Japanese airline ANA has announced a new daily service from Vienna to Tokyo.
This will launch on 17th February. The timings are:
- NH206 Vienna 11:50 Tokyo Haneda 06:55 (next day)
- NH205 Tokyo Haneda 01:55 Vienna 06:00
You might not know that ANA is a Virgin Flying Club partner. Full details are on the Virgin Atlantic website here. I would imagine that there will be plenty of reward space on this new service, at least whilst it builds up demand, and it would not be a bad way of using your Virgin Flying Club miles.
A return Business Class flight from Europe to Japan on ANA is only 95,000 Virgin Flying Club miles – a steal compared to 180,000 peak day Avios! You can only book return flights on ANA using Virgin Flying Club miles.
You can find out more on the ANA website here.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (September 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):
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points if you apply by 2nd October. You receive 15,000 Virgin Points with your first purchase and a further 15,000 points if you spend £3,000 within 90 days. Apply here.
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.
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.
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