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Vitality adds Virgin Atlantic flight discounts from 2020

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On Tuesday we told you about the new American Express credit card being launched in conjunction with life and health insurer Vitality.

It is a fascinating product.  The cashback element paid by Amex is identical to what is offered on its existing cashback cards BUT it is topped up by additional cashback from Vitality.  The more exercise you do, the higher the cashback percentage you receive.  Our full article on the Vitality American Express credit card is here.

Vitality is also adding Virgin Atlantic flight discounts from 2020.  This replaces the existing British Airways Vitality partnership which ends next month – see here.

Vitality Health adds Virgin Atlantic flight discounts

We don’t have full details yet of how it will work.  To quote:

“A new airline partnership with Virgin Atlantic will offer Vitality members 15% off all Virgin Atlantic flights, in any flight class. Members can enjoy up to four discounted bookings in a plan year, with the discount available linked to on their Vitality status. The benefit is due to start in early 2020 and will be available to all Vitality plan holders with rewards.”

There is also a new partnership with Expedia, offering 10% to 20% off four hotels per year.  The discount is based on your plan, Vitality status and engagement with the Vitality programme.   I would be more sceptical about this until we see the exact discounts, because if it is anything like (same parent company) it will not be valid on any chain hotels.

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (April 2024)

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 bonus points 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 40,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 40,000 Virgin Points.

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable 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 an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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.)

Comments (96)

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  • ankomonkey says:

    OT: Opinion Check-in (IHG Rewards survey site) will close 31/12/19 – just had an e-mail. Was useful to intentionally disqualify oneself for 5 points at a time.

    • Liz says:

      I use this to keep my hubby’s IHG account alive but I didn’t receive any email today.

  • Neil Donoghue says:

    Some folks here must have huge Avios balances! I don’t have the margin to book 2 one way F tickets to Sydney outright so sadly I still have to call it get it added.

  • Spaghetti Town says:

    OT: Sorry if already mentioned. LATAM having a leaving date now and will be pulling out of Oneworld by October 2020.

  • Alex W says:

    The Arsenal picture is a bit out of date, from 2012 I think! Tom Fox left Arsenal in 2014. Ivan Gazidis left Arsenal last year. Also the kit has been made by Puma since 2014. However Arsenal did sign a new deal with Emirates in 2018.

  • Chrisasaurus says:

    Anyone know the expiry rules of heathrow rewards accounts? I can’t find a reference but neither can I log in…

    • Grant says:

      Award Wallet suggests 3 years for mine.

    • bill says:

      i actually emailed them last week because i couldnt login. they replied saying my account had been deleted due to inactivity. i think it was 2 years

    • Rob says:

      It’s in the rules, I looked it up recently (then forgot!).

  • Shoestring says:

    I’m signing up to Bó!

    my kinda bank, beats the hell outta Monzo & Starling

    laters, dudes

  • Waddle says:

    I had an email from HSBC Premier telling me I have 1% back on spending on my Visa debit card until 23 Feb 2020 up to £10 back a month ie 1% back on max £1,000 spend a month for three months. Quite good considering it is a debit card, easy free £30.

  • Martha says:

    Travelling from Heathrow Terminal 4. What is the best lounge with Priority Pass?

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