Chase Ultimate Rewards is running a 30% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club. The promotion is valid for transfer through June 15, 2022. This transfer bonus offer is hardcoded, so you will receive 1,300 Virgin points for every 1,000 Ultimate Rewards point you transfer. To see the offer, all you need to do is log into your Chase Ultimate Rewards account.

Virgin Atlantic Transfer Bonus Key Terms

  • Receive a 30% bonus when you transfer Ultimate Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club.
  • The promotion is valid through June 15, 2022, at 11:59 EST.

Maximizing Virgin Atlantic Points

The standout sweet spot for Virgin Atlantic redemptions is one-way award aboard ANA from Japan to the U.S. and Europe. A glance at the Virgin Atlantic partner award chart for ANA, and you can see the value. One-way awards in First Class from Japan to Europe/U.S. East Coast or the U.S. West Coast will set you back 60,000 or 55,000 Virgin points plus taxes and fees, respectively.

Note that the Virgin Atlantic award chart shows round-trip prices:

Virgin Atlantic award chart for ANA flights

With this promotion, these awards can be an incredible value. For a flight to the West Coast, you would need to transfer 43k Ultimate Rewards points using the promotion. While If you are heading to the East Coast or Europe, you only need to transfer 47k points with the promotion. That is an outstanding use of your points. If you compare the cost in miles to the cash cost of these tickets, you are getting massive value per point for your Ultimate Rewards points.

Boosting Your Virgin Atlantic Balance

One thing to keep in mind before taking advantage of this promotion is that Virgin Atlantic is one of the few carriers that is a transfer partner with almost every major points currency out there.

  • American Express Membership Rewards
  • Capital One Rewards
  • Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • Citi ThankYou Rewards
  • Marriott Bonvoy

Transfers of Capital One miles to Virgin Atlantic are done by first transferring them to Virgin Red. This wide range of transfer partners makes the Virgin Atlantic program a great option to consolidate smaller points balances in various accounts into one balance sufficiently large for a redemption.

Our Take

Using one of Virgin Atlantic’s sweet spots, this promotion can be very lucrative — especially if it dovetails with your upcoming travel plans. Looking at your upcoming plans, if Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is an option, then this promotion is an excellent opportunity. This is doubly true if you can use it to top up your Virgin balance after consolidating some smaller orphan point balances from other currencies.

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