Virgin Atlantic surprise miles bonus
From 9th October – 13th November 2019, you will receive mystery bonus miles with any Buy Miles purchase with Virgin Atlantic Flying Club. And, for a limited time only, they have reset the purchase limits so you can purchase up to 100,000 more miles this year, ie before 31 December 2019.
I tried to get an idea of what the bonus might be and I got this:
You’ve unlocked a 40% bonus on miles purchased towards your Flying Club balance. Top up your Flying Club account now and receive 40% bonus miles on purchases of up to 100,000 miles!
To get the bonus I had to buy more than 2000 miles up to 100,000 miles.
You can find the buy miles page here.
New American Express offers
If you are an Emirates fan and prefer to fly from the UK then it’s worth checking your Amex cards to see if it has the latest offer for Emirates. The offer gives you £200 back if you spend £1800 or more on business or first class flights by 27 November 2019. It is only valid on UK departures flights booked at Emirates/flights.com
If you don’t have the offer on your card it is always worth a call to Amex to see if they will add it for you which sometimes works.
There is also a good offer for Free now who used to be Mytaxi (I hate the new brand name!). You can read more about Mytaxi/Freenow here, but basically it is a bit like the black cab version of Uber. I generally find them quicker than getting an Uber and during surge pricing are often cheaper too. You can use them in other countries too.
Atlantis the Palm
If you fancy some winter sunshine now it is so grey and miserable, Atlantis the Palm in Dubai has a special offer with American Express. You can save up to 30% Off Imperial Club, Club Suites and Signature Suites for stays during November – December. In January there is up to 25% off. You must book and stay before the end of January 2020 for the offers.
Your Amex also will give you discounts whilst you are staying. You can get 20% off ShuiQi Spa treatments above AED 500 and 20% off food and beverage at Seafire Steakhouse & Bar, Nobu, Bread Street Kitchen & Bar, Ronda Locatelli, Ayamna & Hakkasan.