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

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

Virgin Atlantic is about to close its current 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, so you will have just over a month.

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

This offer runs until Monday 4th March. Virgin Money tends to close its offers during the morning, so Sunday 3rd is your last full day to apply.

You can apply here. Our full article on the offer is here.

This week’s top travel news stories:

DEVALUED: the Avios to Nectar conversion rate will be cut again in a week …. and most people haven’t been told

How does the Nectar / Avios devaluation affect the value of American Express Membership Rewards points?

Are Heathrow’s dreams of a third runway over? A special report

British Airways extends pandemic eVouchers to 30th September 2025

Use your points for top London events, with deals from Avios, Hilton, Marriott and Emirates

British Airways adds more South African connections via a CemAir partnership

Eastern Airways is moving its East Midlands and Southampton Paris flights to CDG

The new Japan Airlines First and Business Class seats are coming to London

Etihad’s new Boeing 787-9s have a new business class seat – and Armani amenity kits

British Airways launches a new business class sale

Get 25% off Aspire airport lounges in the UK in March

Interview of the week:

Rhys spent over an hour with Sir Tim Clark, CEO of Emirates, as part of a media roundtable on Thursday.

In our first article, we look at his comments regarding Emirates’ new business class and the success of premium economy.

Part 2 will follow next week.

Travel deals of the week:

Attractive Aer Lingus business class flights to the US and Canada

British Airways & Avios news:

Where does British Airways fly from London City Airport?

Credit card news:

NEW: Amex Cashback Everyday Credit Card raises its sign-up bonus to £125 – worth a look? You can apply here.

What can you do with American Express Membership Rewards points?

Hotel news:

IHG launches a hotel flash sale – click here to book

REGISTER NOW: Hyatt launches its hotel bonus points promotion for Spring 2024

Marriott and Sixt improve their partnership: more points, an improved status match

Get bonus Accor points with the Accor hotel subscription cards – but are they worth it?

Reviews this week:

W Edinburgh hotel review: incredible views and comfortable rooms (photo above)

Review: KLM’s Crown Lounge at Schiphol Airport. How does this flagship lounge compare to what British Airways offers at Heathrow?

Other interesting news:

NEW: Use small expiring amounts of Emirates Skywards miles for High Street gift cards

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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