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Virgin Atlantic Award Sale: Act Fast for 33% Off All Routes

Virgin Atlantic just launched a new award sale, giving members a 33% discount on all routes. Book by November 27, then fly by September 30, 2024, to take advantage of some amazing award prices to all of Virgin Atlantic's many global destinations. Here are some great options plus how to build your balance of Virgin points.

Last Call: Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club With a 30% Bonus

Chase Ultimate Rewards cardholders will receive a 30% transfer bonus when transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, but this offer is ending soon. Here are three examples of ways to maximize this transfer bonus — including sweet spots within the U.S. (from 6k Chase points each way) to the Bahamas (from 7k points each way), Europe (business class for 39k points each way), and Japan (business class from 35k points each way).

Transfer Citi ThankYou Points to Virgin Atlantic With a 30% Bonus (Unlock Delta Flights From 6k Points)

Citi ThankYou just launched a 30% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club. Now through October 14, 2023, you will receive a 30% bonus when you transfer Citi ThankYou points to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club. From 6k-point domestic awards on Delta to 27k-point ANA business class awards to Japan, here are some examples of the incredible value that unlocks.

You Can Now Book ITA Airways Flights With Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Points

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club joined SkyTeam on March 2, 2023, and it's now possible to book awards for SkyTeam partner ITA Airways using your Virgin points. Best of all, you can do this online. ITA Airways, for those unfamiliar, is an Italian airline and is the successor to now-defunct Alitalia. Here's what you should know about using your Virgin Atlantic points for ITA Airways flights — and the wide-open availability we're seeing.

382 Delta Award Routes That You Can Book for Just 7,500 Points

Delta SkyMiles can be a frustrating program. Sure, some domestic Delta economy awards can only cost a few thousand SkyMiles. Other times flights can climb astronomically high. Thankfully travelers have a way to get predictable pricing on Delta award flights: Booking through partner airlines. One of the best sweet spots for booking Delta awards is Virgin Atlantic Flying Club. Here are the 382 Delta routes that you can book using just 7,500 Virgin points — and the many ways you can accumulate Virgin points.

Overlooking Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Can Be Costly

The best way to increase the value received from your miles and points is to use fewer of them! Here are a few of Virgin Atlantic Flying Club's best partners to help you maximize your next award redemption, like now when there's a points transfer bonus running. This combination is great for getting the most out of your points.

Last Chance: Transfer Capital One Miles to Virgin Red With a 30% Transfer Bonus

Today, March 31, is your last chance to take advantage of a 30% transfer bonus from Capital One to Virgin Red. Sweet spots unlocked by this transfer bonus include domestic Delta flights for under 6k Capital One miles, 39k-mile business class flights to Europe, and ANA business class to Japan starting at 27,000 Capital One miles. Here's how to take advantage of these great redemption options.

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club No-Notice Devaluation of ANA First Class Awards

Bad news award travelers: One of the best sweet spots in the points and miles ecosystem just got devalued. Effective immediately, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is charging up to 42% more points for ANA first-class awards. Yet, somehow Flying Club might still be the best option for booking these awards. Here's a full breakdown of the changes — and the silver lining in the dark clouds.

Virgin Atlantic Joins SkyTeam; New Redemption Options Already Bookable

Virgin Atlantic joined the SkyTeam airline alliance today, March 2, 2023. Effective immediately, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club members can earn Virgin points on 14 new partner airlines - and redeem Virgin points on 13 additional airlines. Here are the new redemption rates and the latest details on Virgin Atlantic joining SkyTeam, from lounge access to reciprocal elite perks.

Do Virgin Atlantic “Virgin Points” Expire?

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club "Virgin Points" do not expire, giving you plenty of time to plan and accumulate before redeeming them for an award. Also, the points are now shared with the Virgin Group, giving you many more options to earn them for everyday spending.

Virgin Atlantic 50% Rebate on Awards

Virgin Atlantic launched a promotion giving you a 50% rebate on award bookings. You must link your Virgin Red and Virgin Flying Club accounts to participate in the promotion. Bookings must be made by November 7, 2022 to take advantage of the award rebate.