The Best Loyalty Credit Card: KrisFlyer American Express Card

by | May 24, 2022 | 0 comments

Best Loyalty Credit Card KrisFlyer

Plastic typically has its own mind and not always does a leading loyalty program have the leading credit card. This year they do as KrisFlyer sweeps all airline programs and the Best Loyalty Credit Card category with the American Express Singapore KrisFlyer Credit Card. But there is something telling about this finish—it is the only category in which they won a Freddie Award in which the category rating was below 9.X. But that is not unusual as it also happened in the Americas where the plastic winner was rated below the average of the other winning categories. Is it because the credit card is managed outside the loyalty program? One more interesting quirk about this category this year is that for the first time in any credit card region, a hotel credit card finished in the #2 spot. The Marriott Bonvoy credit card in the region is known as The Best Shihan Card. First released in early 2021, it is the first hotel industry credit card in South Korea and has proven to be not only very popular but highly rated as well. GarudaMiles Citi Card and American Express Membership Rewards almost tied for the third place though by just a one/hundredths of a point did GarudaMiles rank higher. As for American Express Membership Rewards, they are no stranger to this category having won Best Loyalty Credit Card in 2017, 2019, and the most recent year, 2020. What is surprising is that a perennial winner, the ADIB Etihad Guest credit card did not even place anywhere near the top. And just as in other categories, Vistara Club Vistara is in the ratings with their plastic product.

Full Voting Results

RankBest Loyalty Credit Card (Middle East & Asia/Oceania)Rating
1American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Credit Card8.66
2The Best Shinhan Card8.37
3Garuda Indonesia Citi Card8.33
4American Express Membership Rewards8.33
5Club Vistara Indusind Bank Explorer Credit Card8.30
6NAB Qantas Rewards Premium Card8.06
7KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card7.87
8Air New Zealand Airpoints Mastercard7.58
9QIB Qatar Airways Co-branded Card7.46
10Emirates NBD Infinite Card7.34
11CIMB Enrich World Elite Mastercard7.33
12InterMiles ICICI Bank Sapphiro Credit Card7.28
13Air India Flying Returns American Express Card7.22
14American Express Velocity Platinum Card7.17
15ANA Mileage Club Suica Card7.15
16JAL Mileage Bank JALCARD7.04
17Air China Phoenixmiles Credit Card6.94
18Asiana Airlines Asiana Club UC Mastercard6.92
19Thai American Express Platinum Credit Card6.87
20China Southern Sky Pearl Club Visa6.84
21Emirates CitiBank Ultima Credit Card6.82
22Air Arabia RakBank Platinum Mastercard6.73
23China Airlines HSBC Signature Card6.73
24Emirates Islamic Etihad Guest Premium Card6.65
25Cathay Pacific American Express Credit Card6.63
26ICBC Hong Kong Airlines Visa Platinum Card6.63
27Bank Muscat Oman Air Credit Card6.58
28AirAsia Citi Platinum Visa Credit Card6.51
29EVA Air Citibank Dream Voyage Card6.38
30CMBC Shangri La Co-Brand Credit Card6.08


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