The Virgin Atlantic World Elite Mastercard® is a co-branded airline card provided by Bank of America.
It earns a good amount of points on purchases with Virgin Atlantic as well as a nice return across all airline spend. The card also offers an annual companion rewards benefit after spending $25,000 during the year as well as the ability to earn tier points on your spend.
Overall, the Virgin Atlantic Mastercard is a decent card to have if you frequently fly Virgin Atlantic.
Card Details At-A-Glance
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The Virgin Atlantic Mastercard features the following bonus categories and earning rates per $1 spent:
There's no limit to the amount of bonus points you can earn spending with Virgin Atlantic and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with the Virgin Atlantic Mastercard overall.
3X Virgin Atlantic Purchases
The Virgin Atlantic Mastercard earns 3 Virgin Points per $1 spent on purchases made with Virgin Atlantic. This includes Virgin Atlantic Airways tickets and duty free items purchased directly from Virgin Atlantic Airways.
Buying Virgin Points (Buy/Gift/Boost/Transfer points) does not qualify for the bonus.
1.5X Everything Else
All other purchases made with the Virgin Atlantic Mastercard will earn 1 Virgin Point per $1 spent.
The Virgin Atlantic Mastercard features the following card benefits:
15,000 Bonus Virgin Points
When you spend $15,000 on the Virgin Atlantic Mastercard during the anniversary year, you'll receive 7,500 bonus points. You'll earn an additional 7,500 points after spending $25,000 or more on the card during the anniversary year.
This is a total of 15,000 bonus Virgin Points after $25,000 in spend during the anniversary year.
Companion Reward Benefit
When you spend $25,000 or more on the Virgin Atlantic Mastercard during the calendar year, you'll qualify for the Companion Reward benefit. This allows a companion to travel with you in the same cabin class or a cabin upgrade when you book a ticket through Virgin Atlantic.
Earn Tier Points
Every $2,500 you spend on the Virgin Atlantic Mastercard will earn you 25 Tier Points towards elite status. You can earn up to 50 tier points per month meaning that you can earn up to 600 tier points per year.
Calculate how many Virgin Points you can earn with the Virgin Atlantic Mastercard based on spend and the cash value of those points. Results can be compared side by side any U.S. credit card featured on the site.
Any spend entered into the primary card column (the first column) will carry over to all credit card calculators on the site, so there's no need to re-enter spend when viewing other credit cards.