Fly with Virgin Atlantic — get free spending money

Mileage programs are famous for offering creative rewards for flights, but this is the first that we’ve seen that actually pays you to fly.

As part of Virgin Atlantic‘s big fall promotion, frequent flyers are earning a special bonus on top of their regularly scheduled miles: gift cards. Travelers in all classes of service will be given American Express gift cards of up to $300 round trip, depending on the class of service and date flown.

It’s money that could be used to upgrade to that sweet hotel right downtown, book nicer tickets at the theater, get that extra bottle of wine at dinner or at the very least, defray the cost of transatlantic travel.

Gift cards will be issued for flights between September 15th and November 30th, with limited restrictions on class of service and tiered rewards therein. Check out Virgin’s promotion page for more details.

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