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How To Use 30% Membership Rewards Transfer Bonus to Virgin Atlantic

If you can time your flexible point transfers with periodic transfer bonuses then you can basically create more points out of thin air. Right now through November 30, 2017, there is a 30% transfer bonus from Amex Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club. This means that 1,000 Amex Membership Reward points will equal 1,300 Flying Club Miles for a limited time. This also means that you can fly from some points in the US to the UK in economy from…

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Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Seats Again Available Without Fuel Surcharges

Over the weekend while we were ‘hard at work’ playing at the splash pad and trying to simultaneously keep the kids both properly entertained and rested, Delta was hard at work giving some frequently flyers mild heart attacks when they suddenly added hundreds of dollars in massive fuel surcharges to business class awards on Virgin Atlantic. This was already the case on awards originating in Europe, but hadn’t been the case for those originating here in the US of A. It certainly…

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Virgin Atlantic Drops Some Award Prices, Raises Others

There have been a few themes that can easily be seen in the changes that many airline loyalty programs have introduced in the last few years. The number of miles required to redeem awards in premium cabins has increased at a rate disproportionate to the rest of the changes. The award pricing models have gotten more complicated across the board, and while many programs are not yet offering truly variable award flight prices, at the very least there are now things like…

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Good Deal in Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy to London!

If you live in and around New York or Washington DC (and/or can easily fly out of those cities), you can book trips to London for just $658 round trip in Premium Economy on Virgin Atlantic on many dates through May 2017. If you have an American Express Card with an offer for a $200 statement credit off a $1000 Virgin Atlantic purchase, then your deal is potentially even better than that if you need two or more of these…

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How to Maximize the New 35% Membership Rewards Transfer Bonus

Periodic transfer bonuses are one of the things that I love the most about the American Express Membership Rewards program.  They take the points you have earned on cards like The Amex EveryDaySM Preferred Credit Card from American Express or  American Express(R) Premier Rewards Gold Card and make them stretch even further when transferring to hotel and airline partners.  You never know when a transfer bonus may pop up, but it can make sense to act when they do become…

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An Up To 90,000 Mile Credit Card Offer, But…

A bank that offers rewards credit card, but sometimes get left out of the big sign-up bonus discussions is Bank of America.  They don’t have as many travel rewards credit cards as they used to, but they still have a few that can be pretty useful.  The Alaska Airlines card might be my favorite that they offer, but the Virgin Atlantic card is in the spotlight today thanks to a sign-up bonus of up to 90,000 miles.  That’s a big…

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Membership Rewards Transfer Bonus to Virgin Atlantic Starts Today

One of my favorite aspects of the American Express Membership Rewards program are periodic transfer bonuses to their hotel and airline partners, and today a new one kicks off!  There will be a 30% transfer bonus when transferring from the American Express Membership Reward program to Virgin Atlantic from  5/1 – 5/31. This means that instead of the regular 1:1 transfer ratio, there will be a transfer ratio that gives you 1,300 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles for every 1,000…

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Virgin Atlantic to Hilton HHonors Transfer Rate Changing 2/6

I know more than a couple people who are most familiar with the Virgin Atlantic frequent flyer program because their miles transfer to the HHonors program at a 1:2 ratio. This means 10,000 miles from Virgin Atlantic would be 20,000 Hilton HHonors points.   This hasn’t mattered as much since last year’s Hilton devaluation, but it can still be a good play when you are trying to rack up HHonors points in a hurry.  Even if you never flew Virgin…

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Membership Rewards Announces Transfer Bonuses to British Airways and Virgin Atlantic!

Update: The transfer bonuses are now live! Good news this evening as the American Express Membership Rewards program has announced not one but two transfer bonuses that begin at midnight!  The first is a 20% transfer bonus with British Airways that runs from 10/15 – 12/31/13.  The second is a 30% transfer bonus with Virgin Atlantic that runs from 10/15 – 11/30/13. One of my very favorite things about the Membership Rewards program is that they periodically run transfer bonuses…

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