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.

Virgin Atlantic Transfer Bonus

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 Atlanticnot 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 Atlantic Flying Club miles will be awarded at the time of transfer.

Quick Thoughts

This transfer bonus opens up some nice possibilities for award tickets to Asia on ANA, an airline partner of Virgin Atlantic. Gary Leff at View from the Wing discusses ANA awards using Virgin Atlantic miles. According to the chart he has published, round trip from the North American cities served by ANA to Japan costs 120,000 miles Virgin Atlantic miles in first class — which would be about 93,000 Membership Rewards points given the current promotion. Business Class would be 74,000. The partner award chart with Delta isn’t bad either, depending upon whether or not fuel surcharges will be imposed. You can read a great overview of Virgin Atlantic partner awards here. The transfer bonus is on until May 22nd, giving you plenty of time to study the charts and examine availability.

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Regarding Delta redemption
Beware: Virgin Flying Club Awards On Delta Flights Charge Extra For Connections ( in each sector)


Does a transfer extend the expiration of my Virgin Atlantic miles?


What about ihg transfer? Get spire status and a bonus 25000 ihg points. Might be worth a look.


Has anyone confirmed this still works?


Yes, it worked for me last month.


I like this plan:
80K MR points -> 104K VA miles -> 129K IHG points


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Hi All

Is this offer also available in the UK ?


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