American Express Membership Rewards Virgin Atlantic Transfer Bonus

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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 such as Continental and ANA. However, if you have an existing Virgin flight that you want to upgrade, using Virgin miles may be your only option. In that case, if you are going to transfer anyway, you might as well get the bonus.

To check out this promo, log into your www.membershiprewards.com account, Use Points -> Airlines

Promotional Terms and Conditions: Membership Rewards points transfer requests to Virgin Atlantic that occur between 1/3/11 and 2/28/11 will be eligible for the 15% bonus mile offer. To be eligible to receive the bonus Flying Club miles, the Flying Club account must be active and not in default at the time of the bonus fulfilment. To redeem the offer, you must transfer Membership Rewards to your linked Flying Club account between 1/3/11 and 2/28/11. Minimum transfer is 1,000 Membership Rewards points. Bonus miles will be posted to your Flying Club account within 14 days after the transfer. Offer is valid for all US Membership Rewards enrollees and subject to the Terms and Conditions of Virgin Atlantic Flying Club programme. Full details can be found at www.virginatlantic.com/flyingclub. Normal redemption passenger taxes, fees and charges apply to all redemption bookings and are subject to change.

Virgin Atlantic Airways operates to London from Boston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York City (JFK), Orlando, San Francisco, Washington D.C. (Dulles), Chicago*, Havana, Montego Bay, Kingston, Barbados, Antigua, St Lucia, Grenada and Tobago.

Beyond London, Virgin Atlantic flies to Cape Town, Delhi, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Lagos, Accra, Dubai, Shanghai, Tokyo and Sydney.

Virgin Flying Club Flying Club: 1-800-365-9500
Reservations/Information: Call 1-800-821-5438 or visit Virgin Atlantic.com for additional information.

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The American Express Platinum card has some of the best perks out there: cardholders enjoy the best domestic lounge access (Delta SkyClubs, Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass), a $200 annual airline fee credit as well as up to $200 in Uber credits, and mid-tier elite status at SPG, Marriott, and Hilton. Combined with the 60,000 point welcome offer -- worth $1,140 based on TPG's valuations -- this card is a no-brainer for frequent travelers. Here are 5 reasons you should consider this card, as well as how you can figure out if the $550 annual fee makes sense for you.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Up to $200 for Uber rides annually. Credit and Uber VIP status available to Basic Card Member only.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on eligible hotels booked on amextravel.com.
  • As a Platinum Card Member, you can enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
  • Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
  • $550 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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