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The end is near for Jet Airways – another great Virgin Atlantic redemption dies

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One of the best Virgin Flying Club redemptions is the Jet Airways flight from Amsterdam to Toronto, which is a continuation of a flight from Delhi (Jet’s base) to Amsterdam.

We wrote about the Jet Airways / Virgin Flying Club partnership here.  Between Toronto and Amsterdam, a one-way flight costs 20,500 Virgin miles in Economy, 41,000 Virgin miles in Business and 60,000 Virgin miles in the First Class suites.  Taxes are minimal.

Unfortunately, Jet Airways is now in a terminal financial position.  Much of its fleet has already been handed back to the leasing companies – the last report I saw said that only 28 of its 110 aircraft were still operating.

Virgin Atlantic redemptions on Jet Airways

Whilst the Delhi – Amsterdam – Toronto flight has been operating, the aircraft was impounded in Amsterdam yesterday as a result of unpaid bills.  There are also reports that half of the remaining fleet has been deregistered with immediate effect.

The bottom line is that you certainly shouldn’t look to book a Flying Club redemption on Jet Airways now and, if you are booked already, you should start looking for alternatives.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (October 2022)

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 & two 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.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable 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 long list of travel benefits 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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