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Transfer bonuses are the time to pull the trigger
American Express has announced a promotional transfer bonus of 30% when you move Membership Rewards into your Virgin Atlantic account. We see this transfer bonus occur at least once a year, sometimes more, and 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, and even as recently as this week, OMAAT, illustrated an incredible redemption opportunity: the Delta One Suites for 60k to Asia = 47k Membership Rewards. What’s even better? Virgin prices Delta One from the US to Europe at just 50k miles or 39k Amex Membership Rewards during this promo. THAT IS INSANE.
Tag that opportunity on top of the ANA first class deal ( 110k/120k r/t from East/West coast) and you’ve got yourself some amazing options. If you’re thinking of taking a trip, this is the time to nail down those dates, and see if this bonus can get you there in style.
30% Transfer bonus runs until 9/12/18
Let’s look at the Delta Suite 47k option.
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.
Make sure that the plane you select features the new product. On this route you’ll want to look for the A350
47k Membership Rewards to fly Delta One Suites from MSP to HND
Searching may require a slight work-a-round to find. The workaround is to search any route, and then once the random results populate, go to refine search and enter in the routes you’d like ( MSP to HND). There is a little icon above each search box. Click it and search via Country, etc. It’ll work. As you can see, prices are 60k one way, and with the transfer bonus, you’ll only need to use 47k Membership Rewards to populate your Virgin Atlantic account with the 60k needed.
Let’s talk about ANA First class starting at 85k ROUNDTRIP
This is no joke. Using Virgin Atlantic miles for ANA first class is one of the best redemptions in the sky. 110k from the West Coast, and 120k from Chicago and the East Coast. This amounts to just 85/95k Membership rewards. 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.
It’s a wonderfully reviewed product and tops on my list to review soon.
These are just a few examples that I find most attractive, but certainly not an exhaustive list. If you’re thinking of taking a trip in the next year…I’d closely examine the offer and if you need help… We have an award booking service to assist 🙂
*feature image courtesy of Delta.com
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