We all know the real test for the worthiness of a loyalty credit card is in the free points, and here VA sadly disappoints.
They start you off with 2,500 points for signing up and award the standard 1 point per dollar spent on the card. If you spend $5,000 on it in one year, then you get an additional 300 points. All totaled, that means 7,800 points for one year. Since a one-way, cross-country flight is about 6,500 points, that means that after the year of minimum use, you only get a crap one-way.
On the other hand, spend a hefty $45,000 on the card in a year and redeem it for a luxury one-way in first class. Whatever, Branson, we're not impressed. You let this card get us into those too-cool-for-school Virgin airport lounges, however, and then we'll talk.
· The Absurdly Simple VA Card [Official Site]
· Virgin Atlantic Announces US Credit Card With Stellar Reward [Jaunted]
· Virgin America coverage [Jaunted]
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