Please Do Be Tempted by ThankYou Points/Virgin Atlantic Transfer Bonus

A recent post by View from the Wing said not "to be tempted" by the current 25% transfer bonus from Citi ThankYou Points to Virgin Atlantic miles. His argument was that there are so few good uses of Virgin Atlantic miles that he had to dig "deep in the barrel" to come up with any.

Well I dug for 15 seconds to find two great uses to South America and Europe.

Sweetspots with Virgin Atlantic Miles #1: Awards to Europe for as Little as 10,000 Points

This post is part of a series about how to maximize value when transferring your Citi ThankYou Points to airline partners.

Sweetspots with Singapore KrisFlyer Miles #1: Suites Class for as Little as 32,000 Miles
Sweetspots with Singapore KrisFlyer Miles #2: Awards on United and Partner Flights
Sweetspots with Virgin Atlantic Miles #1: 10,000 Points USA to Europe (this post)
Sweetspots with Virgin Atlantic Miles #2: Sweetspots on 12 Partner Award Charts
Sweetspots with Flying Blue Miles: 30,000 Miles Roundtrip to Hawaii
Sweetspots with Virgin America Points: 35,000 Points Roundtrip to Europe in Flat Bed

Three Best Uses of 100,000 ThankYou Points

The three best uses of ThankYou Points are:

Transferring to Singapore miles to book Singapore Suites

Transferring to Singapore miles to book United First Class to Hawaii
Transferring to Etihad miles to book American Airlines flights

Singapore Suites
Singapore Suites is inarguably one of the nicest First Class in the world.

Great Singapore Suites Award Space on These Three Routes

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If you want to fly Singapore Suites, your best chance to do it may be on flights within Asia Pacific.

I know, I know, you live in the United States.

16,000 Points to Europe, 40,000 in Business Class and No Fuel Surcharges

Until December 31, 2015, you can book American Airlines flights to Europe, Brazil, Argentina, or Chile for 16,000 ThankYou Points or Japan for 20,000 ThankYou Points each way with no fuel surcharges.

Etihad Guest's generous chart for American Airlines flights plus the current transfer bonus from ThankYou Points to Etihad miles combine for an unbeatable offer.

The Citi

Should You Start with 100,000 American Airlines Miles or 90,000 ThankYou Points

Right now you can easily get 100,000 American Airlines miles or 90,000 ThankYou Points, so which is the better place to start?

How to Get 100,000 American Airlines Miles

Some credit card offers in this post have expired, but they might come back.

Award Space on United’s East Coast to Hawaii Flights with Flat Beds

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United flies daily from Newark to Honolulu and weekly from Washington to Honolulu. Both routes have flat beds in First Class.

The 767-400ERs plying the routes have five across First Class beds in a 2-1-2 pattern.

Ends Sunday: 25% Transfer Bonus from Citi ThankYou Points to Virgin Atlantic

Transfers of Citi ThankYou Points to Virgin Atlantic miles will have a 25% bonus through Sunday August 23, 2015.

You must transfer ThankYou Points in 1,000 point increments, so until August 23:

1,000 ThankYou Points = 1,250 Virgin Atlantic miles

This is huge news as it is the first transfer bonus of Citi ThankYou Points to an airline partner. American Express Membership Rewards has historically run transfer bonuses, including to Virgin Atlantic, though Chase Ultimate Rewards never has.

Three Reasons Why You Want Virgin Atlantic Miles

Get Enough Miles to Fly Singapore Suites from One Credit Card

Singapore Suites on the Singapore A380 is one of the nicest products in the world. You get a fully enclosed suite, a fully flat bed, great food, expensive wines and liquors, and top notch personalized service.

Using Asia Miles (TY Points Partner) For South America Trip Where You See 11 Places

I'm going to show you how to book a mega-award with seven stops to South America with Asia Miles. You already have Asia Miles because they are a transfer partner of Citi ThankYou Points, AMEX Membership Rewards, and SPG Starpoints.

Asia Miles can be used to book any oneworld airline's award space plus space on its partners Aer Lingus and Alaska Airlines.

Asia Miles charges fuel surcharges on award tickets when the equivalent cash tickets would have fuel surcharges.