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Virgin Atlantic award chart (U.S.-centric)

Virgin Atlantic miles are super easy to obtain.  The Virgin Atlantic World Elite Mastercard earns 1.5 miles per dollar for all spend, plus it offers bonus miles when you reach certain thresholds.  In a previous post I detailed how it is possible to average 2.1 miles per dollar with this card.  Additionally, Virgin Atlantic partners with almost all transferable points programs: Amex, Chase, Citi, and Marriott.  Capital One is the only major holdout. We often…

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(EXPIRED) Wide open biz class to Europe for 50K miles each way

Delta is offering a flash sale on business class awards to Europe from 128K Delta SkyMiles round trip. If you’ve got a bunch of SkyMiles, that might be a good way to use them. However, if you’d be transferring from Membership Rewards, don’t book with Delta. Save yourself 28K points and book these with Virgin Atlantic for 50K each way. Note that while the Delta flash sale says it is valid for travel from August 7-Sept 5th, I’m seeing tons…

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[Dead] Virgin Atlantic: Lie-Flat Business Class Saver Awards To Hawaii For Up To 8 Passengers

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Delta has opened up business class saver award space for direct flights between Detroit and Honolulu. Booking with Delta requires a ton of SkyMiles, whereas Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles offer much better value at only 37,500 miles + $5.60 per person each way. The Deal Fly DTW-HNL and HNL-DTW in lie-flat business class seats for 37,500 Flying Club miles + $5.60. Quick Thoughts Even though these direct flights are on Delta, booking with SkyMiles…

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(EXPIRED) Australia, nonstop, from $632 RT Los Angeles to Sydney or Melbourne

Qantas, Virgin Australia, American, Delta, and United are all offering excellent prices on nonstop flights to Australia, with prices as low as $632 round trip. The cheapest prices are available from small online travel agencies listed at Skyscanner and Momondo, but you can use Google Flights to find cheap dates and then plug them in to those sites (or pay a bit more to book through major OTAs). The Deal Cheap nonstop economy class airfares from Los Angeles to Melbourne or Sydney, with prices…

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6 calls, 6 different answers…customer service doesn’t always know best.

An old proverb says, “”He who asks a question remains a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask remains a fool forever.” I propose an addendum: “He who is not a fool should not be fooled by whatever a customer service rep tells him.” Even the simplest question can get a different answer every time. In this morning’s post about Leveraging the United Excursionist Perk to save miles, I advised that you not call United to try to book…

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(EXPIRED) 30% bonus from Citi to Virgin Atlantic

A new 30% transfer bonus launched today to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, this time from Citi ThankYou points. That’s great news for those looking to top off a Flying Club account for a valuable award. The timing is excellent as there is also a 30% bonus running from Amex Membership Rewards, so you have plenty of options for topping off a Virgin Atlantic Flying Club account. The Deal Get a 30% transfer bonus when transferring Citi ThankYou…

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Virgin Launching Virgin-Wide Loyalty Program, Using Flying Club Miles

Virgin UK brands

The Virgin Group has announced that in 2019, they’ll be launching a new Virgin-wide loyalty program that’ll use Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club miles as the currency. The email they’ve sent out says the following: Today we’re announcing that Virgin Group and Virgin Atlantic have agreed to create a new company that will launch a Virgin-wide loyalty programme, to reward customer loyalty across Virgin branded companies with unique and differentiated reward opportunities. The new loyalty programme…

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Finding Delta awards in calendar view (Air France is not the answer)

Air France Flying Blue is the only Sky Team loyalty program that partners with all common transferable points programs: Amex Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou Rewards, and Marriott/SPG.  As a result, it can be a useful program for booking Sky Team awards, including Delta awards. One of the few options for searching for SkyTeam award space in calendar view (rather than one day at a time) is through Air France’s award calendar.  To…

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Virgin Atlantic transfers to IHG no longer count towards status

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Transfers of points from one loyalty hotel or airline loyalty program to another are usually a bad deal — indeed what makes SPG points or Marriott Travel Packages standout values is the fact that they are the exception rather than the rule. One further oddball exception to the rule — and one that was a very niche play — was the ability to move points from Virgin Atlantic to IHG. What made this deal palatable…

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