Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

Double Amex Membership Rewards points when you book Virgin Atlantic flights

Links on Head for Points may pay us an affiliate commission. A list of partners is here.

I broke this post out from the long piece I did on American Express promotions yesterday as I didn’t want any regular Virgin travellers to miss it.

Between 20th November and 31st December, Amex is offering an extra Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on Virgin Atlantic flights via their website.

This means 2 points per £1 on the Platinum and Green card and 3 points per £1 on the Gold card, since that earns an additional travel bonus anyway.

The offer is open to the first 1,000 people to register and make a qualifying transaction.  You need to register the number of your American Express charge card here (link deleted as dead) before you book.

It is worth noting that the rules also say that BA Amex cardholders will receive double Avios!  This may be an error on Amex’s part, though.

The deal is not listed on the website showing Christmas offers for BA Amex cardholders, and it would be odd for BA to countenance a deal which made it worthwhile booking with a competitor!  That said, if you were going to book a Virgin ticket anyway you clearly have nothing to lose by registering your card.

HFP Virgin Atlantic Rewards credit card

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (November 2020)

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

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

As well as the two official Virgin Atlantic credit cards (see here, one has a bonus of 15,000 Points), you can also earn 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.)

Comments (2)