Virgin Atlantic World Elite MasterCard

Virgin Atlantic World Elite MasterCard
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Earn Miles
Fraud Protection
No Foreign Transaction Fee
Concierge Service
Companion Ticket Offered - same class on Virgin Atlantic (with $25k spend requirement)
Lost Luggage Coverage
Travel Assistance
Travel Accident Insurance
Car Rental Coverage
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The Sign-Up Bonus

  •  Earn 30,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles when you spend $1,000+ on your card within the first three months of account opening
  •  Earn 15,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles when you every anniversary after qualifying purchases

Get These Perks

  •   5000 when you when you add authorized users to the card
  •   Companion reward ticket when you redeem miles for a Virgin Atlantic ticket, after you spend $25,000 on purhcases within a year
  •   25 status tier points per $2,500 spent (mac 50 per month)
  •   Companion ticket: same class on Virgin Atlantic (with $25k spend requirement)

Pros & Cons

  No foreign transaction fee
  Excellent bonus miles
  Earn tier points

  $90 annual fee

  Destinations are limited

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Written by Amy 2 years ago

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This card offers a lot of miles for frequent Virgin Atlantic travellers who spend at least $25,000 a year, but the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Program is limited in terms of the international destinations it reaches.

Review of the Virgin Atlantic World Elite MasterCard

The Virgin Atlantic World Elite MasterCard offers 3X Flying Club miles on Virgin Atlantic purchases and 1.5X on all other purchases, without limit.  Flying Club Miles can be redeemed for flights and upgrades with Virgin Atlantic and its network of partners.  The main downside is that Virgin Atlantic doesn’t serve that many destinations.  Of course you can fly one of the network partners, but those partners choose which flights they make available to Virgin Atlantic customers and reserve the best flights for their own customers.

For big spenders, this card offers a lot of bonus miles: 20,000 miles after you make your first purchases, 7,500 anniversary miles earned after $15,000 spent within the first year, and an additional 7,500 anniversary miles if you spend $25,000 within the first year. The combination of these rewards is enough to get you a round-trip ticket to London from anywhere in the U.S. Plus, by spending $25,000 within a year you’ll also qualify for a companion reward ticket for half the miles. 

Pro Tip:

Keep in mind that the discounted companion fare bonus only applies during the year in which you earned it. If you don’t reach ,000 in spending until December 15, you will only have 15 days left to book your flight. To avoid missing out on this perk, keep tabs on your monthly spend and be sure to redeem your reward before it expires.

Finally, with this card you will earn 25 tier points for every $2,500 spent (up to 50 points per month and 600 per year) and 2,500 miles for each of the first 2 authorized users added to your card.

The Bottom Line
If you’re a big spender and frequent flyer to Virgin Atlantic destinations, this card offers great bonuses and a high rewards rate.

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