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.
Citi ThankYou is running a 25% bonus on transfers to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club through March 2.
That means 1,000 ThankYou points gets you 1,250 Virgin Flying Club miles.
It’s not a huge bonus. Virgin has had bigger transfer offers with Amex Membership Rewards, but for Citi ThankYou, 25% is the bonus it’s tended to offer, so if you’ve been waiting to transfer Citi points, now is the time.
With the bonus you can get to Europe on a Delta flight for 48,000 ThankYou points roundtrip with no fuel surcharges. Or you can get Business Class for 80,000 points.
On January 17, Virgin is changing many award prices for its own flights (see a rundown here with the new price charts). The key is most Upper Class awards are going up in price – so New York to London will cost 95,000 – 115,000 points roundtrip compared to 80,000 points today.
But new chart has much lower prices for many Economy and Premium Economy seats.
During the off peak seasons, you can fly New York to London in Economy for 20,000 points roundtrip plus $390 in taxes and fees, which works out to just 16,000 points plus $392 with the transfer bonus (or only 8,000 points plus $152 for just the one way from New York to London).
If airfare is $700 roundtrip, you’re getting about 2 cents per point in value, even with the fuel surcharges.
Off peak dates in 2017 are any days except March 31 to April 18, June 22 to September 6, and December 13 to December 31, so there are lots of opportunities to take advantage of this deal.
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