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Win 40,000 Virgin Flying Club miles

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To celebrate 40 years of flights to the UK by Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic’s main partner (and 49% shareholder), Virgin Flying Club is giving away 40,000 miles.

To enter, you must be a UK resident member of Virgin Flying Club.  Here are the instructions:

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“We’re celebrating 40 years of our partner Delta Air Lines® flying to the UK with a miles giveaway. You could boost your Flying Club balance by a massive 40,000 miles – enough for two return reward flights to New York. All you have to do is answer this question:

Which year did Delta first fly from London Gatwick to New Orleans?  [the answer is 1978]

To enter please email with the subject line “Delta” with your name, Flying Club number and the correct answer to the question below by midnight on 6 July 2018. “

You should read the full rules here, under the ‘Competitions’ tab, before entering.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (January 2023)

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):

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

A generous earning rate for a free card at 0.75 points per £1 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.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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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