Axis Points Transfer Partners: Convert Edge Rewards to Points & Miles

Axis Points Transfer Partners: Convert Edge Rewards to Points & Miles

Axis Bank has recently added the ability to transfer Edge Reward points to Partner points and miles which is one of the major moves taken by Axis Bank to serve the affluent customers of the bank.

Below transfer rate from Edge Rewards to Partner points & miles are applicable for Affluent / HNI cards only: Magnus, Reserve & Burgundy Private. Axis Atlas is dealt separately.

Other cards transfer at 10:1, which is poor and not worth transferring, hence not covering them in this article.

Table of Contents

Airline Partners

Airline Loyalty Program Transfer Ratio
(Atlas Miles:Partner Miles)
Transfer Ratio
(Edge Rewards: Partner Miles)
Singapore Airlines Krisflyer 1:2 5:4
Qatar Privilege Club 1:2 5:4
Etihad Etihad Guest 1:2 5:4
United Mileage Plus 1:2 5:4
Ethiopian Airlines Sheba Miles 1:2 5:4
Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles 1:2 5:4
Air France KLM Flying Blue 1:2 5:4
Spice Jet Spice Club 1:2 5:4
Air Asia Air Asia Rewards 1:2 5:4
Air Canada (New) Aeroplan 1:2 5:4
Japan Airlines (New) JAL Mileage Bank 1:2 5:4
Qantas (New) Frequent Flyer 1:2 5:4
  • Expected turnaround time to transfer: 1 Day for Etihad, Air France, united (instant) & Spice Jet (others: 10 Days)

Hotel Partners

Hotel Loyalty Program Transfer Ratio
(Atlas Miles:Partner Miles)
Transfer Ratio
(Edge Rewards Miles:Partner Miles)
Marriott Marriott Bonvoy 2:1 5:4
ITC Club ITC 1:2 5:4
IHG IHG Rewards 1:2 5:4
  • Expected turnaround time to transfer: 1 Day for Marriott & IHG / 10 Days for ITC

Note: Axis systems were having an issue initially when it went live a day back. So while transferring make sure you’re seeing the proper “transfer ratio” in the slider.

Axis transfer rewards

What’s the reward rate?

If you spend 1 Lakh on Axis Magnus and Reserve, this is what you get:

  • Magnus: 4800 +20,000 (milestone benefit) = 24,800 partner Miles
  • Reserve: 6000 Partner Miles

Magnus is indeed a MIND BLOWING card for spends up to 1L, for spends higher than a lakh, Reserve is better. For international spends, reserve is the only card you ever need going forward, as it gives 2X rewards.

So if you look at the reward rate angle on regular domestic spends, it turns out to 2.4% – 4.8% on Magnus (~24% on 1L spend) and 3% to 6% on Reserve assuming a conservative value of 0.50 INR to 1 INR on select partner points and miles.

But it’s indeed not an easy game if you do-not know what you’re doing. For most cardholders, Marriott & ITC points transfers are simple to begin with. And for the experts, the airline transfer may come in handy.

With this addition, American Express Credit Cards lose their major USP (Marriott transfer) and so spends will move to Axis Premium Cards, as the reward rate is a lot better with Axis.

I mean why would anyone use Amex Platinum charge to earn 2.5K Marriott Bonvoy points (1L spend) while you can earn 4.8K(Axis magnus) or 6K(Axis reserve) instead?!

How to Transfer?

It’s super simple and you can do it in a matter of a few clicks.

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