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Title: Barclays Emirates co-branded Credit Cards
Post by: MosheD on September 14, 2020, 11:31:27 AM
Very small SUB but can get silver or gold.
Not sure what its worth but not that exciting imo

https://thepointsguy.com/news/emirates-credit-cards/
Title: Re: Barclays Emirates co-branded Credit Cards
Post by: moe8555 on September 15, 2020, 03:40:01 AM
This seems a little half baked or very niche.  At the height of corona, a $499 AF with no credits to offset...?  And no benefit for frequent flyers already at Gold to push them towards Platinum?  This would only appeal to an Emirates flyer that has no status or routinely makes Silver and wants an easier path to Gold.
Title: Re: Barclays Emirates co-branded Credit Cards
Post by: jose34 on September 15, 2020, 03:47:13 AM
Very small SUB but can get silver or gold.
Not sure what its worth but not that exciting imo

https://thepointsguy.com/news/emirates-credit-cards/
Thanks for posting, I was gona ask about it.

Won't it make sense for anyone once flights between UAE and Israel are established... you'll be going out of your way but for the experience it may be worth the extra travel time...especially if you can get upgraded and see the airport in UAE.
Title: Re: Barclays Emirates co-branded Credit Cards
Post by: MosheD on September 15, 2020, 08:17:54 AM
Anyone going that route would prob already be in premium cabin and have lounge access.

Are there any real benefits of Silver elite for $99 or Gold for $499?

I dont think so but was newsworthy enough to post
Title: Re: Barclays Emirates co-branded Credit Cards
Post by: moe8555 on September 15, 2020, 08:19:35 AM
Perhaps Marriott reciprocal benefits for Gold or higher?
Title: Re: Barclays Emirates co-branded Credit Cards
Post by: moe8555 on September 15, 2020, 11:44:22 AM
An observation from the fine print: the PP Select allows unlimited guests and AUs (which appear to be free) also get their own PP.  Could be interesting.... :-)
Title: Re: Barclays Emirates co-branded Credit Cards
Post by: Dan on September 15, 2020, 12:05:22 PM
An observation from the fine print: the PP Select allows unlimited guests and AUs (which appear to be free) also get their own PP.  Could be interesting.... :-)
Ritz does as well and it's a much better card.
EK miles and Silver/Gold status are a snoozefest.
Title: Re: Barclays Emirates co-branded Credit Cards
Post by: LoLo on September 15, 2020, 12:08:32 PM
Quote from: DoC
The $499 annual fee on the premium rewards card is ridiculous, especially considering you need to spend $40,000 annually to keep status on the card
Title: Re: Barclays Emirates co-branded Credit Cards
Post by: ah giten on September 15, 2020, 02:06:49 PM
Ritz does as well and it's a much better card.
EK miles and Silver/Gold status are a snoozefest.
if they start flying to TLV, it"ll be valuable for some, or just not, cuz there won't be any availability..
Title: Re: Barclays Emirates co-branded Credit Cards
Post by: Dan on September 15, 2020, 02:10:48 PM
if they start flying to TLV, it"ll be valuable for some, or just not, cuz there won't be any availability..

What's the value of having EK Silver/Gold?
Title: Re: Barclays Emirates co-branded Credit Cards
Post by: ah giten on September 15, 2020, 02:35:25 PM
What's the value of having EK Silver/Gold?
Not much, but something.
https://www.emirates.com/us/english/skywards/about/membership-tiers/membership-benefits.aspx
Title: Re: Barclays Emirates co-branded Credit Cards
Post by: moe8555 on September 15, 2020, 02:40:09 PM
Ritz does as well and it's a much better card.
EK miles and Silver/Gold status are a snoozefest.

I agree, but the doors to the Ritz are closed to many.
Title: Re: Barclays Emirates co-branded Credit Cards
Post by: Dan on September 15, 2020, 03:02:23 PM
I agree, but the doors to the Ritz are closed to many.
Anyone can product change to Ritz.
Title: Re: Barclays Emirates co-branded Credit Cards
Post by: moe8555 on September 15, 2020, 04:30:32 PM
Anyone can product change to Ritz.

But only if you already have a Chase Marriott card.  And if you don't, then you have to be under 5/24 to play.
Title: Re: Barclays Emirates co-branded Credit Cards
Post by: Samb on September 15, 2020, 08:47:17 PM
Will other airlines match the status?
Title: Re: Barclays Emirates co-branded Credit Cards
Post by: moe8555 on September 18, 2020, 01:49:33 AM
Another detail buried in the fine print of the $499 card:

"If the $40,000 (USD 40,000) spend threshold is not met in any subsequent year, or if you do not qualify as per the Emirates Skywards Program Rules, your tier membership will be changed to Silver tier membership as long as you maintain a valid Card Account."

So guaranteed Silver status just for having the card.