Virgin Atlantic, 50% Off Flights and 50% Bonus on Purchased Points
Virgin Atlantic has launched its Black Friday sale early this year and there are some good deal to watch out for. You can net big discounts for paid fares but more importantly, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club members can save 50% off award tickets. There’s also a 50% bonus for those who buy extra Virgin Points.
Book a Reward Flight and save 50%
With Virgin Points taking you twice as far, it’s time to get your holiday plans back in motion. Simply book to travel before 20 October 2021 and pay with Virgin Points to save 50%. Offer ends 30 November 2020. The discount is valid only on Virgin Atlantic-operated flights. Partner flights are not included. See more promotion details here.
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You should keep in mind though that you still need to pay taxes, fees, and carrier imposed surcharges in full. If you’re looking at Upper Class tickets from London to NYC for example, you would have to pay about $700 out of pocket for award fares. NYC to Paris will cost you about $750 in taxes and fees. For those who don’t prefer paying much in cash, Economy is your best bet.
50% Bonus on Virgin Points Purchase
If you want to take advantage of the 50% discount on award flights but don’t have enough points, you don’t have to worry much. Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is a partner of several major programs. You can transfer points from Amex Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards or Citi ThankYou.
If you don’t have any points, then your next option is purchasing them. With this points sale, when you buy 5,000 or more, you’ll also get 50% bonus Virgin Points. Your new points will be ready to spend the very next day. With this bonus, you would be buying Virgin Points at 1.8 cents each, which is still not a great deal.
This is one of the best sales we have seen from Virgin Atlantic, but it is still not a great deal that everyone should be gunning for. The excessive taxes and fees that you need to pay, kind of kill the deal. Could still make sense for Economy flights or some Upper Class flights, but in general, paying more than $700 each way out of pocket between the US and Europe is not that exciting.