News in brief:
Virgin Atlantic closes Hong Kong Clubhouse
This is not a surprising move. Supporting a lounge for one flight a day isn’t easy and only works when you can persuade other airlines to pay you to let their customers use it too. With no shortage of excellent lounges in Hong Kong this obviously wasn’t a workable option.
Triple Flying Club miles Worldhotels
You may not have heard of Worldhotels, which is an independent marketing group for 500 upscale hotels, spread across 65 countries. These are hotels which do not want to formally join a branded chain but still want to be able to offer their guests loyalty benefits and to benefit from global marketing campaigns.
You can find our more about Worldhotels here.
It is currently offering a decent promotion with 1,500 Virgin Flying Club miles with any stay before the end of March. 250 of the 500 properties in the group are taking part.
Full details can be found here. You need to book a specific rate code which is inserted during the booking process, so make sure you compare the price with any other deals available. You will not also earn Peakpoints in the Worldhotels loyalty scheme – although the miles are probably better value.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 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.
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:
Until 2nd November 2021, there is a special offer on The Platinum Card from American Express.
You will receive a sign-up bonus of 60,000 Amex points which converts into 60,000 Virgin Points.
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