As i mentioned in my previous review of SBI Air India Signature Credit Card, i’m ready to play with points & miles and so went ahead and applied for the card. It took quite a time for the approval to happen, however, got my card approved finally. As soon as i received my courier, i rushed to open to see some surprises along with the shining card.
First surprise is that they’ve sent a bigger and better personalized card holder with my name on it, similar to what i received with SBI Signature card earlier, which was smaller. Unlike the one i got earlier, this one is handy to carry not only the cards, but also the boarding passes.
Joining Fee/Annual Fee of the card: Rs.4999 + S.Tax = ~Rs. 5,748
As you can see, the card is bit shiny, not usual plastic coating, but something different which makes it bit shiny with matte finish and i loved it.
Air India Business Class Upgrade Voucher:
So the Second surprise is that the card holder came with an upgrade voucher in it along with the catalog inside. Its a domestic Air India business class upgrade voucher which i’ll probably use it on a long distance flight within India to maximize its benefit.
As per the card benefits, there are no such vouchers. I have no idea whether i was lucky or its common for everyone. Anyways, its time to experience the business class soon 🙂
The card also came with a Flying Returns membership and my Air India FFP number is embossed in front of the card below my name.
Note: The Air India Flying returns membership gets activated only after 15 days of receiving the SBI card. This was never mentioned anywhere and the customer care ex. was clueless about it until i asked them to transfer the call to their head.
SBI cards are becoming my favorite these days. I love their quick support and systems in place with which they’re able to get things done much faster than HDFC support. I’m gonna start using the card for all purchases in coming days to avail the milestone benefits as fast as possible. Detailed review of this card with all benefits can be seen here.
Do you have Air India SBI Signature Credit card? or do you wish to get one? Share your experiences in comments below.