Category Archive: Virgin Atlantic

Sep 12

When A Great Deal Isn’t

It’s no secret that one of my core rules around accumulating miles is to use credit card sign-up bonuses to your advantage. But that doesn’t mean that every deal is equal, and what looks like the best of deals may not be. Here’s one example. Virgin Atlantic: “Earn up to 90,000 bonus miles!” Well, Maybe… I …

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Sep 20

Quick hit on Virgin America status

For those of you with a ton of Amex Membership Rewards points and no ideas where to put them, here’s an idea: Between now and October 8, American Express is offering a 25% bonus on transfers to Virgin America and, if you transfer 80,000 points by December 31, you’ll earn Gold elite status on Virgin …

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Sep 08

What survey points and Bose headphones have in common

(I had prepared to do a longer post today, but life happens. Tomorrow will be more substantial, unless life happens again.) Surveys are often long and annoying, but they’re an easy way to accumulate miles. My favorite is E-rewards, which will send you several 10-15 minute surveys per week, each for some amount of proprietary …

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Jan 22

Specials on Virgin and travel hints in the media

By the way, my apologies to those of you who typed in a risqué Google search and ended up here.  I’m talking about Virgin the airlines. Because of ownership restrictions, Virgin America and Virgin Atlantic have only loose ties, but both carry Richard Branson’s signature touches and both are offering some interesting specials. Our domestic …

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Jun 09

“Hello, Richard Branson? I’m Pro Moe.”

Every industry has its cast of characters, and the “mileage-accumulation” business is no different.  Among the characters that I know, Pro Moe is one of my favorites. Pro Moe is one of the nicest guys that you could hope to meet.  He’s the guy you want as a neighbor, who will come help shovel out your walkway …

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