Virgin Atlantic Card Has a New 80,000 Miles Signup Bonus

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Virgin Atlantic Card Has a New 80,000 Miles Signup Bonus

The Virgin Atlantic card has a new increased signup offer. This card’s bonus can be worth up to 80,000 miles after the first year of card membership but the true welcome bonus is for 65,000 miles. Let’s see how this offer works.

The Offer

Earn up to 80,000 bonus Virgin Points:

  • 60,000 bonus Virgin Points after spending $2,000 or more in purchases in the first 90 days of account opening
  • Up to 5,000 bonus Virgin Points when you add additional cardholders to your account
  • Up to 15,000 bonus Virgin Points every anniversary after qualifying purchases

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Card Benefits

  • Earn:
    • 3 points per dollar spent directly on Virgin Atlantic purchases
    • 1.5 points per dollar spent on all other purchases
  • Earn 25 tier points per $2,500 in purchases (maximum 50 per month).
  • 25 tier points per $2,500 in purchases (max 50 per month) toward Flying Club status
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Get a companion reward in the same cabin class or a cabin upgrade when you book a ticket through Virgin Atlantic. Must spend $25,000 or more in purchases annually to qualify.

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When it comes to earning miles, the 1.5 miles per dollar earning structure on the Virgin Atlantic Card is better than almost every other airline credit card. But you also have the option to transfer points from American Express Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards and Citi ThankYou Points. Transfer ratio is 1:1 and occasionally there are transfer bonuses that make it even better.

Virgin Atlantic is not part of an alliance. But they have partnership with several airlines such as Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways (ANA), South African Airways, Virgin Australia and Delta. That gives much more availability and options for using your miles.

That means that you can book Business Class to Europe for just 100,000 miles round-trip on Delta. Or you can fly ANA first class to Tokyo from 110,000 miles.

Conclusion

We have seen better offers in the past for this card, but this is still a solid bonus. Just make sure you familiarize yourself with the program and have a use for the miles before applying.  Bank of America is also the toughest approval in the business these days.

HT: Doctor of Credit

DDG
Based in NYC. Points/miles enthusiast for years and actively writing about it for the last two years at Danny the Deal Guru. I'm always looking out for deals. Making a few bucks is always nice, but the traveling is by far the best part of this business.

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