Virgin Atlantic has boosted the sign-up bonus on its credit cards, The largest I can remember hence why I thought it was worth writing this post.
Virgin Flying Club offer two different credit card options. There is a free White card and a £140 fee Black card. Each application gets you an American Express and a Visa Card.
The free card is the Virgin Atlantic White Credit Card with no annual fee. The sign up bonus is 10,000 Virgin Flying Club miles. You will receive 3,000 miles immediately and a further 7,000 miles when you spend £1,000 in the first 90 days. Should you decide to keep the card, you will earn 1 mile per £1 spent on the Amex and 0.5 miles per £1 spent on the Visa.
The Virgin Atlantic Black Credit Card has an annual fee of £140, with a sign-up bonus of 32,000 Virgin Flying Club miles (recently increased to 18,500 miles, so the additional bonus is 13,500). You will receive 18,500 miles with your first purchase and a further 13,500 miles when you spend £3,000 in the first 90 days. You then earn 2 miles per £1 on the American Express and 1 mile per £1 on the Visa.
Also relevant, the White card offers an upgrade voucher (from Economy to Premium Economy only) for a miles redemption when you spend £10,000, and a second at £20,000. The Black card offers the same vouchers at £5,000 and £10,000. This upgrade to Premium Economy is for one person and only when you redeem your Flying Club miles for an Economy class redemption. A 2nd voucher is available when you spend £10,000. These vouchers are issued at the END of your card year, not when you pass the spend target. Visa spend does not count towards the vouchers.
Holders of the Black card also receive free Regus Businessworld Gold membership.
Lets share the miles! If you are thinking of applying for either card, drop me a message here and I can help you generate an additional 3,000 miles for your credit card application – so for the black card this would get you 35,000 miles in total once you have hit your spend threshold.
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