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Virgin Atlantic is having an award ticket seat sale on flights between the UK and almost all of their destinations.
You’ll pay 25% fewer miles for award flights in coach class and Premium Economy class. You can get a 1-way coach class ticket between North America and the UK for as low as 13,125 miles plus fees.
But you have to book by September 23, 2014. As long as there are award seats available, you can book flights up to 11 months away.
You’ll Save Miles With Virgin Atlantic’s Sale, but You’ll Still Pay High Fuel Surcharges
Usually, it costs 17,500 miles 1-way in coach class between North America and the UK. With this sale, you’ll save miles, but you’ll still pay high fuel surcharges.
You can fly for as few as 5,000 miles (plus taxes) 1-way on Alaska Airlines from August 30, 2014, until October 31, 2014.
If you don’t have Alaska Airlines miles, you can transfer your Starwood points to Alaska Air miles.
For the Next 2 Months, Alaska Airlines Award Flights Are Discounted to Destinations Such as Seattle
This is a good deal for folks near the participating cities!
Update: A credit card offer in this post may no longer be available, but check the Hot Deals for the latest offers!
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!
Get a 70,000 Mile Sign-up Bonus With the Virgin Atlantic 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!
Via View From the Wing, you can get free elite status from Avis Rent a Car and National Car Rental IF you have a World MasterCard.
Update: Looks like only Word Elite MasterCards qualify for the Avis First sign up!
Car rental elite status can get you benefits such as free upgrades, less time waiting at the counter, and dedicated reservation phone lines.
This Could Be Your Next Rental Car Thanks to Free Elite Status From Avis and National
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This series of posts is written by the Wandering US Expat, who’s lived in Australia and Panama. And applied for cards from there!
Don’t let living abroad stop you from getting miles and points bonuses from credit cards!
It’s no secret that US banks lead the world in promotional point bonuses for new customers. They give away lots of points to get a new customer in the hopes that you’ll remain, and spend, with them for years. Lots of non-US folks wish they could get access to the same deals!
But many US citizens and ex-permanent residents, known as expats, often wonder whether they can still get credit cards if they leave or have already left the US. Perhaps they’ve relocated for a job or have gone for an extended trip abroad. Some expats have left permanently to start a new life.
You Can Build Your Credit Even While Living Overseas
Are you or someone you know in this category?