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BMI and Virgin Atlantic partnership to end 31st August

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We finally have a date.  

31st August is the last day for Virgin Atlantic Flying Club members to redeem or earn Virgin miles on BMI flights.

I assume this is reciprocal, so that 31st August will also be the last day to redeem BMI miles for Virgin Atlantic flights. This is still to be confirmed, though.


HFP Virgin Atlantic Rewards credit card

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (June 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

You can choose from two official Virgin Atlantic credit cards (apply here, one has a bonus of 15,000 Points):

Virgin Rewards credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

The UK’s most generous free Visa or Mastercard at 0.75 points / £1 Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending Read our full review

You can also earn Virgin Points from various American Express cards – and these have sign-up bonuses too.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is FREE for a year and comes with 20,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 20,000 Virgin Points:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Virgin Points

(Want to earn more Virgin Points?  Click here to see our recent articles on Virgin Atlantic and Flying Club and click here for our home page with the latest news on earning and spending other airline and hotel points.)

Comments (3)

  • Jason says:

    No need to apologise Raffles. These updates are great and save me trawling through endless drivel on FT. Your site is brilliant so thank you.

  • Roger says:

    From the VS link: ‘For new reward bookings please contact your local Flying Club helpline to check availability. Travel must be completed on or before 31 August 2012.’

    Even redemptions must be flown by 31/08/2012! A-a-a-argh!

    If that’s the same in reverse – using BD miles for VS flights – that’s upset my notional 2013 plan.

  • uphaar says:

    No need to apologize. I love them, keep ’em coming! FT is great but it’s a bit of work to extract the UK-specific stuff out 🙂

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