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Double points when you spend on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ credit card

STILL RUNNING: Get 15,000 Virgin Points and double points on spend with the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ credit card!

Virgin Atlantic is running a special offer for its Virgin Money-issued Reward+ credit card.

On top of the standard bonus of 15,000 Virgin Points with the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ credit card, you will receive double points on your spending. This means that you will be receiving 3 Virgin Points per £1.

‘Double points’ is capped at £5,000 of spending and will end on 14th April.

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

This offer runs until 4th March.  You can apply here. Our full article on the offer is here.

This week’s top travel news stories:

Where does British Airways fly to from Gatwick? We run through your short-haul and long-haul options.

Vueling launches flights from Heathrow to Paris and Barcelona, bookable on Avios

Virgin Atlantic extends closure of its Tel Aviv route

British Airways resumes Gatwick – Jersey flights

Use Avios for Formula 1 Paddock Club tickets – and new O2 experiences added too

The Avios.com website is closing – what happens to Aer Lingus reward bookings?

Travel deals of the week:

Fly business class to Australia from £1,700 with Etihad – the post-pandemic period of high flight prices seems to be over, thankfully

Get 10,000 Marriott Bonvoy points when spending £100 in hotel restaurants and bars

Accor launches a fully refundable hotel sale

Get free mycitizenM+ membership (worth £108) for a year

British Airways & Avios news:

The Economist drops Avios

How to earn and spend Avios on Vueling flights

Credit card news:

Get £100 Amex cashback with Emirates and Mandarin Oriental

Got the free Virgin Atlantic credit card? You can now get the paid Reward+ version too – and pick up 15,000 bonus points

Now 2% cashback: the Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card for SMEs and sole traders

Hotel news:

Sea Containers and 100 Shoreditch hotels join Global Hotel Alliance

Iberostar New York City joins IHG One Rewards

Yet another UK Hilton hotel adds pool charges

Get special benefits booking luxury Accor hotels via the STEP programme

Get a 40% bonus buying Marriott Bonvoy points (click here to buy)

A new Marriott Bonvoy Homes and Villas promotion launches

Is Radisson Rewards the best hotel loyalty scheme? Our two part review takes an in-depth look

Reviews this week:

In Bogota, Colombia Rhys compares two Four Seasons hotels:

Closer to home, Rhys reviews 100 Queen’s Gate – the last stop on his tour of Hilton’s six Curio hotels in London.

Other interesting news:

How to turn Etihad Guest Miles into real cash using the Etihad Guest Reward Card

Virgin Flying Club changes its generous Hertz deal – are you a winner or a loser?

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 Katie @ Head for Points

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