Virgin Flying Club launched a new partnership with chauffeur firm myDriver in April. I didn’t mention it then but a reader recently gave me a nudge and – because of the decent earning rate – I thought I would cover it today.
myDriver is a pan-European chauffeur service owned by German car rental group Sixt. It specialises in airport transfers, although they are happy to take all jobs, and operates in almost 100 cities across Europe.
In the UK, you will find them in Birmingham, Brighton, Chester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Oxford as well as London.
All trips are in executive cars. Prices are fixed at the time of booking – which must be in advance – with cancellations accepted up to 1 hour before pick up.
You will earn 3 Virgin Flying Club miles for ever €1 you spend, converted from your £ bill for UK rides.
Pricing seems reasonable. The reader who contacted me paid £60 from Heathrow to Greenwich. A random quote from South Kensington to Heathrow, one way, gave prices from £50 (BMW 2-series) to £97 (Mercedes-Benz S-Class) which is comparable with Uber.
Full details can be found on the Virgin Flying Club / myDriver page here.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (August 2022)
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, the Reward+ card has a bonus of 15,000 Virgin Points):
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.
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.
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.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.
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