Ends Tomorrow: Save 50% On Virgin Atlantic Awards; JFK To London For 5K Miles, JFK To Tel Aviv For 9.5K Miles

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Virgin Atlantic is offering 50% off award tickets booked by 11/30/20 for travel through 10/20/21.

Fuel surcharges make this less of a deal, but there are still good values to be had.

Virgin also now offers elite tier points on award flights. Each flight segment will earn 25 points in economy, 50 points in premium, or 100 points in business class.

Silver status requires 400 points and Gold status requires 1,000 points. You can earn 400 points by just flying 1 business class round-trip from JFK to Tel Aviv!

Virgin Atlantic is waiving change fees for travel through 8/31/21. Award redeposits are $50. Virgin Atlantic miles never expire.

Here is what it will cost to fly between JFK and Tel Aviv with the 50% off promo:

JFK to Tel Aviv one-way with Virgin miles:
Economy: 9,500+$238
Premium: 16,700+$313
Business: 37,700+$476

Tel Aviv to JFK one-way with Virgin miles:
Economy: 9,500+$218
Premium: 16,700+$218
Business: 37,700+$273

JFK to Tel Aviv round-trip with Virgin miles:
Economy: 19,000+$516 ($60 more than 2 one-ways)
Premium: 33,400+$666 ($135 more than 2 one-ways)
Business: 75,400+$992 ($243 more than 2 one-ways)

And here is what those same Virgin flights would cost when booked with Delta miles without any promotions:

JFK to Tel Aviv one-way with Delta miles:
Economy: 37,500+$63
Premium: N/A
Business: 85,000+$63

Tel Aviv to JFK one-way with Delta miles:
Economy: 37,500+$197
Premium: N/A
Business: 85,000+$261

JFK to Tel Aviv round-trip with Delta miles:
Economy: 75,000+$125 ($135 less than 2 one-ways)
Premium: N/A
Business: 170,000+$125 ($199 less than 2 one-ways)


Here is what it will cost to fly between JFK and London with the 50% off promo:

JFK to London one-way with Virgin miles:
Economy: 5,000+$149
Premium: 8,700+$274
Business: 23,700+$724

London to JFK one-way with Virgin miles:
Economy: 5,000+$257
Premium: 8,700+$467
Business: 23,700+$594

JFK to London round-trip with Virgin miles:
Economy: 10,000+$470 ($64 more than 2 one-ways)
Premium: 17,400+$850 ($109 more than 2 one-ways)
Business: 47,400+$1,750 ($432 more than 2 one-ways)

And here is what those same Virgin flights would cost when booked with Delta miles without any promotions:

JFK to London one-way with Delta miles:
Economy: 35,000+$24
Premium: 70,000+$24
Business: 95,000+$24

London to JFK one-way with Delta miles:
Economy: 35,000+$337
Premium: 70,000+$467
Business: 95,000+$594

JFK to London round-trip with Delta miles:
Economy: 70,000+$189 ($172 less than 2 one-ways)
Premium: 140,000+$350 ($141 less than 2 one-ways)
Business: 190,000+$330 ($288 less than 2 one-ways)

You can transfer points from AMEX, Chase, or Citi instantly to Virgin Atlantic.

AMEX cards with transferable Membership Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic include:

If you, a member in your household, or an authorized user has one of the following Chase cards, you can transfer points into miles:

Chase no-annual fee cards that are fantastic for earning points, but require one of the cards above for points transfers include:

