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During the month of October, you can acquire Virgin Atlantic miles incredibly cheaply, as long as you’ve recently flown on Virgin Atlantic, or plan to… This opportunity is due to a potential 40% bonus on Miles Booster transactions, a promo that will run until 31 October, 2019.
You will receive:
- a 20% bonus on a “1x” boost
- a 30% bonus on a “2x” boost
- a 40% bonus on a “3x” boost
What is Miles Booster?
Miles Booster allows you to buy miles for 1p a mile, but the number of miles you can buy is based on the actual number of miles flown on a Virgin Atlantic flight (paid or reward). You are able to retro-actively “miles boost” for any Virgin Atlantic flights you’ve taken within the last six months. You can also “miles booster” for any future flights you will be taking with Virgin Atlantic. (the miles won’t arrive until three days after your flight – this prevents people from doing “miles booster” on a full-fare ticket, then cancelling for a refund)
With Miles Booster – and the 40% bonus available during October – your net cost would end up as 0.71p per mile. I suspect that many readers would jump on that price for Avios, but are more cautious with Virgin Atlantic.
Show Us an Example…
If you were to take a return trip to Barbados with Virgin Atlantic, your flights (out and back) would cover 8.420 miles. Flying Club’s examples don’t yet include “triple boost”, but you would be allowed to buy 25,260 miles for £252.60. Add the 40% bonus miles on top and you’d actually receive 35,364 miles for that same £252.60.
Re-read this old post if you want to see how you can book a reward flight, miles boost it, and end up paying less than if you’d just booked a paid ticket.
The Bottom Line
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club’s landing page for this promotion can be found by clicking here.
0.7p is so tempting… that I might just have to book myself a Virgin Atlantic reward flight somewhere in order to take advantage of “Miles Booster”.
What about you?