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New Delta routes to Tokyo Haneda airport available

Delta put many new routes on sale today to and from Tokyo Haneda airport. That’s good news for those traveling to and from Tokyo as Haneda is much more convenient for accessing Tokyo — and it meant at least a temporary glut of award space that was available via Virgin Atlantic for 60K miles each way. While I don’t see much availability now, it’s worth keeping your eye out if you have hopes to visit…

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(EXPIRED) Delta deal: biz class to Lima, Peru from $971 RT

Just yesterday, Greg wrote a post attempting to answer the question, “Should Delta flyers credit to Virgin Atlantic?” and we discussed it on our Talking Points live stream. Whichever way you answer that question, you might be interested in this: Delta One has business class on sale to Lima, Peru, including flat bed seats between Atlanta and Lima, from $971 round trip from a number of US cities (note that the cheapest prices have pretty limited availability in September / October,…

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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) Citi: Get 30% Bonus Transferring ThankYou Points To Virgin Atlantic

Citi Virgin Atlantic 30% ThankYou Point Transfer Bonus

Citi is offering a 30% bonus when transferring ThankYou points to Virgin Atlantic. They’ve also helpfully provided an end date for the transfer bonus, so there’s no need to transfer right now if you don’t have an immediate use for them. The Deal Get a 30% bonus when transferring Citi ThankYou points to Virgin Atlantic. Key Terms Expires June 22, 2019 at 11:59pm ET. Quick Thoughts One of the nice features of this transfer bonus…

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(EXPIRED) Delta One to Asia for up to 9 people, 47K each. Wide open availability.

Delta is offering excellent partner availability for many routes between the US and Asia in Delta One business class during the winter, with as many as nine(!) seats available on some dates during popular school vacation periods. If Asia is in your travel plans, this winter could be a great time to visit. In this morning’s post about Chase Ultimate Rewards sweet spots, I noted that Virgin Atlantic is a good sweet spot for travel to Asia. However,…

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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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