Virgin Atlantic is a transfer partner of Chase, American Express, and Citibank. So Virgin Atlantic miles are really easy to get. In general I don’t value their miles as much as many other currencies but there are strategic uses like 120,000 miles roundtrip for first class from the East Coast on their partner ANA.
Another strategic use is when they discount their own flights. Virgin adds fuel surcharges to awards, but when the mileage cost is low enough even that makes sense.
Right now Miami – London Heathrow flights for travel February 14 – March 14 are discounted 40% in all classes of service.
Terms and conditions:
Flying Club reward flights are subject to the payment of applicable taxes, charges, fees and surcharges. The exact amount will be advised at the time of booking online or via our Customer Centres.
Offer valid for travel in Economy, Premium Economy and Upper Class. 40% mileage discount applies to normal redemption levels only.
This offer is for full mileage reward seats only, and cannot be combined with Miles Plus Money fares, Companion fares or Upgrade Rewards
The 40% reduction in mileage offer is only valid for direct flights between London Heathrow and Miami and vice versa, operated and marketed by Virgin Atlantic Airways. Flights operated between 14 February and 14 March 2018 are applicable for the mileage discount. Combining travel date within and outside of the sale period is permitted, but the 40% discount will only apply to flights flown within the valid dates of the offer.
Once the booking has been ticketed, amending the route is not permitted.
Date changes can be made subject to availability (normal charges apply), but if travel is after 7 March 2018, then the normal mileage levels will be charged.
Upgrades earned through the Virgin Atlantic Credit Card can be applied to this offer. Please call the Customer Centre to make the booking.
All Virgin Atlantic reward seat travel is strictly subject to availability. Some flights may have no availability on certain popular dates e.g. weekends. Lots of reward seats will be made available but demand may be high and seats could be booked very quickly
Passengers are not entitled to earn Flying Club miles or tier points.
Normal cancellation fees apply.
(HT: Charles S.)