(EXPIRED) Virgin Atlantic Mastercard 65K offer is back again

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Bank of America’s Virgin Atlantic credit card is again offering a 65,000 mile welcome bonus: 60,000 miles after $2,000 in purchases in the first 3 months plus an additional 5,000 bonus miles when you add two authorized users. Virgin Atlantic miles can be quite valuable to have, as can this card (See: Virgin Atlantic World Elite Mastercard Deep Dive: Maximize Earnings and Status).

The Offer

Card Offer

Key Card Details

Card Name w Details & Review (no offer)
Virgin Atlantic World Elite Mastercard

Annual Fee: $90

Card Type: Mastercard World Elite

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Earning rate: 3X Virgin Atlantic ⚬ 1.5X everywhere else

Big spend bonus: Companion award ticket with $25K annual spend ⚬ 7,500 bonus points with $15K cardmember year spend + an additional 7,500 points with $25K cardmember year spend ⚬ 25 tier points towards elite status per $2,500 spend (max 50 tier points per month).

See also: Virgin Atlantic World Elite Mastercard Deep Dive: Maximize Earnings and Status

Quick Thoughts

While we used to frequently see a bonus that was advertised as “90K miles” on this card, that offer was really for 75K bonus miles (See: An analysis of the Virgin Atlantic 90K offer) and we have not seen that offer return in quite some time. This offer is being advertised as an 80K offer, but once again that number includes anniversary spending bonus points that are an annual feature of the card rather than a new cardmember bonus, so this is really a 65K offer.

One of the nice things about Virgin Atlantic miles is that they are easy to obtain, which means it is easy to add miles to those earned from this bonus to put together the points you need for an award. Virgin Atlantic is an Amex transfer partner, Chase transfer partner, and Citi transfer partner.

Virgin Atlantic has a number of great sweet spots, including the fact that Virgin Atlantic sometimes shows excellent Delta award availability (and for many fewer miles). Here are a couple of posts on using Virgin Atlantic miles:

Of course, another Virgin Atlantic sweet spot is for ANA First Class between the eastern US and Tokyo for 120K miles round trip or just 110K miles round trip from the west coast. Virgin Atlantic publishes different award charts for each partner, which can be found here.

Overall, it’s great to see an increased offer finally return on this card for those who have been waiting it out for a better bonus.

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John Doe

How much YQ does VS charge on NH now for ex-US flights?

Frank

Does Virgin Atlantic have a business or first class where a couple can sit together like other airlines? 2 center seats on most Bus Class transatlantic/pacific ?

slaven

need some more business card love from BoA

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Todd

Can you use the companion ticket on a DL operated flight or does it have to be a Virgin Atlantic flight?

Trevor

In several posts about this card, you mention that you can achieve gold status by spend alone if you have 2 of these cards. What is Bank of America’s policy on obtaining two of these cards? Can I apply for both in the same day, or is there a waiting period? Would I get the sign up bonus twice? Thanks in advance!

Amit

Greg:

To this point, I know that years ago, people would get many Alaska cards without any problem.

Are there any posts detailing which banks (Chase aside) do/don’t allow multiple cards? Also, how long does one need to wait before getting the same card. I know some AMEX’s are one-time only; Sapphire are 4 years.

Amit

Apologies… just found this resource.

https://frequentmiler.com/can-get-credit-card/

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phil

If I want to use VX miles to fly on DL to Hawaii would a one stop flt cost the same miles as a nonstop?
My base is BOI and when I fly to Hawaii, usually OGG and KOA, there are no nonstops. So my usual routing in BOI>SEA/PDX/SFO>Hawaii. Typically these flts on DL cost 26K, and up, for main cabin one way. Would VX charge 25K miles for this itin.?