Last Chance to Fly Delta One for 39,000 Points

Jul 1, 2019

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American Express is one of the more generous card providers when it comes to transfer bonuses with its partners. In May we wrote about one of its latest — a 30% bonus when transferring points to Virgin Atlantic, which opens the door to flying partners Delta and beyond for less than you think. Today (July 1) is the last day to take advantage of it, so if you were sitting on the fence, now is the time to move.

The standard transfer ratio is 1:1, meaning you’ll normally get 1,000 Flying Club points for every 1,000 Membership Rewards you transfer. However, with this bonus, we see those points bumped up to 1,300 Flying Club points per 1,000 Membership Rewards points transferred, which can turn some good redemption options into some really compelling redemption options.

For example, did you know that with this transfer bonus, you can fly Delta One Suites to Europe for just 39,000 Membership Rewards points each way, with taxes/fees as low as $5.60?

Related: Guide to Unlocking Big Value from Virgin Atlantic 

You can also score round-trip tickets to Japan in ANA first class for 85,000 Membership Rewards points. TPG‘s Ethan Steinberg did just that, noting that it was one of the best flights he’d ever taken.

Image courtesy of ANA
Image courtesy of ANA

Sweet spots for this 30% Virgin Atlantic transfer bonus include:

If you need to build your stash of Membership Rewards points for the future, some excellent options are The Platinum Card® from American Express, The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, and American Express® Business Gold Card.

Bottom Line

This limited time transfer bonus ends today, so make your move now if you’d like to take advantage of sweet deals such as business class to Europe for 39,000 points and $5.60. Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club presents incredible value for redemptions, allowing you to fly some of the best flights in the world for less.

Additional reporting from JT Genter.

Featured image of Delta One A330 seat by Christian Kramer / The Points Guy


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With some great bonus categories, the American Express Gold Card has a lot going for it. The card offers 4x points at restaurants, at U.S. supermarkets (up to $25,000 per calendar year; then 1x), and 3x points on flights booked directly with airlines or through

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