Hilton HHonors offers triple miles with Virgin Atlantic Flying Club for hotel stays from April 1 through June 30, 2011. Promotion registration is required before hotel stays and your HHonors earning preference must be set to Points and Miles with Virgin Atlantic selected as your frequent flyer preference. HHonors members are eligible for bonus miles in addition to the 1,000 points per night 2011-Q2 bonus offer. FlyerTalk link to HHonors Representative post regarding combining miles and points promotions.
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Triple Miles Earn Rate
- HHonors Points & Fixed Miles = 3,000 miles/stay
- HHonors Points & Variable Miles = 6 miles/$1
Hilton HHonors standard mileage earn rate for Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is double miles compared to most HHonors airline partners at 1,000 miles per stay (fixed miles) or 2 miles per dollar (variable miles). Most airlines earn just 500 miles per stay with HHonors Points & Fixed Miles or 1 mile per dollar with HHonors Points & Variable Miles.
Stays at Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites will earn more Flying Club miles with the Points & Variable Miles option for any stay over $100USD at the 2 miles/$1 earn rate. Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites normally earn only 200 VS Flying Club miles per stay with HHonors Points & Fixed Miles compared to other Hilton brands and the new Home2 Suites brand does not allow earning Points & Fixed Miles.
High value using Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles for Premium Economy to Upper Class upgrade
One of the best values in frequent flyer programs is the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club upgrade from paid Premium Economy class to Upper Class. This upgrade option requires just 40,000 points for a roundtrip fare in paid Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy in ‘W’ or ‘S’ booking classes.
14 Hilton brand hotel stays can earn 40,000 miles and seat you in luxury with an upgrade to Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class.