A new promotion from Virgin Atlantic Flying Club to buy its miles has launched! This time, from now till 13th November, it comes with a tiered mystery bonus, coming in tiers of 20%, 30% and 40%.
Virgin Atlantic normally sells its miles for 15 pounds for every 1,000 miles, with a mandatory transaction fee of 15 pounds on every purchase. They limit a purchase of 100,000 miles every year.
This time, I was targeted with a 30% bonus. This means that if I max out this promotion, I will be forking out 1,515 pounds ($2,620 SGD) for 130,000 Virgin Atlantic Miles, as you can see below. So, the question is, what can I do with this 130,000 Virgin Atlantic miles?
Virgin Atlantic doesn’t fly to Changi Singapore, so this may cause many of you to look away. However, this is where airline partnerships come into play. Although Virgin Atlantic is not in any of the global airline alliances, they have partnerships with Japanese carrier ANA, American carrier Delta, and a certain Singapore Airlines.
What does this mean? This means that you can use Virgin Atlantic miles on Singapore Airlines, or even Krisflyer miles on Virgin Atlantic. Virgin Atlantic is based in the UK, and they have frequent flights to America, especially on their new A350-1000 Upper Class, which is an absolute beauty! I do like this review from a popular American blogger, The Points Guy, you guys can have a look.
However, I would bring your attention to this superb deal that you can get on ANA premium cabins with Virgin Atlantic miles. Take a look at the table below.
Yes, a round-trip first-class trip from Tokyo to New York only sets you back 120,000 miles! By comparison, Singapore Airlines already charges 198,000 miles for a round-trip business class (not first, mind you) from Singapore to New York. However, one drawback would be that this has to be a round-trip, unlike on Krisflyer miles, you do have the option to book a one-way trip.
You can check out ANA’s latest premium cabin products which was launched a few months ago on this link. Their new First Class and Business Class, dubbed as ‘The SUITE’ and ‘The ROOM’ respectively, are currently available on their flight from Tokyo to London, and will be available on their Tokyo to New York routes before the end of the year.
A truly magnificent deal. A first-class ticket from Tokyo to New York typically retails for more than $15,000, so you would be getting this ticket for just 15-20% of the price!
Will you be taking advantage of this deal?