HSBC Rewards Points can be transferred to a small handful of airline partners at a 1:1 ratio meaning that 1,000 HSBC Points can be converted into 1,000 airline miles.
This gives HSBC points some solid value and is one of the best redemption options outside of redeeming points for travel.
HSBC Rewards Credit Cards
HSBC offers two rewards credit cards to members based in the United States. Both of these cards grant the ability to transfer points to HSBC's travel partners.
Do note that each card earns points separately from other you may have and that you cannot move rewards between cards.
HSBC Elite Credit Card
The HSBC Elite Credit Card is HSBC's premium credit card. It earns 3X points on travel, 2X on dining, and 1X on everything else.
Benefits of the card include $400 in travel credit, unlimited lounge access via LoungeKey, a Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application credit, and much more.
Points earned with the HSBC Elite Credit Card can be redeemed towards travel for 1.5 cents each or be transferred to airline partners.
HSBC Premier Credit Card
The HSBC Premier Credit Card is a big step down from the HSBC Elite Credit Card. It earns 2X points on travel and 1X points on everything else.
Benefits include Global Wi-Fi access with Boingo, a TSA PreCheck application credit, and several World Mastercard benefits.
Points earned with the HSBC Premier Credit Card can be redeemed towards travel for 1.25 cents each or be transferred to airline partners.
HSBC Transfer Partners
HSBC Rewards Points can be transferred to few select airline partners at a 1:1 ratio. Transferring points to partners will typically be the best option as each travel partner offers sweet spots that can net you some high value.
List of HSBC Transfer Partners
British Airways Executive Club
British Airways Executive Club is one of the best airline transfer partners for HSBC Rewards. The Avios rewards program is distance based which means you'll find superb value in short-haul trips.
If you're visiting Europe and you want to jump between European cities for excellent value, Avios is the top option.
Since British Airways is a oneworld partner, short-haul flights on oneworld partners will also give you great value. This includes American Airlines and Alaska Airlines in which you can find fantastic redemption value flying from the West Coast to Hawaii.
HSBC Points to Miles Calculator
Use the conversion calculator to calculate the transfer of HSBC Points to airline miles with HSBC's travel partners.