Bank of America Virgin Atlantic 65,000 Mile After $2,000 Spend Offer + 15,000 Mile Anniversary Bonus

Update 10/20/20: Deal is available again. Hat tip to US Credit Card Guide

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Receive up to 65,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles when you sign up for the Virgin Atlantic World Elite MasterCard® credit card from Bank of America. Sign up bonus is broken down as follows:
    • 60,000 miles after $2,000 in spend within the first three months
    • 2,500 miles when you add an authorized user (up to a maximum of two, or a total of 5,000 miles)
  • There is also an anniversary bonus of 15,000 miles that has a spending requirement as well:
    • 7,500 miles if you spend $15,000 within the previous year
    • An additional 7,500 miles if you spend $25,000 within the previous year

The Fine Print

  • Annual fee of $90 is not waived
  • Earns 3x miles on all Virgin Atlantic purchases that are made directly
  • Earns 1.5x on all other purchases
  • Companion ticket when you spend $25,000 annually

Our Verdict

The normal increased offer is 75,000 miles, but requires $12,000 in spend. This is 10,000 less miles, but requires $10,000 less spend (keep in mind if you spent that $10,000 you’d also earn 15,000 miles from the $10,000 in spend as well). I think this offer is actually better for a lot of people due to the much lower minimum spend requirement, although most people don’t find Virgin Atlantic miles to be the most valuable. Keep in mind that getting approved for Bank of America cards can be difficult and they might have other card offers you might be more interested in, for example:

As always if you have any questions about Bank of America credit cards, I’d recommend reading this post first.

Hat tip to m16p

 

Post history:

  • Update 11/8/19: Sites with affiliate links are reporting that this deal will end on December 18th, 2019.

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Thomas
Thomas

Called twice to get AF waived, no luck. Downgraded to Cash Preferred

Newbie
Newbie

I got 60k bonus miles(now they are called virgin points and do not expire) last year, now I don’t know what to do with these points.
Going to either close the card or convert to cash card.
Is it true that BoA never gives retention offer or waive off AF

Fathiss
Fathiss

Can anyone answer whether or not Virgin Atlantic is bankrupt?

Hari
Hari

Keep in mind, they filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy. Basically restructuring in process and there could potentially be a lot less routes. idk I might be wrong but do your research.

https://thepointsguy.com/news/did-virgin-atlantic-really-file-for-bankruptcy/

TRB
TRB

Keep in mind Delta will do everything to it going for Heathrow slots post pandemic

Do Not Take The Risk
Do Not Take The Risk

Virgin Atlantic is bankrupt.

Billy Bob
Billy Bob

They are all going to file non-liquidation bk eventually. Airlines cannot operate when planes are only half full.

Willy Rob
Willy Rob

Billy Bob We’re all going to die anyway so why bother living.. maybe stick to the better capitalized airlines instead? No, no.. they’re all the same, you right, yew righ.

TB
TB

Keep in mind VA is currently in bankruptcy

UA

VA = Virgin Australia. They’ve been bought by Bain Capital and are still in a questionable state.

VS = Virgin Atlantic. They’re going through a restructuring process and are also in a questionable state.

FU
FU

UA nice “umm akchutally”

Josh
Josh

is this churnable btw? don’t see any 24mo language on this, was wondering if possible to maybe open two of these in short period of time

playwithcards
playwithcards

must be at least 90 days. It seems not very easy to get approved, better have a checking account with some cash in.

TomT
TomT

Why is there no mention of the new 3/12 (no BofA deposit account) or 7/12 (for those with a BofA deposit account)?

Crazy Dog Lady
Crazy Dog Lady

I finally got approved for VA recently when I dropped under 3/12, had tried twice before and got denied. Boa moved credit from another card to give me VA without me even requesting it. I’m hoping to go to Japan on ANA so was really wanting this one. Also had recently put a lot of spend through my cash rewards card, maybe that helped.

:)
:)

Too bad bank of America doesn’t think I am good enough to get one of their cards

Look in the mirror
Look in the mirror

Maybe you aren’t good enough..

DRNB
DRNB

I got denied despite high credit score. They said too many recent applications and no history with BoA. I was shocked.

Papa
Papa

Time to open up a checking account, son!