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Virgin Atlantic offering a targeted ‘Miles Booster’ promotion

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Virgin Atlantic has brought back its occasional ‘Miles Booster’ promotion with a 30% bonus.  This allows you to buy Virgin Flying Club miles very cheaply if you have a Virgin Atlantic cash or reward booked or have taken one recently.

This offer appears to be targeted to people who were emailed about it by Virgin Atlantic.  I cannot find any reference to the deal on the Flying Club website.  If you were not contacted yesterday then you should assume you are not included.

Miles Booster only works if you have a Virgin Atlantic cash or reward flight booked or have taken one in the last six months.  You are able to buy an additional 200% of the base miles you will earn from the flight for just 1p each.  This gets even cheaper during this promotion.

Click here for details. If you have a New York economy flight booked, for example, you would earn 6,916 base miles from your trip.

Miles Booster allows you to buy up to 13,832 additional miles for just 1p each. Plus, until 9th March 2018, you would get an extra 30% bonus as well.

If you maximised the Miles Booster option for a New York economy flight, you would be able to buy a total of 17,981 Virgin Flying Club miles for just £138.32. That is 0.77p each, which is well worth considering.

You can retrospectively buy miles via Miles Booster for any Virgin Atlantic flights taken in the last six months, cash or reward.  Yes, even previously flown or currently booked redemptions count.  If your trip is in the future, you will not receive your Miles Booster miles under three days after you return.

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How to earn Virgin Atlantic miles from UK credit cards

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Flying Club miles 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 Flying Club miles.  That page is regularly updated with the latest special offers and will still be accurate even if you are reading this article months after publication.

(Want to earn more Virgin Flying Club miles?  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.)

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  1. Thanks for the heads-up. That’s Vancouver and Whistler sorted for next Jan/Feb with an UUA to First on the way home

  2. Interesting thing to share about the miles booster promotion. I got the miles booster on a reward flight late last year. It later transpired that I wasn’t going to able to fly. So I cancelled the flight. I was also able to cancel the miles booster since it was within the 14 day period. I got my money back and the miles booster miles were taken away from my account. But almost a month later, I got the 30% bonus miles.

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