By Rajat Gaur
Updated On September 20, 2021

ICICI Bank British Airways Premium Credit Card is an international travel credit card by ICICI Bank launched in collaboration with British Airways. The card earns you rewards as British Airways Avios Points which can be redeemed for travel spends, class upgrades and reward flights on British Airways and Oneworld partner airlines. Apart from the travel benefits, you also get complimentary movie tickets and discounted rates on dining at partner restaurants with the ICICI Bank British Airways Premium Credit Card. Read on to learn more about this international credit card by ICICI Bank.

ICICI Bank British Airways Credit Card

Best Suited For

Travel |

Joining Fee

Rs. 7,000 (plus applicable taxes)

Reward Type

AirMiles |

Product Details

  • You get 2 credit cards together- 1 MasterCard variant and 1 American Express variant.
  • The card earns you rewards an Avios (British Airways AirMiles program).
  • British Airways Executive Club membership and 8,000 Avios as a welcome benefit on using the American Express variant of the card for the first time.
  • 25,000 Avios on booking the first return ticket from India to London within 3 months of card issuance.
  • 4 Avios per Rs. 100 on everyday spends and 6 Avios per Rs. 100 on British Airways tickets and in-flight shopping with the American Express variant.
  • Accelerated Avios (up to 9 Avios per Rs. 100) on achieving the stipulated spends milestones with the American Express variant.
  • 1 Avios per Rs. 100 spent with the MasterCard variant of the card.
  • Up to 3 movie tickets each month from BookMyShow on achieving the stipulated spends based milestones.
  • Minimum 15% discount on dining bills on at partner restaurants under ICICI Bank’s Culinary Treats Program.

Rewards and Benefits

Welcome Benefits

British Airways Executive Club membership and 8,000 Avios

Movie & Dining

Up to 3 complimentary movie tickets per month from BookMyShow, minimum 15% off on dining bills at partner restaurants under ICICI Culinary Treats Program.

Rewards Rate

6 Avios per Rs. 100 on British Airways tickets and in-flight shopping, 4 Avios per Rs. 100 on all other spends with the AmEx variant, accelerated Avios (up to 9 Avios per Rs. 100 spent) on achieving the stipulated spends milestones (on AmEx variant), 1 Avios per Rs. 100 spent with the MasterCard variant.

Reward Redemption

British Airways Avios can be redeemed for award flights, class upgrades, etc on British Airways or any of its Oneworld partners.

Travel

Rewards earned as British Airways Avios, 24×7 concierge service for assistance regarding hotel reservations amd flight bookings.

Golf

N/A

Domestic Lounge Access

N/A

International Lounge Access

N/A

Insurance Benefits

N/A

Zero Liability Protection

Cardholder shall not be liable for any fraudulent use on the card post reporting the loss of card to the bank

Fees & Charges

Joining Fee

Rs. 7,000 (plus applicable taxes)

Renewal Fee

Rs. 7,000 (plus applicable taxes)

Spend based Waiver

N/A

Rewards Redemption Fee

Nil

Rewards Redemption Fee

Nil

Foreign Currency Markup

3.50% of the transaction amount

Interest Rates

3.40% per month (or 40.80% annually)

Fuel Surcharge

2.5% fuel surcharge waived off at all filling stations across India

Cash Advance Charge

2.50% of the transaction amount (subject to a minimum charge of Rs. 300)

Add-on Card Fee

Nil

ICICI Bank British Airways Premium Credit Card Welcome Benefits:

  • Complimentary British Airways Executive Club membership.
  • Bonus 8,000 Avios on using the American Express variant of the card for the first time.
  • 25,000 Avios on booking a return ticket from India to London within the first 3 months of card issuance.

ICICI Bank British Airways Premium Credit Card Rewards:

  • 1 British Airways Avios per Rs. 100 spent with the MasterCard variant of the card.
  • Avios earned on the American Express variant of the card as per the following chart-
Spends Category Avios per Rs. 100 (monthly spends less than Rs. 2.25 lakh) Avios per Rs. 100 (monthly spends between 2.5 lakh and 5 lakh) Avios per Rs. 100 (monthly spends greater than 5 lakh)
British Airways tickets and in-flight shopping 4 5 6
Other everyday spends 6 7.5 9

Rewards Redemption:

Avios earned on the British Airways Premium Credit Card can be redeemed for reward flights, class upgrades on British Airways or any of their Oneworld partners.

ICICI Bank British Airways Premium Credit Card Movie and Dining Benefits:

  • 1 BookMyShow voucher on making 5 transactions with the card in a month.
  • 3 BookMyShow vouchers on making 10 transactions with the card in a month.
  • Minimum 15% discount on dining bills at partner restaurants with ICICI Bank Culinary Treats Program.

24×7 Concierge Service:

You get a complimentary 24×7 concierge service with the ICICI Bank British Airways Premium Credit Card for assistance regarding hotel reservations, flight bookings, table reservations at restaurants, gift/flower delivery, etc.

Conclusion:

Considering the travel benefits that cone bundled with the ICICI Bank British Airways Premium Credit Card, it can be considered a decent credit card for frequent international flyers as you get quite a high reward rate in terms of British Airways Avios Points earned. However, one major downside of this card is that you don’t get any complimentary airport lounge access (neither domestic nor international). Still, since there are not many British Airways co-branded credit cards in India, if British Airways is the carrier of your choice, this is the only choice you’re left with. You may also want to check out the Classic variant of this card, which may be considered its toned-down version. What’s your opinion of the ICICI Bank British Airways Premium Credit Card? Do let us know in the comments. And if you’re an existing cardholder, feel free to share your experience.

FAQs:

You’ll be getting both the American Express and the MasterCard variants of the card together.

Avios is British Airways AirMiles program. Avios can be redeemed for class upgrades, reward flights, etc. on British Airways or any of its partner Oneworld airlines.

No, you don’t get any complimentary airport lounge access with the ICICI Bank British Airways Premium Credit Card.

No, you don’t earn PAYBACK or Hand-picked Reward Points with the ICICI Bank British Airways Premium Credit Card.

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