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Coming Soon: Virgin Red’s First U.S. Credit Card

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Virgin Red signed a partnership with Synchrony and Mastercard to confirm the launch of a new Virgin Red Rewards World Elite Mastercard — just for U.S.-based travelers.

“Our new credit card with Synchrony and Mastercard will upgrade customers’ reward opportunities so they can earn Virgin Points on travel with Virgin companies, as well as on everyday purchases,” Andrew Burchett, chief loyalty officer and managing director at Virgin Red.

When the new product launches by the end of the year, it will be the only U.S. issuer of a Virgin Red credit card. Here’s everything we know about the card so far.

Details of Virgin Red’s First U.S. Credit Card

Virgin Red is a fantastic loyalty program, as members can earn and redeem points on Virgin Voyages Cruises, stays at Virgin Hotels, and, of course, flights with Virgin Atlantic.

Although it’s technically a different program than Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, members can seamlessly transfer their points between the 2 by linking their accounts.

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With the addition of a new Virgin Red credit card, members will able to stack their rewards and earn even more points when using the card to book a Virgin flight, hotel, or cruise.

“Whether flying, cruising, staying in a hotel or enjoying one of our many exciting experiences, we want our members to be rewarded when they travel with Virgin,” said Andrea Burchett, Chief Loyalty Officer and Managing Director, Virgin Red.

Virgin Red has yet to release exact details of the card’s rewards and benefits. However, we can hope that the card comes with additional perks for Virgin Red members such as fast-track to elite status or perhaps lounge access.

More information about the card, including the exact launch date, will be revealed by Virgin Red in the coming months.

Hot Tip:

If you’re a fan of cruises, then you might want to check out Virgin Voyages’ new ship and itineraries coming to the U.S. from 2025.

Final Thoughts

We’ve seen a lot of international programs launch credit cards for U.S. travelers, and Virgin Red is the latest to get in on the fun. We’ll be back with an update as soon as we know more about the card’s annual fee, rewards, and benefits.

The information regarding the Virgin Red Rewards World Elite Mastercard was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.

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Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

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