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Which Virgin America Visa card is better?

Pros

Free checked bag. Holding a Virgin America card saves you on the first checked bag fee.

Annual companion ticket. There’s a nice $150 off a companion ticket every year without a lot of restrictions, so it’s not hard to earn your annual fee back.

Cons

Annual fee. No way around it – if you want full value Elevate miles, you need to pay an annual fee.

Not a familiar bank. Comenity Bank is the issuer of these cards, and they might not have the same payment and online banking interface you’re used to with the bigger banks.

Overall Rating
3/5 Stars   
Key Features

Virgin America Premium Visa

  • $149 annual fee
  • Take off faster with 15,000 bonus reward points after you make $1,000 in eligible purchases within your first 90 days as a cardholder.
  • That’s worth up to $300 towards your next reward flight on Virgin America.
  • Earn 3 points per $1 spent with Virgin America.
  • Earn 1 point per $1 spent everywhere else
  • Earn up to 15,000 status points every year and carry forward any additional status points.
  • No change or cancel fees on Virgin America flights.
  • Free first checked bag.
  • $150 off a companion ticket every year.
  • Save 20% on in-flight purchases.
  • Points don’t expire.
  • No blackout dates or restrictions on reward flights.

Virgin America Visa

  • $49 annual fee
  • Take off faster with 10,000 bonus reward points after you make $1,000 in eligible purchases within your first 90 days as a cardholder.
  • That’s worth up to $200 towards your next reward flight on Virgin America.
  • Earn 3 points per $1 spent with Virgin America.
  • Earn 1 point per $1 spent everywhere else
  • Free first checked bag.
  • $150 off a companion ticket every year.
  • Save 20% on in-flight purchases.
  • Points don’t expire.
  • No blackout dates or restrictions on reward flights.
 

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Partner Offer

50,000 bonus points

Intro Offer

$0 introductory annual fee, then $95

Annual Fee

Yes

Foreign Transaction Fee Waived

Yes

Points Can Transfer to Airline Miles ?

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