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Old May 21, 12, 9:39 am   #1
 
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Best program to get miles on...

Flying Viring Upper Class for first time SFO to Lon. What is best to get miles on: Virgin Atl, Virg Am, USAir? Any great benefit to one over the others?
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Old May 21, 12, 10:48 am   #2
 
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Are you likely to fly VS again?

Are you already a member of another alliance of FFP?

These things will help, but if the answer to the first question is no, and you're a frequent US flier, then put the miles there for example!
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Old Aug 17, 12, 5:32 pm   #3
 
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I have the same question. I'll be flying in Upper Class and I currently do not have plans to fly any of the Virgin airlines after. I'm Premier Platinum on United but am ditching them just this once for JFK-LHR due to United's dismal product, schedule, and service.

Any thoughts on where to credit? If credited to VS, am I correct in thinking that I could use the 12,xxx miles to go somewhere one-way on Virgin America?
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Old Aug 18, 12, 12:59 am   #4
 
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I have the same question. I'll be flying in Upper Class and I currently do not have plans to fly any of the Virgin airlines after. I'm Premier Platinum on United but am ditching them just this once for JFK-LHR due to United's dismal product, schedule, and service.

Any thoughts on where to credit? If credited to VS, am I correct in thinking that I could use the 12,xxx miles to go somewhere one-way on Virgin America?
Hope you have a great flight, try and do the 19/20 rather than the 41/42 to get a 747 (the 41/42 sometimes has an Airbus A343 with the older IFE).

A little dig around here will show that you get 16,000 FC miles each way, another little dig around here will show the VX spending chart. Your return to London in Upper Class will give you a return on VX transcon in economy at least ... if you're in a higher fare class you'll get 21,000 FC miles each way on VS so more possibilities.

Mind you, you could have them posted to a US Dividend Miles account to make them accessible to *A carrier routes.
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