  • Chase Ink Cash has a record high 75K signup bonus and earns 5 points per dollar on cable, TV, telecom, cellular, office supply stores, and gift cards from office supply stores, plus 2 points per dollar on dining and gas ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Ink Unlimited has a record high 75K signup bonus and earns 1.5 points per dollar everywhere ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Freedom Flex has a 20K signup bonus and earns 5 points per dollar on groceries for 1 year, plus 5 points on rotating categories, 5 points per dollar on travel purchased through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, and 3 points per dollar on dining and drugstores ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Freedom Unlimited has a 20K signup bonus and earns 5 points per dollar on groceries for 1 year, at least 1.5 points per dollar everywhere, 5 points per dollar on travel purchased through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, and 3 points per dollar on dining and drugstores ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • If you or a friend has one of the following Citi cards, you can transfer points into Turkish miles:
    • Citi Premier Card has a 60K signup bonus, earns 3 points per dollar on dining/travel/gas/groceries and can transfer all Citi points into miles. ($95 annual fee) Read more here.
    • Citi Prestige Card has a 50K signup bonus, earns 5 points per dollar on dining/airfare and can transfer all Citi points into miles. ($495 annual fee)
  • Citi no-annual fee cards that are fantastic for earning points, but require one of the cards above for points transfers include:
    • The Citi Double Cash card offers 2% cash back or 2 points per dollar spent everywhere that can be transferred into ThankYou points. If you also have a Citi Premier Card you can transfer points into miles or get a 25% added value for paid airfare. No annual fee. Read more here.
    • The Citi Rewards+ Card offering 15,000 points for spending $1,000 in 3 months. This card can’t transfer points on its own, but can transfer points if you have one of the Citi cards above. This card automatically rounds up rewards earned on every purchase to the nearest 10 points, meaning you earn 10 points on a $0.50 Amazon balance reload. Earn 2 points on $6K in annual spending at supermarkets, 0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for 15 months, and a 10% points rebate when you redeem points, up to a 10K points rebate per year. If you also have a Citi Premier Card you can transfer points into miles or get a 25% added value for paid airfare, plus get a 10% points rebate on transferred or redeemed miles. No annual fee. Read more here.

Will you take advantage of this promotion?

HT: mochjas, via DDF

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justmeha

is it Possible to book Virgin Atlantic flight with ANA miles?
If yes can it be done online, or is it only over the phone?
And what are the taxes and fees like?
(I know the discount is only one using Virgin Atlantic miles)

mf

officially yes and it should cost 52k each way, when I tried to figure out the taxes they said that they have to request the ticket from virgin and then they can know the tax amount and they will only do it if I had the number of miles required in my account (which I didn’t). please let me know if you had any success (if the agent says that there isn’t any availability tell them that they have to request it manually from virgin)

Justmeha

So it can’t be booked online?

mf

not that I know of

mendel london

you also get free covid insurance!

BG

If i book a flight on points and then cancel and get the points redeposited in my account do i get a refund of the fuel surcharges to my original form of payment?

Gavin Newsome

Is Israel allowing American to enter Israel?

Sam

What is their policy regarding adding a lap child to a flight booked with points? How do they charge…

Shazam

If I change the date post 11/30, will it be at standard award rates or they’ll honor the original one?

joel

you didnt factor in off peak and peak dates….

yy

Does this apply only to Virgin flights or does it work for Delta flights as well?

Justmeha

If i book a Virgin Atlantic upper class flight with Delta SkyMiles is there a way to credit that flight to Virgin to receive the tier points?

Let\'s Go!

Interesting how fuel costs more when the awards are on sale…

DD Fan

Dan, If going RT Economy, I think the cash rate is actually better.
Based on the Deal Above 2 OW tickets would be 19k points plus $456.
Vs paying all out cash RT for $617 PLUS you still earn 5,668 Virgin Points.
For an additional $161 your saving 19k points plus earning 5668 Virgin Points. So basically with the points option your getting a value of .0085 per chase/amex/citi point.

Club2000

Possible to book delta flight jfk tlv. With virgine points?

JOHN

AS OF NOW LONDON TLV COST 4.5K POINTS PLUS TAX WILL IT DOUBLE IN 2 DAYS ?

i read the post

is the 50% off already reflected in fares shown on their booking site or does it drop at checkout? I’ve tried calling them but the hold time is forever…
I need to transfer points from Amex to VA before I make the purchase, but I obviously only want to transfer the minimum required…
Also, I think I saw somewhere that VA charges to redeposit points if I need to cancel the flight, is that true?

jeffrey

not seeing delta non stop flight tlv -jfk on virgin flying club site. but is available delta.com
how do i check ?

b

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