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HFP Virgin Atlantic Rewards Plus Credit Card

ENDS MONDAY AM: Get 30,000 Virgin Points with the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ credit card!

Virgin Atlantic is currently running a special offer for its Virgin Money-issued Reward+ credit card – but time is running out.

You will get 30,000 Virgin Points (usually 15,000 points) if you take out the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ credit card. You will get 15,000 points after your first purchase and a further 15,000 points if you spend £3,000 within 90 days.

There is no special deal on the free Virgin Atlantic Reward credit card. This card has no sign-up bonus.

This offer runs until the morning of Monday 2nd October.  You can apply here. Our full article on the offer is here.

Special feature:

Is flying Premium Economy worth the money?

HfP exclusive:

Amex suspends the scrapping of pro-rata annual fee refunds at the last minute

This week’s top travel news stories:

Luton Airport gets two new lounges, but loses Aspire

Virgin Atlantic launches a reward seat sale with 25% off ALL redemptions

Gatwick Airport capped flights this week as it struggled with Air Traffic Control staff illness

Other British Airways and Avios news:

British Airways devalues Avios redemptions on Cathay Pacific and JAL with no notice and no notification

British Airways introduces overnight bag drop at London City Airport

You can convert Avios into Accor ALL points – but should you?

New British Airways codeshares with IndiGo in India

Credit card news:

Amex launches excellent new United and Hilton cashback offers

…. plus a strong £100 Hyatt cashback offer

How to keep your Amex Membership Rewards points alive when cancelling a Platinum or Gold card

Should you buy Membership Rewards points whilst you still can? Sunday is the last day

Hotel news:

REGISTER NOW: IHG launches its new Autumn promotion (click here to register)

Frankfurt NFL game tickets available for auction with Marriott Bonvoy

Latest reviews:

Rhys reviews the St Regis Jakarta, a stunning city hotel. Image above.

Looking for a good airport hotel in Jakarta? The Fairfield Jakarta Airport is a good option.

Other interesting news:

Which airlines have the most Heathrow Airport take-off and landing slots?

How to redeem on airline partners with Avios from Qatar Privilege Club – because some flights are now cheaper than booking via

IAG low-cost airline LEVEL launches new flights to Miami

That’s all, folks

Our latest round-up of miles and points offers closing soon is here.

Don’t forget to visit our forum if you have any questions relating to frequent flyer or hotel loyalty programmes or loyalty credit cards.

See you next Saturday.

Rob, Rhys and Sinead @ Head for Points

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