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The Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Credit Card has a £160 annual card fee, which gives you 1.5 Flying Club Miles per £1 spent, a 15,000 Miles bonus on opening your account and benefits such as companion flights or upgrades after spending £10,000. The £40 rebate takes the annual card fee down to £120 per year for the same benefits.
This week emails have been sent from Virgin Money to card holders, like myself, saying,
“As a Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Credit Card customer, we know that these last few months, you won’t have been able to take advantage of your Flying Club rewards in the same way.
So we’re refunding £40 of your annual card fee. There’s nothing you need to do – just look out for your refund landing in your credit card account in the next few days.
It doesn’t stop there
Virgin Atlantic want to make sure that when you can travel again, you’ll still be able to get the absolute most out of all your benefits.
That’s why they’ve:
Extended Flying Club statuses by six months
- Extended Flying Club voucher expiry dates by six months
Stopped Flying Club miles expiring
You’ll soon be flying again
Hopefully, it won’t be long until you can enjoy travelling, making memories and earning rewards all over again. And we’ll be here when you do, ensuring you can simply take off where you left off with your Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Credit Card.
Here’s to brighter days ahead.”
I, for one, am delighted by this refund. Once I’ve paid an annual fee I forget about it, so it feels almost like free money and adds a lot of good will towards the company.
Virgin were one of the first airlines to extend my status too, and whilst BA has finally followed suit, it’s great to see Virgin being proactive here at customer retention and creating goodwill towards the company.