UPDATE: Virgin Atlantic didn’t increase the award price after all. Instead they added a requirement. You must now have Silver or Gold status with the airline to make the award booking. More details can be found here: Necker Island award same price, but harder to get.
My wife and I had such a fantastic trip to Necker Island for Celebration Week that we started planning our next trip as soon as we got home! I counted up our transferable points (Amex, Citi, and Chase) and found that we have more than enough points for another 1.2 million mile trip. I emailed Virgin Limited Edition to ask about options for bringing our 17 year old son along and learned that we can’t — not without booking another room altogether. Those with younger children do have options, but in our case we decided to wait until our son is in college next year so that we can go without him guilt-free.
I also learned something unfortunate. Currently, they’re only taking award reservations for Celebration Weeks through January 2017. For later stays, they are expecting Virgin Atlantic to increase the award price and so they are waiting for details before taking new reservations.
Probable Last Chance for 1.2 Million Mile Awards
There are two Celebration Week dates currently available for booking with 1.2 Million Virgin Atlantic miles:
If you already have enough miles or transferable points and want to do this, please see my step-by-step guide: How to book a free week on Necker Island.
New Price Guess
Several years ago Virgin Atlantic increased the award price for a week on Necker Island from 1 million miles to 1.2 million miles. My guess is that they’ll raise the price by the same amount again to 1.4 million miles. I’m hoping that they won’t decide to round up to 1.5 million miles, but it wouldn’t surprise me if they do.
- Considering the 1.2 million mile Necker Island challenge
- 1,200,000 miles for Necker Island: Not easy. Not free.
- Days away from Necker Island
- Top 5 reasons Necker Island may be worth 1.2 million miles
Also see my Necker Island video playlist on YouTube: