Last month, HSBC Premier overhauled its credit card reward scheme. It had previously offered transfers to four airlines, but then added another five. It also added two hotel partners – IHG One Rewards and Wyndham Rewards.
It seems that HSBC isn’t stopping there. Another transfer partner has been added – Taiwanese carrier EVA Air. See below:
I don’t know the first thing about EVA Air Infinity MileageLands. It is a Star Alliance member which would allow you book reward flights on over 20 major global airlines.
That said …. Singapore Airlines and TAP Air Portugal are also Star Alliance members, so EVA Air doesn’t necessarily add anything to HSBC’s offering.
EVA Air has a tough 36 month expiry policy, although Singapore Airlines is no different. Your miles will expire irrespective of activity. This is one mark against them.
There may be some gems in the EVA Air reward chart. You would need to have a specific route and a specific travel class in mind and then compare the EVA Air cost, including their taxes and charges, to Singapore Airlines and TAP.
One potential benefit, according to this US article, is the ability to have a stopover in each direction as long as you book a return flight. If you were planning a lengthy trip to Asia, where Star Alliance is strongest, visiting multiple destinations, this may be an option to research.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – September 2022 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit card, here are our top recommendations based on the current sign-up bonuses.
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
60,000 points, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
15,000 points bonus and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review
Earning miles and points from small business cards
If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers:
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
50,000 points bonus until 2nd October – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review
For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending.