Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
Earn 60,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening.
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
Amex Membership Rewards is offering a 30% bonus on transfers to Virgin Flying Club miles.
You’ll get the bonus for any transfers you make through May 22, 2017, and this 30% bonus matches the deal Amex and Virgin offered last Spring.
The best use of Virgin miles isn’t to fly on Virgin Atlantic, but to take advantage of good partner award prices, like those for Delta flights.
With this deal, you can fly Delta One Business Class to Europe for 77,000 Amex points roundtrip, or 39,000 points one way.
That’s enough to get 50,000 or 100,000 Virgin miles, which gets you an award on any Delta route from the U.S. to Europe in Business Class.
You can also go to South America in Business Class for 70,000 Amex points roundtrip, or 35,000 points one way, which turn into 90,000 or 45,000 Virgin points.
Here’s Virgin’s award chart for Delta flights. One ways are half the price of a round trip.
There are no fuel surcharges when you’re departing the U.S. or booking a roundtrip leaving the U.S.
But be aware connecting flights will cost you more points, so this is really only a good deal if you can use it on a nonstop Delta flight.
Delta’s charging at least 140,000 miles roundtrip for the same flights when you use SkyMiles, so with this deal you can book them for just over half the price.
You can book by calling Virgin on 1 (800) 365 – 9500.
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