Virgin Atlantic - How To Use Points To Maximize Your Travel on Virgin Atlantic Airline!

Updated: Aug 12, 2018



Last week we introduced you to Virgin Atlantic Airways and their motto...embrace the human spirit and let it fly.


This week we will show you how you can use various credit cards to earn bonus points that you can convert into outstanding flights through Virgin Atlantic!


Virgin Atlantic Credit Card


Need to fly anywhere in the US that Delta flies? Simply use 25,000 VA miles and you have an economy ticket round trip no matter how much the actual ticket cost!


Want to go to Europe? That will be only 60,000 miles On Delta for Economy round trip again no matter how much the cost!


Fly on Virgin Atlantic To and From London

Looking to head to Japan and want to Fly Business class? That’s 95,000 miles roundtrip from East USA and West USA is only 90,000 to fly on ANA.


Fly Business of First (Upper Class) To Japan on Virgin Atlantic

There are many other ways to use Virgin Airlines miles for travel on either their airline or with various partners.


Keep reading to learn more

Best ways to earn Virgin Atlantic Points:

Chase Ultimate rewards transfers at a 1:1 ratio


Chase Ink Business Preferred Card: Earn 80,000 bonus points with Chase Ink Business Preferred.


Highlights

80,000 Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,000 in travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®


Chase Sapphire Preferred: Earn 50,000 bonus points with Chase Sapphire Preferred.


Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

  1. 50,000 bonus pointsafter you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 in travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®

  2. 5,000 bonus pointsafter you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening

There Are Key Ways to Redeem Ultimate Rewards Points

  1. Booking travel directly through the Chase travel portal where points are worth a flat 1.25 cents apiece. A $500 flight will cost only 40,000 points.

  2. Transferring your points to one of Chase’s 13 travel partners. Typically you’ll get the most out of your points when you transfer them to these valuable partners, including United, Hyatt and Marriott.

  3. Primary rental car insurance 


American Express transfers at a 1:1 ratio


American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card

Highlights

  • Earn 25,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you use your new Card to make $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.

  • 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines. 2X points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and at US supermarkets. 1X points on other purchases.

  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.

  • $100 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $100 per calendar year for baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.

  • Get a $75 hotel credit on qualifying charges, plus a room upgrade upon arrival, when available with The Hotel Collection at americanexpress.com/hc.

  • Over 1.5 million more places in the U.S. started accepting American Express® Cards in 2017.

  • $0 Intro Annual Fee for the 1st year, then $195.


The Platinum Card® from American Express

Highlights

60,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $5,000 on purchases with your new Card in the first 3 months

  • $550 (Notwaived the first year)

  • Up to $200 annual Uber credit

  • $200 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $200 a year in baggage fees and more at 1 airline

  • Statement credit every 4 years after you apply for Global Entry($100)or TSA Precheck($85)with the Card


The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN

Highlights

50,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $5,000 on purchases on the Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership

Get 3 points per dollar on one category of your choice from a list of five options and 2 points per dollar on the four remaining categories

Annual Fee: $0 the first year, then $175 thereafter.


The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN

Highlights

Earn up to 75,000 Membership Rewards points

50,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $10,000 plus earn an extra 25,000 Membership Rewards points after spending an additional $10,000 on qualifying purchases within the first 3 months

  • Annual fee $450 (Notwaived for the first year)

  • $200 Airline Incidental Expense reimbursement per Calendar year – Get the card now and you will get $200 now and $200 post 1/01/2019

  • Statement credit every 4 years after you apply for Global Entry ($100) or TSA Precheck ($85) with the Card

See the 5 best ways to redeem AMEX Points article

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