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Limited time – 30% Amex to Virgin Atlantic Transfer bonus
American Express has a great list of transfer partners which unlock a bevy of incredible redemption options. Periodically, Amex will offer up transfer bonuses that sweeten the deal. Currently, there is a Amex to Virgin Atlantic 30% transfer bonus. Let’s take a look at how this could be advantageous to your future travel goals.
We see this transfer bonus occur at least once a year, in fact Virgin was a part of the dozen transfer partners offering a bonus in September, but 30% is nearly the highest I can remember ( I believe it’s hit 35% as an all-time high).
Virgin Atlantic is a program that many overlook because of Virgin’s high taxes and fees, but there are some really attractive opportunities if you know where to look.
We used Virgin Atlantic Miles twice in the past year, and once to fly their new A350 Upper Class ( Our written review here). Only 37k points with this promo. You’ll pay a ton in taxes and fees, but it’s a great way to fly!
Amex to Virgin Atlantic 30% Transfer bonus runs until 12/31/21
Let’s look at some Virgin Atlantic Redemption Sweet Spots
Delta One for just 39k Points to/from Europe and the USA
You can see a promotional photo of the suite alongside the calendar, and what a specific day looks like. These are bookable on Virgin Atlantic. I’d advise searching on Delta since the Virgin site is relatively clunky ( just specify non-stop on the routes you’re wishing to find Delta space on ). The other weird thing…often times these Delta prices these flights at mega rates, but Virgin still has access.
Make sure that the plane you select features the new product. You can double check this on the Delta site. Look for the icons “suite” “new interior” and the small image referring to the product flown. This is a 772 that features the new Suites.
Let’s talk about ANA First class starting at 85k ROUNDTRIP
Japan is hinting that it may be reopening Spring of 2022. Who knows with each new variant if this will be postponed, but one of the single best redemptions of Virgin Atlantic miles is ANA roundtrip to Japan.
- 110k from the West Coast, and
- 120k from Chicago and the East Coast.
- This amounts to just 85/95k Membership rewards to fly roundtrip in First Class. Unreal deal.
The best way to search is using United. Specify direct routing.There’s lots of avail from LAX to HND in business and first.
Currently, ANA is operating their new business and first class on the NYC route. It looks absolutely next level and those who have flown it regard it as one of the best in the sky.
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