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Virgin Atlantic to Join an Alliance Soon

September 21, 2011

In a recent interview with Forbes magazine , Sir Richard Branson stated that Virgin would be joining an alliance in the near future. As a London based carrier, they’d obviously be competing with British Airways, so Oneworld is out – but that leaves Star Alliance and Skyteam. On one hand Star Alliance makes a lot […]

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Airline Discounts and Elite Status Perks With FoundersCard

August 30, 2011

The FoundersCard is a paid membership that gives entrepreneurs discounts and networking opportunities. I joined earlier this summer on the recommendation of a friend, primarily for the networking opportunities (though not surprisingly I’ve been traveling for any of the key NYC events so far, oops). There have been a bunch of travel benefits added recently […]

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Consolidated List of Airline Award Charts and Partner Airline Lists

June 14, 2011

I thought it would be convenient to have a page that TPG readers can bookmark with links to the award charts for the major frequent flyer programs. This is by no means a final list, as I’ll continuously be updating the page (feel free to comment below with the links to any other program or […]

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25% Bonus on American Express to Virgin Atlantic Transfers

June 3, 2011

While this certainly isn’t as exciting as the 50% British Airways transfer bonus, it beats nothing at all. While transfer bonuses are generally a good thing, I see two big catches: 1) Virgin charges enormous fees on award tickets and 2) the T&C state that “bonus miles will be posted to your Flying Club account […]

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Double Flying Club Miles When Flying Virgin Group Airlines

March 2, 2011

While the Virgin group of airlines; Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America, V Australia, and Virgin Blue, are owned by different entities (with the common denominator being Richard Branson), they have a tight marketing alliance. Virgin Atlantic just announced a promotion allowing their Flying Club members to earn double miles when they fly any of their other […]

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American Express Membership Rewards Virgin Atlantic Transfer Bonus

January 10, 2011

American Express is running a 15% transfer bonus when you transfer points to Virgin Atlantic from now until February 28, 2011 (US Membership Rewards members only). I personally find Virgin Atlantic to have such ludicrously high redemption fees and taxes, that I think it makes sense to book Virgin Atlantic awards through other American Express partners […]

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My Top 20 Loyalty Program Christmas Wish List

December 24, 2010

As a loyalty program junkie, I often think about how each program could be enhanced. While no perfect program exists in my opinion, here are my 20 wishes that, if granted, would make me a very, very happy frequent traveler. Feel free to add yours in the comments below! In no particular order: 1) Delta changes their […]

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Virgin America/ Virgin Atlantic Announce Points Earning Partnership

August 10, 2010

You can now earn Virgin America Elevate points when flying Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Points when flying Virgin America. The ratios: Earning Elevate Points on a Virgin Atlantic flight: CLASS OF SERVICE BOOKING CLASS ACCRUAL (POINTS % OF MILES) Promotional Economy N, V, X, O 10% Discounted Economy L, M, Q 20% […]

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