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Virgin, AA and United credit card offers extended – and a new Etihad Guest deal

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A quick heads up that MBNA has extended the current sign-up offers on three of its airline credit cards.

The impressive Virgin Flying Club offer has been extended from 30th June to 14th July.  This offers 10,000 miles for the free White card and 30,000 miles for the £140 Black card.  Remember that you can get both the White and Black cards!

The American Airlines bonus has been extended from 31st May to 30th June.  This offers 15,000 AA miles for this free card.

The United Airlines deal has been extended from 30th June to 15th July.  This offers 15,000 United miles for signing up – again, the cards are free.

Virgin card

My original posts on the deals can be found by clicking the links below, but ignore the closing dates in those articles:

Virgin Atlantic offer

American Airlines offer

United Airlines offer

There is also a new offer on the MBNA-run Etihad Guest cardThis now offers 12,000 Etihad Guest miles as you can see here.  I will analyse this offer in detail very soon.

The Lufthansa Miles & More credit card has not been extended.  The bonus on that card has dropped back to the usual 1,500 miles.

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – September 2022 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit card, here are our top recommendations based on the current sign-up bonuses.

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Earning miles and points from small business cards

If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers:

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

50,000 points bonus until 2nd October – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending.

Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

1% cashback and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (7)

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  • Howard says:

    On the United offer I see that they are merging with AA. My wife and I have around 45,000 AA points each. Is it worth getting the United offer points? Will both programmes be merged?


    • Felix Flyer says:

      Sorry, it is US airways (oneworld) that is merging with American rather than United (Star Alliance).

  • jose says:

    Can the 15.000 AA mile be transferred and converted into Avios or BA miles?

    • Alan says:

      No you can book BA flights with AA miles, but can’t transfer them.

  • pazza2000 says:

    To bite at the 12k EY sign up offer or hold off in the chance of a greater one…??

  • M says:

    On the AA card application(in FAQ’s section) it clearly states “You can also earn double miles for any spend on fuel, supermarket shopping and American Airlines purchases when using your
    AAdvantage® Credit Card Account.” Came out no extra points are given! This is for the card taken last mont.

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