1
Marriott International
Marriott Bonvoy
5:410:1
United Airlines
United MileagePlus
5:410:1
Singapore Airlines
KrisFlyer
5:410:1
Qatar Airways
Privilege Club
5:410:1
Spicejet
SpiceClub
5:410:1
Axis Bank EDGE Reward Points – Transfer Partners

Why the Magnus is best placed for this new feature?

Axis Bank Magnus is best placed for utilizing this new feature. Here is what we get:

  • Monthly Spend: Rs 1 Lakh
  • Regular EDGE Rewards: 12 RP/Rs 200 ~6000 EDGE Rewards
  • Bonus EDGE Rewards: 25000 RP for Rs 1 Lakh spend
  • Total EDGE Rewards: 31000 RP
  • Earned Partner miles/points: 24800! a whopping 24.8% reward rate

This is an amazing 24800 miles on Rs 1 Lakh spend and rivals even HDFC Bank Smartbuy! We can even use Travel EDGE and Grab Deals to earn accelerated EDGE RP. This can take the earn rate even higher.

How to transfer EDGE Reward Points to Partner Miles/Points

Log into Axis Bank Travel Edge portal. Click on Points/Miles Transfer in the navigation menu.

Choose partner, register member id(for first-time transfers), and transfer required EDGE Reward Points.

Final Thoughts

This feature equips Axis Bank to compete better with the market leader HDFC Bank. With Infinia and DCB devaluations over the past year, we were not left with any good alternatives. But, this makes Axis Magnus a great option to consider if you are into airline and hotel loyalty programs. Also, Axis Bank now has more transfer partners than HDFC Bank has offered.

1 thought on “Transfer Axis Bank EDGE Rewards to Airlines and Hotels”

  1. Please suggest the equivalent value of these hotel partner points/ airmiles value..

    Say if spicejet values 1 miles as 50 paise..then the reward rate will drop by half

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