Amex has launched a special promotion, limited to just 1,000 cardholders, planning to fly with Virgin Atlantic.
The first 1,000 holders of an Amex-issued Amex card to register and then book a Virgin flight will receive double Amex reward points when they book a Virgin Atlantic flight before 7th September. That means double Membership Rewards points, double Avios, double cashback etc depending on which card you register.
In theory, this promotion is only valid on cash tickets. However, since Amex probably awards the bonus by scanning your statement for transactions coded as Virgin Atlantic, you may well also get double points when paying taxes on Virgin Flying Club redemptions.
There is also a pathetic competition involved as well. One of these 1,000 people will win 2 return tickets from London to New York. In Economy. And, here’s the best bit, taxes and charges are NOT included! This means that it will actually cost the winner £700 or so to claim their ‘prize’. Lucky them.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (January 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):
You can also earn Virgin Points from various American Express cards – and these have sign-up bonuses too.
(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.)