Virgin Atlantic refinancing talks are continuing – report
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Sky News ran a long article on Saturday on the current state of the Virgin Atlantic refinancing talks.
You can read it here – there is no pay wall so I won’t repeat everything.
It also isn’t clear how much of it is accurate:
The Guardian / Observer reported yesterday that the airline was still talking to the Government about a £100 million loan, although this contradicts the Sky News piece which says that no discussions are ongoing
Sky News suggests that Delta Air Lines may be involved in the restructuring, even though Delta’s CEO has publicly said that it is banned from investment in non-US operations under the terms of its own US Government bailout
All we seem to be certain about is:
talks are still continuing, which is a positive sign
no-one appears to be panicking at the moment about the airline slipping into administration
the only options for fresh money appear to be from hedge funds, not trade investors, which is likely to cause substantial difficulties further down the line
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (April 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):
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 & four 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.
The Platinum Card from American Express
30,000 points and unbeatable travel 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 bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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.
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