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Tag: Necker Island

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About that Necker Island piss-poor review…

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In Tim's recent Saturday Selection post where he announced that Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island is once again bookable with Virgin Atlantic points, he...
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Using points for Richard Branson’s private island, incredible SNL Alaska Airlines skit and why...

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Richard Branson's private island is again available on points, why cheaper Air France business awards mean more profit for the airline and the best...
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Necker Island awards now cost 2 million points

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Update 2/19/24: A week on Necker Island now costs 2 million points.  You can find the Virgin Red offer here. The original post (when Necker...
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20 reasons not to crash a plane, how to deal with Delta hold times...

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A French Horn player finally figures out the best way to deal with long hold times, IHG paring back elite benefits, the debate about...
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My all time favorite award redemptions

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I've been playing the points & miles game for over 10 years now.  Throughout that time, this hobby has led me to many, many...
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Necker Island no longer bookable with miles.

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So long, Sir Richard Branson. Reports on Twitter indicate that Necker Island is no longer bookable with Virgin Atlantic miles. Greg spent a week on...
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Return to Necker Island! #StayCayToFarAway

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Wow, this was fun!  Four years ago my wife and I spent a week on Richard Branson's Necker Island.  We had a fantastic time. ...
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Virgin Atlantic in financial ruin. Should I burn my million miles? On my mind…

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In 2016, I exchanged 1.2 million Virgin Atlantic miles for an all-inclusive week on Richard Branson's Necker Island.  My wife and I loved it. ...
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Necker vs North Island Luxury

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Richard Branson's Necker Island used to sit alone as the most aspirational destination achievable with frequent flyer points. But now there's a new contender:...
Necker Island Sunset Kayak

Necker Island available again to book with miles

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If you have a week free in January or August 2019 and you have 1.2 million Virgin Atlantic miles burning a hole in your...
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Necker Island award same price, but harder to get

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Update: A few years after this post was written, the award price for a week on Necker Island increased to 1.5 million points. After my...
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The Hunt for Virgin Duckies

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Last year I spent 1.2 million Virgin Atlantic miles for an all-inclusive week for two on Richard Branson's Necker Island.  The trip far exceeded...
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Necker Island Blogging Bloopers

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I've written a lot already about my trip to Richard Branson's Necker Island.  If you're new to the series, you can catch up with...
Necker Island Breakfast

Is Necker Island really worth 1.2 million miles?

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Yesterday, Condé Nast Traveler published "How One Guy Vacationed With Richard Branson...By Using Points."  That guy was me.  My wife and I enjoyed an...

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