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Continental Club Guide: Converting Virgin Atlantic Miles To Avios – Update

by Continental Club on February 10, 2014  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , ,

Virgin Atlantic FlyingClubIt’s the most read post on the blog, but sadly The Continental Club Guide to Converting Virgin Atlantic Miles To Avios has just been rendered partially out-of-date thanks to a change in the relationship between Hilton HHonors and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club.

Hitherto, the conversion rate was 1 Virgin Atlantic Mile = 2 Hilton HHonors, but from 6th February 2014 the ratio has changed. It’s now 2 Virgin Atlantic Miles = 3 Hilton HHonors meaning that, for the moment at least, anyone wanting to transfer from Virgin to Avios would be 50% better off doing so via InterContinental Hotel Group’s IHG Rewards instead – which currently maintains its transfer ratio:

Virgin to Priority Club to Avios

For more details on how to convert Virgin miles to Avios, The Continental Club Guide to Converting Virgin Atlantic Miles To Avios  still has all the information that you’ll need – but do remember that devaluations and conversion ratios can and do change all the time.

 

 

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Continental Club Guide: Converting Virgin Atlantic Miles To Avios

by Continental Club on March 26, 2013  |  9 comments • Tagged as: , , , , , ,

AviosMany loyalty programme members are now used to the idea of being able to use their points and miles for rewards in other programmes, and also being able to transfer loyalty currencies between programmes.

Converting Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles to Avios, the currency of the British Airways Executive Club (and Iberia Plus, and the standalone Avios programme) is something that a significant number of Continental Club readers look for help with from us.

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As the two largest ‘network’ airlines based in the UK, and each with a large frequent flyer programme, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways are both deeply involved with other travel and non-travel partners.

So, if you’re sitting on some Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles and you’d like to send them over to British Airways, then the good news is that you can. The bad news is that you can’t do it directly; you need to make use of a third party programme with which both airlines are associated. And the worse news is: it’s not particularly good value.

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