70,000 Virgin Atlantic Miles When You Complete A LOT of Spending on the Virgin Atlantic Card

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You can now get 70,000 Virgin Atlantic miles when you spend $12,000 within 6 months on the Bank of America Virgin Atlantic card.  And an additional 5,000 miles for adding 2 authorized users to the card.  They market it as a 90,000 mile card, but it is a really a 75,000 mile card!

This is 30,000 miles more than the usual link for the Bank of America Virgin America card.  But you also have to spend $9,500 more to get the bonus!

Bank of America Virgin Atlantic Card

Link:   Bank of America Virgin Atlantic 75,000 mile sign-up bonus

Link:   Bank of America Virgin Atlantic 45,000 mile sign-up bonus

Link:   My review of the Bank of America Virgin Atlantic card

With the new Virgin Atlantic card offer you will get 20,000 Virgin Atlantic miles after your 1st purchase and another 50,000 Virgin Atlantic miles when you spend $12,000 on the card within 6 months.

Aside from the increased sign-up bonus, you get the same card benefits:

  • 7,500 Virgin Atlantic miles on your card anniversary when you spend $15,000 in a year
  • Another 7,500 miles on your card anniversary when you spend $25,000 with a year
  • 2,500 miles when you add an authorized user to your account
  • Another 2,500 miles when you add a 2nd authorized user to your account
  • Companion Reward Ticket for half-price award ticket when you spend $25,000 within a year
  • 3X points when make Virgin Atlantic purchases
  • 1.5X points on all other purchases

The $90 annual fee is NOT waived.

If you’re going to spend $12,000 on the card, you may as well spend $15,000 so that you get an additional 7,500 miles.

Is This a Good Deal?

The other Virgin Atlantic sign-up bonus is for 45,000 miles when you spend $2,500 within 3 months.

With this new offer you will get 30,000 more miles for spending $9,500 more on the card.  That’s a LOT of spending!  So is it worth it?

It really depends on how much Virgin Atlantic miles are worth to you based on your travel habits.  And if you are comfortable with completing this amount of spending.  Spending $2,000 a month for 6 months can be easier if you use some of these ways to complete the minimum spending.

But you could also miss out on other credit card opportunities such as the limited time United or Delta offers.

What Can You Get With an Extra 30,000 Virgin Atlantic Miles?

With 75,000 Virgin Atlantic miles you could book a Premium Economy award seat instead of a coach seat on a flight from the US to London.

With 25,000 More Points You Could Sit in Premium Ec

With More Points and ~$300 More Dollars You Could Sit in Premium Economy

30,000 extra miles could also get you nearly halfway to a 2nd economy ticket from the US to London.  But I don’t place a high value on Virgin Atlantic miles (when you use them for coach flights) because Virgin Atlantic award tickets come with high fees.

For example, you will pay ~$500+ in fees on a round-trip transatlantic flight.  But they often have lots of award seats available!

I prefer transferring them to Hilton, even though that’s not as good of a deal anymore.  You can transfer Virgin Atlantic miles to Hilton at a 2:3 ratio.  So 75,000 Virgin Atlantic miles will get you ~112,500 Hilton points.

With 67,500 Hilton points you can get a free night at a category 7 or 8 hotel like the Hilton Waikoloa Village.

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The Hilton Waikoloa Village Costs ~$200 per Night

And with ~95,000 Hilton points you get a free night at a top tier Hilton hotel like the Conrad Maldives.

Conrad Maldives

The Conrad Maldives Costs ~$2,000 per Night

However, I would rather sign-up for the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card an earn 2 free weekend nights after spending just $2,500 within 4 months.

These are just a couple of examples of what you can do with an extra 30,000 Virgin Atlantic miles, but there are many different possibilities depending upon your travel goals.

Bottom Line

You can now get 75,000 Virgin Atlantic miles when you sign-up for the Virgin Atlantic card and spend $12,000 with 6 months and add 2 authorized users.

This is a LOT of spending!  I have some tips to help you meet the minimum spending on credit cards, but do what you feel comfortable with!

This could be a good deal depending on your travel goals and spending habits.  However, you could miss out on signing-up for offer on other cards if you are spending a lot of time trying to earn the bonus on this card.

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7 responses to “70,000 Virgin Atlantic Miles When You Complete A LOT of Spending on the Virgin Atlantic Card

  1. I certainly prefer the lower offer.
    Six months is a lot of commitment to an air-miles scheme that has surcharges.

    I think they’re just trying to do something to compete with BA’s 100K offer. This is effectively similar, as you could get 75K Avios @ 10K in 6 months, but the difference here is BA’s 2.5K and 10K thresholds were the same, so you only needed 10K and not 12.5K.

  2. Don’t Virgin Atlantic redemptions on Delta look pretty good? US 48 Canada or Alaska for 25K/45K RT in econ/biz first. Hawaii 40K RT in econ. Or is there some issue like no award space ever coming up?

    I would love to use 90K of their miles for two business/first class tickets from the east coast to Alaska on Delta for two people (Not that I think the additional spend on this card is worth it because of the opportunity cost). Thoughts?

  3. @Theo, I always try Delta first when I’m making an award redemption, because the miles are so hard to use, but so far I’ve never found a seat for where I want to go, and I end up using AA, UA, BA, or AS miles, which are usually not a problem. I think Delta’s award levels are not Low, Medium and High, but rather “Unavailable”, “High” and “Stratospheric”. I’m with Anthony Thomas, not willing to spend like that on a surcharge-happy program.

  4. @DaveS. Thanks for the info. I came by a decent amount of VA miles a few years ago and haven’t tried to redeem them yet, so I was just wondering. I’ll probably just pick a time I want to go somewhere in the US 48, Alaska, or Canada and then book wherever Delta has availability. It could be cool to pick a destination that way, and I really don’t want to pay a ton to use these miles so that seems like my best option.

  5. I’m not a fan of anything to do with Bank of America not good customer service…

  6. What are the rules for concerting VA miles to other programs? How easy are they to convert to other programs?

  7. Just a note, for lap infants, virgin charges $15 and 10% of the miles. I booked LAX-LHR for the whole family, infant only cost 2100 miles plus $15, compared to each coach ticket at 21,300 miles and $134. Not a bad deal since AA’s lap infant cost was over $300 last year.