Home Loyalty Programs Best Ways to Redeem Your Virgin Atlantic Flying MilesBest Ways to Redeem Your Virgin Atlantic Flying Miles June 12, 2019 by God Save the Points If you follow these tips for redeeming Virgin Flying Club Miles, you’ll be feeling brilliant. As is often the case with airlines that aren’t a member of one of the three major airline alliances — Oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is often overlooked by travellers. As any Virgin program user can tell you, that’s a true shame. There are some fantastic redemption options for your miles sitting there, just waiting to be booked. The first thing to know? Virgin Atlantic partners with several very useful airlines including Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways (ANA), South African Airways, Virgin Australia and, yes, even Delta. That means when it’s time to cash in your miles, you can use them on Virgin, or any of these other fun options. Oh, and in case … [Read more...] about Best Ways to Redeem Your Virgin Atlantic Flying Miles
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Every once in a while I’ll be on a tour or staying at a hotel where I can’t help but hear the conversations around me. Sometimes I hear something that makes me stop what I’m doing and listen. The latest happened on a trip to Peru recently when one traveler asked, in amazement, “Why would you use a debit card to pay for an $8,000 tour? Are you out of your mind?!” The recipient of this question mumbled something about responsible spending and not going into debt, but the others at the table hit him with a barrage of arguments that had him saying, “Okay, OKAY—I get it. So what card should I get?” On the one hand, you’ve got to admire a guy who got to retirement age without putting things on a credit card. That restraint and fiscal responsibility are admirable. On the other hand, half the people at that table I was eavesdropping on had not paid for their flight—they cashed in miles to get to Peru. This guy, on the other hand, had … [Read more...] about Are You Getting All the Credit Card Perks for Travelers?
News Related: American Express, Virgin Atlantic If you have ever tried booking a transatlantic Business Class flight on British Airways on Avios (or American Airlines on Avios) or even Virgin Atlantic on Virgin Flying Club Miles, you will know the taxes and fees are eyewatering. In fact, Virgin Atlantic just increased it’s taxes and charges on Virgin Flying Club miles redemptions to the United States in Upper Class to £764 return. Ouch. Our Travel Auctions Sort Bypopularlatestending But all is not lost. According to this article by HeadForPoints, redeem your Virgin miles on Delta, one-way redemptions from the United States to Europe (excluding the UK) on Delta for just 50,000 Virgin Flying Club miles and £4 of tax. It is, I quote “an exceptional deal”. It works from both East and West coast to European cities. The Catch You only get these prices on flights TO Europe. Flying FROM Europe, taxes are far higher. A one-way flight from Paris to Los Angeles … [Read more...] about Use Virgin Atlantic Miles To Fly To Europe For Just £4 Tax
By Lorren Au | [email protected] | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: March 15, 2019 at 3:41 pm | UPDATED: March 18, 2019 at 10:43 am Washington Square Park is one of the best known of New York City’s 1,900 public parks having been featured in a number of films. It draws visitors including these two seeking calmness through the Chinese art of tai chi. Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributing Photographer A couple finds the Empire State Building a perfect backdrop as they take in the view from the Top of the Rock observation deck located at Rockefeller Center. Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributing Photographer SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Brooklyn Bridge, seen with the Manhattan skyline, has been an iconic New York City image. The suspension span is among the city’s most popular tourist attractions. More than 4,000 pedestrians and 3,100 cyclists cross the Brooklyn Bridge daily. (Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributing Photographer) The 9/11 Memorial commemorates … [Read more...] about Here’s a first-timer’s guide to sightseeing in New York City as cheap as possible
MEDIEVAL Innsbruck was a key stopping point between Europe’s north and south. Now extended far beyond its original walls built in 1420, the alpine city is one of Europe’s most popular skiing and hiking destinations. With miles of mountain ranges, children here are hurtling down ski slopes almost before they can walk. Merging picturesque landscapes with lively crowds fuelled by local bars and restaurants, Innsbruck offers variety at a price that won’t break the bank.How's the food? All that exercise and fresh mountain air gives you an appetite. Luckily, Austrian portions skew large and restaurants are relatively inexpensive. Cafes sat on almost every corner, serving traditional fare, from schnitzel to strudel, cheese raclette and käsespätzle (a kind of Austrian mac and cheese). If you have a sweet tooth, Café Sacher is a must-go to try the world famous Sachertorte, a decadent chocolate cake invented in the 1800s to satisfy the appetites of Prince Wenzel … [Read more...] about Innsbruck is Austria’s Alpine gem and perfect for a festive city break