Virgin Atlantic has launched a short-term promotion for holders of its Reward and Reward+ credit cards.
This offer runs to 31st October. If you are planning to book a Virgin Atlantic flight or Virgin Atlantic Holiday before 31st October, you may want to apply for a credit card before you do so.
What is the deal?
It comes in two parts.
The first part is for all Virgin Atlantic Reward and Reward+ credit card holders.
All cardholders will receive double miles when bookings flights or Virgin Atlantic Holidays before 31st October.
Bookings must be made directly with the airline or via the Holidays website to qualify.
‘Double miles’ means 3 Virgin Flying Club miles per £1 spent on the free Reward card and a whopping 6 miles per £1 spent on the Reward+ card.
The second part is even more interesting.
Holders of the Reward+ card (the one with the £160 annual fee) with also receive a free Virgin Atlantic upgrade voucher.
There is a minimum spend of £500 required at either Virgin Atlantic or Virign Atlantic Holidays.
The upgrade voucher is valid for 24 months and allows the cardholder to upgrade either one return flight or (if two are travelling) one leg each of a return flight.
You can upgrade from either Economy to Premium or Premium to Upper Class. There must be reward seats available in the higher class and additional taxes and charges may be due.
This is a very attractive offer for Reward+ cardholders, especially as the upgrade could be worth more than the £500 minimum spend required to earn it. The two year validity period is also very useful.
The only problem, unless you want to take a punt on a US route for travel in 2021, is finding a route to book …..
Cardholders will receive an email from Virgin Atlantic very soon outlining the offer in detail. It runs until 31st October.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (October 2021)
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 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points:
Until 2nd November 2021, there is a special offer on The Platinum Card from American Express.
You will receive a sign-up bonus of 60,000 Amex points which converts into 60,000 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.)