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Buy points for less: When does it make sense to jump on a deal?

There are times when buying points or miles can make a lot of sense.  If you know what you’re doing, it’s often possible to save a lot of money or get a much better experience.  For example, you may be able to spend $50 on points to book a hotel that would have cost you over $100 if you booked the hotel for cash.  Or, maybe you were planning to pay $2,000 for an international…

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How to book Delta flights with Virgin Atlantic miles (2020 Edition)

This post has been updated to remain current for 2020. One significant new addition is the fact that you can text Virgin Atlantic Flying Club to look for partner awards that are not bookable online.  Details about searching for awards via text can be found in the section titled “8 things you need to know.” One of the best ways to book Delta flights is with Virgin Atlantic miles. Via Virgin Atlantic, you can often book…

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Virgin Atlantic: no cancellation fee on cheap awards

One of my favorite things about booking award tickets with foreign programs is that foreign programs often have much more reasonable change and cancellation fees than major domestic carriers in the United States. That’s true even when booking award tickets for travel on partner airlines. Virgin Atlantic publishes a cancellation fee of $50 per passenger, which is what I paid (for three passengers) to cancel and redeposit an award itinerary in August. In September, I…

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

The Virgin Atlantic World Elite Mastercard is easy to overlook.  Most of us in the US rarely fly Virgin Atlantic, so the card seems like an odd choice for an American audience.  And if we do fly Virgin Atlantic, the card doesn’t even offer any perks like free checked bags or priority boarding.  That said, the card does offer very strong rewards, especially if you spend $25K per year with card.  Further, Virgin Atlantic miles…

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(EXPIRED) 30% transfer bonus: Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic

American Express Membership Rewards is offering a 30% transfer bonus when transferring points to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club through 7/1/19. The Deal Get a 30% transfer bonus when transferring Amex Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club by 7/1/19 With this bonus, 1,000 Membership Rewards = 1,300 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles Key Details Valid from 12:00 a.m. MT on May 1, 2019 to 11:59 p.m. MT on July 1, 2019 Quick Thoughts This is a great deal if…

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(EXPIRED) 50K business class to/from Europe on Delta w/ Virgin Atlantic

Delta SkyMiles is out with another flash sale, offering business class flights to Europe on a number of routes from August into September for 128,000 SkyMiles round trip. While that’s a good deal for Delta SkyMiles if you’re flush with those miles and itching for a trip to Europe, this flash sale also means there is good availability to book the same flights for 50K Virgin Atlantic miles each way. Since Virgin is a Chase transfer partner,…

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(EXPIRED) Fly Sydney to LAX Delta One Suites for 75K miles (on April 26th)

Delta’s daily 777 flight between Sydney Australia and Los Angeles California has been updated with all new interiors. This means business class in Delta One Suites with doors similar to those pictured above. If you try to book this flight with miles, you’ll have to pay at least 255,000 Delta miles for a one way flight.  Fortunately, the same flight is much, much cheaper with Virgin Atlantic miles.  Via Virgin Atlantic, you’ll pay only 75,000…

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