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.
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 (December 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):
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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.
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