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Delta One suites for 50K to Europe w/ Virgin Atlantic miles

As reported by The Points Guy, Delta has rare Delta One Suites saver-level availability from Detroit to Amsterdam right now on select dates from late summer into the winter. Your best bet is to use Virgin Atlantic miles to book these flights as they will cost just 50,000 miles + $5.60 one-way to Europe. Since Virgin Atlantic is an Amex Transfer Partner, Chase Transfer Partner, Citi Transfer Partner, and SPG Transfer Partner, it is very easy to put together the miles…

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Buy miles via ThankYou Rewards

In general I don’t recommend purchasing airline miles, even at a discount, but if you have an immediate need for miles for a high value award, it can make sense. If you have a Citi Premier or Citi Prestige card and a few ThankYou points in your account, you can buy miles indirectly through the ThankYou Rewards program at a cost of only 2.5 cents per mile (or less when transfer bonuses are in effect). The best airline programs for these indirect mileage purchases, in my opinion, are: Air France, Cathay Pacific, Singapore, and Virgin Atlantic.

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(EXPIRED) Earn 6,000 Virgin Atlantic Miles With A 2-Day Avis Car Rental

Virgin Atlantic Avis Offer

Virgin Atlantic have teamed up with Avis to offer a potentially very lucrative promotion when renting a car. Here’s the deal and how – taken to the extreme – you can earn four return tickets in First Class on ANA. The Deal Book your car rental with Avis from January 1 to February 28, 2018 and drive away any time before June 30, 2018 with a bonus 5,500 Flying Club miles. Direct link to offer.…

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Fly business class to Africa for 50,000 miles round-trip (DC to Senegal)

UPDATE: Virgin Atlantic’s system is now able to see DSS airport and the award is bookable once again! Fly South African Airways Business Class to Africa for 50,000 miles: I can get you from the US to Africa in business class for 50,000 miles round-trip. Yep, it’s true. I don’t blame you for not believing me, as Africa is typically one of the most expensive continents to visit with miles. But today, I’m going to…

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Should I pounce on the Amex transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic?

Amex is once again offering a 30% bonus on points transferred from Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic.  That means, for example, if you transfer 100,000 Membership Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic, you’ll get 130,000 Virgin Atlantic miles. As I write this, I have about 140,000 Membership Rewards points in my account and my wife has 478,00 (she’s obviously much better at this game than I am).  On the other hand, she doesn’t have any Virgin…

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Holy availability! Transcon flat beds in Delta business for 18K points; Hawaii cheap, too

Delta Diamond

  Update: This appears to be dead as availability suddenly changed from daily to nearly nonexistent and rates have increased to 35K or more on dates with availability. With the 30% bonus on transfers from Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic that we posted about earlier and the return of the ability to search and book Delta with Virgin Atlantic miles online that Greg re-discovered today, we’ve been taking a closer look at Virgin Atlantic redemption options. Lucky at One…

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Book Delta with Virgin Atlantic miles online! (again)

In August I was excited to report that Delta awards could be booked online via Virgin Atlantic’s website (see: Wow, Book Delta with Virgin Atlantic miles online!).  Unfortunately, the ability to do so quickly disappeared.  Thankfully, the feature is back.  My bet is that they had been working on the feature for a while and had accidentally released it too early in August.  Hopefully it’s back now for good. Virgin Atlantic can be a great…

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[Expired] 30% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic

American Express Membership Rewards is offering a 30% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic.   The Deal 1,000 Membership Rewards points transfer to 1,300 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles Key Terms Transfer in increments of 1,000 points Offer expires 11/30/17 Quick Thoughts If you’ve been inspired by the The Hunt for Virgin Duckies, this transfer bonus could help you get there a lot quicker. Alternatively, Virgin Atlantic miles are generally known to be the best way to redeem for ANA…

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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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