Instant silver/gold

Old Sep 27, 13, 9:42 am
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Instant silver/gold

Hi guys and ladies,

I was just wondering if anyone knows if there's any offers/loop holes to get upgraded to silver or gold on virgin at the moment?

My company policy is switching to virgin from BA so looking for some quick fixes.

Thanks!
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Old Sep 27, 13, 9:53 am
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You can always ask... According to status matcher, VS don't officially have a status match policy, but there have been a few recent examples of matches. If you have BA Gold you might have a decent chance.

http://statusmatcher.com/Company.php...gin%20Atlantic
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Old Sep 27, 13, 10:07 am
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If you Have BA Gold you can status match over if you have revenue flights booked and can provide you info. IMO stay with BA.
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Old Sep 27, 13, 11:06 am
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VS have been known to accelerate to Gold for some corporate clients but won't generally automatically match to another programme. They want evidence of commitment to them like a number of flights actually booked not just promises to fly !

They have previously offered gold if you earn 25 tier points in 7 months (which is basically pro-rata to 40 in 12). They don't automatically give it to you at the start you have to still earn it.

They have also done some recent offers e.g. Silver for Institute of Directors members but since that went viral unless people proved they were an IoD member they put them back to their original status. That came as a shock to a number of people who said VS wouldn't !
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Old Sep 27, 13, 4:35 pm
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Don't know if any of you have seen this on eBay, claims instant silver with a fast track to gold for 50.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Virgin-Atl...item233012b489
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Old Sep 27, 13, 5:10 pm
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Originally Posted by RedDog75 View Post
Don't know if any of you have seen this on eBay, claims instant silver with a fast track to gold for 50.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Virgin-Atl...item233012b489
I'd be very suspicious of that sort of offer.

As I said earlier VS are becoming hotter on checking if people qualify for an offer or not.
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Old Sep 27, 13, 6:06 pm
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Originally Posted by RedDog75 View Post
Don't know if any of you have seen this on eBay, claims instant silver with a fast track to gold for 50.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Virgin-Atl...item233012b489
Yeah, I would not trust that scam. Their previous actions are "2 x quinny buzz zap stroller pushchair sticker decal replacement"
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Old Sep 27, 13, 6:28 pm
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LOL!

It's only 98% a scam. You get gold with 2 return Upper Class flights according to the description. At the moment, that would get you 32 tier points (all destinations except Sydney) with the promotion.

Not sure where the other 8 tier points come from or the instant silver, but I assume that once you waste your money, you'll be told to book 2 return flights in Upper Class to Sydney and voila... gold status...
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Old Oct 2, 13, 2:16 pm
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Instant silver/gold

That's just got a corporate deal. With my company we get instant silver and accelerated gold. Unfortunately it's open to all so can't / shouldn't post the link. They say they check qualification. Check with your corporate travel department if they have the same offer
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Old Oct 9, 13, 2:20 am
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Instant Silver and fast track to Gold have been available through FoundersCard for some time. However you have to be a FC member which costs about USD$300. I've been waiting until my next VS flight to set it up, as it only lasts for a year if you don't requalify. After 20 TPs you are bumped to Gold. An invitation is required for FC; PM me if any interest.



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Old Oct 9, 13, 5:09 am
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Originally Posted by Byrneand View Post
Hi guys and ladies,

I was just wondering if anyone knows if there's any offers/loop holes to get upgraded to silver or gold on virgin at the moment?

My company policy is switching to virgin from BA so looking for some quick fixes.

Thanks!
I'm sure if you spoke to someone at Virgin PR they would be happy to offer you some special terms for switching your business to them
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Old Oct 9, 13, 6:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Byrneand View Post
Hi guys and ladies,

I was just wondering if anyone knows if there's any offers/loop holes to get upgraded to silver or gold on virgin at the moment?

My company policy is switching to virgin from BA so looking for some quick fixes.

Thanks!
I just emailed VS a week before my VS fight and told them if they'd status match me against my BA Gold card. They wrote back in a day and said that they'd give me Silver and a fast track to Gold with 20TPs instead of the normal 30 by year's end.

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Old Oct 10, 13, 10:21 am
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What proof of you being BA Gold did they require?
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Old Oct 10, 13, 1:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Guy Betsy View Post
I just emailed VS a week before my VS fight and told them if they'd status match me against my BA Gold card. They wrote back in a day and said that they'd give me Silver and a fast track to Gold with 20TPs instead of the normal 30 by year's end.
I'll have to try that when my current Silver ends.
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Old Oct 10, 13, 10:00 pm
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Several years ago, my company had instant silver on joining and gold with one return UC trip. Worth calling to ask.
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