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Marriott Rewards has various Travel Packages redemption options where for instance you get a 7 night hotel award + a variable number of airline miles in your chosen airline for a set number of points.

Marriott Rewards Travel Package

In my opinion, this is the best way to use Marriott Rewards points. You get a 7 night hotel award and then can “purchase” airlines miles at ONE Marriott Rewards point per ONE mile with Package 1 airlines. [click to continue…]

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Virgin Atlantic Flying Club has another award sale for economy class travel between United States and UK that needs to be booked by May 20, 2015.

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Buy Miles Spring 2015 Spend Miles Promo

You pay 25,000 Flying Club miles for economy return (open jaws between the routes below are eligible too) + 222 to 250 GBP in taxes and fees. The sale is valid for travel as far out as award seats have been loaded/are available. [click to continue…]

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When an airline opens a new route, the plane is usually sent off and welcomed with a water cannon salute.

The Most Expensive Water Cannon Salute Ever

Something went terribly wrong yesterday when the fire department mistakenly used foam instead of water when sending off the Virgin Atlantic inaugural flight from Manchester to Atlanta, resulting in the plane “going mechanical”. The flight ended up being canceled. [click to continue…]

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When British Airways acquired money losing British Midland (BMI) from Lufthansa, one requirement was to relinquish few domestic slots at Heathrow that Virgin Atlantic picked up to start Little Red.

Virgin Atlantic Little Red

Virgin Atlantic made a wet lease agreement with Air Lingus to operate these flights for three years on its behalf entirely on Virgin Atlantic Little Red livery. [click to continue…]

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Hilton HHonors used to offer fixed number of Virgin Club miles for stays and it often made sense to collect miles and later convert them back to Hilton HHonors points.

Hilton HHonors Virgin Atlantic Promo Strategy

Hilton HHonors changed the double dip program (ditched the fixed earnings) and Virgin Atlantic changed the conversion rate of Flying Club miles to HHonors points from 2 points per 1 miles to 1,5 points per mile earlier this year. [click to continue…]

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Hilton HHonors has new offer for Virgin Atlantic Flying Club members that can earn up to 15,000 bonus miles for maximum of 5 stays between September 1 and November 30, 2014.

Hilton HHonors Virgin Atlantic September 1 November 30 2014 Promotion

The maximum number of bonus miles that you can earn per stay at Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites Hilton brands is 1,000 per stay. [click to continue…]

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Virgin Atlantic has new awards seat sale using its Flying Club miles. You can ave 25% off of Economy and Premium Economy awards for all destinations (no Premium Economy to/from Cape Town).

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Fall 2014 Award Sale

This offer is valid for award tickets booked and issued between September 9-23, 2014, until the end of schedule (couldn’t find a travel by date from the T&C’s). [click to continue…]

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Hilton HHonors and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club have had very good promotions for bonus miles and, until the recent change (read more here), it made sense to Double Dip with Virgin Atlantic even when you really just wanted Hilton HHonors points.

Hilton To Virgin To Hilton

So, when I wrote about the most recent promo for up to 6,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles for three Hilton stays by April 30, 2014 (read more here), reader asked if it would make sense to still continue crediting these three stays to Virgin and later move the points back to Hilton HHonors. [click to continue…]