Almost 18 months after they launched, you can finally use the two Virgin Atlantic credit cards with Apple Pay.
We believe there was some contractual reason why Virgin Money could not offer this. As Virgin Money has now been taken over by Clydesdale / Yorkshire Bank, this issue may have gone away.
Coupled with the Virgin Money app, launched earlier this year, the Virgin Atlantic credit cards now appear to have caught up with the modern world.
You can find out more about the free Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard in our review here, and the £160 Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard in our review here.
I wouldn’t necessarily apply today, however, as there is currently no ‘enhanced’ sign-up promotion of any sort – although the usual 5,000 mile / 15,000 mile bonus is on. We honestly have no idea if there is anything in the pipeline, but I’m sure a new inducement will be along sooner rather than later.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (January 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, one has a bonus of 15,000 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:
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 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.)