American Express Membership Rewards has brought back their campaign for their U.S. based members, offering a 30% bonus on Membership Rewards transfers to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club.
You can find the transfer option in your online Amex card account under Membership Rewards – Airline Transfers :
Special Offer: Get 30% more Flying Club miles when you transfer Membership Rewards points through 7/1/19. See Special Offer Terms*
There is a special ‘sweet spot’ with Virgin Flying Club, namely redemptions with ANA All Nippon Airways in their fantastic First Class (access the reward chart here) between Japan and USA / European destinations:
A Virgin Flying Club redemption in First Class on ANA is only 110,000 miles round trip (84,000 Amex points) between Los Angeles and Tokyo and 120,000 miles to Europe.
This time around the transfer promotion is available to all Membership Rewards customers and has an official date which is different from the last promotion as it was targeted.
This could be a fantastic opportunity for those with sufficient Amex points in their account to get themselves on the way to a nice First Class trip to Japan at probably the lowest mileage rates out there.
Keep in mind though that Virgin Flying Club will levy fuel surcharges and availability should be checked beforehand over the phone to make sure it matches with those displaying on star alliance availability tools such as United Mileage Plus.
Here are the Terms&Conditions for this promotion:
Terms and Conditions for the Membership Rewards® program apply. Visit membershiprewards.com/terms for more information. Participating partners and available rewards are subject to change without notice.
The value of Membership Rewards points varies according to how you choose to use them. To learn more, go to www.membershiprewards.com/pointsinfo.
You must be enrolled in Virgin Atlantic Flying Club® in order to participate in this offer, visit www.virginatlantic.com to enroll. American Express is not responsible for availability of flight, accommodations or any other rewards in the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club. Once you have transferred Membership Rewards points, they become subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club and cannot be transferred back to your Membership Rewards program account. Taxes, fees, charges and surcharges, including airline surcharges, apply on Virgin Atlantic redemption flights and upgrades. See Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Terms and Conditions for details. Individual air carrier restrictions may apply.
Minimum transfer is 1,000 Membership Rewards points. Redeem for this exclusive offer from 12:00 a.m. MT on May 1, 2019 to 11:59 p.m. MT on July 1, 2019, to receive 30% additional Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles. Additional Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles will be awarded at the time of transfer.