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BIG BONUS: Get up to 60% extra when you buy Virgin Points

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Virgin Flying Club has launched another big bonus if you buy Virgin Points – see here.

The maximum bonus is 60%. If you are a Gold member of Virgin Flying Club, you get 70%.

To put this in perspective, before 2020 Virgin Atlantic had never even run a 50% bonus. 15% to 30% was the best you could expect.

The link to buy points is here.

Get a 70% bonus buying Virgin Points

The closing date for the bonus is 21st December.  The bonus is staggered:

  • 15% bonus when you buy 5,000 – 24,000 points
  • 20% bonus when you buy 25,000 – 69,000 points
  • 40% bonus when you buy 70,000 – 119,000 points
  • 60% bonus when you buy 120,000 – 200,000 points

At the top end, 200,000 Virgin Points, which comes to 320,000 points with the bonus, will cost you £3,000.  This works out at 0.94p each. If you are Gold with a 70% bonus, you are paying 0.88p.

0.94p is certainly cheap for a direct miles purchase. Most Virgin Atlantic commercial partners will be paying the airline more than 0.94p for their miles.

What sort of deals can you get with 0.94p miles?

The issue with Virgin Points is that there are virtually no short haul opportunities to spend them. The best deals are long haul Business Class flights across the Virgin Atlantic network and of course the route network is limited.

You can see the Virgin Atlantic reward chart on this page of their website.

Unsurprisingly, the numbers are not dissimilar to the Avios chart and you will find that taxes and charges are also very similar.

You want to looking at premum cabin redemptions to get full value if you are buying points.

Get up to 70% extra when you buy Virgin Points

There are great deals with partners

There is real value to be had with Virgin Atlantic’s airline partners too:

Don’t forget the 2-4-1 voucher with the Virgin Atlantic credit cards

If you do choose to buy points, remember that you will also receive 15,000 Virgin Points as a sign-up bonus with the £160 Virgin Atlantic Reward+ credit card

Our full review of the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ credit card is here. The review also gives you an overview of how the 2-4-1 voucher issued by the Virgin credit cards works. Unles the BA Amex credit card, the annual voucher with the Virgin Atlantic credit cards can also be used to upgrade flights which makes it useful for the solo traveller.

Buying points for 0.94p and redeeming them with a Virgin Atlantic 2-4-1 or upgrade voucher should offer good value.

The link to buy Virgin Points is here. The offers runs to 21st December.

Comments (29)

  • Graeme says:

    Virgin supposedly announcing a new US destination in the coming weeks. Suggestions of SAN, TPA or RSW.

  • Chris says:

    The doom merchants are out .

    Definitely won’t be transferring mine to hilton .

  • Jo says:

    Would be a good deal if they actually released upper class rewards flights! Ours were cancelled due to the US boards not being opened, but have not been able to rebook airmiles and 2 4 1 flights as nothing available!

  • Will says:

    You’ve got to be bonkers to consider buying airline miles unless they’re an absolute steal or unless you have a specific redemption to make imho.

    They’re right on the edge and the temptation to fold and ditch liabilities and reform with a clean slate must be huge.

    As far as frequent flyer good will goes, I think being grounded due to covid would be something that people would see as a one off if FF accounts were wiped out, they might not like it but it’s a pretty decent reason.

  • Konstantin says:

    There is virtually no upper class rewards availability to USA.
    Especially Orlando.
    Availability on BA is much better.
    This makes Virgin points completely useless for me.
    Also, good luck getting to Japan in the short term.

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