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Virgin Atlantic World Elite Mastercard Deep Dive: Maximize Earnings and Status

When it looked as if Virgin Atlantic miles could be used to book Delta awards online, I decided that it was time to take a closer look at the Virgin Atlantic World Elite Mastercard issued by BankAmericard.  At the time of this writing, BOA is offering a “90K” signup bonus which is really a 75K signup bonus.  But this post is not about that.  If you’re interested in my take on the signup bonus, please…

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Wow, Book Delta with Virgin Atlantic miles online!

UPDATE 8/3/17: The feature described in this post has disappeared!  See this post for details. Thanks to One Mile at a Time I just learned that Virgin Atlantic is now allowing users to book awards on Delta flights online.  This is huge because Virgin Atlantic award prices are excellent on many routes and Virgin Atlantic miles are incredibly easy to get.  Previously it was difficult to figure out if Delta saver awards were available to…

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Virgin Atlantic “90K” offer returns (but it’s really 75K)

Bank of America has brought back the popular “90,000 mile bonus” offer on their Virgin Atlantic Mastercard. While they market the bonus as being 90K, it’s really a 75K signup bonus with the chance to earn 15K every year on your anniversary based on annual spend. The Offer Earn 20,000 Flying Club bonus miles after your first retail purchase Earn 50,000 additional Flying Club bonus miles after you spend at least $12,000 in qualifying purchases…

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Free Virgin Mobile + Virgin Atlantic / Alaska discounts: Deal or no deal?

Free Virgin Mobile cell service for one year

On the heels of Sprint’s recent (and still valid until 6/30) promotion for one year of FREE Sprint cell phone service, Virgin Mobile announced a few days ago that they are also offering nearly free wireless service for 12 months, as well as opportunities for 2-for-1 travel on Virgin Atlantic and up to 20% off some Alaska Airlines flights. However, there is a catch….or two or three or four. The main catch is that you have…

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Should I go for the 30% transfer bonus to Virgin? Reader input requested.

The Amex Membership Rewards 30% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic ends Monday, May 22.  I’m tempted to take advantage of it, for several reasons: Virgin Atlantic miles are extremely valuable towards ANA first class flights. Virgin Atlantic miles can be quite valuable towards Delta flights. Virgin Atlantic miles can be valuable for Virgin Atlantic awards and upgrades if you don’t mind dealing with high fuel surcharges. Necker Island.  I want to go back.  See:  Is…

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30% Transfer Bonus to Virgin Atlantic from Membership Rewards

American Express is offering a limited-time 30% transfer bonus on points transferred from Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles. The Deal Receive 1,300 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles for every 1,000 Membership Rewards points transferred to Virgin. Note that this is Virgin Atlantic, not the US-based Virgin America. Key terms: Minimum transfer is 1,000 Membership Rewards points. Offer valid from 12:00 a.m. MT on April 17, 2017 to 11:59 p.m. MT on May 22, 2017. Additional Virgin…

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Business Class Virgin Atlantic San Francisco to Manchester from $1994 round trip

Update: Some of the benefits of the American Express Business Platinum card have expired since publication. Specifically, the 50% pay-with-points rebate is no longer available to new applicants. See our Best Offers page for full details of current offers. As reported by Secret Flying, Virgin Atlantic has some incredible business class fares for their new route from San Francisco to Manchester, UK — starting as low as $1994 through agencies on Momondo or $2004 direct through Virgin Atlantic/Delta/OTA…

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FARE WAR: Business class to Europe from $1795 wide open cities and dates!

UPDATE #1: We are adding new cities as we find them — there are now fares starting from $1795! UPDATE #2: Oneworld pricing appears to either be dead or extremely limited from Atlanta, but still alive on many dates from Pittsburgh. SkyTeam availability still appears to be very strong as of 2:30pm Eastern time. This fare sale is not likely to last, so we recommend booking if you find dates that work for you. We…

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Necker Island award same price, but harder to get

After my trip to Necker Island, I learned that Virgin Atlantic was considering increasing the 1.2 million mile award price.  I published the news here: Necker Island award price probably going up. Last call for 1.2 million miles.  Well, I finally got official notice about the change and it’s not what I expected… The good news, for my 3 or 4 readers who were hoping to do this, is that the award price is not…

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