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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

IHG status credit card bonus

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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(EXPIRED) 4,000+ Virgin Atlantic miles w/ Avis rental

Virgin Atlantic is offering a promotion in conjunction with Avis, awarding 4,000 bonus miles (in addition to base miles earned) on rentals of 3 days or more with Avis for Group C or higher. You’ll have to shop around and compare rates, but this return might be worthwhile. The Deal Earn a bonus 4,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles for Avis rentals of 3 days or more in North America, Canada (which seems to me like it is part…

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Can you change the last name on an award ticket? (Maybe!)

Can you change the last name on an award ticket? That’s a question I didn’t anticipate having to ask years after I got married and had already flown something in the hundreds of thousands of miles of award flights…but there I was last week, Googling just that phrase. Family Background My wife and I have been married for several years and together for more than a decade. We collected a lot of points and miles in the…

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(EXPIRED) Great deal: 30% transfer bonus MR to Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Limited Edition Duck Necker Island

American Express Membership Rewards is once again offering a 30% transfer bonus when transferring Membership Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic. This can be a great deal if you are able to take advantage of some of Virgin’s partner awards and/or if you are looking to book a lap infant award ticket in premium cabins as Virgin has some excellent values. Furthermore, if you’d like to go to Necker Island and visit with Greg’s buddy Sir Richard, this can…

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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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