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just redeemed all my FC miles for money off holiday

Discussion in 'Transportation & Travel' started by Debbie2, Aug 29, 2008.

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    title of thread says it all really.

    I will admit to not understanding FC, companion seats, rewards seats blah blah blah and have read from threads these seats are getting harder to find so me knowing nothing would probably never be successful in getting a good deal.

    Tonight I have rang FC and redeemed my miles and they are sending me £500 vouchers to send to VH to reduce my outstanding balance for next year. I am really happy with this - feel like I have had a huge discount (on top of my 10%FVC and my 4 free nights this even beats last years deal when I had free dining )

    I know the FC experts here will think I am crazy and could probably have used them better on flights...but £s in my pocket are worth more than 'miles' sitting doing nothing <!-- / message --><!-- sig -->
     
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    I'm not an FC expert but I think you got a great deal! Better to have the real £s off than something on paper that may never get used. Sounds like you did REALLY well!
     
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    Cheers Keith.....that's what DH and I thought when we had a chat about it :)
     
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    Nice work, Debbie!

    I have no clue what your options might be, but the vouchers sound terrific to me!
     
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    £500! I'd do that in a shot! good deal
     
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    Seems like a good deal to me and anyhow you have earned the miles so it`s up to you how you spend them.
    We normally use ours to upgrade to UC for our return journey but as you say getting these seats can be difficult at times.
    I am currently trying desperately to spend my companion seat award with them for our trip next year but it ain`t easy! :mad:
    Virgin are very good when it comes to advertising the benefits of FC, but they don`t mention how hard it can be to spend the miles you have earned.
     
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    I think it will only get more difficult as time goes on :(

    Debbie sounds like you got a good deal!
     
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    Im going to try and do the same as well as convert every tescos point and credit card point to help. I want to get the value out of them now whilst I can
     
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    I have been collecting BA miles and had no problem whatsoever redeeming my miles.
     
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    how many miles was it to get the 500 quid debbie?
     
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    100,000. You get £50 per 10,000.
     
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    so id have spent 40k to get £400 back. ouch!!
     
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    Yes :yes: makes me realise how much we spend on it here :shocked025:
     
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    You can use them to pay when the balance is due. Remember when paying with your Virgin card to Virgin holidays you get 4 per every pound you spend. I am going to pay so much a month of ours to bump up my miles. I will then use them to pay the remainder.
     
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    i will never book direct with VA or VH unless im using my miles, they are just ridiculously expensive, you can fly VA much cheaper booking elsewhere michelle
     
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    Yes i know but i wanted to guarantee flights in UC for certain dates for Beth's 18th. We have tried other ways of using our miles with Virgin for Orlando and New York to no avail. This was the best option to use them and get money off plus we got our adapted vehicle from them with 10% off which was quite a bit of a saving. We would of been paying over £1300 for the vehicle if we booked direct fro 3 weeks. They joy's of having a disability, everything costs more :mad:
     

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