Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
Reward nights start at 10,000 points. Free anniversary night (no points needed) good at any IHG hotel (Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, more).
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
Did you know the $95 a year Virgin Atlantic World Elite MasterCard from Bank of America offers $100,000 worth of medical evacuation or repatriation coverage?
No one wants to think about getting hurt or sick so badly that you need to be flown back home.
But if it happens, the situation can get expensive fast.
According to Travelex, the average medical evacuation within North America costs $25,000, and from Europe costs $50,000, while the most sensitive situations can run $100,000 or more.
Your own health insurance might pick up the cost, but you may be on the hook for a large deductible, and if you’re traveling outside the country it might not cover the evacuation at all.
You can buy a policy from a travel insurance provider – it’s often about $20 or so for a single trip – but if you travel often it can add up.
But the Virgin Atlantic MasterCard is a surprising addition to that list given its low annual fee.
Here is the snapshot of coverage from the benefits guide that’s mailed to cardholders.
The $100,000 in coverage applies when:
And it also includes:
We hope no one reading this ever needs to use the coverage, but if you’re traveling far away for a while, it may be worth charging your ticket to a Virgin Atlantic MasterCard.
It’s a pretty under rated card with a decent intro offer.
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