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Excellent Virgin Atlantic US deals in Upper Class from Amsterdam

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Virgin Atlantic has filed some excellent Upper Class fares from Amsterdam to North America.

These are valid for travel from late July / early August up to 3rd September and between 17th and 31st December.  Connections from Amsterdam are on Flybe or British Airways.

Virgin Atlantic Amsterdam deals

Typical deals include:

  • Amsterdam to New York (via London / Manchester) €1291
  • Amsterdam to Boston (via London / Manchester) €1276
  • Amsterdam to Washington (via London) €1222
  • Amsterdam to Seattle (via London) €1374
  • Amsterdam to Los Angeles (via London) €1491

You can learn more about Virgin Upper Class on this page of their website.  New York and Boston via Manchester can be booked via the Virgin booking page here but the other routes via London require you to use Expedia.

If you don’t have a credit card with 0% foreign exchange fees, your best bet for maximising your miles when paying 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 triple points – 3 per £1 – when you book flight tickets in a foreign currency, because it triggers both the ‘double points for airline spend’ and the ‘double points for foreign spend’ bonuses.


HFP Virgin Atlantic Rewards credit card

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (July 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):

Virgin Rewards credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

The UK’s most generous free Visa or Mastercard at 0.75 points / £1 Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending Read our full review

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:

Nectar American Express

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

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Virgin Points

(Want to earn more Virgin Points?  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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