American Express

American Express UK

American Express Company is a diversified worldwide travel, financial and network services company founded in 1850. It is a leader in charge and credit cards, Travelers Cheques, travel, financial planning, investment products, insurance and international banking.

Earn points

Transfer 1 Membership Rewards® point into 1 Virgin point.

Earn 1 Membership Rewards point for virtually every £1 you spend on your American Express Card.

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How to earn

If you’re an American Express Cardmember, and you’re enrolled in the Membership Rewards programme, you can earn Membership Rewards points every time you use your Card for a qualifying purchase.

You can then transfer your points, so you can add to your total of Virgin points, every time you use your card for a qualifying purchase.

Earning points:

Membership Rewards points may only be transferred to the Flying Club account of the main cardholder. The transfer between American Express and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is almost instant. Points cannot be transferred back to American Express once credited to your Flying Club account. Transfers of points can take up to 10 days to show. 

Membership Rewards points must be exchanged in units of 500 with a minimum of 1,000 per transfer.


Please note:

Points are not earned on balance transfers, cash advances, American Express Traveller's Cheques purchases, foreign exchange, express cash transactions or any other account charges.

Annual fees and other terms and conditions may apply. To transfer your points or find out more, please visit: