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Bits: 3000 miles with Virgin Money Transfer, £40 off Virgin economy to NYC, Norwegian to launch third daily NYC flight

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News in brief:

3000 Flying Club miles with a Virgin Money International Money Transfer

Virgin Money International Money Transfer returned as a Flying Club partner a few months ago.  The offer has now been extended and runs until 31st October.

If you try this service now you can get 3,000 Virgin Atlantic miles when making your first money transfer transaction.

The miles are worth around £30 at best and you need to transfer £1000 to trigger the bonus.  If the Virgin rates are close to Azimo then you may come out on top but you should definitely do the maths first – the banks are not known for their great rates.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.  You can find out more about this offer in our earlier article here.

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.

Virgin International Money Transfer earn Flying Club miles

Up to £40 off Virgin Atlantic economy flights to New York

We’ve given Virgin Atlantic’s rebranded economy products quite a bit of coverage over the last few weeks.

This article introduces the three different economy fare classesThis article explains why – because it earns so many additional miles – Economy Delight upgrades are effectively free.  More interestingly, a review of Virgin’s Economy Delight service, coupled with a report of what airline press trips are actually like!, will be published in the next few days.

Virgin Atlantic has now launched a special offer for economy flights from London to New York.  This gives you up to £40 off the fare. If you book an Economy Light return trip you will get £10 off and on Economy Classic return trips you will get £40 off.  There is no saving on Economy Delight.

You must book by 17th May 2018 for travel before 27th October 2018.  These fares are exclusive to Virgin’s own website.  The special booking page is here.

To maximise your miles when paying, your best bet is one of the two Virgin Atlantic Reward credit cards.  These earn double miles (3 per £1 on the paid card or 1.5 per £1 on the free card) when you book at virginatlantic.com or via Virgin Holidays.  Another option is American Express Preferred Rewards Gold which offers double points – 2 per £1 – when you book flight tickets directly with an airline.

Norwegian adds third Gatwick to New York service

Norwegian to increase London to New York frequency

Norwegian has announced plans to increase their daily flights from London to New York.  From 28th October 2018 there will be three daily flights instead of the current two.

The additional flight will depart from London Gatwick at 9.50am and lands at New York JFK at 1pm. The return flight will depart New York JFK at 7.40pm and land at London Gatwick at 7.10am the following day.

Thomas Ramdahl, Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian said about the new frequency:

New York remains one of the most popular routes for Norwegian customers and we are delighted to be able to offer an additional frequency between London Gatwick and JFK Airport which will provide even further choice and flexibility combined with great value. Our modern fleet of aircraft allow our customers, whether travelling for work or leisure, to enjoy their trip from the moment they step on board thanks to our award-winning state of the art entertainment system, comfortable and spacious cabin and attentive cabin crew.”

My review of Norwegian’s Premium cabin is here.

(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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Comments

  1. The new return from NYC is game changing. The otherwise obscenely late flight back is a bit of a killer (especially because the NYC lounge situation is not great!). This is brilliant news as far as I am concerned..although I will probably still continue to take the early flight from Gatwick on the outbound leg because it is magic and like time travel (you arrive almost in time to do an entire day of work!)

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