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Amex Membership Rewards 35% Virgin Atlantic Transfer Bonus

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American Express Membership Rewards, the points program of cards like the Platinum Card and the Premier Rewards Gold as well as the new EveryDay cards is currently offering a 35% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic from October 15 – November 30, 2014.

Amex is running a 35% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic right now.
Amex is running a 35% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic right now.

There’s no need to register – the bonus is hard-coded into the transfer page. While this isn’t the most lucrative transfer bonus we’ve seen from Amex, it’s a nice boost if you were already considering transferring Membership Rewards points, or a good alternative if you were going to transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards from your Sapphire Preferred or Ink Plus accounts at the usual 1:1 ratio to either program.

Virgin Atlantic’s has 14 partner airlines.
Virgin Atlantic’s has 14 partner airlines.

As a reminder, Virgin Atlantic has 14 different airline partners, so there are some opportunities to utilize this transfer bonus while avoiding fuel surcharges by redeeming on partner airlines.

Redeeming on Virgin Atlantic means paying hefty fuel surcharges.
Redeeming on Virgin Atlantic means paying hefty fuel surcharges.

As always, do the math before transferring to be sure it makes sense for you, and factor in any fuel surcharges you’ll incur on Virgin Atlantic redemptions. I’d say unless you have some miles in your Virgin Atlantic account already and just need to top up for your specific award, you probably shouldn’t just transfer speculatively.

See Related Posts:

How to Use Virgin Atlantic Miles Without Fuel Surcharges
New Virgin Atlantic Routes and Booking Tips
Comparing Current Amex Transfer Bonuses to British Airways (20%) and Virgin Atlantic (30%)

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